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Immerse yourself in local culture and lifestyle on a day trip to La Boquilla. Learn artisanal fishing techniques and enjoy the serene setting of the Mangroves.
The tour takes place in La Boquilla; where you’ll find mainly Afro-Colombian fisher families. This area represents a big contrast with the heart of Cartagena, but that is precisely what makes this excursion so exciting 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, ideal for a fishing trip to catch 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. People from La Boquilla will teach you to catch a fish in three different ways: line fishing, netting, and trapping.
How this tour creates an impact
The community we work with in Cartagena’s peripheral area of La Boquilla is threatened by the city’s ruthless building expansion. Travelers who join this experience support the preservation of local fishing and traditional methods, as well as support the fishing families that are in the area.
This experience can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.