The Exotic Excursion To Saona Island - Punta Cana

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Tour Details

Overview

The Excursion to Saona Island is an adventure within an adventure! You will be picked up from your hotel and transported to our private heliport, near Punta Cana, where your helicopter awaits.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

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Join friends and family for 3.5 hours (including transfer time) as you embark on a 25-minute flight over the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic. Take in the views as you soar over the white sandy beaches and palm trees where you will see the real countryside, farms and fields. After a short ocean crossing, your helicopter lands you right on the beautiful, sandy beaches of the exotic island of Saona. One of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, Saona offers pristine beaches and a relaxing environment among the palm trees and warm tropical breezes! Then get ready for one of the best seaside meals you will ever have where your feet are literally in the sand and your table is set within steps of the ocean.

Then enjoy a delicious lunch that includes lobster and an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes grilled chicken, conch and fresh fish. Now let us add Dominican rice and tostones (fried plantains, a local favorite), potatoes, pasta, salad, fruits and breads. Lunch includes aged rum and Presidente Beer that you can enjoy your entiretime onthe island!

Spend the remaining time with your feet in the ocean, enjoy a massage, or browse the local gift shops loaded with handmade items crafted by the local residents from the Island.

Note:Additional hours can be purchased in the extended tour option.

Inclusions for The Exotic Excursion To Saona Island

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch Buffet, including one lobster per person
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off 
  • Beach chairs and bed
  • Bathrooms

Exclusions for The Exotic Excursion To Saona Island

  • Pictures
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

What to Bring: Sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, sunglasses and hat

Comments/Restrictions: Weight and weather limitations may apply.

Additional hours can be purchased.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The helicopter ride was awesome. The view from the air is a great experience.There was not enough time do anything on Saona. One hour is not enough time to enjoy much. The beach, well there was not much of one and you see pics of all this open and gorgeous beach area, not were we were. The food was good and the service was excellent ! For almost 600 the experience needs to be great not good

  • This excursion was pretty amazing! I took a quick trip from my hotel via small bus to the heliport near the airport and from there we watched a quick safety video before heading to a nearby small 4 person helicopter.

    One couple went with a pilot directly to the island, and I had the awesome experience of going into another helicopter and being taken down the coast for a pickup directly in front of someone's hotel for another couple I assume they had booked a similar - more expensive - excursion that included helicopter hotel pickup. From there we all headed down across the beautiful green countryside to Saona Island.

    Saona Island is just off the coast, not very far from the mainland, and the waters there are the most amazing shade of blue you will ever see. When you think 'blue' or better yet 'azul' you will think of these colors!

    There isn't a lot to the island, really. With this excursion you don't get the BBQ style you hear about with other Saona Island excursions, you get a nice private little lunch in pretty white cabanas away from any crowds. You'll have huge platefuls of food waiting for you BBQ chicken, an entire split lobster, some beef or pork, rice, pasta, cabbage salad, stewed potatoes, and more. You also have your choice of beverages I had their signauture rum and some coke.

    During the off season, at least, the place wasn't crowded at all. It was beautiful and peaceful and we had a very nice quiet lunch. The food wasn't amazing, not even close, but it was edible and it was really the scene that made it relaxing. Note: there are a TON of flies, however, that will try to swarm your food. Other tables seemed to have more of a problem but I controlled it by carefully keeping the food wrapped in the plastic it came with and just kept enough food on my plate to eat. The other tables seemed to just unwrap everything and leave it out and it attracted the flies.

    Also during the lunch you will be accosted by a lot of locals trying to sell you things. I saw in other Saona reviews that people really complain about this but in my case a simple but firm 'no gracias' sent them on their way. There were like 5 different sellers, but none were pushy once I made it clear I wasn't interested.

    After lunch I spent some time exploring the small beach. The sand there is beautiful, and there's loungers if you just want to relax. There are also some nearby shops where you will be encouraged to 'looky looky' if you get close - I did, and was pleasantly surprised! Shirts were about 12 without haggling, which is about half the price of buying them in hotels or elsewhere. Totally worth some soveniers and the people at the shop were quite nice.

    After our 1-1.5 hours on the island it was time to head back. This time we went along the coast and our pilot showed us some amazing sights. Then I had the added awesome bonus of being dropped off at my hotel via helicopter! This isn't normally included with this tour but because the other couple had booked it and my hotel was next door I lucked out. Maybe you will, too, or you can ask about paying a little extra for a drop off. Nothing says rockstar lifestyle like landing on the beach via helicopter! :

    Overall I really enjoyed this and thought it was worth the price. You can enjoy your helicopter flight and beautiful white cabanas while you watch people coming in sunburned off long boat trips going to the rather boring looking BBQ nearby.

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