Cartagena Colombia

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Port of Entry
10°24.730'N, 075°32.460'W Chart icon.png
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Sunset over Cartagena Harbor

Cartagena, known in the colonial era as Cartagena de Indias (Spanish: Cartagena de Indias [kaɾtaˈxena ðe ˈindjas], is a major port founded in 1533 faces the Caribbean Sea to the west. To the south is the Cartagena Bay, which has two entrances: Bocachica (Small Mouth) in the south, and Bocagrande (Big Mouth) in the north.


See Colombia.


Cartagena has a tropical wet and dry climate. It averages around 90% humidity, with rainy seasons typically in April–May and October–November. The climate tends to be hot and windy. The months of November to February tend to be more windy months, giving an extra cooling to the otherwise high tropical temperatures.

Cartagena is rarely touched by the hurricanes that decimate other Caribbean capitals like Havana, Santo Domingo, Kingston or San Juan. Although the city is in the Caribbean, the mainland is fairly far south, isolating it from the wind currents that feed the hurricanes.

See also Colombia.


See Colombia.


Isla de Tierra Bomba/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#Isla_de_Tierra_BombaIsland icon Isla de Tierra Bomba [[Cartagena Colombia#Isla de Tierra Bomba|Isla de Tierra Bomba]] 10°21.022'N, 075°34.489'W

Isla Baru/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#Isla_BaruIsland icon Isla Baru [[Cartagena Colombia#Isla Baru|Isla Baru]] 10°13.700'N, 075°34.689'W


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see Cruiser's Nets


There are 2 entrances to Bahia de Cartagena that lead to the harbour and anchorages:

Boca Chica/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#Boca_ChicaBuoy icon Boca Chica [[Cartagena Colombia#Boca Chica|Boca Chica]] 10°18.995'N, 075°34.907'W - south of Isla Bomba, used by most boats and all ships

Boca Grande/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#Boca_GrandeBuoy icon Boca Grande [[Cartagena Colombia#Boca Grande|Boca Grande]] 10°23.401'N, 075°34.246'W - north of Isla Bomba, used only by yachts and small boats


Cartagena Colombia is a port of entry/exit for Colombia. For details see Entrance: Colombia.


The harbor is used by large ships and ferries. Yachts either go to a marina or anchor off.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Club De Pesca/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#.5B.5BClub_De_Pesca.5D.5DMarina icon Club De Pesca [[Cartagena Colombia#Club De Pesca|Club De Pesca]] 10°24.919'N, 075°32.680'W

Club Nautico/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#.5B.5BClub_Nautico_Cartagena.7CClub_Nautico.5D.5DMarina icon Club Nautico [[Cartagena Colombia#Club Nautico|Club Nautico]] 10°24.705'N, 075°32.499'W

Manzanillo Marina Club

Manzanillo Marina Club/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#Manzanillo_Marina_Club
Marina icon Manzanillo Marina Club [[Cartagena Colombia#Manzanillo Marina Club|Manzanillo Marina Club]] 10°23.360'N, 075°31.546'W

Water, elctricity, toilets, showers. Boatyard, 40T travel-lift, most repairs by referals to craftsmen.

[email protected]; Mobile: +57 (313) 537 8723; Fax: +57 (5) 668 4070; VHF channel XX
Address: Bosque, Calle Malaga # 53-76, Colombia


Bahia de Las Animas

Bahia de Las Animas/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#Bahia__de_Las_Animas
Anchorage icon Bahia de Las Animas [[Cartagena Colombia#Bahia de Las Animas|Bahia de Las Animas]] (Anchorage No 1) 10°24.994'N, 075°32.950'W
Anchor in about 4-6 m depth.

NW of Club Nautico

NW of Club Nautico/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#NW_of_.5B.5BClub_Nautico_Cartagena.7CClub_Nautico.5D.5D
Anchorage icon NW of Club Nautico [[Cartagena Colombia#NW of Club Nautico|NW of Club Nautico]] (Anchorage No 2) 10°24.749'N, 075°32.636'W
Anchor in about 3 m depth.

SE of Club Nautico

SE of Club Nautico/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#SE_of_.5B.5BClub_Nautico_Cartagena.7CClub_Nautico.5D.5D
Anchorage icon SE of Club Nautico [[Cartagena Colombia#SE of Club Nautico|SE of Club Nautico]] (Anchorage No 3) 10°24.585'N, 075°32.449'W
Anchor in about 5- 12 m depth.


Water In all marinas
Electricity In all marinas
Toilets In all marinas
Showers In all marinas
Laundry In Club De Pesca and Club Nautico
Garbage Bin in all marinas
Fuel In Club De Pesca and Club Nautico
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs In Manzanillo Marina Club
Internet WiFi in Club De Pesca and Club Nautico
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Store name1/wiki/Cartagena_Colombia#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name1.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name1 [[Cartagena Colombia#Store name1|Store name1]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Eating out


  • Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG IATA) (is 3 km north-east of the old city)
  • The 2 bus terminal is 11 km east of the old city
  • Cartagena is an important port for charter boats between Colombia and Panama



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Colombia.


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