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Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa & Mano Juan Village

Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa & Mano Juan Village

From US$ 114.36 per person

Discover the beauty of the wild beach of Canto de la Playa, the fishermen village of Mano Juan and the Cotunabama National Park aboard a catamaran. Visit the turtle nursery and get a chance to see hatchlings.

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Duration 8 - 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish
Pickup optional
The driver will pick you up at the security gate of your hotel or condo. They will have a list with your name and will drive you to the departure point of the excursion where a representative will be waiting for you.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hear about Tainos Natives at the Penon cliff and see the mangroves
  • Enjoy a spot of snorkeling and relaxing at Canto de la Playa
  • Eat a Dominican lunch at the village of Mano Juan in a restaurant on the beach
  • Explore Mano Juan village and discover the local way of life of the fishermen
  • Learn about the turtles at the nursery and see the hatchlings if they are ready
Full description

Cruise to Cotubanama National Park and South Saona with this tour with options to leave from Bayahibe Village, Dominicus, Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, Juan Dolio, and Boca Chica areas. Select the group or private option.

Stop at Cotubanama National Park and sail in front of El Penon where the English-speaking guide will give you some information about the history of this cliff and the indigenous Tainos, the first inhabitants of the island. Sail on to see the mangroves. Glide over to the sea to Saona Island to see the charming fishing village of Mano Juan. Walk through the colorful houses and shops in the village before going to the turtle nursery. Learn about the turtles, and see hatchings if they have left their shell.

Have an authentic Dominican meal in a restaurant with a splendid view of Saona beach. After lunch, leave for Canto de La Playa for two hours of relaxing and snorkeling. Finish, at a natural pool to see huge starfishes, swim, and sip rum.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Bayahibe and Dominicus area
  • 45-foot motorized catamaran
  • English-speaking guide
  • 2. 5 hours at Canto de la Playa
  • 2-hours at Mano Juan
  • 45-minutes at the Natural Pool
  • Dominican lunch
  • Drinks on the boat and at the beach (sprite, coca cola, rum, beer and water)
  • Snacks (chips, cake, and pineapple)
  • Beach towels
  • Photograph service (available)
  • Lobster (available)
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Punta Cana, Juan Dolio and Boca Chica (extra fee)

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Beachwear

Know before you go

  • The lobster is available for lunch in season (July 1 to February 29) at the additional price of $20 USD per person
  • Return to the port of Bayahibe with wonderful memories.
  • Departure of this excursion is scheduled around 9:00 a.m. for a return around 5:00 p.m. Maximum on board: 27 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Perfect Day on Saona Island! Don't be put off by the few reviews!! The tour is very well organized! The crew was super friendly and spread a good mood at all times, we felt really comfortable and welcome! <3 It should be emphasized that we were almost alone on the approached beach + snorkeled for over an hour or explored the beach on our own. We saw large schools of colorful fish and huge corals. The catering was very good, and the music was at a pleasant volume and contributed to the whole island feeling. During the tour, the crew kept providing us with interesting and informative information about the island and its inhabitants. We were accompanied by a competent photographer (not too expensive, very good photos!). No one was forced to tip, no street vendors hassled us and the transport was very well solved with only a few stops! Thank you so much! <3

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September 8, 2022

The best excursion we could have had! An unforgettable day! The entire crew on board was great, especially the information from Marina and Christian was incredibly well explained and very informative. There was a great atmosphere the whole time, a great process right from the pick-up, good food and great service. The island is beautiful, a must-see! We would book it again at any time through Dominican Attitude!

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September 8, 2022

We had a great day I could say zero fault! Nadine was professional from the start. The course of the day happened as in the description which is not always the case. Christian was our guide for the day, he is also very friendly and professional, very attentive and very smiling. I highly recommend this tour operator.

August 26, 2022

Product ID: 405957