Rosario Islands Day Trip

A Dreamy Beach Day in the Rosario Islands

For a deluxe day trip to a beautiful, boutique beach resort head to the Rosario Islands where you can dive into crystal clear Caribbean waters and soak up some Caribbean rays in the most serene of settings. Everyone needs to get at least one hit of vitamin sea when they come to Cartagena on vacation.

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  • This Is What We Love

    • Spending the day on the nicest beach in the Rosario Islands without breaking the bank
    • There are not one, but two pristine beaches on this luxury resort
    • Riding through the waves on a deluxe speedboat for no more than 20 passengers
    • The best coconut lemonade in Cartagena
  • What's Included

    • A day trip to your own island paradise
    • Transport by shared speedboat to your desert island destination
    • A day at Cartagena's premium beach resort
    • A traditional buffet lunch of fish, coconut rice and fried plantains with a soft drink
    • Use of the beach resort's facilities
    • Access to the hotel's bathrooms / shower facilities
  • What's Not

    • Ground transport to the quay
    • Taxes at the quay of COP$18,500
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Sunscreen
    • Jetski, snorkel & diving equipment
    • Drop off to your hotel
  • Who Will Enjoy It

    Families and couples looking to get away from the crowds of Playa Blanca and the beaches in Cartagena and connect with the platinum white sands and crystal clear Caribbean water of the Rosario Islands

  • What to Bring

    Swimming costume and sunblock

  • Make Tour Private

    Not one for sharing? If you want your beach trip with an extra slice of privacy then rent your own boat for the day to be free to explore all the islands. Check out our boat options, or contact our talented team on-the-ground for guidance on [email protected]

  • Ask Your Local Expert

    Logo aulatrés María Quijano
    Maria's tried and tested Cartagena's top experiences from beach retreats, mini-spas and fun cooking classes; have all been given two little thumbs up
  • The Details

    Days: Mon-Sun: 08:30-16:00

    Duration: 6-8 hrs (max)

    $90 per person
    $99 per person (high season) ?
    Dec 14 - Jan 20
    Easter Week

    Phone Number: +1 786 667 3656

    Rating: TIC Rating

    Rating: Trip Advisor

  • The Lowdown

    Rosario Islands Day Trip

    Let Cartagena's brilliant Caribbean archipelago be your world class oyster with a day trip to a laid-back, family-orientated beach resort that will more than live up to your Caribbean fantasies of platinum sands and crystalline waters.

    Get ready for a deluxe day in paradise on Isla Grande, the largest of the Caribbean islands in Colombia's Rosario Islands National Park.

    Spend the morning chilling on your own beach lounger, swimming in turquoise waters, reading and topping up the tan.

    The only thing that will break your beach stride is the traditional fish platter at lunch time. Kick back after lunch for a siesta before heading back to town with your battery bank fully re-charged.

    Beach Bliss.

    Brought to you by one of the first real beach clubs to be built on Isla Grande, the largest of 30 islands stretching to the south of Cartagena, this delicious day trip to the Rosario Islands is a must for visitors in town for the weekend. 

    On this deluxe version of our popular Rosario Islands day trip you'll be ushered to and from the island on a private speedboat with a maximum of 20 other passengers. The 30 ft or 42 ft speedboat option will get you to the beach faster than the larger version, giving you more time to enjoy your day in the islands.

    The archipelago can be found less than an hour by boat from the historic center of Cartagena. The Rosario Islands National Park, is the most popular of Colombia's national parks with more than 400,000 visitors a year taking in the aquamarine waters and laid-back vibes.

    A magnificent compliment to the cultural and culinary activities of Cartagena, the Rosario Islands are a perfect place to relax, catch up on some reading or simply switch off for the day.

    For beach bums that struggle to keep still there are a host of watersports options, including stand-up paddle board, kayaks and diving to keep you busy. There's also an ecological expedition through the mangroves of that flank the island.

    If you're looking to bounce around and visit more than one island then rent a boat for the day and max out on the chance to see more of this stunning corner of Colombia's Caribbean coast.

    For visitors with a bit more time on their hands it's easy to organize an overnight stay at some of our favourite private island retreats.  


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      All the tours and tailor-made trips that make it into our list of activities have been hand-picked or created by our team of talented travel experts. Our goal at This Is Cartagena is to champion regenerative and sustainable tourism that's good for the visitor and good for the destination. We celebrate what makes a destination unique by collaborating with local, independent providers, the personalities that make Cartagena and Colombia so incredible and work with them to ensure the very highest service levels to guarantee a better vacay all the way

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      Our team of talented travel advisors are here on-the-ground 24/7, all-year-round and really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. We know everyone and everything there is to know in town and love to introduce visitors to the types of personalities that will make your trip to Colombia extra special. We're storytellers at heart and enjoy creating unforgettable travel tales with good people that want to do great things. We've got the lowdown on what's happening in the city and know all of those off-the-beaten path places that will allow you to leave the tourist trail to everyone else 


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  • Siany M

    Siany M

    Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    possibly the best part of my trip! Beautiful place, great lunch.

  • Stephanie J

    Stephanie J

    Reviewed: 15 June 2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • Eric V

    Eric V

    Reviewed: 15 January 2016

    The resort was great! Picturesque beach. A great escape from the city.

  • Stephanie C

    Stephanie C

    Reviewed: 05 November 2015

    What a lovely day! Wonderful boat ride, fantastic ideal beach, kind staff and delicious lunch. A great get away from Cartegna for the day - the beaches in Cartegna do not begin to compare to the clear water paradise. Highly recommend! Well priced, a great value and a lot of fun!

  • kikeruiza87


    Reviewed: 29 January 2017

    Tome el tour de las islas rosario y del volcán del totumo el dia 22 y 23 de enero con la agencia this is Cartagena. Desde el momento de la reservación el equipo es excelente en su servicio y comunicación así como los tours son increíbles. Tienen una amplia variedad de tours así como servicio de reservación de hotel e información sobre Cartagena. Mi experiencia fue excelente con esta agencia y suelo ser bastante crítico con los tours pero si estas pensando están visitar Cartagena no dudes y contacta a esta agencia. No te vas arrepentir simplemente la mejor.

  • NomadicBoys


    Reviewed: 23 May 2017

    Celebramos el cumpleaños de sebastián con esta isla Baru y tratar alrededor de las islas Rosario con Este es Cartagena. Nos encantó. El personal es muy guay - divertidos, informados los locales que claramente les encanta lo que hacen y nos hicieron sentir tan bienvenidos como una pareja gay. Nunca hubo ningún problema sobre esto y nos recomendaría esta empresa a todos los viajeros lgbt. Nos fuimos a bucear cerca de una de las islas rosario - tienen máscaras y aletas para los huéspedes. Luego nos dirigimos a la Playa de Agua Azul en la isla de baru. Paramos en el Club de Playa Blue apple para almorzar y relajarse en su piscina, este lugar es un paraíso, y la comida es deliciosa - compartimos una fuente de marisco y una de las mejores paellas que he probado. Gracias chicos por hacer que día sebastien es tan especial - una experiencia que nunca olvidará!

  • Journee De Reveé

    Journee De Reveé

    Reviewed: 05 February 2020

    I recommend Rosario Island Day Trip to everyone. We had a perfect day. Our concierge, Rodolpho make that day even better, he is the best. For sure i would do again next time in Cartagena.

  • Kpowers B

    Kpowers B

    Reviewed: 19 February 2020

    We had such a great experience. The VIP option was worth every penny in terms of elevated service and luxury. I appreciated working with This is Cartagena, as they were much more communicative and helpful than other companies I've used.

  • Yuliya


    Reviewed: 03 December 2019

    Beautiful island with nice clear warm water. Ride was fast and shaky on the way back. Overall highly recommend it. We walked a bit if Rosario Island and relaxed. Overall very good trip.

  • Brando H

    Brando H

    Reviewed: 19 September 2019

    Probably the best day we had in Colombia. The boat trip was about 45 min and it was fine - if you’ve been on a boat before it’s a normal ride. The beach was wonderful! Nice, quiet, secluded.

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