Water activity

Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

Activity provider: CARIBBEAN ROUTE PUNTA CANA
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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.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 641 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Cool trip. Beautiful island! It's a shame that it's so dirty in so many places in this paradise. The vendors on the island are super annoying. The team was very nice and helpful all the time. The food was ok. Even with small children you can do this trip very well. Ours were 6 and 9 years old. But we've also seen younger ones. All in all a nice day.

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October 29, 2022

Beautiful island! Speedboat and catamaran ride was awesome! The accompaniment of the guides was also great... But! It's really more tiring than any Malle vacation. The vendors on the beach are so pushy. The island is really very beautiful and when you are in the water you forget the stress but it is a tourist mass processing. Food was well, the main thing was something in the stomach. In general, I find the type of people here a bit exhausting, they speak poor English and only want your money. I'm happy to give something, but with this pushy way I lose my desire. In summary, it is a super beautiful island, a paradise and I wouldn't want to miss being there. A little more kindness and respect would be appropriate. Except for the guides, they were very nice and always there for you

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October 13, 2022

Speedboat was fun, organization worked well .... The island is a dream.... Otherwise pure tourist rip off .... Photographers who are collected who want to photograph one for expensive money…. Toilet stop is cleverly staged in a small shopping center so that you can buy something nice... Guide was very funny but there was absolutely no information or anything else.... Except for stupid babble on 3-4 spoke that were not booked, there was no conversation or info. But..... The island is beautiful and the trips are organized.... Would still do it again ;-)

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October 12, 2022

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