The Mangrove is Life! Enjoy This Beautiful and Unique Ecosystem in Cartagena!
La Boquilla is a traditional fishing village on the Colombian Caribbean that will dazzle you with the beauty of local and migratory birds, in a canoe ride through the lagoon and Cartagena mangroves. You get to ride in an original wooden canoe, led by a captain of the village.
Your adventure cruise excursion starts directly at your cruise pier where the air-conditioned transportation will pick you up and take you through the City of Cartagena and on to La Boquilla (The Nozzle). Getting its name from the small opening leading into a large lake and tunnels of overhanging mangroves. It is a 25 minute ride to reach this beautiful natural area and unique tropical eco-system, site of the most beautiful birds grouped Caribbean and the amazing local wildlife.
Ride gently through the mangroves, the Virgin Lagoons and John Polo Lagoon, Fisherman Island, the tunnels of Love, Happiness and Remembrance among the mangroves. This mangrove cruise excursion in Cartagena is full of photo opportunities and hidden natural beauties!
Those mangrove excursion boats have a capacity of 5 people so there will not be any crowding as the captain motors your canoe along. The lake is very shallow with an overall depth of about a yard.
Some of the migratory birds you might see include Pied Billed Grebe, Neotropical Cormorant, Herons and Egrets, Bare Faced Ibis, Ruddy Ducks, Vermillion Cardinal and many many more species. Your shore excursion boat captain will point out some of the various wildlife. This area has also a popular filming location for movies.
You will also get the opportunity to tour the Fisherman's Village, meet the native people and feel the real Cartagena, Colombia. After you walk around the village, it is time to get back to your ship. The transportation will drop you off at the cruise pier in Cartagena at the end of this cruise excursion.
Note that there is a minimum of 2 guests needed to run this Cartagena Shore Excursion to the mangroves - either 2 adults or 1 adult with 1 child. The total number of guests are adults and children combined.