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Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

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From US$ 75 per person

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Visit Isla Saona, currently the most popular excursion offered in the Dominican Republic. Explore this quintessential tropical beach with swaying palm trees, bone-white sand, and lapping turquoise waters.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickups are usually arranged from the hotel lobby. However, if you’re staying at Royalton, Melia and Catalonia resorts, please meet outside at the main gate of the hotel complex. Look out for the local partner's bus. If you are staying in an apartment or Airbnb, please contact the local partner in order to arrange a meeting point close to you. You must call or text the day before to confirm the exact pickup time.


  • Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean
  • Board a state-of-the-art speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island
  • Stop at a natural swimming pool filled with starfish
  • Spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure water
  • Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 30-minute stop at the biggest natural swimming pool
  • 3 hours at the Saona Island
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Speed boat and catamaran to Isla Saona
  • Buffet lunch (BBQ, salad and typical Dominican fare)
  • Beer, rum, and soft drinks (open bar)
  • Lobster and premium drinks (only included in the VIP option)
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 725 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Well organized, beautiful place. The speed boat will give you the adrenaline in the beginning but you'll get use to it pretty fast and it's fun! The Island and the water are beautiful. If you want to swim on the beach, it's better that you bring shoes for water, there's a lot of rocks from the sea and they can hurt your feet a little. Great ambiance in the catamaran. I recommend!

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February 6, 2023

The natural site is magnificent, the meal is excellent, nevertheless the guide is taken by the bus driver in the morning at the last transfer "Dany boy" not a hello nothing, and suddenly on the highway he presents himself but in the end to tell us that we're stopping at a souvenir store or shopping would be great, and the only times he speaks is to tell us that each person (and there are: speedboard driver in the driveway, catamaran pilot on the way back, dancers on the way back, animators along the trip, so-called official photographers of the activity who are only interested in women and their "06", not a word on the way back except before the arrival to say that the bus driver drove well and he also did a good job, so a tip is strongly suggested … it's shameful, being an airline pilot I did a lot of destinations and a lot of activities with get your guide I am disappointed with the corruption in this country despite the basic 75€ of the activity!Sorry but

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January 18, 2023

We had a good day, the team is very friendly and puts us in the mood. Saona Island is very pretty but unfortunately too touristy… the team should inform tourists to respect nature because a lot of cups are left by the sea, unhappy that tourists do not respect the place and that no one cleans up . The meal was very good.

January 15, 2023

Product ID: 255497