Water activity

Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

Activity provider: CARIBBEAN ROUTE PUNTA CANA
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From US$ 75 per person

Visit Isla Saona, currently the most popular excursion offered in the Dominican Republic. Explore this quintessential tropical beach with swaying palm trees, bone-white sand, and lapping turquoise waters.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickups are usually arranged from the hotel lobby. However, if you’re staying at Royalton, Melia and Catalonia resorts, please meet outside at the main gate of the hotel complex. Look out for the local partner's bus. If you are staying in an apartment or Airbnb, please contact the local partner in order to arrange a meeting point close to you. You must call or text the day before to confirm the exact pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean
  • Board a state-of-the-art speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island
  • Stop at a natural swimming pool filled with starfish
  • Spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure water
  • Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 30-minute stop at the biggest natural swimming pool
  • 3 hours at the Saona Island
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Speed boat and catamaran to Isla Saona
  • Buffet lunch (BBQ, salad and typical Dominican fare)
  • Beer, rum, and soft drinks (open bar)
  • Lobster and premium drinks (only included in the VIP option)
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 446 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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So glad I booked through gyg as the hotel were charging an extortionate amount for exact same trip. The boat trip was made fun by the dancer getting everyone involved made it a fun boat. Soana island is amazingly beautiful definitely worth the journey, food was tasty and plentiful only downfall is you get harassed on the beach for massages and pictures when i just wanted to enjoy my time there

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May 3, 2022

We had a very nice trip to Isla Saona and even saw a family of dolphins on our speedboat ride. From our point of view, the stop at the natural pool was somewhat superfluous because driving through it alone would have been enough to see the beauty of the sea. Arrived there, many boats and their drinking guests could be seen. The buffet and the 3 hour stop at Isla Saona was very nice and brings back good memories.

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April 26, 2022

Superb experience we recommend 100%, the transfer is top, small flat we spend AGAIN once in a souvenir shop before leaving for the port of bayhibe, the natural swimming pool is magnificent is sublime the water is crazy. We saw plenty of starfish. Saona Island is splendid, the buffet is also very good, nothing to complain about! A crazy atmosphere on the boats the guides speak English, Spanish and French.

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April 22, 2022

Product ID: 255497