Swimming with bioluminescent plankton may be one of the most magical experiences in Cartagena. 

Swimming With Bioluminescent Plankton in Cartagena

 

Swimming with bioluminescent plankton may be one of the most magical experiences in Cartagena.  As you glide through the water, the plankton comes to life leaving a trail of sparkling diamonds in your wake.  It almost feels like you are straight out of a Disney movie.  These microscopic plankton are only visible at night and you can only find them in a few parts of the world. Although you can see plankton all year round, the best time to go is when there is no moon and the plankton appear even more brightly.  There are a number of evening tours leaving from both Playa Blanca, Cartagena and Isla Grande that allow you to jump in the water with them and relive your favorite Disney princess moment.  We recommend researching your tour company thoroughly before booking any tours to make sure that you get the best possible experience.

 

Below are the best places near Cartagena to swim in bioluminescent plankton.

 

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Swimming With Bioluminescent Plankton in Cartagena

 

Located on Isla Grande in the Rosario Islands, Laguna Encantada is a wonderful choice to swim with plankton.  By day, this brackish lagoon offers a safe place for swimmers of all levels but at night, it turns into a fairy-land as soon as you jump in.

 

Swimming With Bioluminescent Plankton in Cartagena

 

You can get to the Rosario Islands via Playa Blanca or via shuttle boat from Cartagena.  Upon arriving on Isla Grande, you can book a tour with a local guide who will take you on a short boat ride to the laguna. (You can read more about getting to the Rosario Islands here!)

 

Swimming With Bioluminescent Plankton in Cartagena

 

Alternatively, you can book a full day excursion on Isla Baru which includes a few hours in Playa Blanca to enjoy the beach and then a quick explanation on plankton.  You then head out for this magical experience.  Most tour companies have photographers on hand to take photos of you in the water.

 

As the quality of tours can vary greatly, please let us know if you are interested in going and we can help you find the perfect tour company for you based on your preferences and budget.

 

Our Concierge Dream Team will be happy to arrange yacht service or a Dream Experience of your preference for you and your group. Should you require any assistance finding suitable transportation to and from the islands check out our Yacht Rental Services.

 

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