Simply the excursion anyone has to do when staying in Punta Cana. Combine a beautiful white catamaran, an exciting speedboat ride and the most amazing beach you’ve ever seen. What do you get? A tropical paradise – Saona Island! Float and relax in the endless shallow turquoise waters of Saona. Dance Merengue ‘till you drop, relax in a deckchair under the shade of a nearby palm tree or join a game of volleyball, go for a swim or work on your tan. Saona Island is, currently, the most popular excursion offered in the Dominican Republic. Be sure to indulge in a tasty barbecue lunch served buffet-style and refreshing cocktails that just keep coming. More an exhilarating speedboat ride will take you to a natural pool in the middle of the ocean. Here you will have the chance to swim in the transparent turquoise waters and search for the famous huge starfish.
This awesome day trip will start picking you up from your hotel to the charming fishing village of Bayahibe (we offer transportation in new and comfortable vans with a/c), where we will board to Saona Island. In catamaran you will have the chance to relax on nets or dance to the beat of the local music Bachata and Merengue. At the beach take time to rest on long chairs with a ”Santo libre” (Rum & Sprite) or swim the turquoise warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. On the island get the taste of a delicious Dominican buffet served for lunch. After taking time at the beach (around 3 hours) your next destination is the natural pool. Aboard speedboats you will get there in racing style to have a cocktail on a sandbank in the middle of the sea and take some pictures with the famous and beautiful huge starfishes. You will spend around 45 minutes here before returning to Bayahibe. This is the chance of a lifetime. A vacation in Punta Cana is not complete without a trip to Saona Island.
We will pick you up at your resort in a comfortable van or bus (depending on the number of people joining the excursion). The tour usually runs from 7 am to 5 pm (so go bed early the day before!!) and the trip from Punta Cana to Bayahibe is around 2 hours with the chance to stop in a grocery shop where you can buy some refreshments, smoke or go to the toilet. The trip from the beach of Bayahibe to the island of Saona is about an hour and a half via the scenic route in catamaran. The island itself offers plenty of lounge chairs on the beach, lots of souvenir shacks, and the most beautiful scenery. Lunch is included and you will have the opportunity to taste lobster spaghetti, pasta salad, potatoes, russian salad, white rice and vegetables, grilled chicken and pork, tropical fruit, french bread, coffee and local drinks. A bar will be also available for drinks and all typical music.
– Transport in comfortable van with a/conditioning – round trip from the hotels of Punta Cana/Bavaro to Bayahibe Beach.
– Catamaran and speedboat ride to Saona Island
– Tour guided by multilingual guides
– BBQ lunch buffet style at Saona Island
What to Bring:
– Beach clothing
– Bathing suit
– Cash for souvenirs and tips
Duration of Tour
Approximately 10 hours
Classic menu buffet at Saona Island
-Spaghetti in lobster sauce
-White rice and vegetables
-Grilled chicken and pork
-Coffee, local drinks
Wet bar soft drinks and Rum. 2 toilets, Music and animation on Catamaran, Buffet lunch, Beer and Rum at the Beach of Saona. Transport to and from Hotel.
A 90 feet Catamaran. Catamaran offers seats, sun space on nets, roof and animation area with a capacity of 100 people.
The speedboats are 24 feet twin engine boats with a capacity of 50 people.
Captain, 2 marineros, animation staff, Official multi-lingual guide.
Only through this site, this unmissable and unforgettable day trip for just 70 USD*!!! We require a 10 dollars deposit per person and you’ll pay the balance the day of the tour (in cash). Reserve your spot now and start dreaming!!!
(Once I receive your booking I will get in touch to let you know the exact time for the pick up (usually between 7:00 and 8:00 am). When you get at your hotel you need to provide your room number. In case you will not available to email from your hotel please provide a telephone number).
*For hotels located in Cap Cana and Uvero Alto are required 5 extra dollars per person due to the distance from Punta Cana/Bavaro.
Notes and Restrictions:
– This tour is not indicated for pregnant women and due to the nature of the excursion (party boat style with large crowds) not recommended for families with small children. Check the reviews (positive and negative) here to have an idea of the tour and be prepared for what to expect.