If you’ve never been fishing in Colombia, let Cartagena Charters take you out for a memorable fishing experience! The bountiful waters of the Caribbean Sea are teeming with prized game fish and your captain has spent over 40 years going after them. He knows all the best fish hideouts and makes it his business to put you on the hottest bite.

There’s a variety of species to target in these productive waters, and there’s something for everyone. You’ll be fishing the inshore and nearshore waters for Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Snappers, Groupers, and King Mackerel. Head out up to 10 miles offshore, and you’ll come face to gills with Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and the prized Sailfish and Blue Marlin.

Whether you’re a seasoned sport fisherman or a novice angler, you’re going to have a blast. Your guide will provide you with quality Shimano and Daiwa fishing gear, as well as lures and live bait. Whatever you decide to keep, the captain will clean and fillet for you after the trip.

You will be fishing out of a 30’ Pro Sport center console with twin 225 HP Suzuki engines. The boat can fit up to 6 anglers and has everything you will need for a productive fishing day. Outriggers will allow you to cover more ground while trolling, and the quality navigational electronics will keep you on the bite.

There’s also a private toilet on board, which is very convenient for full day expeditions. The first mate will be with you every step of the way, and 10–15% tips for his hard work are appreciated.

It’s important to show up at the dock 30 minutes before departure. Don’t forget to bring a supply of food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, towels, and warm clothes if the weather looks fickle.

Fishing trips with Cartagena Charters are kid-friendly, as long as they’re 8 and older. There are life jackets for everyone on board.

Team up with a friendly local captain and explore the abundance of the Cartagena waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $495
    This is a 4-hour excursion that will take you to the inshore and nearshore waters to chase anything from Cubera and Caribbean Queen Snapper to Barracuda and Jack Crevalle. Bring some snacks, drinks, towels, and sunscreen, and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $550
    If you don't feel like getting up super early, this afternoon trip will serve its purpose perfectly. You'll have 4 hours to fish for Gag Grouper, Snappers, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, just to name a few. Don't forget to bring refreshments and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Fishing Trips
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $550
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $695
    With 6 hours on the boat, you get the chance to hit the fishing grounds further offshore and reel in a mixed bag of catch. Expect King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Groupers, Snappers, Barracuda, and many more at the end of your line. Before you come aboard, buy your favorite food and drinks, and pack sunscreen and towels.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $795
    When you book this 8-hour expedition, you know you'll be targeting the most prestigious fish out there – Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. Other species like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and King Mackerel could also find their way to your hook. Prepare for a whole day on the boat by having plenty of snacks, lunch, and drinks. Towels and sunscreen will protect you from the heat.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Extreme Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $995
    This is an extreme offshore fishing trip for the hardcore fisherman. We head out 1 hr from the city targeting big game Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, large Dorado, and Wahoo. We might even head out further in search of larger game fish.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
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FAQs about Pura Vida

Pura Vida offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $495 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - Sunset Fishing Trips (4 hours)
  • US $695 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $795 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $995 per group - 9 Hour Extreme Offshore Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Pura Vida, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Pura Vida include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Daiwa)
  • Live Bait (Sometimes)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (water)
  • First Mate ( 10-15% tips appreciated)

Pura Vida offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Pura Vida offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pura Vida include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Queen Snapper (Caribbean)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Cartagena Charters
Cartagena, Colombia
12 Fishing Reports
9 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since April 2019
I've always loved spending time on the water, fishing or just enjoying the quiet. I've spent well over 40 years fishing the local waters, and running my own charter has been my dream for a long time, though always on a back burner. Today, that I get to do it, my favorite part of the job is spending time outdoors and meeting new interesting people. My attention to detail and the desire for everyone to have a great time on board is what makes me work hard and have fun at the same time.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Donzie (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
14 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Daiwa
Live Bait
Sometimes
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
water
First Mate
10-15% tips appreciated

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Age 8 and older
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (6)
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Full Day trip
+3
Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
56%
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Jamie D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 13, 2024
Captain David and his crew were great. Communicated very well, gave us good directions, and got us onto the boar without issue!...
Jamie D. recommends Pura Vida
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Billy S.
Excellent
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Best charter in Cartegena!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 12, 2024
Fantastic service!  Very accomodating!  David and Cele were the best!
Billy S. recommends Pura Vida
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Ronald S.
Excellent
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 24, 2023
Great way to spend time out in the ocean waters of Cartagena
Ronald S. recommends Pura Vida
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Randall G.
Chicago, IL
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Full Day trip

VERIFIED   9 Hour Extreme Offshore Trip on July 27, 2023
David was wonderful! He made us feel at home with his knowledge of fishing and the city.  We caught fish and had a wonderful...
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David T.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2023
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