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Bayahibe: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

1. Bayahibe: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

Saona Island is surrounded by white sand beaches, turquoise clear waters, and countless palm trees. This very inviting atmosphere is perfect for relaxing, which is exactly what you can do throughout your tour. You will first be picked up from your hotel, from where you will travel to Bayahibe. Once on the speed boat, you will travel to Saona Island via the Caribbean Sea. Half-way through the trip you will be granted a 45-minute break at a beautiful natural pool, after which you will continue your journey before arriving to Saona Island where you will have about 3.5 hours to relax. At approximately 2:35PM you will board a beautiful catamaran to return to Bayahibe. Aboard this Catamaran you can enjoy the party atmosphere, and can also choose to dance throughout the approximately 1.5-hour journey. At the conclusion of your day out in the sun, you will be returned back to your accommodation.

Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

2. Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off, stop off at a huge natural swimming pool, and enjoy snacks as you go. Benefit from the services of a guide, ride a speed boat and catamaran, and feast on a buffet lunch including drinks. Begin the tour by boarding a speedboat and jetting off to Saona Island. On the way, stop to swim in a waist-deep natural swimming pool with transparent waters. If you're lucky you'll see some starfish. When you arrive at Isla Saona, you'll have many activities to choose from. Wade in the turquoise waters, visit the open bar, take a nap on a beach lounge chair, walk along the coastline, or play volleyball. Indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fruit. You can even enjoy lobster and premium drinks when you book the VIP option. Take your time to discover the island and do it all.

Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

3. Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

After hotel pick-up from your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel, arrive at the marina. Be welcomed aboard "Paradise" by the team with tropical refreshments. Your PADI-certified dive team will give health and safety procedures and a snorkeling briefing to ensure your experience is unforgettable but safe. Leave the marina and head for the east side of Catalina Island to the snorkel site "The Wall," catering to both novice and expert snorkelers. Life jackets are available here. During the journey, enjoy light refreshments and music. After approximately 30 minutes, arrive at the snorkel site and enjoy just under an hour of snorkeling. Expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility, and an amazing underwater ecosystem. After snorkeling, board the boat and head to the west side. On arrival, head to a private beach. There is a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments available. Snorkeling equipment is available at the bar so you can enjoy the snorkel sites near the beach. Lunch will be served at around 13:00. The Dominican feast will be prepared by a renowned local chef. Enjoy fresh lobster caught that morning (VIP package only), pork, chicken, salads, pasta, and local fruits. After lunch, the rest of the afternoon is free. Relax while listening to the waves breaking on the shore, snorkel in the clear turquoise waters, or enjoy the open bar. Finally, board the boat and arrive back at the marina at 4:00 PM. From there, board a bus back to your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel.

Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Optional Upgrades

4. Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Optional Upgrades

Climb aboard and feel the breeze as you cross the Caribbean Sea by speed boat. Travel to the beautiful island of Saona and go for a swim in a natural pool and sandbank in the middle of the sea. Interact with starfish and other marine life as you frolic in the sea. Get some free time to laze on the beach and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Play a game of beach volleyball or just chill out on the sun loungers. Avail of the calm waters as you cruise by catamaran with an onboard open bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Benefit from the brilliant atmosphere suitable for all the family.

Punta Cana: Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling

5. Punta Cana: Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling

Benefit from hotel pick-up in Punta Cana, and then climb aboard a catamaran exclusive to you. Take in the picturesque beauty of the popular tourist area, known for its sugar-white beaches and palm trees. Benefit from a service that can be fully customized to your needs, whether you are celebrating a wedding, anniversary or spring break! Cruise along the coast and jump into the Caribbean Sea to snorkel among tropical fish. Marvel at the marine life of the coral gardens, and stop at a natural pool to cool off in the sea. Enjoy a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks from the open bar as you soak up the sun and sip on water, sodas, rum, beer or cocktails prepared by a friendly bartender. Dance to the rhythms of the Dominican Republic for some serious fun, Punta Cana style!

Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

6. Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

Sail in the pristine waters of Punta Cana on this 34x22 feet catamaran. Sail through Punta Cana and Cape Engaño for approximately 4-hours. Stop for a swim or snorkel at a nature reserve and anchor at a sand bar where you can chill in waist-deep water while having drinks from a floating bar. Relax on board with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including, beer, rum, tequila, tropical juices, and soft drinks. While having cocktails from the open bar, you can lay on one of the 2 nets or in a shaded area of the catamaran.

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

7. Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

Head to Altos de Chavón to see a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavón River. Admire the work of artisans from the Dominican Republic who crafted the village in detail. Board a catamaran and cruise to Saona Island and get back to nature in the government-protected reserve. Relax on the beach and top up your tan, or go for a swim. Explore the tropical surroundings at leisure and discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Marvel at the white sand and coconut palms before a BBQ buffet lunch of typical island fare. Make use of the open bar and sample local drinks before you return to Punta Cana.

Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana

8. Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana

After hotel pickup from your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel you will arrive at the marina for your 09:30 am departure. You will be welcomed aboard 'Paradise' by the team. The PADI certified dive team will go through your health and safety procedures and dive briefing, to ensure your experience is an unforgettable one.  After the overview you will leave the marina, setting a course for the east side of 'Catalina Island' to the first dive site known as 'The Wall' which caters to novice and expert divers. This dive site has depths from 5 meters (16 feet) to 40+ meters (131+ feet). Life jackets will be available to anyone who requires one. The dive team will be available if you require any help to prepare for your first dive.  Enjoy just under an hour of diving to discover the true beauty of the 'Wall'. You can expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility and an amazing underwater ecosystem. Things to look out for during your dive include vase sponge, sea fan coral, octopus, porcupine fish, moray eel, scorpion fish, southern stingray, blue parrot fish, lion fish, sea horse and more. The dive team will be available to help guide you through the underwater paradise. After 'The Wall' you will head to the second dive site, 'The Aquarium'. Enjoy just under an hour of diving to discover the true beauty of the 'Aquarium', which has depths from 8 meters (26 feet) to 12+ meters (39+ feet). Things to look out for during your dive include; vase sponge, tube worm, spiny lobster, sand star, frog fish, trumpet fish, barracuda, mackerel, tiger moray eel and more.  After scuba diving you will head to a private beach on Catalina Island where you will enjoy an incredible Dominican feast prepared by renowned local chef nicknamed 'Bobby'. You can expect to taste fresh lobster caught that morning (VIP package only), pork, chicken, salads, pasta and local fruits all prepared in a hygienic kitchen. After lunch relax in paradise. A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available as you relax and enjoy yourself on the beach. Snorkeling equipment will be available at the bar, so you can enjoy the amazing snorkel sites off the beach. The rest of the afternoon will be yours to relax, to listen to the waves breaking on the shore, to snorkel in the clear turquoise waters or to enjoy the open bar and the cool breeze looking over the ocean. After your time on the beach is complete you will head back to the marina. During the return trip you can enjoy light refreshments at the bar and music prepared by the entertainment team. At 4 pm you will arrive at the marina where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel.

Punta Cana: Reef Explorer

9. Punta Cana: Reef Explorer

Relax on a floating island and discover the marine life in Punta Cana. Snorkel on the reef or admire the behavior of the sharks. For more adrenaline, get a close encounter with our friendly stingrays and give them a kiss. Take a kayak or paddle board and hunt the reef waves. Try the power snorkel and feel like James Bond. Sunbathe on floating hammocks and mats. Enjoy a Tibetan relaxing therapy of head, neck, and shoulder massage, a relaxing body MaderoTherapy, a reflexology of hands with acupressure, or a reflexology of feet with MaderoTherapy.  A health bar with fruit juice will refresh you. Enjoy some sandwiches and vegetables with dips. Have a glass of mamajuana before you leave.

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

10. From Punta Cana: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

Start with pickup from your hotel in Puna Cana or Bavaro. Enjoy the scenery on the transfer to Bayahibe beach, where you'll board either a catamaran or speedboat for the ride to Saona Island.   Saona Island is a 42 square kilometer Caribbean gem off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Originally named "Adamanay" by the Taino Indians, the island was renamed by Christopher Columbus, during his second voyage to the Americas in 1494. Find a seat on the deck and enjoy the sun and water on the way to the idyllic island of Saona. Make a short 20-minute stop at a large natural swimming pool for a quick swim. Once you arrive, enjoy free time to explore the island at your own pace, making this tour a great choice for independent travelers. Optional activities include volleyball and dance lessons, or you can simply relax on the provided lounge chairs and sip drinks from the open bar. Stroll down the white sand beach under the swaying palm trees to collect shells or go for a swim until it's time for the barbecue-style buffet lunch. Indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fruit. After three hours on the island, be returned to your accommodation back on the mainland.

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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 341 reviews

A great excursion. The transfer went smoothly. On time and without stopping. We were lucky that there were only 4 of us on this excursion. So to speak we had a private trip with an American couple. The team on the catamaran put a lot of effort into it. Drinks constantly offered and even bought Annas from the water (from a vendor) The snorkeling was good too. There was enough time and we saw a lot of fish. Although no large but still enough corals and smaller fish. Of course, other boats docked at the same time, but there was enough space to have peace and quiet in the water. We would book it again!

Fantastic trip with lots to absorb, really well paced and feel like this day will be one to remember for many years. The guide offered valuable insights and we really felt like we got a taste of the Dominican lifestyle and culture. The sights were incredible, our Gopro stayed warm throughout the trip! Make sure that you leave some tips to the horseriding assistants, they work really hard! (and perhaps avoid making the mistake of bringing British pounds as they have never seen that before)...

Really well organised and had soooo much fun on the catamaran and speedboat. The historical sight was really pleasant to venture and the Saona waters very amongst the most pristine that we have ever seen! Only I wish we anchored nearer the starfish to take a pic of them... My only regret honestly (I'm sure the starfish don't mind)...

Superb excursion... Team at the TOP who speaks French (Dedication to Christian) Very pleasant small group Canto de la playa beach to do ABSOLUTELY !! I recommend paying a little more than the others to go to this unspoiled paradise of any deckchair. MAGNIFICENT, THANKS !

It was all very well planned and executed. A great team.