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Dr. Tim
Marana, AZ5,139 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We arrived in Cartagena via a cruise ship and took a speed boat down to the Rosario Islands. Part of the tour was the Aquarium and lunch with some indigenous people. We loved both, but being able to hold sea turtles, see a Dolphin show and watch a man feed sharks that come right up to his feet was very cool. I highly recommend for a once in a lifetime adventure.
Written January 30, 2020
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Eric D
Salt Lake City, UT75 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
We saw so many people stuck in boats with motor problems, boats stuffed with people all going to the same places. We arranged a private boat with Luis +57 313-788-8473, we payed a little more to have a private boat but we were able to decide when we were ready to move on and when. You will need to brush up on your Spanish before you go and get WhatsApp on your phone. We had Langusto on the beach, the only place we could find it on our trip to Cartagena, always on the menu but alway out. His boat was clean and got us out to Rosario quickly.
Written January 15, 2017
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barbarabuilder
Los Angeles, CA186 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
No trip to Cartagena is complete with out a trip to the islands, we were able to rent a private boat which gave us incredible flexibility, we had our table set up partially in the water and ate fresh lobster, afterwards we had great shoulder and feet massages by the local women, talk about a treat.
Written February 13, 2019
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Neil P
Houston, TX885 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
This is a very small natural water ocean aquarium. They have about 12 cages ans some fish tanks. It’s a fun stop and you can encounter a dolphin. It’s a bit confusing as they kept changing their show times. But a fun little place I’d your out ans about at the islands
Written April 9, 2021
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helen k
5 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
this pla e is absolutly no trip worth. the cages are to small for the dolpfins, sharks, turtles etc.
we saw a guy who fished a wild turtle in the ocean, put it in his boat for almost tree hours, than he went to the oceanarium and put it in the cages. that absolutly not okay! dont go there. Im ashamed that I was there.
Written January 31, 2019
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jan h
Cartagena, Colombia10 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
It's sad to see these majestic and intelligent animals kept in such small areas.
Take a foto with a palenquera in the center of Cartagena instead of kissing a dolphin who would probably like to be in the open ocean .
Written August 2, 2017
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Sergio V
57 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
Im a Colombian, but makeme angry how foreign people its being cheated with the "tour" offered by street promotors. The normal tour offered include only the transpor to the docks, not the back. Not include the entrance to the Oceanario, it cost 25 thousands. If you dont want to get in, you could swim with snorkel for 30 thousands, but is you got yours, the boat people says that you cant if you dont pay. Thats unfair!
Written August 8, 2015
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Julia N
London, UK346 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
Cost 25.000COP to get in
Extra 50.000COP will get you the picture with the dolphin kissing you.

Its super small.
We didn't see any shows, but to walk around it will take you about 20minutes all together, if so.

We have seen a Spanish guy on the microphone - must be the guide - but was only in Spanish.
Few turtles, one dolphin working - kissing the ones who paid extra.
Not much to be honest.
As people saying over here - kind of not enough space for animals.

I wasn't impressed at all. We didn't like it.
We skipped aquarium in Santa Marta as I was pretty sure this is going to be better - not sure now.

I wouldn't go there if I would know how small it is.
Written March 2, 2016
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Iisla.k
New York City, NY68 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
The hour long boat ride was well worth the wait to get to the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Rosaio Islands! The tours are set up so that your destination isnt overly crowded. There was plenty of room for a lounge chair overlooking the incredible water. A delicious Columbian lunch was prepared for us and the coconut rice is my absolute favorite! There was a pool on site and hammocks and walking trails as well! It was a fabulous day and i wouldnt have missed it even with the bumpy and wet ride back!
Written April 9, 2018
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sirriotearp
Nürnberg10 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
Especially the dolphins are not kept properly, way to small basins for these beautiful animals. What else to say, not very cheap and not very animal friendly. Go snorkling instead or make yourself a nice day at the beach.
Written February 9, 2018
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