T&N Wedding - IslandS Day

Options for Day in the islands on Dec 29

Hello Boys, 

I would like to present to you some options for the Islands Day you want to have on December 29.   Please take a look and let me know what you think.

NOTE: I am offering these options with the estimate of 60 people joining that day.  If that changes, totals would change as well. 

Day at Resort in Islas del Rosario (Estimate $70 - $100 per person)

  •  Included:

    • Transportation from Cartagena on boat (8:30 AM check-in at pier)

    • Use of Facilities (Reserved Covered Day beds, beach, towels)

    • Lunch and welcome drink

  • I am looking at three resorts that can host 60 people (or more), and I know offer good service, facilities, locations, etc.

    • IslaBela​

    • Gente de Mar

    • Pedro de Majagua

  • Ride is about 45min-60 min each way.  

  • Guests will have options for additional activities like jet skis, snorkeling, kayaks, etc.   

  • Timeframe at the resorts is usually arriving around 10am and departing around 3pm.  But as we know, that change due to weather conditions.

  • Cost Estimate:

    • I am waiting to get estimates from these places, but their day passes are usually between $70 to $90.

    • They could offer us a better deal since it is a big group, or ask for more since they might need to close areas just for us, which means they can't have more clients.  It tis high season.

  • Flexibility Level - Medium to Low. 

    • Number of people - We might have flexibility to increase or reduce number of people, but we would need to reserve and pay deposit for a set number of people up front.  

    • Number of Stops - The resort would only offer round trip. no stops along the way.

    • Planning - Medium  

Island Hopping on Speed Boats - (Estimate $850 per boat)

  • Included:

    • 5 speed boats (about 12 people per boat)

    • Recommended departure around 9am.  trip to islands take about 45 min.

    • Captain and one crew member per boat

    • Ceviche, waters, and fresh juices (Guests can bring their alcohol and make their own cocktails)

    • 3, maybe 4, stops in different beaches, and islands. 

  • Each guest would be responsible to pay for their food and drinks throughout the day or we can coordinate in advance in one of the stops and include a fixed price in the cost for lunch.

  • Each stop would offer different options for activities.  We can preselect the stops.

  • One thing to note with this option is that would be hard to assist or help guide guests throughout the day since everyone would be split in many boats.  A lot more preparation or communication in advance will be required.   Picking and coordinating one place for lunch in advance would greatly reduce complications.  I can look into options. 

  • Cost Estimate:

    • Cost per boat with extras as listed is $850

    • If we want to include or coordinate lunch in advance, or have alcohol in he boats price would go up respectively.

  • Flexibility Level - High to Medium

    • Number of people - Perhaps the moss flexible option about this.  You can choose to have 3 reserved in advance, and include more as needed.  Just keep in mind that if we wait too long would be harder and perhaps more expensive to find boats. 

    • Number of Stops - Very flexible, but recommended to choose in advance and have a schedule as possible, so people know when they are expected to be back on their boat.  

    • Planning -  Hard 

Island Hopping on Two Catamarans with engine - (Estimate $95 per person) 

  • Included:

    • 2 Catamarans with power engine for a faster trip to the islands (Most catamarans take hours, these ones about an hour) 

    • One has a capacity for 35 people, and the other 25

    • Recommended departure around 9am

    • Captain and a couple of crew members per boat

    • Ceviche, waters, and fresh juices (Guests can bring their alcohol and make their own cocktails)

    • 2, maybe 3, stops in different beaches, and islands. 

  • We can have access to a beach/resort for lunch where we can have each guest be responsible to pay for their food and drinks, or we can coordinate in advance.

  • Each stop would offer different options for activities.  We can preselect the stops.

  • This option would keep people more together, and would be easier for you to spend time with everyone. 

  • Cost Estimate:

    • Cost per person is around $95.  Lunch not included.

    • If we have less than 60, price per person could increase.

    • If we have more than 60 price could decrease, I would just need to confirm the max capacity. 

    • If we want to include or coordinate lunch in advance, or have alcohol price would go up respectively.

  • Flexibility Level - Medium

    • Number of people - We can confirm number of people later, but you would still need to reserve the two catamarans in advance.  

    • Number of Stops - Flexible, but less stops are possible compared to speed boats. Recommended to use the beach/resort they recommend as the main stop.  photos below.    

  • Planning -  Medium