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Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island

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Juan Dolio, Caribbean

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Travel by catamaran and speedboat to idyllic Saona Island on this full-day drip from La Romana. Relax on the pristine beach, swim in the aqua waters and seek shade under picturesque palm trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch on the beach before spending some time playing beach volleyball or learning the merengue. On the ride back to La Romana, enjoy an open bar aboard the boat. Round-trip transportation from hotels in La Romana and Bayahibe hotels is included.
  • Full-day cruise to Saona Island from La Romana
  • Sail by catamaran along the smooth Caribbean waters
  • Take an exciting speedboat ride to Saona Island
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch on a picturesque white-sand beach
  • Spend three hours as you please on the breathtaking tropical island
  • Return to La Romana by catamaran with unlimited drinks on board
Transportation, (Only from/to centrally located Hotels in the La Romana area).
Catamaran cruise and speedboat ride.
Guide service
Domestic open bar.
BBQ lunch (ask for the vegetarian menu)
Premium beverages on the beach and three hours stay at Saona Island.
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

6:00 AM
Following pickup at your Bayahibe or La Romana hotel in the morning, transfer to a luxurious catamaran at the La Romana dock.

Meet your friendly crew on board as you sail to the 'Natural Pool' lagoon for a stop to explore the marine life in the various rock pools there. Enjoy a provided cocktail while taking in the views and exploring the area's natural resources.

Transfer to a speedboat for the second leg of the trip to Saona Island, a pristine setting favored by the film industry from its prototypical 'desert island' look. When the boat docks, enjoy a barbecue lunch on the beach amongst the coconut palms.

Spend the next three hours at your leisure; relax on the soft sand, swim in the tranquil aqua waters, stroll along the beach or start a game of pickup beach volleyball. You can even learn the traditional Dominican 'merengue' with the crew.

When your afternoon on Saona Island is finished, climb back aboard the catamaran and enjoy an open bar on your cruise back to the La Romana dock. Your day of relaxation ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Excursion a la Isla Saona
Your day starts with a scenic drive to the dock where you will board your boat to set sail and begin your adventure. The first stop will be for a cocktail at the amazing Natural Pool lagoon, notorious for its wealth of starfish.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Saona Island
Go on to the main highlight of the day, Saona Island by speedboat for a barbeque lunch served smorgasbord-style under the shadow of palm trees right on the superb beach. What's next is up to you; swimming, volleyball, come to know how to dance merengue or sit back and take a breather! For your return trip, you will board a splendid sailboat for a memorable cruise voyage complete with unlimited drinks. Your personal guides will be with you through the day and will be there to look after you and to make sure you have all you need. This is a great formula for the best day of your vacation!
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable clothing, swimsuit, sunglasses and sandals or shoes that can get wet.
  • Wear biodegradable sunscreen and bring your camera to capture some great shots.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Transportation included only from/to centrally located Hotels in the La Romana area. If you’re staying in a different area, an extra fee may apply
  • It is of the utmost importance that you provide your complete Hotel/Cruise details at the time of booking. Without this information, we will not be able to confirm your reservation. If this is the case, please contact us immediately to reconfirm your reservation.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nexus Tours Dominican Republic

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Catamaran Cruise to Saona Island.

Reviews

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Had to email / phone to arrange pick...
helshaw2002
, Aug 2015
Had to email / phone to arrange pick up, which was not acceptable. The local company ignored all my emails. Phoned them day before trip and I was hung up on twice. Repeatedly emailed Viator and they eventually confirmed pick up time that night. Disgusted that I now came home to a 15 bill on my phone for having to arrange my own pick up - and those calls still didn't sort it out but total waste of money and time while I was supposed to be relaxing on holiday. Actual day trip was good but this experience made the whole thing very stressful and expensive.
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Very disorganized. Called the tour...
ANNA R
, Jan 2015
Very disorganized. Called the tour company to confirm, was told to be in the lobby at 9:20am, nobody showed up. If it wasn't for another rep who called them again and advised we are suppose to be picked up from the beach, we would've missed it. Save ur money Sanoa Is nothing special, bad lunch servd
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This tour was the worst from the...
JO V
, Dec 2014
This tour was the worst from the poor transportation pick up to the drop off on the beach. The on deck music and entertainment was poor,loud and constant. The lunch got me sick flies and broken tables no where to sit except on dirty old and stained plastic beach chairs. The water was rough and merely.
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I received very little information...
hdmg8587
, Dec 2014
I received very little information when I booked this trip which made it seem very unorganized. The catamaran cruise was my favorite part of the trip, the staff was awesome and made it fun and enjoyable. The time on Saona Island seemed too long. I didn't eat the lunch, by the time I went to get food everything was covered in flies. There were a lot of bugs leading to a lot of bug bites. The speed boat trip and swim in the blue lagoon were fun. If I were to do a trip like this again I would want to see an estimated time schedule of everything on the trip before booking. This trip was fun, just not sure if it was the right trip for me.
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It was wonderful. We had a good...
Lucy A M
, Sep 2014
It was wonderful. We had a good time. The so called "natural pool" was amazing, we took pictures with starfish, my daughter and niece loved it.
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The excursion was by far...
Tiffany A. B
, Sep 2014
The excursion was by far unorganized. It seemed as if they overbooked people to come on the Saona Island excursion. Several people had to wait in a middle island for a long time until the excursion began. The staff barely spoke in English to the non-spanish speakers, and only did so when asked.
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Ok this tour was a bit if a mixed...
leighmason1
, Jul 2014
Ok this tour was a bit if a mixed bag. I very much doubt that the beach they took us to was Saona Island! I think it was just a beach along the coast of DR! It wasn't even a nice beach as it was quite rocky underfoot. Catamaran cruise was fun, blue lagoon swim lovely and speedboat trip back great
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