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Bayahibe: Whale-Watching Cruise & Cayo Levantado Day Trip

1. Bayahibe: Whale-Watching Cruise & Cayo Levantado Day Trip

We will meet you at your Hotel or place in bayahibe around 5:30 AM (the exact meeting point and other details are provided in the confirmation message). We will drive to Sabana de la mar port. First we go to observe the whales in their own habitat. After observation, we will go for a typical dominican lunch to Cayo Levantado Island. After lunch you will have free time to enjoy the beach, walk around the island, playing volleyball or just relaxing in the shadow. Around 4:30 PM we will return back to Sabana de la mar community where the experience finish and we will take you back to Bayahibe. Other things to note This is an experience to see close the whales. No swimming or touching them. In case you would like to make a private trip and not be joining a group, please contact us and we will send you prices and other details. We follow the observation Santuary Rules.

From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

2. From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

Depart from the areas of Punta Cana, Bávaro and Uvero Alto and travel by bus through the wonderful countryside of the Dominican Republic along rural roads. Discover magical locations that perfectly capture the most exquisite flora of the Caribbean. Journey along a new road that connects the area with the Bavarian town of Miches in just 1 hour. Marvel at the colors as you pass the towns of La Colonia and El Cedro en route. Arrive at the ranch in time for a tasty light breakfast snack. Then, go to a private dock to board a speedboat and set sail to look for humpback whales in their natural environment. Visit Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) to experience a tropical paradise surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Marvel at the magical setting of turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Then, continue by boat to the dock where you will board a comfortable air-conditioned bus to the village of El Limon. Stop for a hearty buffet or Dominican lunch at Rancho Los Cocos.

Saona Island: Virgin Beaches far away from the crowd

3. Saona Island: Virgin Beaches far away from the crowd

Discover the magic of Saona Island on this guided day trip with hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations. Soak up some sun with free time on the beach of Canto. Savor a delicious Dominican lunch on the beach and visit a turtle nursery. Dive into a natural pool in search of giant starfish.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and relax on the transfer to the speedboat in Bayahibe. Feel the wind in your hair as you glide to the Cotubanama National Park for a short stop in front of the Penon cliff. Hear about the Taino natives, the first inhabitants of the island. Cruise to the mangroves whose roots reach into the sea water creating a unique ecosystem. Reach the white sands of Canto de la Playa. Have free time to watch the crystal-clear water lap at the coconut-treelined shore. Cut across the water to the village of Mano Juan for a Dominican lunch with hearty dishes like fish, chicken, rise, pasta, and fruit. Once done with lunch, visit the village of Mano Juan with your guide and get a glimpse of what local life is like. Stop at a turtle nursery where a local family takes care of the incubation of eggs during the laying period and releases the baby turtles into the sea. Once the visit is over you will have a little time to enjoy the beach or hunt for bargains at the local shops. End your trip with a dip in a famous natural pool where you ca see the huge starfish or have an aperitif while gazing at the turquoise Caribbean water. Return to Bayahibe with beautiful memories and transfer back to your accommodation.

Dominican Republic: Saona Sailing Tour with Lunch and Drinks

4. Dominican Republic: Saona Sailing Tour with Lunch and Drinks

Spend a dreamy day with your partner, family, or friends aboard a sailing catamaran. Navigate from your chosen location to Cotubanama National Park, towards Saona Island. Admire incredible views of the Caribbean Sea, relax on a beautiful beach, and taste a delicious lunch. Begin your tour with a stop at the Catuano Pier, partially destroyed by hurricane George in 1998. Discover this great spot for snorkeling. Move on to the gorgeous Saona, where you will enjoy a paradisiacal beach and turquoise waters. Once at the beach, a waiter will welcome you with a glass of wine. Eat a scrumptious seafood lunch of lobster, shrimp, and squid. Enjoy access to a buffet wth rice, potatoes, pasta with tomato sauce, meat, pork, chicken, fish, and salads. Sip on a glass of red or rose wine, then enjoy alcoholic and soft drinks at the beach, including rum, beer, whisky, gin, and vodka. End your journey at a famous natural pool, where you will see huge starfish. Have a swim in the shallow waters and drink a Dominican rum before returning to the port of Bayahibe.

From Punta Cana: Saona Island Tour and Cruise with Lunch

5. 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 the beach of Canto de la playa where you will spend 2h30 on this magic white sand beach surrounded by coconut trees. There you will have time to relax or to snorkel. Hop back on the fast boat to go to the village of Mano Juan for a Dominican lunch. Once done with lunch, let's take a cap and sun cream to visit the village of Mano Juan with your guide and get a glimpse of the local life (wooden house, anecdotes, local shops, national sports). Visit the typical turtle nursery, a project maintained by a local family. With the means at hand, they take care of the incubation of the eggs during the laying period and the release of the baby turtles into the sea. It is not 100% guaranteed to see hatchlings, it will depend on the season and the hatching cycle. Once the visit is over you will have a little time to take a nap at the water's edge or test your bargaining skills in the small local shops. 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.

Catalina Island: Catamaran Snorkeling Tour in small group

6. Catalina Island: Catamaran Snorkeling Tour in small group

Experience a great day at Catalina Island, snorkeling in various spots and hitting the beach. Begin by stopping at ''the Wall," a snorkeling spot that is about 30 feet deep and is host to a variety of colorful fish. Next, stop at another snorkeling spot, ''the Aquarium'', which is about 4 meters deep. For more fun, take advantage of an opportunity to jump from the boat. Finally, eat lunch on Catalina beach, where you will have about two and a half hours to relax, lounge, swim, and snorkel some more. Later, get back to the sail catamaran and continue on to the Chavon River, a unique a tranquil place where scenes from "Anaconda" and several other movies were shot. To return, cruise on the catamaran along the coast and enjoy a beautiful view of the mansions and villas before arriving back in Bayahibe.

Whale Watching: Full Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

7. Whale Watching: Full Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

Begin your day early in the morning with pickup at your accommodation in Punta Cana/Bávaro, Uvero Alto or Bayahibe. Head over to Punta Cana Airport, then fly to Arroyo Barril Airport in Samana. Enjoy drinks and snacks during the approximately 35-minute flight. Upon arrival in Samana, you'll be transported to the ship that will take you to Samana Bay for the sighting of humpback whales. Admire these magnificent animals in their natural habitat during whale season from January 20 to March 31. On Mondays and Fridays after whale watching, enjoy a horse ride toward the renowned Cascada del Limón, a 52-meter (170-foot) waterfall immersed in the forests of Samana. Relax and cool off in the waterfall's spa pool, then replenish your energy with lunch at the ranch. On Wednesdays, enjoy lunch in Cayo Levantado and relax on the beach for the rest of the day. After a wonderful day in Samana, begin to head back to Samana Airport for your return flight to Punta Cana. When you arrive at Punta Cana Airport, your bus driver will be waiting for you to take you back to your accommodation.

Punta Cana: Whale Whatching Sanctuary Experience

8. Punta Cana: Whale Whatching Sanctuary Experience

After having been collected from your accommodation, you will begin your day out on the water to watch whales in their natural sanctuary.  You will visit a beautiful natural area aboard a certified boat out in the privileged waters of Samaná and Miches Bay. The whale watching sanctuary in Samana Bay is the winter home of a sea giant, an acrobat of the sea: the humpback whale. From January to March, these waters are their stage and refuge as they come here to give birth to their young or to find a partner to perpetuate their species through further generations. Expert guides will take you to enjoy this natural wonder aboard boats that are specially designed for this activity. As you observe these enormous and majestic beings (which can reach 53 feet in length and 40 tons in weight), you will learn more about their biology, ecology and behavior.

Bayahibe: Dolphin Encounter

9. Bayahibe: Dolphin Encounter

Enjoy safe and fun activities especially designed for families at Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Spend an hour with these delightful creatures on an encounter that is ideal for all ages. Start out with a 15-minute briefing, followed by 40 minutes of time with the resident dolphins. Enjoy the dolphins even if you don’t like to swim. There is a platform to stand on as the dolphins approach you. The friendly creatures will greet you with a handshake, a kiss and a hug. Dolphins are known for their playful nature, as you’ll see for yourself at Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana.

From Punta Carna: Catalina Island Day Trip with Snorkeling

10. From Punta Carna: Catalina Island Day Trip with Snorkeling

We leave in the early hours of the morning of the hotels in Punta Cana and Bayahibe, buses with comfort and air conditioning, to reach the wonderful city of La Romana. Embark upon arrival at the port in the Multihull all the fun of our leaders take us to one of the most beautiful coral barriers of the Dominican Republic, there may perform Diving and Snorkeling if desired. Then we continue to Catalina Island to enjoy a refreshing swim, while whoever wants can also snorkel. We eat a delicious buffet lunch and take some classes of merengue and bachata, as we take some delicious drinks. In the afternoon return to Catamaran back to the Port of La Romana to start back to the hotel.

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What people are saying about Bayahibe

We are absolutely thrilled. We travel a lot and this was by far the best and most beautiful tour we have ever done. The tour is worth every penny. The guides (we had Christian) an absolute dream. You feel very well cared for right from the start. The entire team makes sure that everything fits and responds very individually to the wishes of the guests. We had never experienced such hospitality. The whole thing is accompanied by a photographer (we had Manuel) - also amazing. You can decide afterwards whether you want the photos or not. Honestly, we paid about $40 for all photos (120 pieces). That's more than fair - we also gave more because Manuel tried very hard and conjured up really great photos! The individual locations that are approached are amazing! You can collect such great impressions. We can only recommend - do the tour!

The best organized trip we've been on! Our guide Christian was wonderful, gave us interesting stories all the time (in English and French although only 2 people spoke French!) and made sure we had a good time. For lunch there was a choice of several local dishes, each tasty, there was even a vegetarian dish (pasta with tomato sauce). Snacks, beverages and drinks were provided during sunbathing. Great views and company! If we were in Bayahibe longer, we would definitely go on more trips from the office's offer. Saona is a must have! I recommend to everyone!!!

A really top-notch team, from the boss to the guides, including the crew and the photographer... Trilingual starting in English Spanish and French. A small group excursion, far from crowded boats like canned sardines. Two very nice snorkeling stops, a meal on a beautiful beach and a return trip along the coast to the mouth of the Savona river. A day of pure happiness!!!

Everything was excellent. From pick up, that was fast and well organized to drop off. We enjoyed every part of the excursion and would definitely recommend this over a standard trip to Saona where you travel on the boat for longer than you spend on the island!

Very well organised & Dominican Attitude were great