Tour of Rosario Islands & Playa Blanca in Cartagena, Colombia with "Official" Tour Guides = Most Horrendous Tour I've Been On
Horrendous has to be the only word for this tour. I have seen reviews of other tour companies that might not be as terrible, but this review is specifically for the official tour company of Cartagena. DO NOT GO WITH THEM!
I'll be honest, I don't even know the name of the company, but the guides are found at Muelle de la Bodeguita (see further below for where this is specifically). I was told that this is the only "official" tour company, and you'll definitely know them when you see them because they all have badges and make sure you know that they are the only official tour company of Cartagena.
Let's begin with A) what we were told and then what actually happened... just the facts; B) then, I'll explain why this tour is so awful; and C) finally, I'll give you directions on how to do the tour if after all this you still decide you want to go.
B) Why is this tour so horrendous?
C) Directions and specifics
Finding the Muelle de la Bodeguita (dock that the tour boats depart from)
Photos of the aquarium (Oceanario)
In an obvious conclusion based on all of the above, do not do this tour. I repeat, do not waste an entire day + a lot of money on this tour. If you want to see the islands, there are other ways I'm sure. If you want to see Playa Blanca, I hear that the hostels have private beaches that aren't as crowded (plus, all of the day trip tourists leave around 4:00 PM, so you'd have the island to yourselves).
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