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Saona Island Excursion by Catamaran and Speedboat

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Discover paradise on Saona Island, where white sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters, and countless palm trees provide an unspoiled environment that vacation dreams are made of. You'll take a catamaran or speedboat to get to a beautiful beach, plus stop for a swim in a natural pool. Lunch and an open bar are included.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience
  • Buffet lunch, snacks, and open bar to meet all food and drink needs
  • Free time on the island to relax or participate in optional activities
  • Live entertainment on the beach
What to Expect
Morning pickup in Puna Cana or Bavaro means you’ll begin the day stress-free. Enjoy the scenery on the way to Bayahibe, where you'll board either a catamaran or speedboat for the ride to Saona Island. Upon arrival, you can decide how to spend your time, making this tour a great choice for independent travelers. Options for activities include volleyball and dance lessons, or you can simply relax on the provided lounge chairs and sip drinks from the open bar. Stroll down the white sand beach under the swaying palm trees to collect shells or go for a swim until it's time for the barbecue-style buffet lunch. At the end of the day, reboard the boat for the return trip to the mainland, stopping at the area's famous natural pool to take a swim and see the resident starfish. Back on the main island, enjoy convenient drop-off back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Bavaro, Punta Cana, Cap Cana, and Ubero Alto hotels
Between 7:00 am and 7:30 am; Pickup time varies based on hotel location.
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by catamaran or speedboat
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Buffet lunch with BBQ; vegetarian option available
  • Live entertainment
  • Unlimited drinks (local rum, beer, soft drinks, water)
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Saona Island
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm not a negative person but this was really really bad. To mention a few small things: A little bus took us from the hotel to put us at a gas station, where we had to wait for over 1 hour for a bigger bus...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tobias A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not for English speakers. Crammed boat trip to the island with insanely loud music being planned so I arrived with a headache Hundreds of people at the island and the food ran out. Boat trip back had music so loud that the speakers were distorting....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Danny H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If 7 hours of blaring Latin music so loud you can't speak to the person next to you and underage drunk kids is your type of fun then this is perfect for you. We were aware that the transfer was a couple of hours but...More

Thank aliverocklolly
L1599SXantonio, General Manager at Sol Cana Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi dear client! we are sorry that you had that bad experience in our country. As I see, this tour was not booked through our company (Sol Cana Tours). Any way this affects us all. and that bad rating (which is not ours) came to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

full 8 hour excursion from punta cana .not cheap but so worth it.Bus from hotel around 45 mins ,7am pick up....then onto boat , some snorkelling before the bar opens and off you go.Stop off at a shallow sand bank in crystal clear water and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing day! We stayed at the Hilton LaRomana and the boat was right off our beach. They did bring in other guests from other hotels also but it was super convenient for us. We had the Catamaran to the island and the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from SurjuToronto | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Dreams Palm Beach and pick up was included in our price. I have no idea about Hard Rock. Would be best to contact Rey from Excursion VIP and find out if they provide service to the guests at your resort. We... More
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Response from SurjuToronto | Reviewed this property |
About 2 hours. We arrive at 12 and left at 2:30pm. Buffet was served at 1pm. But it might depend on your tour operators. The time was managed well by our tour operator
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  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: French, Portuguese, Spanish
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