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

Activity provider: Tours Republica

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

Activity provider: Tours Republica

From US$ 70 per person

Experience the beautiful coasts of the Caribbean sea on this full day boat tour. Enjoy the lush beaches of Saona island. Benefit from an all-inclusive program including a buffet lunch, local drinks, and a variety of activities.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Pick-up from the lobby or reception of your hotel in Punta Cana, Bavaro, Cabeza de Todo, Uvero Alto, Cap Aana, Bayahibe and La Romana. Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to your pickup time.


  • Cruise the Caribbean coast aboard a speedboat
  • Relax on the white sandy beaches and swim in the turquoise waters
  • Spot starfish in the crystal-clear waters of a natural pool
  • Enjoy the open bar and enjoy a Dominican buffet lunch
  • Marvel at the variety of natural marine life
Full description

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.

  • Catamaran and speedboat tour
  • Guide
  • Snorkeling at the natural pool
  • Dominican buffet lunch
  • Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Roundtrip transportation if located in Bavaro, Cabeza de Toro, Punta Cana and Bayahibe
  • Photos taken by the photographer on the tour
  • Breakfast, unless premium option is selected
  • Transportation, if meeting point option is selected
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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 are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please be at the cafe on time at 9:30 AM because the boat can't wait for late customers. For customers coming by car there is a parking lot available. If you run into any issues, please contact the local partner over WhatsApp at +1829-618-5692.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Know before you go

  • You can take part in this tour even if you do not know how to swim
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 /5

based on 206 reviews

Review summary

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Saona is very nice, but we were dealt with quite en masse. The transfer was on time and pleasant, but takes quite a long time (about 2 hours). The catamaran trip and speedboat are a lot of fun, the natural pool is wonderful! a lot of stones and broken shells washed up..It was a bit uncomfortable to walk over them, because the waves were pretty strong...We recommend bathing shoes..All in all a nice tour☆☆☆☆

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June 12, 2022

Great pick-up, transfer okay (but was a very long time with an unnecessary stop for shopping), then waited 1.5 hours until you could get on a speedboat (much too long), unfortunately no German guide as booked! nevertheless it was very nice, food drinks were good and a nice trip back on the catamaran; we were on the road for 11 hours in the end

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February 12, 2020

We can only recommend the trip (couple 30 years). You will be picked up directly from the hotel after the pick-up time via WhatsApp has been easily arranged. On the way to the island with the speedboat you stop again at 2 really nice spots. Snorkels are provided free of charge. They have a great lunch and free Cuba Libre :). Don't worry about the additional options mentioned here. They look a little confusing. This package here (without options) is sufficient. You have about 3 hours stay on the island including a great buffet. No options are turned on during the trip. The absolute highlight was the catamaran trip back. Tip for couples on a honeymoon: you can spontaneously take a photo shoot on the island. Just speak to the photographer. We got really great pictures (about 40). The pictures are then a matter of negotiation. Expects 40 to 60 euros. There was little going on at the end of September.

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September 23, 2019

Product ID: 117996