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Fishing with Locals

4 h
With local
About this activity
Love to fish, or always wanted to learn how to do it? Or just interested in meeting some amazing people while relaxing in a canoe, waiting for that perfect catch? There are many reasons why you should definitely go on this adventurous tour. This tour takes place in La Boquilla; here you'll find mainly families with African origin, that live off of fishing. The contrast between this area and the heart of Cartagena couldn't be any bigger, but that is exactly what makes this excursion so interesting and appealing to adventurous souls. In La Boquilla you will encounter two big lagoons: the Cienaga de Juan Polo and the Cienaga de la Virgen. You can find all sorts of fish there like Sea Bass (Robalo), Shad (Sabalo), common two-banded sea bream (Mojarra), Ocean-Bass (Pargo negro), Mullet (Lebranche), mainly bream and perch species as well as snails, clams, shrimps and crawfish, this variety is ideal for the fishing trip we have planned. People from La Boquilla will teach you to catch fish in three different ways. The three main techniques to be taught are: fishing with a fishing line, using nets or putting traps. When you arrive at La Boquilla, canoes and fishermen will await us to head to the lagoons. At the boats, there will be a multilingual guide present who will make it possible for you to communicate with the local fishermen and hear some of their amazing stories. Well be fishing there for about two hours, so be sure to bring a hat and some sunscreen. At the lagoon, the fishermen will teach you the different fishing techniques. They'll show you how to use a fishing line, how to throw the fishing net, and how to set up traps to catch crawfish. And if you where wondering, yes! You do get to keep what you catch. After the trip a cold coconut drink will be offered to you in La Boquilla beach, and if you want, you can prepare the fish you caught at a restaurant, under instructions of a local cook (additional charge).
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