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From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

1. From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

Discover Cayo Arena, a paradise of coral reefs and tropical fish. Sail on the Ocean King catamaran on this private trip, spending time at Cayo Arena and Monte Cristi National Park. Indulge in a lobster lunch at Playa Punta Rucia and visit a cigar factory to learn the tricks of the trade. Get picked up from your accommodations and enjoy a scenic road trip through the picturesque countryside to Castillo de la Isabela. When you arrive, climb onboard the Ocean King catamaran, decked out with a solarium and water slide. Tour along the coast of Playa La Ensenada in your catamaran, enjoying Caribbean music and indulging in a few light refreshments. Drop anchor at Cayo Arena and spend around two hours swimming and snorkeling amongst the corals and tropical fish. Set sail to Monte Cristi National Park, feeling the wind in your hair. Look out for wildlife in the lush mangroves of the national park before stopping at Playa Punta Rucia. Land on the beach and savor the taste of freshly cooked lobster with a Caribbean lunch. Return to your hotel and visit an artisanal cigar factory, observing the process of cigar production and having the chance to buy some souvenirs.

Samana: Whale Watching Tour

2. Samana: Whale Watching Tour

Every year from the middle of January until the end of March you are able to see Humpback Whales in Samana. Samana is considered one of the best places in the world for humpback whale watching. These beautiful and giant marine mammals, come out regularly to the surface to breathe, remain in apnea for about twenty minutes, but can remain underwater for up to forty minutes. Whales come to Samana to give birth due to their whalebone when born, only having a very thin layer of fat so cannot withstand the cold waters. At birth, the calf measures between three and a half and five meters and weighs a ton. After being collected from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua or Cabarete, make your way to Samana and enjoy the amazing views of the lovely Dominican landscapes. Departing from the dock in the town of Samana, a fast and secure boat will transport you in comfort, in search of whales. Next, you will head to Bacardi Island, also known as Cayo Levantado. On the island a delicious typical Dominican lunch will be served. After lunch and to complete your wonderful experience you will have the chance to enjoy the turquoise waters and white sand of Cayo Levantado. It is a very long day but really worth to visit.

Cayo Arena: VIP Experience in Luxury Catamaran

3. Cayo Arena: VIP Experience in Luxury Catamaran

This excursion to Cayo Arena offers a wonderful tour departing from Puerto Plata, in comfortable air—conditioned buses with experienced drivers, accompanied by professional guides. This trip is full of beautiful landscapes and green mountains all the way to Punta Rusia, a picturesque fishing village on the coast of Puerto Plata. The land tour ends at Playa Punta Rusia. From there you board a beautiful catamaran, so that you can appreciate the flora and fauna of the water route and visit the national park, navigating through the mangroves, with a variety of beautiful natural colors. If you are lucky you will see the famous manatee, also known as the sea cow. After 45 minutes, you arrive at Cayo Arena. Here you will have free time to snorkel, observe many species of fish of all colors, take photos, and enjoy a refreshing swim in crystal clear water.

Puerto Plata: Deep Sea Fishing Tour

4. Puerto Plata: Deep Sea Fishing Tour

Find out why the Dominican Republic is recognized as one of the best big game fishing spots in the world. Puerto Plata, Cabarete, and Sosua offer the best offshore deep sea fishing worldwide with perfect flats, deep water, and a wide diversity of big game fish. Whether you are a seasoned fisher or a first-timer out on the open waters, the experienced guides will share their techniques to ensure you have the best chance at catching a wahoo, mahi mahi, tuna or if you’re lucky, a great blue marlin! If you need a break, kick back and relax on the boat while you enjoy spectacular coastal views and refreshments. All equipment is included so all needed from you is to show up with a smile and a ready-to-catch attitude.

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata

Overall rating

3.2 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Transfer went well. All the staff on the boat were super nice. From my point of view, the number of guests is the limit. The snorkeling spots were ok but not great. Nevertheless, it was a nice excursion to sail through the waves with the catamaran. As a single I was lucky with my fellow guests / of course that makes a lot of difference.

Tour great, but about 20 people fewer would be many times better on the ship. Snorkeling guides charge $ 35 for the video. exaggerated price. Great colorful fish seen, the indication that you are diving on a reef or snorkeling does not quite apply. All in all, a nice day after the two downpours.

2 snorkeling / swimming stops at the beginning afterwards from Sosua to Puerto Plata / Ocean World harbor. Food / drinks on board included and ok, nice crew, great atmosphere. Also suitable for families with children (I recommend from 10/12 years).

Great tour, good vibes we really enjoyed it. Good music, good vibes, lots of nice people. This tour is recommended. Thank you for this beautiful day.

Very good trip. Enjoyed every minute of the boat trip. Good friendly service by all staff. Happy customer.