Punta Cana
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Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Buffet Lunch & Drinks

1. Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Buffet Lunch & Drinks

Climb aboard and feel the breeze as you cross the Caribbean Sea by speed boat. Travel to the beautiful island of Saona and go for a swim in a natural pool and sandbank in the middle of the sea. Interact with starfish and other marine life as you frolic in the sea. Get some free time to laze on the beach and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Play a game of beach volleyball or just chill out on the sun loungers. Avail of the calm waters as you cruise by catamaran with an onboard open bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Benefit from the brilliant atmosphere suitable for all the family.

Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

2. Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

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.

Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

3. Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

Sail in the pristine waters of Punta Cana on this 34x22 feet catamaran. Sail through Punta Cana and Cape Engaño for approximately 4-hours. Stop for a swim or snorkel at a nature reserve and anchor at a sand bar where you can chill in waist-deep water while having drinks from a floating bar. Relax on board with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including, beer, rum, tequila, tropical juices, and soft drinks. While having cocktails from the open bar, you can lay on one of the 2 nets or in a shaded area of the catamaran.

Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Taiguey Emotion Show

4. Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Taiguey Emotion Show

Delight in a half-day sailing trip along the stunning crystalline coast of Punta Cana, with a stop at the magnificent natural pool of Playa Blanca. Marvel at the dazzling coral reefs offered by the Caribbean Sea, where you can snorkel and learn about the colorful underwater world. Enjoy a hassle-free day with included hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as drinks, snacks, contests, and surprises. During your trip, get into the Caribbean spirit with the Taiguey Emotion Show, a unique and unforgettable experience that alludes to the first inhabitants of the Dominican Republic, Los Taínos. Learn a few traditional steps of Caribbean rhythms (salsa, merengue, bachata, dembow, mambo, perico ripiao, dembow, reggaeton, among others) with the onboard professional dancers. Taiguey Emotion Show includes a visit to the Taino Museum. Here, learn about culture and history to discover how the Dominicans' ancestors lived. Also, find out how to work pieces of clay and mold figures of indigenous rituals in an artisanal way.

Punta Cana: Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling

5. Punta Cana: Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling

Benefit from hotel pick-up in Punta Cana, and then climb aboard a catamaran exclusive to you. Take in the picturesque beauty of the popular tourist area, known for its sugar-white beaches and palm trees. Benefit from a service that can be fully customized to your needs, whether you are celebrating a wedding, anniversary or spring break! Cruise along the coast and jump into the Caribbean Sea to snorkel among tropical fish. Marvel at the marine life of the coral gardens, and stop at a natural pool to cool off in the sea. Enjoy a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks from the open bar as you soak up the sun and sip on water, sodas, rum, beer or cocktails prepared by a friendly bartender. Dance to the rhythms of the Dominican Republic for some serious fun, Punta Cana style!

Punta Cana: Reef Explorer

6. Punta Cana: Reef Explorer

Relax on a floating island and discover the marine life in Punta Cana. Snorkel on the reef or admire the behavior of the sharks. For more adrenaline, get a close encounter with our friendly stingrays and give them a kiss. Take a kayak or paddle board and hunt the reef waves. Try the power snorkel and feel like James Bond. Sunbathe on floating hammocks and mats. Enjoy a Tibetan relaxing therapy of head, neck, and shoulder massage, a relaxing body MaderoTherapy, a reflexology of hands with acupressure, or a reflexology of feet with MaderoTherapy.  A health bar with fruit juice will refresh you. Enjoy some sandwiches and vegetables with dips. Have a glass of mamajuana before you leave.

Bávaro: Speed Boat and Snorkeling Trip

7. Bávaro: Speed Boat and Snorkeling Trip

Enjoy an adventure in and out of the water on this special program that begins with a pick-up in the lobby of your hotel. You’re sure to feel the adrenaline pumping as you head out on a high-speed with a 30 horsepower engine, extreme ride around Bavaro. Experience theexcitement as you ride a 12-foot speedboat for 110 minutes through the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. At the first stop, you will enjoy the most beautiful landscape of the Caribbean in the spectacular natural pool of Bavaro with shallow and calm waters for a 25 minutes and then drive again until the next stop. After navigating the reef, slow down the pace a notch or two with some leisurely snorkeling along Punta Cana’s coral reef (25 minute stop). An abundance of colorful marine life and sparkling blue waters awaits. A guide will be present throughout the trip to ensure your safety and that you fully enjoy your experience.

Punta Cana: Marinarium Snorkeling Cruise

8. Punta Cana: Marinarium Snorkeling Cruise

Enjoy a welcome drink before boarding a double-deck catamaran for this 3.5-hour excursion. Observe marine life through the boat's glass bottom on the way to the marine park. Snorkel around the reef with nurse sharks and stingrays. Enjoy sandwiches and a variety of drinks from the open bar while cruising along the Cabeza de Toro natural reserve. Sip a Coco Loco as you arrive at a natural swimming pool surrounded by palm trees. Hop off and relax in the waist-deep waters while you enjoy a cocktail from the floating bar. On the way back, join the crew for popular dances and enjoy breathtaking scenery, or relax and sunbathe on the top deck.

Punta Cana: Private VIP Catamaran Party Cruise and Snorkel

9. Punta Cana: Private VIP Catamaran Party Cruise and Snorkel

Embark on a private VIP party cruise aboard a catamaran and spend a day of fun on the water with family or friends. Snorkel amongst natural coral reefs, spot tropical fish and dolphins, and relax while enjoying snacks and drinks. Start your experience with pickup via private transportation and VIP check-in. Then, board the catamaran and set sail. Bring your own drinks or choose from the on-board drink bar featuring Sprite, Red Rock, Piña Colada, mojitos, Cuba Libre, rum, beer, Coca-Cola, Diet Coca-Cola, fresh natural juices, water, vodka with cranberry, and mamajuana. As you sightsee from the boat, listen to upbeat music and savor snacks including tropical fruits and nachos with salsa. Float past Dolphin Island and stop for 40-minutes of snorkeling for up-close views of marine life (gear included). Before the end of the cruise, stop at a natural pool or sand bar where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet.

From Punta Cana: Catamaran Day Trip to Catalina Island

10. From Punta Cana: Catamaran Day Trip to Catalina Island

Explore the Dominican Caribbean on this day trip from Punta Cana. Transfer from your hotel in an air-conditioned bus and cruise to the island aboard a catamaran where there are two open bars that serve beer, rum and cocktails. Savor fresh Dominican food cooked on the island. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Punta Cana and sit back on the bus ride that includes free WIFI service. Board the custom-built sailing catamaran and soak up some sun on as you cruise to the snorkeling site known as 'the wall." Stop to explore the rich underwater world that is teeming with colorful marine life. Continue to the paradisiacal Catalina Island where a team will be waiting to welcome you on the white sand. Have three hours of free time to enjoy water activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, zayacking, peddle boating and water biking. Spend time chilling out on the beach with a drink from one of the two open bars or eat something from the delicious buffet. Return to your hotel at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Punta Cana

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 204 reviews

A great excursion. The transfer went smoothly. On time and without stopping. We were lucky that there were only 4 of us on this excursion. So to speak we had a private trip with an American couple. The team on the catamaran put a lot of effort into it. Drinks constantly offered and even bought Annas from the water (from a vendor) The snorkeling was good too. There was enough time and we saw a lot of fish. Although no large but still enough corals and smaller fish. Of course, other boats docked at the same time, but there was enough space to have peace and quiet in the water. We would book it again!

Great pricing for the activity. Catamaran was clean, the staff is fun. A near 3h ride with 30 min snorkeling, they offer refreshments, snacks, take you to a beach to swim. They go by the dolphins activity so you can see them. Otherwise it’s a boat party suitable for all ages. The pick up and set off on their truck is the only unenjoyable part.

Super fun tour, saw beautiful nature during the buggy tour and then concluded with a great party on the boat. Highly recommended! PS: bring a drink with you to the buggy tour!

The excursion was very nice, but the organization for the departure was completely shoddy. We changed buses three times before heading for the boat.

A truly wonderful day experienced by our group of four. Pedro our guide the boat crews and the island experience were all fabulous.