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The staff was amazing especially Jerry and Chantel. They were so sweet and caring and fun. They kept asking how we were doing, especially when my girlfriend was not feeling well. They made us feel very welcome and took care of us the entire way. Jerry kept pouring us drinks the entire trip!
We are a family of 4 with two small children (aged 4 and 8) and had a lovely time during the Catalina excursion. It was organized very professionally. The first snorkel time was away from the shore but our children did extremely well and there were lots of fish so they loved it. The island itself is paradise! Many thanks to everyone for making it such a memorable trip!
Skip crowded Saona island and take this catamaran from La Romana - first stop is the only reef worth snorkelling in the DR (just offshore from Isla Catalina) and then to a private beach on the uninhabited Isla Catalina itself. If you go to Saona you'll pay $40 round-trip just for the boat ride from Bayahibe. La Romana takes less time to get to than Bayahibe, and $80 on this tour gets you transport, snorkelling equipment (or pay more to scuba dive), plus a barbecue feast and unlimited beer, rum and soft drinks. Plus the staff are a blast.
Where do I begin? First of all, I was travelling on my own to the Dominican Republic. I received quotes for transportation from many businesses to take me from La Romana Airport to Juan Dolio Beach. I chose Cocotours & I could not have made a better choice. Steve and Heather went way beyond my expectations of service. I was very apprehensive about travelling on my own which was odd because I have travelled to Europe many times on my own!! Steve and Heather answered all of my many questions of concern immediately. I felt as if they had put an umbrella of protection over me and Heather requested my arrival and departure particulars, which definitely impressed me. When I arrived at the La Romana Airport, my driver was there. Both of my drivers were extremely well-mannered & made me feel very much at ease. From my first introduction to Cocotours to my leaving the Dominican Republic, Steve and Heather watched over me. I would not hesitate for one second to recommend Cocotours.
Have to dispell idea that Catalina Island is remote and quiet; has been quite heavily commercialised. ( expect to go there in 80 person boat, to join several other boats). The company organising is is family-owned with different generations working (family of Rhodesian/UK origin). They do their best to please. The lobster arrangement is nice, but dry and overcooked (not very professionally prepared).nSnorkeling is nice, yet not very spectacular. It is nice to be a day on and in the water but don't have high expectations.