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Cartagena Fishing Trip

Catch a variety of fish and learn from local fishermen on this Cartagena Fishing Trip! You will canoe on two beautiful lagoons and hear fishing stories.

USD $112.00

Per Person

Learn to Fish at Two Lagoons on this Cartagena Fishing Trip

This Cartagena Fishing Trip is perfect for people who love fishing or people that have always wanted to learn. Are you interested in meeting some amazing locals while relaxing in a canoe, waiting for that perfect catch? Then join us on this private fishing tour!

The tour takes place in La Boquilla, where you’ll find mainly Afro-Colombian fishermen families. The contrast between this area and the heart of Cartagena couldn’t be greater, but that is exactly what makes this excursion so interesting and appealing to adventurous souls.

At La Boquilla there are two big lagoons: the Cienaga de Juan Polo and the Cienaga de la Virgen. Here, you can find all sorts of fish like Sea Bass (Robalo), Shad (Sabalo), common two-banded sea bream (Mojarra), Ocean-Bass (Pargo negro), Mullet (Lebranche), mainly bream and perch species, as well as snails, clams, shrimps and crawfish. The variety of fish make this fishing spot ideal. The people from La Boquilla will teach you to catch fish in three different ways.


  • Have fun fishing on two lagoons while hearing amazing fishing stories from the local fishermen
  • Learn three different fishing techniques: using a fishing line, nets, and traps
  • Enjoy the option of preparing your own meal from the fish you just caught with a 2-hour cooking class

Tour information 

Duration: 4 hours
Start and end location: Cartagena
Availability: Year-round


Your Cartagena Fishing Trip starts when you arrive at La Boquilla. Fishermen will be waiting to go with you to the lagoons on their canoes. On the boats, there will be a multilingual guide present, making it possible for you to communicate with the local fishermen and hear some of their amazing stories. You will fish there for about two hours, so be sure to bring a hat and some sunscreen.

At the lagoon, the fishermen will teach you different fishing techniques. They’ll show you how to use a fishing line, how to throw the fishing net, and how to set up traps to catch crawfish. You get to keep what you catch! After the trip, you can enjoy a cold coconut drink on La Boquilla beach, and if you want, you can prepare the fish you caught at a restaurant, under the instructions of a local cook (at an additional charge).

What’s included

  • Round trip taxi transportation between the City Center and La Boquilla
  • Expert guide in the language of your preference (English, Spanish)
  • Cold coconut refreshment
  • Fishing gear: decoy, net, trap for crawfish, fishing line
  • Canoe tour with a local fisherman and introduction to the world of fishing

What’s not included

  • Food or beverages not specified in the tour information

What to bring

  • Hat and sunscreen

Important notes

  • Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. You will be notified of these changes in advance.
  • This is a private tour. You and your group will be the only participants.


La Boquilla

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La Boquilla 10.483500, -75.486900

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