Oceanario
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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Duration: 1-2 hours
Does not meet animal welfare guidelines
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Neil P
Houston, TX1,000 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Colombia17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Julia N
London, UK350 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Sergio V
57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Tortoiseshell100
Seattle22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
I had to go here for a work assignment, otherwise I wouldn't have bothered. This is animal cruelty at it's worst and I was so horrified I couldn't sleep for days. Dolphins ripped from their pods and put in tiny enclosure.

Turtles taken right from the sea and held captive in small spaces.

An outrage. Should be closed down
Written April 7, 2021
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barbarabuilder
Los Angeles, CA192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Iisla.k
New York City, NY87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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arisberna
Basel, Switzerland216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
Excellent tour to the aquarium. Its all in the open ocean, so the thank are huge and fish have little more space.

Good tour with the guide explaining about the fish, habitat and a little show with dolphin and sharks.

Really great visit.
Written July 14, 2016
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