Things To Do By Boat Rental in Cartagena, Colombia

Colombia’s Year-Round Caribbean Coast Boating Destination

This picturesque port is one of Colombia’s key coastal cities and an essential stop for any visitor to the country. A boat rental in Cartagena is one of the most popular things to do and gives you access to a whole world of tropical wonderment. Choose day trips on power boats to neighboring islands and beaches, or more leisurely cruises on luxury yacht charters to far flung tropical locations.

Some of the best things to do in Cartagena involve jumping aboard your own private boat and heading off to a hidden beach for a few days. Venture either way, east or west, and you’ll find stretches of white sand fringed by palm trees, local cafes and the big smiles of the locals to welcome you.


Explore Cartagena de Indias

The city of Cartagena de Indias itself is lively, colorful and historic and features impressive street art, delicious food and some of the most vibrant nightlife in the country. Make sure to take the time to explore the waterfront including the Las Bovedas market, set in an old jail near the sea. Nowadays it’s packed full of trinket sellers and is one of the best places in town to watch the sunset.

While you’re in the area, the Old Town is made for lazy wandering and is incredibly Instagrammable. One of the best things to do in Cartagena is hanging out on the Plaza San Diego. This old town square is the hub of local activity and by spending a few hours here enjoying a drink or some food, you’re sure to catch a street performance and soak up the slow pace of life in the city.


Boat rental in Cartagena

A Cartagena yacht rental is easy to come by, but by booking in advance a Sailo boat rental you’ll get the best price before you arrive and avoid having to haggle. You’ll also be able to choose from a selection of some of the best boat rental options in Cartagena and view the feedback and reviews of past boat renters.

The Caribbean climate of Cartagena ensures the city is a great year round destination, with average temperatures the 20°'s C (80°’s F). This also means of course that the waters are perfect for swimming all year, and with Cartagena mostly out of the hurricane zone you’re very unlikely to experience weather based disruption, making it perfect location for hiring a boat in Colombia.

If you’re heading to Colombia and you’re wondering what are the best options for boat trips from Cartagena, these are some of the most popular options. Depending on the amount of time you have, you might find other options for boating further afield around the Colombian coast. However, the options we’ve chose below are some of the most popular things to do in Cartagena and very accessible from the city by most forms of seagoing craft.

Club Nautico de manga

Eduardoño

Marina Santacruz

Mamonal

Cartagena Yacht Rental to Rosario Islands

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The Islas de Rosario are lush tropical islands, fringed with golden sands and vibrant coral reefs. Over one thousand  fish species can be found in the waters surrounding the islands making it perfect for snorkelling and diving. On land, you’ll find dreamy tropical beaches, mangrove forests to explore by kayak and some of the most spellbinding sunsets in the Caribbean. There are a handful of resorts and hostels on the islands too, so if you’re planning to stay a while you’ll be able to find something for all budgets.

    Suggested Boats

  • Climb aboard this Lagoon-Bénéteau
    10,613 € (per week)

    Climb aboard this Lagoon-Bénéteau
    Bolívar, Colombia

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  • Enjoy golden sunshine in Cartagena,Colombia aboard Todomar 38
    $884 (per day)

    Enjoy golden sunshine in Cartagena,Colombia aboard Todomar 38
    Cartagena

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  • Take some time to relax on water in Cartagena, Colombia aboard Cigarrete 34
    $698 (per day)

    Take some time to relax on water in Cartagena, Colombia aboard Cigarrete 34
    Cartagena

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Tierra Bomba Trip on a Boat Rental from Cartagena

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The closest island to Cartagena is of course easily accessed by boat from the city, with a ferry crossing taking around ten minutes. Although many day trippers come to the island, the beaches are still beautiful and tranquil, you’ll find delicious traditional seafood at the cabanas and restaurants easy to find, and if you want to stay the night there is a range of accommodation. The joy of hiring a boat to visit Tierra Bomba is that you can find your own private corner and enjoy the view, or join the party if you prefer.

    Suggested Boats

  • Spend a fabulous day on water in Cartagena, Colombia aboard Pursuit 31
    $1,626 (per day)

    Spend a fabulous day on water in Cartagena, Colombia aboard Pursuit 31
    Cartagena

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  • Bravo 290 - Amazing center console available for charter in Cartagena,Colombia
    $650 (per day)

    Bravo 290 - Amazing center console available for charter in Cartagena,Colombia
    Cartagena

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  • Have fun in sun in Cartagena, Colombia aboard 35' Sail boat
    $320 (per ¼ day)

    Have fun in sun in Cartagena, Colombia aboard 35' Sail boat
    Cartagena

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San Bernardo by Cartagena Yacht Rental

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Explorers looking for true tranquility will love the San Bernardo Islands National Park. This protected area of biodiversity is a truly unspoiled gem, just made for exploring by boat to find that perfect hidden tropical beach. With rich and verdant tropical forests, beaches completely devoid of the trappings of tourism and coral reefs perfect for exploring by snorkel, San Bernardo can be reached easily by boat charter from Cartagena. You’ll find hotels and resorts for visitors planning on staying longer than just a day trip, so you can make the most of your trip to this gorgeous region.

    Suggested Boats

  • Jump aboard this beautiful Bavaria Yachtbau Bavaria 36
    5,419 € (per week)

    Jump aboard this beautiful Bavaria Yachtbau Bavaria 36
    Bolívar, Colombia

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  • This Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 DS is the perfect choice
    8,806 € (per week)

    This Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 DS is the perfect choice
    Cartagena

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  • Hop aboard 48' sailing CAT to explore Colombia
    $896 (per ¼ day)

    Hop aboard 48' sailing CAT to explore Colombia
    Cartagena

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