Saona Island

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Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

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

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

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

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

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: Saona Island Full-Day Cruise with Lunch & Pickup

Punta Cana: Saona Island Full-Day Cruise with Lunch & Pickup

Discover the sun-soaked bliss of Saona Island on this catamaran cruise. Start with a seamless pickup service from your accommodation in Punta Cana and relax on the air-conditioned transfer to the comfortable catamaran. Set sail, cruising through azure waters towards the island's pristine shores. Stay hydrated during the day with soft drinks or indulge with some alcoholic beverages Along the way, revel in a 45-minute stop at the enchanting Natural Pool, where crystal-clear waters and starfish await. Upon reaching Saona Island, indulge in nearly 3 hours of leisure time. Soak up some sun on the white sands or bring along your snorkel gear to uncover the hidden world that thrives in the vibrant coral reef. Refuel with a delectable buffet lunch served at 1:00 pm, featuring an array of tantalizing dishes. As the afternoon unfolds, embark on a lively catamaran ride back to Bayahibe, complete with music and dancing. Lose yourself in the rhythm of the Caribbean, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere. Finally, a van whisks you back to your hotel, concluding a memorable 6-hour adventure filled with relaxation and fun.

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

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.

Saona Island: Catamaran tour to a Dream Beach, all inclusive

Saona Island: Catamaran tour to a Dream Beach, all inclusive

The activity will start in Bayahibe, a charming fishing village and port, the starting point of all the tours to Saona Island. This is where the transfer buses will arrive, and all the participants will gather and get ready to embark on the sailing catamaran using a shuttle boat. Here, on the beach, you'll meet your guide, who will provide you with all the information you need to make the most of this wonderful experience. He'll also give you instructions for boarding, and off you go! Once everyone's on board, the magic begins as the sails rise to navigate towards the island of Saona and its heavenly beaches. The catamaran will first follow the coastline, offering a breathtaking view of the delightful landscapes of Cotubanama National Park, a preserved natural area of outstanding beauty. As you sail through the Caribbean waters, you can enjoy local rum and listen to typical music such as Merengue or Bachata, all while admiring the breathtaking colors of the water and sky. Take advantage of these relaxing moments to recharge your batteries! After about 1 hour and 45 minutes of relaxation aboard the catamaran, you'll finally arrive at Saona Island. Shuttle buses will pick you up and drop you off on a magnificent beach lined with white sand and coconut palms. If you were wondering whether paradise really exists, you'll find out here! The guide will show you the location of the bar (with open-access drinks), the toilets, the buffet, as well as the deckchairs and hammocks you can use as you please. Then it's time to make the most of the three hours you'll have at your disposal on this wonderful island. It's up to you to decide whether you want to start with a swim in the turquoise waters of Saona Island, a photo shoot, or a relaxing moment at the bar with a cool beer. The choice is yours! After your meal, you can swim again or take a well-deserved nap. After these magical moments on this dream island, it's time to board a motorboat for the natural swimming pool. Here, a sandbar allows you to enjoy the shallow, translucent waters. You'll be invited to step off the boat via a small ladder to take a dip while admiring the giant starfish. As tradition requires, a Dominican rum will be offered, accompanied by local music, to round off the day in style. Then it's time to re-board the boat and return to the port of Bayahibe, where your transport will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. You can be sure that you'll return to your hotel with incredible memories of this unforgettable experience.

Saona Island: Small Group Virgin Beaches Cruise Day Trip

Saona Island: Small Group Virgin Beaches Cruise Day Trip

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 navigate 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.

From La Romana: Saona Island Shore Excursion with Lunch

From La Romana: Saona Island Shore Excursion with Lunch

A vehicle will be ready for you at the taxi area near the exit of the cruise terminal, where everyone from your cruise will gather. The driver will then take you to our office in Bayahibe, which is where our adventure begins. Come join us in Bayahibe for a family-friendly adventure on our waiting boat. Prepare for a special trip to Saona Island! We'll start by exploring Penon, where our guide will tell us about its history and the Taino people. After that, we'll navigate through mangroves, passing by thriving Palétuvier trees. When we arrive at Saona Island, we'll visit Mano Juan village, seeing local life among colorful houses and small shops. We'll also stop by a turtle nursery run by locals, which shows their conservation efforts, although we might not see newborns due to seasonal changes. For lunch, you can taste Dominican cuisine while enjoying stunning views of Saona Beach. During lobster season (July 1st - February 29th), it's available for $25 per person. Later, we'll head to Canto de la Playa, a beautiful beach perfect for relaxing or snorkeling. Our final stop is a natural pool where you can see large starfish (please avoid touching them). Guests can swim in the shallow waters and enjoy refreshing drinks, ending the journey with unforgettable memories when we return to Bayahibe port. The tour ends in Bayahibe, where your transport will be waiting to take you back to La Romana port.

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4.2
(1,564 reviews)

great trip, the catamaran was fun, lots of drinks available & good amount of time on the island. lunch had a couple of veggie options available ( pasta, veggies & fried rice) which is not always the case in DR, so very happy with that. bus ride from Santo domingo is quite long given the distance, but well organised & not too many stops. overall would really recommend this trip

A wonderful day on the island of Saona. You spend about 3 hours on the island in total. The journey there and back took a lot of time. But this was also a great experience. The food was delicious and the guide was just really nice! It gave us great pleasure!

It’s was a great trip. So many amazing staff starting with Jon and Chico. A lot of butterflies at the island but we were informed it at the first day of spring. Not to mention that butterflies symbolize good luck.

It was amazing the island looks stunning and the transport company was good

Beautiful island, nice tour guides, well organized.