Tayrona Bay Sailboat Trip Experience

Tayrona Bay Sailboat Trip Experience

Tayrona Bay Sailboat Trip Experience

Embark on a memorable sailing adventure to Tayrona Bay aboard the exquisite 58ft cutter rigged ketch, SONATA. Explore the breathtaking meeting point of mountains and ocean, enjoy water activities, and savor a delightful lunch with complimentary beer on board.

Itinerary Details

1. Departure Information

  • Meeting Point: Marina of Santa Marta
  • Time: 9:30 am
  • Boarding at SONATA @ Gate: 10 am
  • Note: Please ensure punctuality; the boat cannot wait past 9:50 am.

2. SONATA Sailboat

  • Vessel Type: 58ft cutter rigged ketch
  • Built: 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Capacity: 26 passengers

3. Scenic Route to Bahia Concha

  • Departure: Sailing upwind to Bahia Concha in Tayrona Park
  • Highlights: Taganga, Playa Grande, Aguja Island
  • Important: No activities can be delayed past 3:30 pm to ensure a timely return.

4. Activities at Bahia Concha

  • Anchor: Enjoy the pristine beauty of Bahia Concha
  • Water Activities: Kayaking, SUP Boarding, Snorkeling
  • Beach Access: Auxiliary boat or swimming
  • Note: Water activities are permitted only in designated areas.

5. On-Board Experience

  • Lunch: Provided approximately 1 hour after arrival
  • Drinks: One complimentary beer; additional drinks available for purchase
  • Reminder: 3:30 pm gather on board for the return journey.

6. Return Journey

  • Wind Permitting: Sailing back to Marina of Santa Marta
  • Arrival: Back at Marina by 5 pm
  • Sunset Delight: Enjoy the scenic beauty upon return

7. Weather Contingencies

  • Note: If maritime authorities restrict navigation to Tayrona Park, alternative nearby bays will be explored.
  • Refund Policy: No refund if restricted to Tayrona Park; full refund if all navigation is restricted.

8. Tayrona Park Closure Dates

  • Closure Periods: Feb 1-15, June 1-15, Oct 19-Nov 2
  • During Closure: Exploration of nearby bays

Additional Information

  • Confirmation: Received at the time of booking
  • Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service Animals: Allowed
  • Transportation: Near public transportation
  • Health Advisory: Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Participant Limit: Maximum of 26 travellers


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Becky’s Fantastic Experience

August 2023 | Family Trip | 2 Contributions

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Becky and her family had an unforgettable experience on this sailboat trip, making it the standout highlight of their Santa Marta visit. The crew’s exceptional service, characterized by friendliness, helpfulness, and a commitment to passenger safety, left a lasting impression on the entire group.

Highlights of the Journey

1. Crew Excellence

Becky praised the crew for their outstanding performance, emphasizing their friendly demeanor, helpful attitude, and the sense of security they provided throughout the trip. This positive interaction significantly contributed to the overall enjoyment of the day.

2. Culinary Delights

The inclusion of a variety of drinks, snacks, and a satisfying lunch exceeded the expectations of the travelers. The culinary offerings were not only ample but also of high quality, adding a delightful touch to the sailing experience.

3. Ideal Time Management

Becky appreciated the well-paced itinerary, allowing ample time to relish the water activities and relax on the beach. The strategic timing of their arrival ensured they enjoyed a peaceful beach experience before the arrival of other boats, enhancing the overall tranquility of the outing.

4. Uninterrupted Serenity

Arriving ahead of other boats proved to be a significant advantage, granting Becky’s family precious moments of quietude on the beach before it became crowded. This thoughtful consideration added an extra layer of enjoyment to their day.


Becky highly recommends this sailboat trip to fellow travellers, praising its exceptional value and overall experience. The combination of a fantastic crew, delicious offerings, well-managed time, and the privilege of enjoying a serene beach make this excursion a must-try for anyone visiting Santa Marta.

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