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Private Lighthouses Of Cartagena

Day Trip, Private Tour
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This unique, private tour of the Lighthouses of Cartagena offers an opportunity to travel to Cabo de Palos, Portman and four different lighthouses for exterior views.

Private Lighthouses of Cartagena

Your wonderful day in Cartagena begins as you depart from the pier, whose port includes two lighthouses that you will see at the end of the visit, the green lighthouse and the red lighthouse. Make your way on an unforgettable route along the coast of Cartagena starting with a visit of the lighthouse of Cabo de Palos, followed by the lighthouse of Portman, in the Sierra Minera (mining area) on an incomparable tour of the Mediterranean coast area that has attracted so many civilizations.

Arrive to the lighthouse of Cabo de Palos, the building has the shape of a square, with sides 20 meters (65.6 feet) in length. It comprises two floors and the height of the building to the top of the parapet is 11.60 meters (38 feet). The tower, located in the center, consists first of a prism of 12.50 meters (41 feet) in height in the upper part and at the height of 43 meters (141 feet) high you will find the capital of the tower and a large molding formed by a very salient ledge supported by 16 corbels. Above the cornice rises a tower of 2.20 by 3.20 meters ((7.21 by 10.5 feet). The focal plane of the lighthouse has a height of 51 meters (167 feet) above ground and 81 meters (266 feet) above sea level. Emitting a white light in groups of 2 flashes every 10 seconds, this light has a nominal nocturnal range of 23 nautical miles. You will have the option of climbing to the viewpoint of the lighthouse, this involves climbing 300 steps as there is a fee of 50 Euro; (not included in your tour price).

Next up, the Faro de Portman, located on a promontory located in the east of the Portman cove. Composed of a rectangular building and a white cylindrical tower with a height of 8 meters (266 feet), the focal plane reaches a height of 49 meters (160 feet) above sea level. This lighthouse is completely automated projecting white light in a period of 3.5 seconds, with a light of 2.5 seconds and a concealment of 1 second. Its nominal nocturnal range is 13 nautical miles.

Continue to see the lighthouse of San Pedro, of the Curra or Green Lighthouse, due to the color of its dome. This nineteenth century structure is located on the dike of La Curra, at the entrance to the Port of Cartagena next to the Christmas dike. The objective of building this lighthouse was to help the boats to avoid the so-called slab of the port or underwater slab, a gigantic stone of 10,000 cubic meters, that ships had to dodge with skill and has caused many problems in the past. The lighthouse is a white and green cylindrical tower 12 meters (39 feet) high with a range of 5 nautical miles.

The lighthouse of the Christmas Dike, or Red Lighthouse, is installed in the Christmas Dyke and is even with the Curra Lighthouse. The two dams and beacons were built in the nineteenth century at the entrance of the port of Cartagena to avoid the natural obstacle of the slab of the port. The lighthouse, white and red, like its light, consists of a cylindrical tower 15 meters high (49 feet) with a range of 10 nautical miles.

Your day will end with a return to the Cartagena Cruise Pier area and your ship.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$159.00 USD
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided
Snack, Beverage
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and comfortable shoes. We also recommend sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.