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Cartagena: Walled City Kayak Tour

Cartagena: Walled City Kayak Tour

From US$ 43.94 per person

Embark on a fun sea adventure and experience Cartagena from a unique perspective. Explore the coastline around Cartagena's old walled city, go into San Lázaro lagoon and see the only piece of the wall over the sea.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a fun activity suitable for everyone
  • Learn how the old city walls kept pirates and invaders from conquering the city
  • Discover the local fauna and visit Bird's island
Full description
Start off this activity with a safety briefing at the pier next to San Sebastián de Pastelillo fortress. Head with your guide across the channel and enjoy in the stunning view of the clock tower as soon as you are in front of the Pegasus pier.  Enjoy the company of a professional bilingual guide who is very familiar with the coastline around Cartagena. On this 3 km ride, you will discover a different side of Cartagena that is unknown to most of the people.  Expand your knowledge about the history of the city as you pass by the main sights. Understand how the old city walls were important to keep invaders out of the city.  Pass by the Camellón de los Mártires, the convention center and cross the Román bridge into the San Lázaro lagoon. See the mangroves that are located along the only part of the wall over the sea.  Towards the end, you will reach Bird's island which is another mangrove inhabited by countless birds singing as the tour strolls along.
  • Equipment (Kayak, paddle and Life vest)
  • Safety instructions
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Water Bottle
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pickup
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your tour guide at the first pier next to San Sebastián de Pastelillo fortress at the Manga neighbourhood.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

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Excellent tour! Greatly enjoyed our kayak private kayak tour. He was very informative. A wonderful way to see Cartagena. 5 stars!

August 2, 2022

Fantastic tour! Really great guide and a lovely way to start our holiday in Colombia. Very professional and felt very safe as a first time kayaker.

April 14, 2022

We loved the chance to see the city from a different perspective. Andres was a great tout guide, knowledgeable about the city and made us feel extremely safe in the kayaks even though, one of us was a complete beginner. I would recommend this for a fun activity

April 11, 2022

Product ID: 387365