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Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 7 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the idyllic Saona Island on this full-day tour from the mainland via speedboat and catamaran. Zip out to the island on a fast boat, which ensures you have plenty of time to hang out and relax or participate in watersports. Cruise back aboard a sailboat, sipping drinks from the open bar and dancing to island rhythms. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for an easy round-trip experience.
  • Traditional Dominican buffet lunch
  • Open bar and bottled water
  • Entrance fees to Saona Island included
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana
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Lunch
Alcoholic Beverages
Bottled water
Air-conditioned vehicle
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6:30 AM
We pick up in hotels lobbies, apartaments Airbnb or specified meeting point pick up normally starts at 6:30 am. you will be informed with the exact pick up time the day before of the tour
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cheap Shuttles DR
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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 Paradise From Punta Cana?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana?
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 Paradise From Punta Cana.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana?
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 Paradise From Punta Cana.

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  • "They pick you up at 7am and don’t feed you on time at 1pm." See review

Reviews

4.0
star-4
467 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great trip, just as advertised
Anca_N
, May 2022
It was great, all I have to say I will be more than happy to book trips with Viator, my experience is that they deliver
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Super trip
Claudiu_C
, Apr 2022
The trip was super with Guide PAPA, u should book this Cruise, the staff 10, the catamaran was huge. All was super.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
DO IT! Five stars!
Yolanda_M
, Apr 2022
We got picked up outside of our Airbnb in Bavaro. We made a few stops to pick up others. The hosts spoke multiple languages (English, Spanish, French, Creole) so that was good. We had a photographer as well. The pictures are an additional fee if you want them. We stopped to swim at the “natural pool” for 30 mins. Didn’t really see starfish until we were leaving. We rode a speed boat there and the Catamaran back. Food was good when we got to Saona as well. I’d do it 100x more. Best birthday ever! 🥰
star-4
Great time, wish the catamaran was first not only in the way back from island.
Kristal_R
, Apr 2022
I really enjoyed the island and the people were so nice! They had a lot of food options, the photographers go above and beyond to get great pictures of your time (please note the pictures are a bit expensive at the end, so only take some if you’re willing to pay a bit of a high price, they are worth it though) also I wish the catamaran party boat would have been at the beginning of the trip on our way to the island instead of on our way back because by that time we were all drained and no one was really partying just mostly sleeping around. But everyone is very friendly and it is very organized!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Memorable Experience
Josh_W
, Apr 2022
Saona Island was beautiful. The staff is wonderful on all the boats. The catamaran boat on the way back was the best part. That's everyday life for them and that's our paradise. I wish we could upload video. Thank you for a memorable experience.
star-1
Unreliable company who does not read your emails! DO NOT USE!
shelcol69
, Mar 2022
Company didn't turn up to pick us up, after i did confirm by email where our hotel was! Rang them and was told to get a taxi to the port, so it ruined my birthday!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
Prabhdeep_K
, Mar 2022
This was the highlight of the whole punta cana trip. We met so many great people and the island is jzst a dream. Also the boat trip was sooo much fun, good music and everything!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience, meet...
Santos_F
, Mar 2022
Great experience, meet great people . The service was excellent the crew was great we where taken to great location the photographers are the best
star-5
Awesome trip
Maria_A
, Mar 2022
Trip was awesome worth the money they were on time for pick up time FYI take enough money to the island since they don’t take debit/credit card and you will need to purchase stuff
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
A long fun-filled day
Lisa_H
, Mar 2022
Our "tour daddy" Benjamin was very energetic, friendly and personable. My husband and kids and I enjoyed our time on the catamaran and the island although I wish we had more time to spend on the island itself. The food was great, there were options for myself as a vegetarian and my family who are meat eaters. Drinks were flowing freely all day, the catamaran was fun. We met a lot of great people from all over the world. The travel time to the catamaran was a bit long and sadly, I feel we spent more time on the bus than we did on the island. Overall we had a great day of people watching, swimming, dancing and eating. I would do it again now that I know what to expect.
star-4
Fun day
Feliza_C
, Mar 2022
I was having second thought of booking this activities because of some bad reviews but it turned out to be ok.
4 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great relaxing excursion
Ryan_S
, Feb 2022
Tour guide Alberto was perfect and pickup and drop off for the hotels were perfect and smooth! Would forsure do it again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The Best Excursion In DR
Carmen_M
, Feb 2022
I had such an amazing time on this excursion. Everyone was so polite it was one of my best experiences. They spoke English and Spanish so that was also great 👍. I will definitely book again when traveling to DR
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Bargain Tour Company
Jeffrey_W
, Jan 2022
The Tour Guide and staff was excellent!! However, we did not anticipate being unloaded from our van right on the highway into a larger bus that took us to the harbor. The catamaran was old and rum & cheap cola was our only drink option (other than cheap cola alone). I was expecting at least a rum punch or other alcoholic drink options. Seeing Saona Island is what we wanted and super nice! Buffet was mediocre. Why is cheap spaghetti served on a remote Caribbean island?? My recommendation is to pick an Island Tour Company with newer boats and a "real bar" onboard if this is your first time. The all-around experience can be better.
star-4
Really great trip with great staff! Long day, but worth it!
Peyton_F
, Jan 2022
This was such a fun excursion for me and my girls for a bachelorette trip. Here's a quick rundown of our trip: - Early morning pickup and transfer to the chartered bus - Relaxing drive through the countryside to a rest area with some mamajuana shots - Drive to beach to board speedboat - Fun speedboat ride to the natural pool - Hang out at the natural pool with the floating bar with rum, sprite, and coke (this was my favorite part!) - Speedboat ride to Saona Island (beach) - Have a full lunch with fish, chicken, and porkchops for lunch (more open bar with beer) - Fun catamaran ride back to the mainland with music, dancing, more rum, and relaxing - Bus ride and transfer taxi pickup back to our Airbnb Based on the reviews, I was a little hesitant to sign up for this excursion, but it was great! I would definitely recommend if you want some island fun. Some things to keep in mind, it makes for a VERY long day, so if I were you, I'd bring some extra snacks, bottled water, (or maybe even liquor if you're feeling extra!). If you're planning to do other things that day, make sure it's pretty lowkey. You'll likely be very tired. Other than that, go for it! Benjamin and the entire crew were really great!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Relaxing excursion
Crystal_A
, Jan 2022
The trip was very relaxing! My husband & I took 7 of our kids on this excursion and enjoyed the relaxation! It was organized from the pick up to the drop off knowing who we were going with and having enough time on the catamaran on the way to the island. We were able to soak up the sun and enjoy drinks flowing on the catamaran. The food was plentiful and flavorful on the beach which we enjoyed after a short stop at the sand bar. The only thing that could have made this better was to stop longer and snorkel in the clear waters.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Pleasant Day but a Weird Ending
Joseph_R
, Jan 2022
It was a fun day and a GREAT price. But we were never offered snacks or beer as it states in the package. Additionally, we paid for the VIP, and I do not even eat sea food but I got it for the upgraded drinks. Which was only a single glass of champagne, which no one in our group drank. The other person at the other table asked from another glass and they told her no. I would not have upgraded had I not thought I would get upgraded drinks - like vodka - which I think was in the description. The host was fun. The sights were amazing. We actually did not stop to see star fish like it shows in the pictures either. But I gave it 4 starts because of the price. Also on the way back it took 2.5 hours. Our bus driver did not communicate on the way there or back. It was all very confusing. We ended up being gone for like 11.5 hours, and had to cancel another trip with them because we could not chance missing our covid tests. On the way there, you have to transfer from a shuttle to a bus, which is fine, but they left us sitting in our shuttle, sent a couple to another shuttle (who we had to pick up later), and then after we sat there for a weird time came back and told us to get on the bus and acted like we should have already left. On the way back, the driver was driving like 20 miles an hour on the freeway. People were honking at us. Again we pull up at a random spot. Some of our group was so mad that they got a a taxi. The bus driver gets off. We think people are just angry and walking off the bus. It turns out this is the transfer spot again, but no one said anything to us. Expect a weird travel to get there and back with no communication. Very weird.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Fun, fun fun
AineTianne_C
, Dec 2021
My boyfriend and I were celebrating our 2 years anniversary, so we wanted to do something romantic and memorable. We picked Sarona Island supposedly it's very romantic. But from what to expect to what it is actually is a bit far-fetched. But we had so much fun, I wouldn't say romantic though, definitely memorable, fun and we love it. We had so much fun.
star-4
Cheap excursion with funny guide
Thalianandya_I
, Dec 2021
Benjamin was a cool guide. His English is very good and is also funny. I gave 4 stars because the food was not that good. They didn’t offer so many options for vegetarians. There was only salads and the rest was pork and chicken only. The tour took approx 11 hrs. We came back very slowly with party catamaran and the party was boring. And we could really skip the tour to the souvenir shop, it wasn’t necessary
star-2
Poor Saona island day trip
tamrinam
, Dec 2021
It was such a shame that they did not advertise the travel time well. We traveled for nearly 5+ hours and on the way back it was really torture because everyone was so tired. There were kids on the trip when it was marketed as a boozy catamaran cruise. We spent most of the time on a speedboat, and when we finally got to the catamaran it was small and crowded. Everyone sat together cramped and no one was drinking and having fun. Deff not a fun catamaran booze cruise as we were hoping.
2 travelers found this review helpful

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