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Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

From US$ 85 per person

Explore the most beautiful snorkeling sites the Dominican Republic has to offer with a full-day all inclusive tour to Catalina Island. Experience turquoise waters, marine life and coral formations, as well as private beaches and a Dominican BBQ feast.

About this activity

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German
Pickup included
• Pick-up from any hotels in Punta Cana and Bavaro • Look out for the bus with a "Passion Paradise Adventures" sign in the window • A tour representative will meet you either outside the main entrance or in the main lobby of your hotel • Once all guests have been picked up from their hotel, you will head to La Romana marina to board the boat • Pick-up time will be confirmed on receipt of your hotel details • The excursion starts at 9:30 AM, with pickup is prior to this time • The bus will wait no more than 10 minutes

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the cool breeze, light refreshments and entertainment on board a catamaran to Catalina Island
  • Snorkel "the Wall" and explore the diving possibilities off a private beach on Catalina Island
  • Experience the most vibrant underwater ecosystems around the Dominican Republic
  • Explore the island’s white sandy beaches and relax under the palm trees
  • See vase sponges, coral formations, parrotfish, trumpet fish and more
  • Enjoy a Dominican BBQ feast on a private beach
  • Help yourself to unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages served at a bar overlooking the ocean
Full description

After hotel pick-up from your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel, arrive at the marina. Be welcomed aboard "Paradise" by the team with tropical refreshments. Your PADI-certified dive team will give health and safety procedures and a snorkeling briefing to ensure your experience is unforgettable but safe.

Leave the marina and head for the east side of Catalina Island to the snorkel site "The Wall," catering to both novice and expert snorkelers. Life jackets are available here.

During the journey, enjoy light refreshments and music. After approximately 30 minutes, arrive at the snorkel site and enjoy just under an hour of snorkeling. Expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility, and an amazing underwater ecosystem.

After snorkeling, board the boat and head to the west side. On arrival, head to a private beach. There is a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments available. Snorkeling equipment is available at the bar so you can enjoy the snorkel sites near the beach.

Lunch will be served at around 13:00. The Dominican feast will be prepared by a renowned local chef. Enjoy fresh lobster caught that morning (VIP package only), pork, chicken, salads, pasta, and local fruits.

After lunch, the rest of the afternoon is free. Relax while listening to the waves breaking on the shore, snorkel in the clear turquoise waters, or enjoy the open bar.

Finally, board the boat and arrive back at the marina at 4:00 PM. From there, board a bus back to your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Catamaran boat ride
  • Access to private beach on Catalina Island
  • National Park admission on Catalina Island
  • Experienced guides
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Dominican BBQ lunch (lobster included in VIP package)
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Beach lounger
  • Pickup from cruise liners
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Specialty beers (available to purchase)
  • Drop-off to cruise liners (taxis available at port)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Your pick-up time will be confirmed after booking
  • The tour can accommodate passengers with disabilities. Please contact the local supplier to make all necessary arrangements
  • Not recommended for pregnant women or for participants with cardiac or other serious medical conditions
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a full refund
  • It is recommended that you bring a bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, cash and a camera
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 211 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    2.9/5
  • Transportation
    2.6/5
  • Value for money
    3.2/5
  • Safety
    3.9/5

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We read a lot of multidirectional comments about the tour but everything was good. It's a pleasant experience and definitely worth it. Don't wonder about it. Maybe the organisation for the pickup is not so good because they didn't contact us until the morning when we wrote them first. And the food on the island was not enough for everyone.

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November 29, 2022

Pick up was at 7.30 in bavaro, we arrived at the boat around 10. There was a lot of waiting for other people and bus changes. The boat trip and the snorkeling was lovely. No food was offered on board, only drinks. Catalina island is heaven: the food served on the beach was really good and the water was amazing. We left the island around 3.30pm. All together really nice day.

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November 16, 2022

Everything was perfect for the transfer. The activity itself was also perfect, we saw many fish, Catalina Island was heavenly, between turquoise water and white sand, everything was magnificent, we were amazed! Small positive note for Pedro our guide who was very welcoming and very attentive to us. This is one of the top activities to do during vacations in Punta Cana!

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October 20, 2022

Product ID: 59828