Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour From Bavaro - Punta Cana

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All Hotels, Condors and Villias , please enter name of hotel and we will email with confirmation pick up
  • Return Details :
    Club de Caza y Pesca Marina
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Get out of the city and spend a relaxing day on the water during this 9-hour snorkeling tour of Catalina Island from Bavaro. See the most beautiful underwater ecosystem of the Dominican Republic with this all-inclusive trip along a comfortable boat. Experience clear turquoise waters, relax on a private beach and enjoy refreshments at the open bar overlooking the water. Dont miss the delicious Dominical feast prepared by a private chef. Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel is provided.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Hotel pickup included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bavaro beach, Punta cana, La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic

You arrive at the marina, where you will be welcomed aboard for your Catalina Island snorkeling or Diving experience.
We then set sail towards Catalina Island, where you will enjoy an hour of snorkeling or Diving to discover the true beauty of The Wall. You can expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility and an amazing underwater ecosystem.
Those who are Diving will experience there 2nd dive at The Aquarium. Once finished, we will set a course heading to the west side of Catalina Island. On arrival you will be taken by Eileen (speed boat) to our beach on the island.
Then our chef will be busy in the kitchen preparing an incredible Dominican lunch. You can expect to taste fresh lobster caught that morning (only available with our Premier VIP package), pork, chicken, salads, pasta and local fruits all prepared in a hygienic kitchen. We highly recommend you save space for the local fruits.
After lunch you get to enjoy some free time to Snorkel or just relax and enjoy the beach.
At around 3pm, Our speed boat, Eileen will ferry you to our catamaran Paradise. We will set a course for the marina, where you bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.


Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Catalina Island, La Romana, La Romana Province, Dominican Republic

You arrive at the marina, where you will be welcomed aboard for your Catalina Island snorkeling or Diving experience.
We then set sail towards Catalina Island, where you will enjoy an hour of snorkeling or Diving to discover the true beauty of The Wall. You can expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility and an amazing underwater ecosystem.
Those who are Diving will experience there 2nd dive at The Aquarium. Once finished, we will set a course heading to the west side of Catalina Island. On arrival you will be taken by Eileen (speed boat) to our beach on the island.
Then our chef will be busy in the kitchen preparing an incredible Dominican lunch. You can expect to taste fresh lobster caught that morning (only available with our Premier VIP package), pork, chicken, salads, pasta and local fruits all prepared in a hygienic kitchen. We highly recommend you save space for the local fruits.
After lunch you get to enjoy some free time to Snorkel or just relax and enjoy the beach.
At around 3pm, Our speed boat, Eileen will ferry you to our catamaran Paradise. We will set a course for the marina, where you bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.


Duration: 9 hours

Stop At: Passion Paradise Adventures, La Romana, La Romana Province, Dominican Republic

You arrive at the marina, where you will be welcomed aboard for your Catalina Island snorkeling or Diving experience.
We then set sail towards Catalina Island, where you will enjoy an hour of snorkeling or Diving to discover the true beauty of The Wall. You can expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility and an amazing underwater ecosystem.
Those who are Diving will experience there 2nd dive at The Aquarium. Once finished, we will set a course heading to the west side of Catalina Island. On arrival you will be taken by Eileen (speed boat) to our beach on the island.
Then our chef will be busy in the kitchen preparing an incredible Dominican lunch. You can expect to taste fresh lobster caught that morning (only available with our Premier VIP package), pork, chicken, salads, pasta and local fruits all prepared in a hygienic kitchen. We highly recommend you save space for the local fruits.
After lunch you get to enjoy some free time to Snorkel or just relax and enjoy the beach.
At around 3pm, Our speed boat, Eileen will ferry you to our catamaran Paradise. We will set a course for the marina, where you bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.


Duration: 9 hours

Inclusions

Snorkeling equipment

Moto catamaran boat ride

Experienced guides

Visit our beach on Catalina Island

Dominican BBQ feast

Unlimited drinks (alcoholic drinks served on beach and return boat trip | non-alcoholic drinks served through the day)

Beach lounger

Round-trip hotel transfers

Entry/Admission - Bavaro Beach

Entry/Admission - Catalina Island

Entry/Admission - Passion Paradise Adventures

Exclusions

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Gratuities

Specialty beers and snacks (available to purchase)

Snacks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Bring your bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, cash to purchase any souvenirs on the beach, and your camera

We make every effort to cater for anyone with any disabilities. We recommend that you contact us in advance of your booking to ensure your day with us is special and memorable from the first moment to the last impression

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Dec-2019

    We did not go because they never picked us up. Never received pick up instructions even though it was confirmed they would pick us up at our hotel.

  • 18-Mar-2019

    This trip was neither great, nor awful. It was average. Nice location, not fantastic snorkeling. Nice boat, not great organization from the staff. There were two boats, probably totaling over 60 and possibly close to 70 people, and not enough staff to service. For example, when we arrived at Catalina, shuttling that many people to shore was time consuming. Then once on shore, the same boat crew STARTED cooking the meal. The group at the adjacent beach area and pavillion, arrived after us, and ate before us. It appeared they had some separate staff at the island already preparing for the boat arrival with guests. Much more organized and less waiting around. Snorkeling from the beach at this location was not great; coral broke the water surface at some points and you had to be very careful not to get too close so the water surging in and out from the shore didn't drag you across the coral.

  • 06-Feb-2019

    Was alot of fun. Could have used more information. Time of pickup. sweated for the pickup time until last moment. Lobsters on island looked good did not bring enough cash to purchase. Idea of price before hand would have been helpful. Other than that great.

  • 23-Jan-2019

    Snorkeling was great. Island was great. Sadly we waited 1.5 hours on bus to pick us up and return to Punta Cana. Eventually a local individual called cabs for he 17 stranded people.

  • 24-Dec-2018

    We were wondering what to choose between Saona or Caralina trip.Looking at different review and website to book our tour with lot of différents prices from 60€ to 180€, and I can confirm that this tour was almost perfect for only 60 per person.We met tourist Yahtzee they paid VIP packeged and they had the same as us.I would only rate the transportation as bad experience but I think randomly from time to time with all the hotel pick up you can be lucky or unlucky and lost time in bus, but it’s looks it’s all the same with all your operator.Once on the boat all great, good crew.After we arrived on the island at 2nd stop, the beach looks a paradise. Not too much people in the highest period of the season. You can also get lobster for price between 15 to 20$ once on the island.I would definitely recommended this tour.

  • 15-Nov-2017

    This was everything I hopped it would be. I could see 25ft. or about 8 meters down to the bottom. Hand sized fish came right up to me and sometimes that freaked me out. The guides were very good and helped with everything you needed. Fun full day and the food was good as well.

  • 16-Jul-2017

    Staff was wonderful, food was great, and Catalina Island is very beautiful! The snorkeling isn't great--not a very colorful reef or many fish. If you're doing it for the snorkeling, I'd pass. That being said, I'd go again in a heartbeat because of the staff and to go back to Catalina Island.

  • 03-Jul-2017

    We were disappointed with this trip. Started with getting on the buses at the gift shop. No direction was given on how long we had there, how far the trip was from there, etc. 1 couple got on the wrong bus and we had to pick them up along the way. Bus was packed, no empty seats and no room for our snorkel gear. Get on the boat, it was packed as well, my knees hit the seat in front of me, again no room for our snorkel gear or any open seats. First snorkel site is deep, so if you have not snorkeled before, could be intimidating, we grabbed our gear and cleared out. Again, no communication on how long we were there. The lunch on the island was VERY GOOD. Snorkeling there is OK but beach is shared with other tour groups so crowded. Recap: If you want a tour where you are always guessing what is going on, want to be packed like sardines on the boat and bus, this is the tour for you.

  • 02-Apr-2017

    The snorkeling was so much fun and the food on the Island was delicious.

  • 24-Mar-2017

    I did this excursion last year when I visited the DR so I thought it would be as good this year. There was a lot of confusion with getting us to the boat. Our tour left an hour and a half late! We were supposed to leave at 9:30am but it was closer to 11 by the time we got on the boat. As soon as I entered the water, I could tell the coral was not as vibrant as last year. I do not know if tourism has affected it but you can definitely tell it is dying off along with a lot of the plants I saw last year. Be sure to expect 3 hours getting there and back.

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