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Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat

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Punta Cana, Caribbean

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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

Visit Saona Paradise Island via speedboat or catamaran during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Explore the protected natural park on the island after arriving there on a comfortable catamaran with an open bar. Eat a buffet-style barbecue lunch, then return to Punta Cana on a speedboat, pausing for a stop at a natural swimming hole filled with starfish. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
  • Visit Saona Island onboard a catamaran, then return by speedboat
  • Eat a traditional Dominican-style barbecue lunch and enjoy access to an open bar
  • Learn about the island from an informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Stop at a stunning natural pool to relax and cool off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by catamaran or speedboat
Air-conditioned vehicle
Buffet lunch with BBQ; vegetarian option available
Drinks (local rum, beer, soft drinks, water)
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
DVD (available to purchase)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Between 7:00 am and 7:30 am; Pickup time varies based on hotel location.

Departure Time

7:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sol Cana Tours

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 Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat?
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 Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat?
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 Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat?
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 Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat?
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 Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat.

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Traveler Tips


  • "A beautiful beach and the stop at the sandbar for wading and enjoying rum and cokes is great." See review
  • "This is the most efficient way of getting all the people there from many different hotels." See review

Reviews

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TRULY A MUST!!!
Cari-Garcia
, Sep 2020
Despite having to wear a mask & practicing distancing our trip was FABULOUS!!! We didn't go on the catamaran I guess it was due to the virus. It entails dancing & a lot of socializing but nevertheless it was spectacular!!!
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Excursion Canceled
Stacey_M
, Jul 2020
My son and I were super excited about going on this excursion. We got an email the night before that it had been cancel and that I needed to contact Viator to receive a refund.
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Worst excursion ever! Stay Away!
Anthony B
, Jul 2019
Small boat, old crotchety van, silent host, and no dramamine to be found except for a local shop that charged me $8 a pill. But what else could I do? I was dry heaving the whole trip. Our group only caught two baby mahi mahi. Hardly any interaction with the group and they had the nerve to hit us up at the end for a tip. One other gentleman was sick on the way home, but no water on the van. Thank god I had the sense to bring my own water from the hotel. The most miserable I have ever been. I also had to request they play music, or I would have ridden in silence the whole trip. Pay more money and upgrade to a more VIP experience. You get what you pay for!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi! sorry. apparently this review does not correspond to the Saona Island excursion, but to a fishing trip, which is not offered by our company (Sol Cana Tours)
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Borthday Get-a-way!
Wanderer58378386271
, May 2019
We had such a great time with Jack Sparrow! We had a blast on the catamaran and the island was beautiful. I just wish we had more time on Saona Island itself, it was gorgeous. And the snorkeling was a good touch to end the trip. I highly recommend this excursion and make sure you get Sparrow!
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Beautiful
rodneyk473
, Sep 2018
Beautiful simply beautiful I cant say enough about this excursion it was awesome and I would do it again
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VERY long day!
Sonya B
, Jul 2018
The day started at 745 when we were picked up and drove about an hour to a gas station to be transported to another crowded bus which wasnt that big of a deal. Then from there we drove for about another 20 minutes to a rest stop and hung out for 15 minutes which everyone needed a break but everyone was getting a little restless by then. From there about 45 minutes we finally made it to where the boat (which was the catamaran) well once arriving and walking down to the beach we were bombarded with people trying to sell us stuff. A man with iguanas just put them on my son no one asked me or my husband if he could he just did it and once it was over his exact words were
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Beautiful adventure!
NICOLE Y T
, Jul 2018
We had a great time with and the pirate! Lunch was good and the attention from the tour attendants was superb!
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Excursion on May 12, 2018. By far...
katguti1117
, May 2018
Excursion on May 12, 2018. By far the worst excursion I have ever been to. We were picked up from our resort and taken to a gas station to pick up other travelers. We were then taken to the marina where we waited over an hour to board a speedboat. While waiting multiple people asked what we were waiting for and we were always told we were waiting for the guide to pay the taxes for us to board the boat. Once on the boat we were served the cheapest version of Dominican rum I have ever had. The open bar was one of the reasons why we picked this excursion and we were very disappointed. When we asked about having beer instead we where told we had to wait until we got to the island. Once we arrived at the island we were told that beer would not be served until the buffet were ready. We were again disappointed with the food provided. Dominicans are known for flavorful foods and this was mediocre to say the least. The beer served was again the cheapest found in the island Brahma. Everyone knows that Presidente is the national Dominican beer and it was nowhere to be found. For those of the travelers that did have the beer it was only in small amounts as they ran out after a few minutes. When we asked the tour guide about getting more beer he said that they had served all they had and if we had concerns to go online and write a review about it. There was minimal customer service as well. I was truly disappointed in this company and their representatives. They did not take responsibility for being deceitful in their advertisement of this excursion. I would not recommend it or book with them again.
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This was my second trip to Punta...
Thomas D
, Mar 2018
This was my second trip to Punta Cana. I did this excursion to Saona Island last year. It was the best part of my trip. A beautiful beach and the stop at the sandbar for wading and enjoying rum and cokes is great. However, this company was a bit disorganized in loading us on the buses at the initial meeting point and then loading onto the speedboat at the dock. I thought this could have been handled better. I would certainly recommend this as a day trip when in Punta Cana. There are plenty of companies that offer the trip. Shop around for those with the best reviews.
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This was the best trip I've ever...
Peter R
, Mar 2018
This was the best trip I've ever done! Max the tour guide was so friendly also all the people on the speedboat and catamaran. I especially enjoyed the snorkelling and the amazing beach. I have stopped telling everyone about this trip
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