Water activity

From Punta Cana: Saona Island Tour and Cruise with Lunch

From Punta Cana: Saona Island Tour and Cruise with Lunch

From US$ 95.46 per person

Visit the southern part of Saona Island on a cruise through Cotubanama National Park. Discover Canto de la Playa, enjoy lunch at the colorful fishing village of Mano Juan, and swim in a natural pool.

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Duration 7.5 - 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup optional
If you stay in a hotel or condo in Punta Cana, Bavaro or Uvero Alto area, we will let you know the pickup place and time on the day before the activity. Transport is included.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Penon Cliff and mangroves
  • Have a Typical Dominican lunch in a restaurant at Mano Juan Village
  • Explore the village of Mano Juan and visit the turtles nursery
  • Enjoy the Natural Pool and have a drink while enjoying crystal clear and shallow waters and giant starfish
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Bayahibe and Dominicus area
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Punta Cana, Juan Dolio and Boca Chica available in extra
  • Speed boat
  • English speaking guide
  • Captain and crew
  • Snorkels and masks
  • 2 hours ½ at Canto de la Playa
  • 2 hours at Mano Juan
  • 45 minutes at the Natural Pool
  • Complete Dominican lunch in a restaurant on the beach
  • Drinks at the beach: sprite, coca cola, rum, beer and water
  • Snacks
  • Fins
  • Beach towels
  • Photograph service (available)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People over 70 years

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Meeting point

The meeting point will be just in front of the Jetty. If you don't find your hosts at once, please ask for Marina and Nadine.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Beachwear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.6/5

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It Was the Best time , here in Dominicana Republic. It is a must see place, don’t miss it! And you must choose Dominikan Attitude as your guide! They will take good care of you! The crew, that create real friendly dominican’s atmosphere, food they offer during the trip , all the stops where you can enjoy breathtaking views -all of That is deeply memorable. Thank you very much for one of the Best experiences in my life ❤️

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January 31, 2023

AHHHHMAZIIINNNGGGG!!!! This tour is extremely organized. They sent me the pick up information days before. Transportation to Bayahibe from Cap Cana was extremely smooth. The boat ride to Soana is exciting, relaxing and FUN! Cristian and the entire boat team are so well prepared! They are knowledgeable, personable and entertaining. This trip was relaxing but very informative on the island, local life and local challenges they face daily. The food on the island was finger-licking-good. I loved this excursion and would highly recommend it to anyone! I picked this trip due to the reviews even though it was slightly more expensive and IT IS WORTH IT!!! The stops they make on the island are QUIET when they go and you feel as if the island is fully yours. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE that made this trip memorable.

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January 26, 2023

I didn’t know paradise like this existed in real life. Unbelievable scenery. Paradise perfected. The Turtle Nursery in Mano Juan is a must. Señor Negra is saving this island and more. The snorkeling and swimming are the best anywhere. Guides are awesome, lunch was delicious, and the dancing was so much fun! I would take this tour again and again and again!!!

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January 11, 2023

Product ID: 415938