Every morning, 365 days a year, the people of the village La Boquilla, get up to go fishing. La Boquilla is the home to many families with African origins whose principal source of income is fishing.
There are two big lagoons: the Cienaga de Juan Polo and the Cienaga de la Virgen. Different species of fish can be caught in these lagoons and the fishermen use their own traditional technique of fishing. They catch sea bass (róbalo), shad (sábalo), common two-banded sea bream (mojarra), ocean-bass (Pargo negro), mullet (lebranche), as well as sea snails, clams, shrimp, crawfish, and lobster. Three common techniques are generally used: fishing line, nets, and traps.
The fishermen will wait for us in La Boquilla to take us to the lagoon in their canoes. The tour guide will help us communicate with the fishermen. For about 2-3 hours, we will fish in the lagoon (don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen, and mosquito repellent!). The fishermen will explain how to use the fishing line, how to throw the fishing net, and how to position the traps in order to catch shrimp and crawfish. If you wish to eat the fish and crabs you have caught, keep your catch because we go to one of the fishermen’s house to cook and have lunch together!
- Transfer city center – La Boquilla – city center
- Bilingual tour guide
- Fishing gear: decoy, net, trap for crawfish, fishing line
- Introduction by a local fisherman to the world of fishing
- Canoe tour with the fishermen through the mangroves of the lagoon
- Cooking class in the house of a fisherman family (including lunch)
- Travel or accident insurance
- Additional drinks
- Personal expenses
- Activities or expenses not specified in the plan.
The price may vary depending on the number of people.