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Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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
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Overview

Get a window into the Caribbean's underwater world without getting your feet wet during this 3-hour glass-bottom boat tour. Listen to music and sip drinks from the open bar as you journey, stopping to visit a natural pool. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana are included.
  • 3-hour glass-bottom boat tour
  • Use of snorkel gear
  • Interact with sharks and manta rays at a marine park
  • Visit the Natural Pool
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Roundtrip transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
All safety and snorkel equipment
Snacks and tropical fruits
Open bar: unlimited national drinks and refreshments
Professional Photographer
Towels
Sunscreen, sunglasses, facial protective masks and other personal accessories
Professional pictures (available for purchase)
Gratuities for the crew and drivers

Departure Point

Punta Bávaro, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

Traveler pickup is offered
- If your hotel is not listed or you are staying at an Airbnb, we can arrange a nearby meeting point for pickup.
- Pickup time and details will be advised via email 72-24 hours before the excursion.

Ports

  • Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, Boulevard Fishing Lodge, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic


Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your 3-hour journey on the Caribbean with pickup at your Punta Cana hotel. Transfer to the marina on Cortesito beach, where you'll step aboard your glass-bottom boat. 

At a popular snorkeling spot, watch as the divers feed fish right under your nose. Choose to don the provided snorkeling gear and jump in with the action, or stay on board and watch through the glass-bottom boat window. At a nearby marine park, you can interact with giant manta rays and sharks. 

Back on the boat, head for the Natural Pool, where you can purchase drinks from the swim-up bar. Return to shore and transfer back to your hotel for drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bavaro Beach
Start the adventure by meeting up with a friendly guide at your hotel and driving to the marina on the bávaro beach.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bavaro Beach
Board a glass-bottomed boat and take off to see the beauty hiding underneath the ocean waves. Head first to a idyllic snorkeling spot and follow the lead of professional divers as they demonstrate how to feed a variety of colorful fish. Swim amongst the stunning coral reefs and enjoy time in the water before getting back on the boat. Continue on to a marine park in the sea, home to gentle and harmless sharks and giant manta rays. Professional divers will watch while you stroke the mammals’ soft skin and enjoy a special photo op. After the marine park it’s time for the Natural Pool, a shallow ocean spot with a depth that doesn’t exceed the waist. The Natural Pool is a prime relaxation spot and hosts a floating bar stocked with refreshing drinks. End the adventure with a toast of a favorite Dominican drink, made with wine, honey, and Dominican rum. After returning to shore a guide will drop you back off at your hotel.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Depth: 2 to 4 meters
  • Minimum height for the Stingrays Encounter: 2.6 feet
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age to attend is 2 years old
  • Must be accompanied by an adult until 17 years of age
  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years old
  • Customers who appear intoxicated may be refused service
  • Subject to change with prior notice due to weather conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour Package Punta Cana

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat?
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 Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Snorkeling, Sharks & Stingrays Encounter by Glass Bottom Boat.

Traveler Tips


  • "Plenty of time for snorkelling and meeting the rays and sharks!" See review

Reviews

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elenakochin
, Feb 2020
The snorkeling was like 20 minutes than they took us to the place where was 1 poor stingray Did not let us take a picture with the camera but want us to buy 30$ a picture from their camera What a ripoff Than there was 1 poor shark to touch We spent there 30 min the most Then they took us to some place where all the other boats were and stayed there for at least an hour- just swimming in the murky water and giving us drinks - I prefer spend more time with the sea creatures than drunk people around me :(((( All experience sucked ! B
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Too bad he could only see one species of each. It could have happened that these species of sharks and rays hide during the day and the boys have not moved it. As for the natural pool that is the third and last stop there are always other boats, we respect that you did not like it. We ask for an excuse for what happened in your activity. Thank you very much for this important comment that helps us to be better and better.
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I love stingrays!
generdicist
, Feb 2020
My fiancé and I had a blast! Fun excursion, attentive and amiable guides. The boat was very nice (we saw some others that were scary looking). Good snacks. Really loved interacting with stingrays and a nurse shark. The photos they took for USB’s were also great!
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Fabulous
xkevilzx
, Jan 2020
A great time had by all, a great crew that was so much fun. They treated everyone great! Well worth the money.
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Loved it!
sallylo2019
, Oct 2019
It was a fun trip! We really enjoyed it. The staff members were very professional and helpful. Swimming with the shark and stingray was our favorite
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Friendly and Exciting
djsaunders22019
, Aug 2019
This was a great time for the whole family. The stingrays and sharks are huge! Snorkeling was the best. Our guides were super friendly and very funny too! Loved it!
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Awesome
Danielle R
, Jul 2019
Everything from communication to tour guides to activities was excellent. The activities were perfect for all ages. This wasn’t a super loud “party” boat vibe, which was not what we wanted considering we were traveling with our children (teenagers and a 6 year old). The snorkeling was definitely our favorite part. The guides made sure there were plenty of fish to see by feeding them causing them gather around us. Everyone was super friendly and accommodating. I definitely recommend.
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Overall Fun
susans0611
, Mar 2019
We were supposed to be on a glass bottom boat but for some reason this was not an option when we go there. We did have fun and the staff on the boat we were on was excellent. We did get to snorkel and pet a stingray.
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We had an amazing time with Alex our...
Janelle J
, Oct 2018
We had an amazing time with Alex our tour guide. He was very friendly and took a lot of awesome photos! He showed us many different types of fish and found a starfish to show us. We had a private tour as no one else had booked on the day and he made it a great experience! The shark, stingrays and natural pool we're all lovely too. Overall, it was a great day and the best excursion we went on during our stay in Punta Cana.
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Such an incredible tour. From the Hotel...
Michael M
, Oct 2018
Such an incredible tour. From the Hotel Pick Up to the Drop Off and everything in between. The encounter included snorkelling with reef fish, a shark and stingray encounter with Alex the beautiful stingray and we also met a very friendly Nurse Shark Nurse Shark do not have teeth who we could swim alongside and touch. The hosts made us all feel very comfortable and the natural swimming pool was a paradise on a quiet and tranquil side of the island. 5 stars and 100 recommended. Please book this trip online and avoid additional fees through your hotel or rep. I look forward to. Poking more tours with Thom's Punta Cana!
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I would love to hear more about...
Alysha M
, Jun 2018
I would love to hear more about sharks and stingrays, but loved the photos and experience overall
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