Pirate Ship Boat Tour & Sunset Skyline Tour
I'm Joshua the gringo pirate of Cartagena. I sailed my ship La Fantastica from Boston in search of my next great adventure. Join me on a magical sailing adventure past the modern skyline of Bocagrande and experience the Sunset like no one else in Cartagena. We will raise the sails, and catch the wind making each voyage a totally unique experience. This Boat Tour in Cartagena is a must!Itinerary
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Fuerte Del Pastelillo, Carrera 2 100 24, Cartagena 130002 Colombia
On the island of Manga is the Fort of San Sebastian del Pastelillo, which has now become the location of the famous Club de Pesca restaurant.
In this place there was the fort of Boquerón, which was destroyed in 1741 by Admiral Vernon in the attack on the city of Cartagena. Together with other fortresses such as Fort San Jose and Fuerto de San Fernando , it controlled the maritime traffic of the bay to prevent possible attacks.
The Fort of San Sebastian del Pastelillo has 31 guns and camouflage is achieved on the ground. The name of San Sebastian comes from a Saint who was the patron of the conquerors, and Pastelillo is a military term that means like grass, therefore a castle that adapts to the terrain.Pass By:
Virgen del Carmen Bahia De Cartagena, bahia de, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Fifteen meters high, about 20 tons of marble the sculpture of the Virgen del Carmen returned to the Bay of Cartagena on June 6 to continue with a tradition of more than 30 years that had been interrupted after the collapse of the image in August 2015.
The emblematic figure, whose pieces in Italian white marble fell to the bottom of the water in a heavy rain were recovered from the seabed in an operation coordinated with the National Navy.
On the occasion of the feast of the Virgen del Carmen, on July 16, 1946, a beautiful procession took place in Cartagena. In the closing sermon he was in charge of Father Rafael García Herreros, from the balconies of the current City Hall, near the Plaza de la Inquisición, he launched the idea of erecting a colossal image of Our Lady, the Virgin of the Sea, in the middle of the bay .
A pro-monument Board was created and began meeting every week in the sacristy of the convent of Santo Domingo, where the Conciliar Seminary was operating.
By means of Manuel Mainero, Italian consul in Cartagena, and representative of the shipping company “Italian Line”, the creation of a marble image was managed, with the signature U. Luisi Heredi, sculptors of Pietra Santa, population of Italy near Pizza .
The inauguration took place on July 16, 1958. That day a crowd, led by Archbishop José Ignacio López, sang praises to the Virgin in an impressive procession that left from the Cathedral and reached the walls along the Arsenal Avenue.Pass By:
Plaza Bocagrande Centro Comercial, Carrera 1 # 12-118 Bocagrande, Cartagena 130010 Colombia
See The Skyline of the Modern Neighborhood of BocagrandePass By:
Fuerte Santa Cruz de Castillogrande, Cra. 14 ##6-75, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
At the beginning of the XVII century it was decided to fortify the inner bay, and in a royal decree of 1608 the construction of a fort in the Punta del Judío, the Santa Cruz was ordered. Known familiarly as Castillogrande, it was constructed by Cristóbal de Roda and Francisco de Murga between 1626 and 1636, following the plan of Tiburcio Spanoqui. It was a fortress with a square base, having bulwarks in each of the four corners, a central yard of arms and a moat.
When the Bocagrande entrance was closed in 1640, the defensive strategy of the bay changed, centering on the Bocachica entrance. This fact affected the existing fortresses of the bay, ordering their dismantling in 1647 to reuse the materials in the construction of San Luis de Bocachica. Notwithstanding, Castillogrande would survive until the French attack led by the Baron De Pointis in 1697, when it was severely ruined.
Juan de Herrera y Sotomayor considered it key for the defense of the port, therefore, in 1728 he directed its reconstruction which would not be completed in 1741 when Vernon attacked the city. The fortress was partially destroyed and would not be rebuilt, its remains being used from then on as ammunition for the artillery. This use continued until 1938, when an explosion in a munitions deposit maintained there by the Navy destroyed its vaults, leaving only a portion of the rampart next to the port and other vestiges. It is currently integrated into the installations of the Officers’ Club of the National Navy.Pass By:
BEACHES LAGUITO, A- 80, Cra. 1 #1, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
See the Skyline of the Wealthy Lagito and Castillo Grande Neighborhoods as we make our way out to the Sunset.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 60 To 120 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo:
La Fantastica Cartagena - Pirate Ship Tour, Sunset Tour & Booze Cruise, Av. Blass de Lezo, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.