Cartagena Fishing invites you to join Captain John on a memorable offshore fishing trip in Colombia. He and his crew have over 35 years of fishing experience among themselves and will do their best to get you on the fish and keep you there. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome, and John will take care to make sure the trip is tailored to your needs.

John’s boat is a 38’ Todomar sportfishing vessel that’s powered by twin 250 HP Suzuki engines. There’s plenty of room on the boat for up to seven people to fish in comfort, so why not bring the whole family along for the ride? The boat is equipped with all the necessary gear and electronics needed for a safe and productive trip, letting you focus on the fishing itself.

Colombia is one of the best places to be if you’re at all into big-game fishing. From Mahi Mahi to Cobia, Marlin, and Tuna, these waters are every angler’s dream. There’s plenty of bottom feeders like Snapper to find as well if you want to catch something tasty. John’s prefers deep dropping and vertical jigging but will do whatever is needed to help you hook the catch of your dreams.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle come included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. There’s also food and drinks to be found aboard, so the only thing that’s really missing is you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Deep Dropping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,600
    This trip involves trolling offshore for Marlin, Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, and others using big game trolling outfits. The crew are immensely proud of our 100% catch rate on all our deep drop fishing trips. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore Special
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,400
    The ride out to Wahoo and Tuna country in Cartagena is usually around 2 to 4 hours, depending on the weather and what you're looking for exactly. Other fish like Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and Marlin also inhabit the local waters and are fair game. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Family Fun
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    Taking your kids fishing will leave them with some of the best memories that you will share for years to come! The crew provides special kid-sized tackle that is easily used by the young anglers and can still bring in proper fish. On suitable days, you can also enter the water with snorkel gear and dive for lobster. We will grill the catch right from the water for you on the boat!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fun Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    These trips can go either to the local islands or local coastline depending on the bite. Usually during the early spring and winter CartagenaFishing fishes rockfish and other bottom species of snapper. During the late spring and summer months bottom fish may still be on the menu but the potential to catch Barracuda, Mahi, king mackerel, and other top water species is possible. Great trip for the kids and were offering this trip at our best rates for Fishing booker Customers.
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About the Captain

John V
Cartagena, Colombia
24 Fishing Reports
24 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
From the start of my life, I was born into a salt family The first time I was taken fishing at the age of two. Fishing is part of my soul. From then on I set out to conquer all styles of fishing from the high county in Colorado to the Colombian Carribean. I became more and more knowledgeable as time progressed as one would. My passion for others to have a great fight and enjoy a fish for dinner the same day is my goal for our customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Todomar (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cartagena to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

Recent Fishing Reports

Big marlin in Cartagena
Big marlin in Cartagena
November 23, 2021
Fishing has been fired up with catchs of marlin up and down the coast. The time is now. Book a privite blue water hunting trip with us for these trophy species of marlin.

Customer Reviews

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January fishing trip
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6 hr bottom fishing
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
90%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
75%
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Fun Fishing on December 31, 2020
I booked a trip with captain John and his partner Trevor for New Year’s Eve. We set out from Cartagena and within three hours...
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Full Day with Captain John

Full Day Trip - Offshore Special on January 15, 2020
From the time we Boarded to the time we got back was Absolutely Amazing!  By 2 in the afternoon all 4 of us didn’t have...
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Full Day Trip - Offshore Special on January 11, 2020
We met John and his crew at the dock early in the morning, The boat was fully stocked with food and drinks for the day with...
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6 hr bottom fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Fun Fishing on September 3, 2019
The trip was great! Solid bottom fishing throughout the day, started off in one area, then trolled to another, and finished...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore Special on September 4, 2018
Captain John was extremely helpful on setting up the charter.  He located a dock to pick us up within walking distance of...
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FAQs about Cartagena Fishing

Cartagena Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Fun Fishing (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip - Family Fun (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore Special (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip - Deep Dropping (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Cartagena Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Inboard head.)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cartagena Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Cheese and fruit platters.)
  • Drinks (Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Traditional food, grilled fish.)

Cartagena Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Cartagena Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cartagena Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)