Punta Cana Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Punta Cana Cruises & boat tours

Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

1. Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

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.

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

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

Climb aboard and feel the breeze as you cross the Caribbean Sea by speedboat on this full-day island excursion. Travel to the beautiful island of Saona and go for a swim in a natural pool and sandbank in the middle of the sea. Start your tour at the Cotubanamá National Park. Head to Palmilla, a natural swimming pool, and enjoy drinks as you frolic in the turquoise waters. Interact with starfish and other marine life.  Afterward, head to the island beach club for three hours of free time: laze on the beach, go swimming, or play beach volleyball. Enjoy a buffet lunch before continuing with a catamaran cruise on the calm waters.

From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

3. From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

Samaná is a peninsula located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Full of incredible landscapes and pure nature, it is a member of the World's Most Beautiful Bays Club of UNESCO as well as having been classified as a World Eco-Tourism Paradise. Each year between the months of February and March over 3,500 humpback whales mate in the warm coastal waters just off of the coast of the peninsula. Your tour begins with a boat trip from Miches to the Bay of Samaná, accompanied by a beautiful view. After arriving to your location, you will embark on a horseback trek to the majestic 50-meter high Lemon waterfall, which contains a beautiful natural pool below and is surrounded by lush tropical forest. Following your waterfall tour, you will head on a city tour atop a safari truck through the city of Samaná. Discovered by the navigator Christopher Columbus in 1493, this was the point in which the first hostile meeting between Europeans and natives occurred. Following your city tour, you will sit down for a Dominican buffet lunch in a field restaurant, where you can indulge in a tasting of tropical fruits harvested in the area. After lunch, you will be taken in the safari truck back to the dock, after which you will head to Cayo Levantado or "Bacardi Island". After arriving at this 1-kilometer long island, you can enjoy some refreshing free time on its beautiful beaches complete with clear turquoise water. After this free time, you will be ferried back to the mainland before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

4. 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 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!

From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

6. From Bavaro: Santo Domingo Colonial City Tour

Take a trip back in time, where you will enjoy an interesting historical recount. Visit the most emblematic museums of the Dominican capital, with architectural designs dating from the time of the discovery of America. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus while a professional guide shares their knowledge about the history of European colonization in America. After your hotel pickup, head to 3 Eyes National Park, a complex of underground caves and lagoons initially inhabited by the Taino Indians. Next, set out to visit the Colonial Zone, the first permanent European settlement in America. Founded in 1502 by the Spanish colonizers, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  Visit the first Cathedral of America, the Alcázar de Colón or the Palacio Virreinal de Don Diego. Get to know La Calle Las Damas, the first street on the island.  Enjoy panoramic visits to the National Palace and the Columbus Lighthouse, a monument built in memory of Christopher Columbus and where his remains rest.

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

7. From Punta Cana: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

Start with pickup from your hotel in Puna Cana or Bavaro. Enjoy the scenery on the transfer to Bayahibe beach, where you'll board either a catamaran or speedboat for the ride to Saona Island.   Saona Island is a 42-square-kilometer Caribbean gem off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Originally named "Adamanay" by the Taino Indians, the island was renamed by Christopher Columbus, during his second voyage to the Americas in 1494. Find a seat on the deck and enjoy the sun and water on the way to the idyllic island of Saona. Make a short 20-minute stop at a large natural swimming pool for a quick swim. Once you arrive, enjoy free time to explore the island at your own pace, making this tour a great choice for independent travelers. Optional activities include volleyball and dance lessons, or you can simply relax on the provided lounge chairs and sip drinks from the open bar. Stroll down the white sand beach under the swaying palm trees to collect shells or go for a swim until it's time for the barbecue-style buffet lunch. Indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fruit. After three hours on the island, be returned to your accommodation back on the mainland.

Whale Watching: Full Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

8. Whale Watching: Full Day Tour from Punta Cana by Airplane

Begin your day early in the morning with pickup at your accommodation in Punta Cana/Bávaro, Uvero Alto or Bayahibe. Head over to Punta Cana Airport, then fly to Arroyo Barril Airport in Samana. Enjoy drinks and snacks during the approximately 35-minute flight. Upon arrival in Samana, you'll be transported to the ship that will take you to Samana Bay for the sighting of humpback whales. Admire these magnificent animals in their natural habitat during whale season from January 20 to March 31. On Mondays and Fridays after whale watching, enjoy a horse ride toward the renowned Cascada del Limón, a 52-meter (170-foot) waterfall immersed in the forests of Samana. Relax and cool off in the waterfall's spa pool, then replenish your energy with lunch at the ranch. On Wednesdays, enjoy lunch in Cayo Levantado and relax on the beach for the rest of the day. After a wonderful day in Samana, begin to head back to Samana Airport for your return flight to Punta Cana. When you arrive at Punta Cana Airport, your bus driver will be waiting for you to take you back to your accommodation.

Dominican Republic: Saona Sailing Tour with Lunch and Drinks

9. Dominican Republic: Saona Sailing Tour with Lunch and Drinks

Spend a dreamy day with your partner, family, or friends aboard a sailing catamaran. Navigate from your chosen location to Cotubanama National Park, towards Saona Island. Admire incredible views of the Caribbean Sea, relax on a beautiful beach, and taste a delicious lunch. Begin your tour with a stop at the Catuano Pier, partially destroyed by hurricane George in 1998. Discover this great spot for snorkeling. Move on to the gorgeous Saona, where you will enjoy a paradisiacal beach and turquoise waters. Once at the beach, a waiter will welcome you with a glass of wine. Eat a scrumptious seafood lunch of lobster, shrimp, and squid. Enjoy access to a buffet wth rice, potatoes, pasta with tomato sauce, meat, pork, chicken, fish, and salads. Sip on a glass of red or rose wine, then enjoy alcoholic and soft drinks at the beach, including rum, beer, whisky, gin, and vodka. End your journey at a famous natural pool, where you will see huge starfish. Have a swim in the shallow waters and drink a Dominican rum before returning to the port of Bayahibe.

Bahia de las Aguilas: Full-Day Tour by Airplane

10. Bahia de las Aguilas: Full-Day Tour by Airplane

Aboard a multi-engine aircraft with a capacity of 9 passengers, you will enjoy a light snack with drinks included in each leg of the flight. Your plane will have a window at each seat, which will allow you to enjoy the landscape as you fly. After you land, you will be taken to an exclusive semi-private area where you can walk more than 80 meters into the water and play with starfish. You will also be given some snorkeling equipment and life jackets. You will then transfer by speedboat from the ranch to Bahia De Las Aguilas, where an open bar of national drinks on the beach and a restaurant awaits you. At this location, a buffet-style lunch complete with a selection of fried fish is included.

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What people are saying about Punta Cana

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 9 reviews

We were picked up promptly from our resort by a very friendly driver. Once we arrived at the beach the Happy Fish guide greeted us and we were lead out to the catamaran. We set sail along the coastline and arrived at the snorkeling spot, there were 2 other boats there. We snorkeled for around 45 minutes and then got back in the boat. There were tons of cool fish! Next we went to a natural pool to swim and drink from a floating bar. They also provided paddle boards but I did not try it. Once we got back to shore we were allowed 10 minutes to shop in the flea market. Be warned: you will get hassled by the shop workers. They are not part of Happy Fish but it’s worth mentioning. All in all the trip was fantastic!

To me, there was a lot packed into this tour and it was very well executed.

tour muy bonito with personal disponivel and lugares lindissimos .. Amei

Loved it lovely staff and super exciting highly recommend

Beautiful, for the price it's really not expensive