"Boat to Isla Gorgona and back" Guapí Transportation Tip by MalenaN
Guapí Transportation: 2 reviews and 6 photos
I had booked everything regarding the Isla Gorgona trip at Aviatur in Bogotá. So, together with two persons from Bogotá who were also going to Isla Gorgona, I was taken from the airport to Aviaturs office in Guapí. The office is by the river and that’s from where the boat is leaving. We thought we were leaving quite soon, but it turned out we had to wait. We thought we were waiting for other people to arrive with another plane, but it turned out we were waiting for a tyre that had to be taken to the island. Well, the good thing was that while we were waiting we had time to take a walk around in Guapí with a man from the town.
Finally it was time to leave and we got a raincoat to put on to protect us from the water. But as the sea was very calm we didn’t need it. The boat ride took less than two hours and coming out on open sea we could see a few whales very far away.
Going back to Guapí the boat left very early, it was just becoming light. It was very different from the trip to the island, when it had been a calm sea. As we were leaving it was a rough sea and the ride was very bumpy with high waves, and we were constantly splashed with a water (I couldn‘t take any photos when we left as the rain poured down and it was windy). Approaching the coast it became less wavy and after more than two hours we arrived to Guapí. I was wet, but my luggage was dry as it had been packed in a big plastic bag.
I paid for a package to Isla Gorgona, but looking at the bill I can see that the return ride with boat Guapí - Isla Gorgona was 8500 pesos (July 2008).