Bayahibe Safaris & wildlife activities

Our most recommended Bayahibe Safaris & wildlife activities

Punta Cana: La Hacienda Park Pure InspirAction Ticket

1. Punta Cana: La Hacienda Park Pure InspirAction Ticket

Visit the expansive La Hacienda Park and enjoy a pickup at your hotel with this Pure InspirAction ticket. 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-kilometer-long zip lines 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 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.

From Punta Cana: Saona Island Tour and Cruise with Lunch

3. 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.

Whale Watching: Full Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

4. 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.

Dominican Republic: Saona Sailing Tour with Lunch and Drinks

5. 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 Bayahibe: Half Day Monkeyland Safari

6. From Bayahibe: Half Day Monkeyland Safari

After being picked up from your accommodation in Bayahibe, set off on your safari adventure. Begin the tour with the visit to a typical country house where you can mingle with Dominicans and learn how to live off the land and their organic products. There, have the opportunity to try roasted coffee and cocoa. Then, head over to the beautiful botanical garden, where you will learn about native plants and flowers of the island. For the next 45 minutes, enjoy a guided tour that allows you to interact in close proximity with the beautiful and friendly squirrel monkeys at Monkeyland. These charming and intelligent monkeys have been looked after by a Canadian couple with 35 years of experience working with animals, including 12 years at the Toronto Zoo teaching monkeys to trust and enjoy the company of humans. During the tour, explore 5 acres of a beautiful piece of land that the monkeys have made their home. The monkeys are completely accustomed to human contact. They come down from the trees to sit on your shoulder and eat from your hands. Beware monkeys love all things bright and interesting! Little monkeys love to pose for the cameras and probably will sit, and if allowed, see themselves in your camera. Adorable! Come share an unforgettable experience!

Saona Island: Cruise of Virgin Beaches and Turtle Nursery

7. Saona Island: Cruise of Virgin Beaches and Turtle Nursery

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.

Punta Cana: Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island by Cataraman

8. Punta Cana: Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island by Cataraman

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.

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.

Buggy Safari, Sugar Plantation and Chavon River Tour

10. Buggy Safari, Sugar Plantation and Chavon River Tour

Enjoy a day packed with exciting activities by joining this fun buggy safari and tour of the Dominican Republic landscape and culture. Allow your guide to let you in on the countryside's hidden secrets and have a delicious lunch as you relax in the middle of the lush jungle. Drive to a locally-owned ranch located in the small village called Benerito. Get a short explanation regarding the safety rules of buggy-riding and start your adventure. Ride across huge sugar cane fields, learn about the sugar industry and even taste some sugar cane. Come across a small village called Batey, where the sugar cane workers live. Go for a swim in the river before discovering a plantation of various tropical species. You'll visit a traditional home to taste local products, such as manioc and plantains. Later on, drive to a nice spot along the river to enjoy a traditional Dominican meal with a panoramic view of the jungle. After lunch, walk to a platform boat for a trip down the river to admire the beauty of the scenery from up close and swim some more if you choose to.

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What people are saying about Bayahibe

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Perfect Day on Saona Island! Don't be put off by the few reviews!! The tour is very well organized! The crew was super friendly and spread a good mood at all times, we felt really comfortable and welcome! <3 It should be emphasized that we were almost alone on the approached beach + snorkeled for over an hour or explored the beach on our own. We saw large schools of colorful fish and huge corals. The catering was very good, and the music was at a pleasant volume and contributed to the whole island feeling. During the tour, the crew kept providing us with interesting and informative information about the island and its inhabitants. We were accompanied by a competent photographer (not too expensive, very good photos!). No one was forced to tip, no street vendors hassled us and the transport was very well solved with only a few stops! Thank you so much! <3

The best excursion we could have had! An unforgettable day! The entire crew on board was great, especially the information from Marina and Christian was incredibly well explained and very informative. There was a great atmosphere the whole time, a great process right from the pick-up, good food and great service. The island is beautiful, a must-see! We would book it again at any time through Dominican Attitude!

Our tour guide Christian made it a great day. we saw super beautiful places and had plenty of time everywhere to swim, sunbathe and drink Cuba libras. Definitely recommended if you want to keep your eyes peeled.

What a fantastic day out, really well organised from start to finish including the transport. The guide was very friendly and understanding and the activities lots of fun

Fantastic tour, Christian the tour guide was excellent. Fantastic memories made.