Cartagena (Colombia) Harbour Tour Excursion Reviews

Take a tour of the beautiful harbour of Cartagena, which holds a Spanish Naval Base. It's in the heart of the city and a part of the bustling commercial district -- so you won't be at a loss of sites to see!
Great harbor boat tour with live entertainment and drinks
Sail Date: April 2019
Great harbor boat tour with live entertainment and drinks
Great harbor boat tour with live entertainment and drinks Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good way to see city, but on land its lots of beggars.
Sail Date: November 2018
Good way to see city, but on land its lots of beggars.
Good way to see city, but on land its lots of beggars. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the harbor tour that included a party on the way back.
Sail Date: September 2018
We took the harbor tour that included a party on the way back. Our guide, Carlos, was wonderful. The Old City is clean and beautiful but you have to be prepared for very aggressive street sellers. The best part of the tour was from the ... Read More
We took the harbor tour that included a party on the way back. Our guide, Carlos, was wonderful. The Old City is clean and beautiful but you have to be prepared for very aggressive street sellers. The best part of the tour was from the boat where we could see cityscapes. The dancers and band greeted us as we re-boarded the boat and cold drinks were served immediately. We danced to Columbian music and lingered in the harbor to view the fort and other city features. Best Day Ever! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great excursion where we rode a caterman over to the main street across from the old city and then ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Great excursion where we rode a caterman over to the main street across from the old city and then did a walking tour. Enjoyed this tour and guide very much!
Great excursion where we rode a caterman over to the main street across from the old city and then did a walking tour. Enjoyed this tour and guide very much! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Gave us a good view and history of the harbor and the walls surrounding the city.
Sail Date: January 2018
Gave us a good view and history of the harbor and the walls surrounding the city.
Gave us a good view and history of the harbor and the walls surrounding the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The bay catamaran tour was not worth the extra...
Sail Date: December 2017
The bay catamaran tour was not worth the extra... so many people packed on board, it was hard to see.
The bay catamaran tour was not worth the extra... so many people packed on board, it was hard to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Catamaran tour of the bay to the city.
Sail Date: December 2017
Catamaran tour of the bay to the city.
Catamaran tour of the bay to the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Just a drive by of old and new city
Sail Date: October 2017
Just a drive by of old and new city
Just a drive by of old and new city Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Tour of the harbor and then onto a hop-on, hop-off bus.
Sail Date: April 2017
Tour of the harbor and then onto a hop-on, hop-off bus. Harassed by venders to the point that we will never get off in the port again! Horrible people.
Tour of the harbor and then onto a hop-on, hop-off bus. Harassed by venders to the point that we will never get off in the port again! Horrible people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We saw the old fort and museum, the guide was very good
Sail Date: March 2017
We saw the old fort and museum, the guide was very good
We saw the old fort and museum, the guide was very good Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
SPANISH GALLEON HARBOR CRUISE: The tour must have been overbooked.
Sail Date: January 2017
SPANISH GALLEON HARBOR CRUISE: The tour must have been overbooked. There was a section of seats undercover to shield from the sun. There were no seats left. 4 of us were given seating on a narrow shelf along a rail at the back of the ship. ... Read More
SPANISH GALLEON HARBOR CRUISE: The tour must have been overbooked. There was a section of seats undercover to shield from the sun. There were no seats left. 4 of us were given seating on a narrow shelf along a rail at the back of the ship. Very uncomfortable and in full sun. The guide had a very thick accent and gave little information of the sights along the way. He talked a lot about the Miss Universe contest. He went on and on about it. Then he talked about pop culture and T.V. shows. One guest finally said, "We don't watch T.V. we are on vacation!" So he stopped but went back the Miss Universe oration focusing on 3rd place Miss Colombia. They did give bags of chips as snacks and water or beer. Since we were in the back of the boat away from the seating area, snacks were thrown at us.... Worst excursion I have ever had. It should be eliminated as it is not up to the caliber of a Princess excursion. It was a waste of my money and time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Entering the old city by a harbour tour, one could imagine what it must have been like arriving on ...
Sail Date: January 2017
Entering the old city by a harbour tour, one could imagine what it must have been like arriving on a Spanish man o'war (at least once past the modern rather over-powering tower-block skyline). The walled city is very much a colonial ... Read More
Entering the old city by a harbour tour, one could imagine what it must have been like arriving on a Spanish man o'war (at least once past the modern rather over-powering tower-block skyline). The walled city is very much a colonial time capsule, in a wonderfully sheltered and fortified harbour, of what must have been a very opulent and wealthy city in its day. Magnificent churches and open squares abound, with a signature clock tower and cathedral, the latter visited by the late Pope Jean-Paul at the height of the Columbian drug wars. It now thrives on tourism and more recent street art also adds interest. Avoid Mondays to see the wondrous gold museum or go next door into the rather more commercial emerald "museum". We had an excellent guide to bring the city to life in an all too-short half day excursion, and kept-up with the group even having to bump a wheelchair along the cobbled streets! The cooling breeze on our catamaran was welcome after the heat of the city.and the wheelchair was no problem. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
You need to sit topside of the ship to see the dancers.
Sail Date: January 2017
You need to sit topside of the ship to see the dancers. Even then, if you're not in the chairs up front you won't see them clearly. It was a relaxing two hour tour, cheap, and I wouldn't do it again.
You need to sit topside of the ship to see the dancers. Even then, if you're not in the chairs up front you won't see them clearly. It was a relaxing two hour tour, cheap, and I wouldn't do it again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Historical sites viewed and explained and lovely traditional dancers performed while we sailed on a ...
Sail Date: November 2016
Historical sites viewed and explained and lovely traditional dancers performed while we sailed on a Pirate Ship around the bay.
Historical sites viewed and explained and lovely traditional dancers performed while we sailed on a Pirate Ship around the bay. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took the Spanish Galleon Tour There was entertainment on board that was interesting.
Sail Date: April 2016
We took the Spanish Galleon Tour There was entertainment on board that was interesting.
We took the Spanish Galleon Tour There was entertainment on board that was interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Spanish Galleon Harbour Tour, 2 hour sail round to the old city, very nice a little warm, the boat ...
Sail Date: December 2015
Spanish Galleon Harbour Tour, 2 hour sail round to the old city, very nice a little warm, the boat needed more shade, reasonably priced, snack and drink received, would go on this tour again.
Spanish Galleon Harbour Tour, 2 hour sail round to the old city, very nice a little warm, the boat needed more shade, reasonably priced, snack and drink received, would go on this tour again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The harbor tour was good, but the time line was off...I felt ripped off as we could hardly hear the ...
Sail Date: September 2015
The harbor tour was good, but the time line was off...I felt ripped off as we could hardly hear the guide, we were told to be back at the harbor for our ride back at certain time, no time to look at the emerald factory that we were right ... Read More
The harbor tour was good, but the time line was off...I felt ripped off as we could hardly hear the guide, we were told to be back at the harbor for our ride back at certain time, no time to look at the emerald factory that we were right beside. (yet the our tour that left the same time we did, came back to the ship way after we did) I don't recommend this excursion. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The tour was half harbor and half city walking tour.
Sail Date: March 2015
The tour was half harbor and half city walking tour. We liked both. It was hot enough to fry an egg on the side walk! If you go, wear a hat, sun glasses, and sun screen and comfortable walking shoes! The architecture and history of ... Read More
The tour was half harbor and half city walking tour. We liked both. It was hot enough to fry an egg on the side walk! If you go, wear a hat, sun glasses, and sun screen and comfortable walking shoes! The architecture and history of Cartegena is so interesting . Be prepared to fend off some persistent vendors and know that if you have a photo taken with a local they will expect money for the privilege. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The combined harbour and city tour was lead by an excellent guide which helped to make it a very ...
Sail Date: February 2015
The combined harbour and city tour was lead by an excellent guide which helped to make it a very interesting experience. It allowed a better appreciation of the more historic parts of the city then a purely land based tour.
The combined harbour and city tour was lead by an excellent guide which helped to make it a very interesting experience. It allowed a better appreciation of the more historic parts of the city then a purely land based tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
See above.
Sail Date: February 2015
See above. I would have liked a little more time on land, a little less time for shopping, but the guide was interesting, informed and spoke excellent English.
See above. I would have liked a little more time on land, a little less time for shopping, but the guide was interesting, informed and spoke excellent English. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
As above toured the fort, excellent view of the City.
Sail Date: December 2014
As above toured the fort, excellent view of the City.
As above toured the fort, excellent view of the City. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Cartagena by land and sea The harbour tour was nice but it is choppy.
Sail Date: December 2012
Cartagena by land and sea The harbour tour was nice but it is choppy. Ours was on a small boat that held about 45 people, it was covered but if you are on the wrong side you will be in the sun some, make sure you wear sunscreen. I really ... Read More
Cartagena by land and sea The harbour tour was nice but it is choppy. Ours was on a small boat that held about 45 people, it was covered but if you are on the wrong side you will be in the sun some, make sure you wear sunscreen. I really enjoyed the sights that we saw from the boat. Couple of bad points, our bus that was to take us shopping and to Castillo de San Felipe was late so we sat on the water for about 30 minutes waiting for it to arrive. The shopping they take you to is a joke! Our tour guide tried to force us into Mr Emerald to hear a lecture on emeralds and when people didn't want to go, he got mad. I paid for the tour and I don't have to listen/or shop for emeralds if I do not want to. The rest of the tour was nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very old and crowded city.
Sail Date: November 2012
Very old and crowded city. But the tour of the fort, the old town and the Inquisition Museum were interesting. If you go, take plenty of water. It is HOT down there.
Very old and crowded city. But the tour of the fort, the old town and the Inquisition Museum were interesting. If you go, take plenty of water. It is HOT down there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was a harbour tour, a very nice overview of Cartegena.
Sail Date: April 2012
This was a harbour tour, a very nice overview of Cartegena.
This was a harbour tour, a very nice overview of Cartegena. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises