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Sailing to Tayrona with Luis: Unique! provided by Velero Santa Marta

Sailing to Tayrona with Luis: Unique!

Sailing to Tayrona with Luis: Unique!
4.5
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from HK$389.76 per adult
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Last updated: 19 Sep 2020
A note from Sailing to Tayrona with Luis: Unique!
We permanently disinfect our boat and equipment with Hypochlorous Acid approved by the country's health authorities. Disinfection is done before, during and after each experience. We have limited the number of people who can join us to half.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
My name is Luis, I am an Economist and I worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. I changed my work for my passion: sailing and enjoying nature, especially the sea. I have been sailing since I was 10 days old, it is a passion inherited from my family and I love to transmit my knowledge of the sea and navigation to the people who accompany me. Since arriving in Colombia with my family I have had the opportunity to know Tayrona in a way that people do not know, from the sea. It is a unique experience that we want to teach you. We are bilingual (Spanish and English) and we love to talk and tell the local anecdotes, we will take you to live an unforgettable day. I am a yacht skipper and I have all the necessary courses to guarantee you safety and enjoy the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
From June 1 to 15, 2021 Tayrona closes. I keep browsing. Ask me. At 11 am we will board the Artivela, our 56 foot Cooper Mapple Leaf sailboat and we will leave for our destination Bahia Concha in Tayrona Park. The navigation to our destination will take approximately 1.5 hours. We will take advantage of the time to explain the basic issues of sailing and talk about the curiosities of the park and its people. We will put our rods to go fishing. We will pass in front of the bay of Taganga and Granate. There we will start the famous Isla Aguja pass, the only island in Tayrona Park. Once we pass the island, we will enter Bahía Concha and try to anchor as close to the beach. Our fellow travelers can choose to swim, walk on the beach, snorkel, or just sunbathe on the boat. They will also enjoy a fresh fish dish made right there on the grill. At 4 pm we will begin our return to Santa Marta. We will sail and everyone participates. We will arrive at the Marina at 6 pm. THE TAYRONA PARK CLOSES THREE TIMES A YEAR. I KEEP SAILING. ASK ME
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 173175P1
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Water, ice, soft drinks, fruit and snacks. • Fish dish with salad made on the grill or sandwich pita bread of ham, cheese and salad. • Passenger Insurance • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Paddle Board, Inflatable Toys • Marina entrance
Exclusions
Beers and other alcoholic beverages are sold on board.
Duration
8h
Departure details
Cra. 1c #22-93, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia We will meet at 10:30 am at the Santa Marta International Marina. Once you arrive at the entrance to the Marina, ask for the Artivela Ship and I will go out to look for you. If you need transportation to get to the marina, contact me to offer you information. +57 320 6155817
Inclusions
Water, ice, soft drinks, fruit and snacks. • Fish dish with salad made on the grill or sandwich pita bread of ham, cheese and salad. • Passenger Insurance • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Paddle Board, Inflatable Toys • Marina entrance
Exclusions
Beers and other alcoholic beverages are sold on board.
Departure details
Cra. 1c #22-93, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia We will meet at 10:30 am at the Santa Marta International Marina. Once you arrive at the entrance to the Marina, ask for the Artivela Ship and I will go out to look for you. If you need transportation to get to the marina, contact me to offer you information. +57 320 6155817
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Our house on the water has no traveler restrictions.
If you are prone to dizziness, we recommend taking a medication to prevent it.
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 20 travellers
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AUNEY M
Paris, France17 contributions
Nice
Overall
It was a good chill tour
Staff is nice and the food was good (grilled fish salad rice)
The island is really nice to see
It was a good day
Written 12 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

VolkanJusan
Medellin, Colombia18 contributions
Hop in and enjoy a fun and beautiful ride in Santa Marta!
May 2021
We had a lot of fun! Luis and his crew were very welcoming and explained every detailed of the trip to Bahia Concha at Tayrona. We had some drinks, music, and lunch was amazing (I recommend catch of the day). Jason, Tomas, Didier (and the other crew member I can´t remember his name) were amazing hosts and wil answer any questions you have about how to sail a boat!
I recommend staying on the boat once at the beach, and have some fun. They have some paddle board you can use and take a ride around the Bahia Concha Beach.
Would definitely go back!
Written 1 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Debra G
Reston, VA13 contributions
Fair Winds and Following Sea with Luis
May 2021 • Friends
Our party of adults, teens, one child, had an amazing time with Luis onboard his vessel, the “Artivela”. We departed with others who’d also booked separately, a day trip with Luis. Within 30 minutes we all bonded over Luis’s hilarious stories of shenanigans and running commentaries. We arrived to an isolated bay within Tayrona Park that was not full of visitors. The trip included lunch options of a “catch of the day” or wraps. We opted for the catch and it was line caught as we sailed to our beach. The catch was “Ojo Gordo” (Fat Eye) and it was expertly seasoned and grilled with just olive like and salt, lending to crispy skin and moist fish, served with a sticky rice and a chopped salad style side dish. Water and sodas were complimentary, beers were not, which is typical for these excursions but who cares, you’re there for sun, fun, the ocean, and relaxing. The late afternoon sun set the relaxed, chill sail returning to Santa Marta. Luis, ever the generous, gregarious host, hugged each of the passengers as they disembarked. I should note Luis’s crew were also very friendly and attentive: they were charged with prepping and bring our lunches ashore; they patiently made the many trips to/from the Artivela to shore for passengers and what not; and I think his name is Jason, the marine biology expert, assisted with taken us to a couple of snorkeling spots within the bay. All in all, it was a day and money well spent, and we look forward to sailing with Luis and his crew again. Cheers!
Written 18 May 2021
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Sergio G
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
It was a great time on board!
Jan 2020
Me and my friends (4 of us) really enjoy the sailing trip, food on board and the knowledge that the crew shared with us.
Written 19 March 2020
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velerosantamarta
Thanks for coming. Stay at home. Be safe
Written 3 April 2020
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Andrew K
Santa Marta Municipality, Colombia5 contributions
Nice time
Mar 2020
I sailed with Luis and his crew recently. I had a very nice time. It was relaxing and fun to be out on the water. We went to Bahia Concha, which is a pretty beach. We went snorkeling as well. Luis was really nice. I'd recommend this trip to others.
Written 13 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
velerosantamarta
Thanks for the review. Stay at home. Be safe
Written 3 April 2020
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Susanna
Stockholm, Sweden11 contributions
The most amazing day on the sea
Mar 2020 • Family
Me and my family went on this amazing sailing trip to Tayrona. We had an amazing day out on the sea and on the beach. Luis and his crew made everyone feel safe on the boat, they had really good knowledge and where very service minded. If you have the opportunity to go on this trip you really should. If I ever come back I’ll definitely do this trip again.
Written 8 March 2020
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Jane F
Stroud, UK41 contributions
Sailing with Luis - fantastic!
Feb 2020
He's quite hard to get hold of, but if you persevere, you will not regret it! As the Tayrona national park was closed for the month of February, Luis devised an alternative itinerary for us, which included 2 snorkelling stops, and a delicious lunch of local fish, cooked on the ship's own bbq. His own yacht had suffered engine trouble the day before, but, knowing we were only in port for one day, and not wanting to disappoint us, he arranged with his friend Shannon to take us out on her yacht instead.
Luis and Shannon are super-friendly, very interesting and funny - we never stopped chatting! Perhaps the most impressive thing was when one of our group dropped his underwater camera over the side in very deep water. Nothing daunted, Luis snapped on a mask, dived over the side, and managed to retrieve it.
He has a rib which he tows behind, and if we had wanted, he would have got the paddleboard out. It was a lovely relaxing and chilled day, and Luis made sure he got us back to our cruise ship before it sailed. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, even those who did not swim.Can thoroughly recommend!
Written 4 March 2020
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velerosantamarta
HELLOOOOO..... I hope i ll see you again.. Regards
Written 3 April 2020
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evagothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden55 contributions
Perfect day in the sea
We had a wonderful day with Luis and Shannon. The snorkeling was good and the food even better! Nice to come out on the sea when it is so hot in Santa Marta. We just missed Tayrona because to closing in february but this sail trip almost compensated it... Perfect weather, nice people on board, what more Can you ask for?!?
Written 29 February 2020
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velerosantamarta
Thanks a lot for your review. I hope you can come again and enjoy the whole Tayrona
Written 3 April 2020
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Adriana Quevedo
3 contributions
The best of Santa Marta
Jan 2020
I definitely would take this tour again. The beach was amazing, the music, the people... either if you want to rest on the beach or have fun with water sports, this is the best choice in Santa Marta. And very handsome Captain!
Written 24 February 2020
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velerosantamarta
Thanks a lot for coming and for the review. !! :) :))
Written 3 April 2020
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Jochen Schroeder
Santa Marta, Colombia1 contribution
Why are you selling a trip that is not allowed in this season?
Feb 2020 • Couples
The trip itself was awesome. We had a nice experience, a wonderful crew, amazing food and a lot of fun.
Why is my rating so low:
The trip was a different one than advertised.
The boat was another one than announced and more importantly the destination.
Tayrona is closed in February, that means always, each year. All locals know about it.
To sell a trip to “Tayrona” when it is obviously not possible us at least not a good or acceptable business practice.
Written 16 February 2020
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velerosantamarta
Dear. I am very sad with your comment, since in the description there is a note where I clarify that during February I will not sail to Tayrona. I am very sorry but you did not read the trip description in detail. I highly recommend next time you read all the information to avoid misunderstandings.
Written 20 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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