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Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

1. 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.

Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Buffet Lunch & Drinks

2. Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Buffet Lunch & Drinks

Climb aboard and feel the breeze as you cross the Caribbean Sea by speedboat on this full-day island excursion. Travel to the beautiful island of Saona and go for a swim in a natural pool and sandbank in the middle of the sea. Start your tour at the Cotubanamá National Park. Head to Palmilla, a natural swimming pool, and enjoy drinks as you frolic in the turquoise waters. Interact with starfish and other marine life.  Afterward, head to the island beach club for three hours of free time: laze on the beach, go swimming, or play beach volleyball. Enjoy a buffet lunch before continuing with a catamaran cruise on the calm waters.

Saona Island: Beaches and Natural Pool Cruise with Lunch

3. Saona Island: Beaches and Natural Pool Cruise with Lunch

Embark on a fantastic journey starting with a pickup and a drive to Bayahibe, the launching point for your adventure. In Bayahibe, you'll board a high-speed boat that will transport you to the breathtaking Cotubanama National Park. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to experience several fascinating stops: Begin with a brief visit to the impressive Penon, where a knowledgeable English-speaking guide will share insights about this towering cliff and the history of the Taino natives, who were the island's first inhabitants. Next, you'll make a stop at the enchanting mangroves, where you can witness trees thriving directly in the seawater, creating a unique and picturesque landscape. Your first destination on Saona Island will be Catuano, a perfect location for snorkeling. Dive into the crystal-clear waters from the boat's piers and explore the vibrant marine life, including tropical fish and coral, in this tropical paradise. Following your underwater exploration, head to a pristine white sand beach, where you can relax with a refreshing drink, savor a delicious Dominican buffet lunch, and unwind while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views. To cap off your incredible adventure, you'll visit the famous natural pool, home to large starfish. Here, you can enjoy an aperitif in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, adding a perfect finishing touch to your day. As your journey comes to an end, you'll return to Bayahibe with cherished memories of this unforgettable excursion.

Bayahibe: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

4. Bayahibe: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

Take a trip to Saona Island to be surrounded by white-sand beaches, turquoise clear waters, and countless palm trees. Enjoy an inviting atmosphere perfect for relaxing throughout your tour. Be picked up from your hotel and travel to Bayahibe. Hop on board the speed boat for Saona Island via the Caribbean Sea. Stop halfway through your trip for a break at a beautiful natural pool. Continue your journey before arriving at Saona Island with about 3.5 hours to relax. At 2:35 PM, board a catamaran for the return ride to Bayahibe. Enjoy a party atmosphere where you can dance throughout the 1.5-hour journey. At the conclusion of your day out in the sun, enjoy drop-off back at your accommodation.

From Punta Cana: Saona Island Full Day Trip with Lunch

5. From Punta Cana: Saona Island Full Day Trip with Lunch

- We will pick you up in our transport to go from your hotel to Bayahibe. - We will board the Speedboat and begin your journey to Saona Island in the Caribbean Sea. - Halfway through the navigation you will have a 45-minute stop at the beautiful Natural Pool (Blue Lagoon) or sandbanks where you will be at the foot of the sea and the water only has a maximum depth of 1 meter. You can also enjoy the Starfish Sanctuary. - You will advance your trip until you reach Saona Island, where you will enjoy approximately 2 hours 45 minutes of free time to enjoy the island. - Lunch will be at 1:00 pm buffet style with various types of side dishes and meats. - At approximately 2:40 pm, you will board a beautiful catamaran to return to Bayahibe. On the catamaran, you will enjoy the party and dance with our animation for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. - At the end, our transport will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel. Isla Saona takes place every day. Its approximate duration is 10 hours.

Punta Cana: Hoy Azul Scape Park Cap Cana Entry Ticket

6. Punta Cana: Hoy Azul Scape Park Cap Cana Entry Ticket

Start your day on an air-conditioned coach that whisks you from your hotel to Scape Park, an eco-adventure park located in the Cap Cana Resort, which covers over 247 acres (100 hectares) on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic. This full-day admission ticket includes all 7 quality attractions available at Scape Park. You might decide to start your Scape Park adventure on the Zip Line Eco Tour and then cool off on the Hoyo Azul Eco Tour. It’s up to you. Attractions available at the park: Hoyo Azul Eco Tour: Cool down with a swim in a hidden cenote with brilliant blue waters. Cross a bridge with gorgeous views of Farallon Cliff, and visit plant stations to learn about the local plants and wildlife Cave Expedition: Hike up into Farallon Cliff and trek in a jungle. Make your way down a staircase to enter the cave and explore its vast underground network of chambers and tunnels Cultural Route: During a nature walk, see markings by Tainos, the original indigenous inhabitants of the island. Saltos Azules: Escape the ordinary with this adventure you can't find in any other park. Discover Saltos Azules, a land with many fun and unique activities to do. Experience the diving platforms, hanging zip line, swing zip line, and ride the water hammocks that take you speeding and splashing in the refreshing water Zip Line Eco Adventure: Feel the adrenaline and enjoy the sensation of flying through a canopy of trees as you speed through eight zip lines. With the platforms set on a naturally high cliff, the zip line has breathtaking views of the Caribbean coastline and lush natural scenery Cave Swim: Dive into this mystical underground spring and live the genuine sensation of swimming in these invigorating waters, previously used by the ancient natives for sacred rituals Iguanaland:In this wild journey, you will have an up-and-close encounter with our rhinoceros iguanas. A species of reptile that can only be found on this tropical island. The handlers are trained to make this experience both fun and educational for the whole family

Punta Cana: Zipline, Chairlift, Buggy & Horse Ride Adventure

7. Punta Cana: Zipline, Chairlift, Buggy & Horse Ride Adventure

Visit  La Hacienda Park and enjoy a pickup at your hotel. Soar over the jungle on speedy ziplines, enjoy a safari through Punta Cana, and feel the thrill of a quick jump. Slide through the jungle with 2-kilometre-long ziplines that reach a speed of up to 70 km/h and a height of up to 160 m, enjoy the wild jungle at high speed since zip lines, with a free fall jump with a height of 20 meters. Drive buggies on the extreme roads of a private circuit, which guarantee the best safety with an extreme experience so that children, as well as adults, can enjoy it to the fullest. Bathe in the river with crystal clear water, and ride through the middle of the jungle with horses that are calm and agile so you can enjoy the wildlife. Ride the only chairlift in the Dominican Republic that will make you enjoy the best views of the park and finally, discover the culture of the country with a safari. Learn about Dominican and local culture. Taste mamajuana and freshly brewed coffee and a hearty traditional buffet. For the little ones La Hacienda Park is family-friendly. Kids can enjoy their time at the kids club where they will be supervised by a great team and have a lot of fun activities while they wait for the older ones to finish their activities. Choose the Private VIP option to enjoy a private transfer from your hotel, access to La Hacienda, the services of a guide and a photographer, drinks and snacks, a lunch buffet, and digital photographs of your time at La Hacienda. The Standard Option includes a group transfer, a lunch buffet, and access to La Hacienda.

From Santo Domingo: Saona Island Day Trip w/ Lunch & Drinks

8. From Santo Domingo: Saona Island Day Trip w/ Lunch & Drinks

Saona Island is paradise on earth surrounded by white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and countless palm trees. This environment invites you to relax. Isla Saona is an experience of a lifetime! - We will pick you up in our transport to go from your place to Bayahibe. - We will board the Speedboat and begin your journey to Saona Island in the Caribbean Sea. - Halfway through the navigation you will have a 45-minute stop at the beautiful Natural Pool (Blue Lagoon) or sandbanks where you will be at the foot of the sea and the water only has a maximum depth of 1 meter. You can also enjoy the Starfish Sanctuary. - You will advance your trip until you reach Saona Island, where you will enjoy approximately 2 hours 45 minutes of free time to enjoy the island. - Lunch will be at 1:00 pm buffet style with various types of side dishes and meats. - At approximately 2:40 pm, you will board a beautiful catamaran to return to Bayahibe. On the catamaran, you will enjoy the party and dance with our animation for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. - At the end, our transport will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel. Isla Saona takes place every day. Its approximate duration is 12 hours.

From Punta Cana: Saona Island Tour and Cruise with Lunch

9. From Punta Cana: Saona Island Tour and Cruise with Lunch

Start with pickup and drive to Bayahibe, the starting point of the excursion, where you will embark on the fast boat to Cotubanama National Park A short stop in front of the Penon where an English-speaking guide will give you explanations about this cliff and the Taino natives, the first inhabitants of the island. You will also make a stop at the mangroves, which are trees growing directly in the seawater. First stop on the island of Saona, at Catuano where you can enjoy a beautiful snorkeling spot at the piers from the boat. There, you will discover the tropical fishes and coral of that tropical Island. Once done, let's head to a beautiful white sand beach where you will have plenty of time to take a drink, have a delicious Dominican buffet lunch and relax on the beach while enjoying the wonderful panorama. To top it off, you will stop at the famous natural pool where you will be able to see the huge starfish and have an aperitif in the turquoise Caribbean water. Come back to Bayahibe with beautiful memories.

Punta Cana: Saona Island Beaches and Turtle Nursery Tour

10. Punta Cana: Saona Island Beaches and Turtle Nursery Tour

Cruise to Cotubanama National Park and South Saona with this tour with options to leave from Bayahibe Village, Dominicus, Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, Juan Dolio, and Boca Chica areas. Select the group or private option. Stop at Cotubanama National Park and sail in front of El Penon where the English-speaking guide will give you some information about the history of this cliff and the indigenous Tainos, the first inhabitants of the island. Sail on to see the mangroves. Glide over to the sea to Saona Island to see the charming fishing village of Mano Juan. Walk through the colorful houses and shops in the village before going to the turtle nursery. Learn about the turtles, and see hatchings if they have left their shell. Have an authentic Dominican meal in a restaurant with a splendid view of Saona beach. After lunch, leave for Canto de La Playa for two hours of relaxing and snorkeling. Finish, at a natural pool to see huge starfishes, swim, and sip rum.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,296 reviews

I was worried about the transportation picking us up at RIU BAMBU HOTEL. The driver of the van said he could not get past security gate to pick us up. We almost missed our ride but were able to get transportation to the front gate after informing the front desk of our situation. The driver of the van was able to take us to the charter bus. The charter bus took us to the boating dock. The speedboat to the swimming pool was great. The Swimming pool was cold but once you got a couple drinks from the open bar it was nice. The water is beautiful and very blue. Then took the boat to Saona Island where they prepared a Buffett lunch that had, BBQ chicken thighs, fresh fish, spaghetti in a light tomato sauce, fresh fruit, and an open bar. The food was fantastic. Plenty of chairs were set up for tanning. Lots of great places to take pictures. Best part of the excursion is transferring from the speedboat to the party boat. Open bar and plenty of space to lounge or dance! Highly Recommend!!!!!!!

A trip on a speed boat, very fun and safe. A hearty and very good meal on the beach. A longer rest time for swimming, relaxing and exploring the island would have been appreciable given the long return. Having already visited the island of Saona there was a lack of local merchants' stalls. Perhaps it was on another side of the island... A return by catamaran, very sexy dances by the female crew which could "shock" the youngest and the oldest (lol). Kind and available staff who take you.

Out of the few excursions we did whilst visiting Punta Cana - this was by far the best. Very well organised and really friendly tour guides. Everything planned really well and plenty of time to enjoy the island and the surrounding areas. We were lucky enough to see the turtles swimming in the mangroves too which was great!

Very nice trip with amazing party on the boat, open bar and very good food. Soana Island is so beautiful and we really enjoyed. We also saw star fish and stingray

The first boat we were on didn’t have any songs on it. They should have some music, everyone’s there to enjoy and not just sit and watch