Punta Cana
Snorkeling

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Punta Cana Snorkeling

Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

1. 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.

Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Optional Upgrades

2. Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Optional Upgrades

Climb aboard and feel the breeze as you cross the Caribbean Sea by speed boat. Travel to the beautiful island of Saona and go for a swim in a natural pool and sandbank in the middle of the sea. Interact with starfish and other marine life as you frolic in the sea. Get some free time to laze on the beach and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Play a game of beach volleyball or just chill out on the sun loungers. Avail of the calm waters as you cruise by catamaran with an onboard open bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Benefit from the brilliant atmosphere suitable for all the family.

Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

3. Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

Sail in the pristine waters of Punta Cana on this 34x22 feet catamaran. Sail through Punta Cana and Cape Engaño for approximately 4-hours. Stop for a swim or snorkel at a nature reserve and anchor at a sand bar where you can chill in waist-deep water while having drinks from a floating bar. Relax on board with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including, beer, rum, tequila, tropical juices, and soft drinks. While having cocktails from the open bar, you can lay on one of the 2 nets or in a shaded area of the catamaran.

Punta Cana: Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling

4. 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!

Punta Cana: Reef Explorer

5. Punta Cana: Reef Explorer

Relax on a floating island and discover the marine life in Punta Cana. Snorkel on the reef or admire the behavior of the sharks. For more adrenaline, get a close encounter with our friendly stingrays and give them a kiss. Take a kayak or paddle board and hunt the reef waves. Try the power snorkel and feel like James Bond. Sunbathe on floating hammocks and mats. Enjoy a Tibetan relaxing therapy of head, neck, and shoulder massage, a relaxing body MaderoTherapy, a reflexology of hands with acupressure, or a reflexology of feet with MaderoTherapy.  A health bar with fruit juice will refresh you. Enjoy some sandwiches and vegetables with dips. Have a glass of mamajuana before you leave.

Bávaro: Speed Boat and Snorkeling Trip

6. Bávaro: Speed Boat and Snorkeling Trip

Enjoy an adventure in and out of the water on this special program that begins with a pick-up in the lobby of your hotel. You’re sure to feel the adrenaline pumping as you head out on a high-speed with a 30 horsepower engine, extreme ride around Bavaro. Experience theexcitement as you ride a 12-foot speedboat for 110 minutes through the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. At the first stop, you will enjoy the most beautiful landscape of the Caribbean in the spectacular natural pool of Bavaro with shallow and calm waters for a 25 minutes and then drive again until the next stop. After navigating the reef, slow down the pace a notch or two with some leisurely snorkeling along Punta Cana’s coral reef (25 minute stop). An abundance of colorful marine life and sparkling blue waters awaits. A guide will be present throughout the trip to ensure your safety and that you fully enjoy your experience.

Punta Cana: Group Catamaran Tour with Drinks and Snacks

7. Punta Cana: Group Catamaran Tour with Drinks and Snacks

Embark on a 3-hour group catamaran cruise from Punta Cana. Travel from Bávaro to Cabeza de Toro while listening to music. Be picked up from your hotel and taken to the boat. Board the boat and admire views of the blue water and coast. Stop at Cabeza de Toro for 40 minutes of snorkeling fun. Explore this rich underwater world before heading to Los Cocos beach. Relax on the beach or go for a swim. Have a tasty coconut while hanging out on the sand. Continue along the coast until you reach a natural pool, where you can take a dip in the refreshing water.

Punta Cana: Caribbean Dune Buggy and Party Boat Combo Tour

8. Punta Cana: Caribbean Dune Buggy and Party Boat Combo Tour

Start your tour nice and early, ready for a day jam-packed full of adventure. From the ranch in Macao, you will go tearing through the remote farmland of northern Punta Cana, passing palm trees and tobacco plantations with the Oriental Mountain Range deep in the background. Get to enjoy a tour in an all terrain buggy for about 3-hours and 30-minutes. Once the activity is over, your personal transport will take you back to the hotel, where you can shower, have lunch and relax for a few hours before you start the rest of your adventure.  Around 2:20 PM in the afternoon, your air-conditioned bus will pick you up again at the lobby reception and will take you to the meeting point called Bibijagua Beach. Here, the staff will give you information about your safety before taking you on a majestic catamaran which will transport you to the snorkel barrier, complete with views of the dolphinarium and finally the natural pool (waist height). You will get to do all this whilst sampling local drinks at the bar, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Enjoy a fun instruction that will teach you some local dance moves. The sunset party boat in Punta Cana is ideal for visitors who would like to make the most of their afternoon enjoying the sunset by the natural pool with tropical music and an island style happy hour. With your friendly staff, you’ll dance the afternoon away! You will start by cruising along the coast of Bavaro Beach, taking in the scenery around you in the most ideal of settings. As an added bonus, you will get to have a shopping tour where cigars, souvenirs, rum, mamajuana and so much more, are readily available.

Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Taiguey Emotion Show

9. Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Taiguey Emotion Show

Delight in a half-day sailing trip along the stunning crystalline coast of Punta Cana, with a stop at the magnificent natural pool of Playa Blanca. Marvel at the dazzling coral reefs offered by the Caribbean Sea, where you can snorkel and learn about the colorful underwater world. Enjoy a hassle-free day with included hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as drinks, snacks, contests, and surprises. During your trip, get into the Caribbean spirit with the Taiguey Emotion Show, a unique and unforgettable experience that alludes to the first inhabitants of the Dominican Republic, Los Taínos. Learn a few traditional steps of Caribbean rhythms (salsa, merengue, bachata, dembow, mambo, perico ripiao, dembow, reggaeton, among others) with the onboard professional dancers. Taiguey Emotion Show includes a visit to the Taino Museum. Here, learn about culture and history to discover how the Dominicans' ancestors lived. Also, find out how to work pieces of clay and mold figures of indigenous rituals in an artisanal way.

Punta Cana: Marinarium Snorkeling Cruise

10. Punta Cana: Marinarium Snorkeling Cruise

Enjoy a welcome drink before boarding a double-deck catamaran for this 3.5-hour excursion. Observe marine life through the boat's glass bottom on the way to the marine park. Snorkel around the reef with nurse sharks and stingrays. Enjoy sandwiches and a variety of drinks from the open bar while cruising along the Cabeza de Toro natural reserve. Sip a Coco Loco as you arrive at a natural swimming pool surrounded by palm trees. Hop off and relax in the waist-deep waters while you enjoy a cocktail from the floating bar. On the way back, join the crew for popular dances and enjoy breathtaking scenery, or relax and sunbathe on the top deck.

Frequently asked questions about Punta Cana Snorkeling

What are other things to do than Snorkeling that are worth visiting in Punta Cana?

The other unmissable things to do in Punta Cana are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Punta Cana

Want to discover all there is to do in Punta Cana? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Punta Cana

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 204 reviews

Nothing for families and people who really want to snorkel for a long time!! A very well structured and beautiful day. The guides welcomed you very warmly. Arriving on the ship you could first feed the fish in the sea. Then we are in the water for 30 minutes, if you wanted to, you could swim/snorkel with the guides. Back on the boat, alcoholic drinks were served and music was turned on. The mood was great! Another break was made at sea (a section to stand on). Here, too, (alcoholic) drinks were even served on the sea. All in all a great atmosphere, with a mega beautiful view and funny guides. Can only be recommended!

A great excursion. The transfer went smoothly. On time and without stopping. We were lucky that there were only 4 of us on this excursion. So to speak we had a private trip with an American couple. The team on the catamaran put a lot of effort into it. Drinks constantly offered and even bought Annas from the water (from a vendor) The snorkeling was good too. There was enough time and we saw a lot of fish. Although no large but still enough corals and smaller fish. Of course, other boats docked at the same time, but there was enough space to have peace and quiet in the water. We would book it again!

Great pricing for the activity. Catamaran was clean, the staff is fun. A near 3h ride with 30 min snorkeling, they offer refreshments, snacks, take you to a beach to swim. They go by the dolphins activity so you can see them. Otherwise it’s a boat party suitable for all ages. The pick up and set off on their truck is the only unenjoyable part.

Super fun tour, saw beautiful nature during the buggy tour and then concluded with a great party on the boat. Highly recommended! PS: bring a drink with you to the buggy tour!

I can only recommend this trip! It was a lot of fun, it was entertaining and super funny :) The crew put a lot of effort into making this trip a great experience!!