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Punta Cana Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Punta Cana Cruises & boat tours

Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

1. Punta Cana: Catamaran Boat to Saona Island with Buffet Lunch

Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off, stop off at a huge natural swimming pool, and enjoy snacks as you go. Benefit from the services of a guide, ride a speed boat and catamaran, and feast on a buffet lunch including drinks. Begin the tour by boarding a speedboat and jetting off to Saona Island. On the way, stop to swim in a waist-deep natural swimming pool with transparent waters. If you're lucky you'll see some starfish. When you arrive at Isla Saona, you'll have many activities to choose from. Wade in the turquoise waters, visit the open bar, take a nap on a beach lounge chair, walk along the coastline, or play volleyball. Indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fruit. You can even enjoy lobster and premium drinks when you book the VIP option. Take your time to discover the island and do it all.

Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Buffet Lunch & Drinks

2. Saona Island: Full-Day Boat Tour with Buffet Lunch & Drinks

Climb aboard and feel the breeze as you cross the Caribbean Sea by speedboat on this full-day island excursion. Travel to the beautiful island of Saona and go for a swim in a natural pool and sandbank in the middle of the sea. Start your tour at the Cotubanamá National Park. Head to Palmilla, a natural swimming pool, and enjoy drinks as you frolic in the turquoise waters. Interact with starfish and other marine life.  Afterward, head to the island beach club for three hours of free time: laze on the beach, go swimming, or play beach volleyball. Enjoy a buffet lunch before continuing with a catamaran cruise on the calm waters.

Punta Cana: Saona Island and Buggy Combo

3. Punta Cana: Saona Island and Buggy Combo

Book a package tour in Punta Cana full of adrenaline, relaxation, beautiful scenery, and more. Experience a speedboat tour of the Caribbean sea with music and a bar on the first day. Next, take a buddy ride with a GoPro camera in the rural area followed by a visit to Macao Beach. Visit Soana Island in the Dominican Republic. Begin by hitting the Caribbean Sea on a speedboat, before slowly cruising your way back to the mainland on a spacious catamaran. Enjoy music and an open bar, allowing you to best enjoy your time away from Punta Cana. On the next day, prepare to start your engines at a secluded ranch in Macao. Fire up your buggy, which is equipped with a GoPro camera to record your adventure, before tearing through remote farmland. These narrow, secluded country roads offer a safe haven for deep pools of mud. Make 3 stops throughout your buggy tour. Visit a sleepy country plantation for an introduction to some of the Dominican Republic's most sought-after produce, before descending into a picturesque cenote replete with a subterranean river that is perfect for swimming. Take in Macao Beach, one of the best beaches in the coastal stretch of Punta Cana. Experience an idealistic Caribbean shore with amber sands, rows of coconut palms, and azure waters. At the conclusion of your experience, return to your accommodation in Punta Cana.

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Whale Watching

4. From Punta Cana: Full-Day Whale Watching

This tour is only available from the period between January 20 until March 30 each year. Until recently, it was believed that only 85% of the Atlantic humpback whales were born in Dominican waters and returned annually for mating and breeding. But a recent study revealed that all North Atlantic populations come to breed in these waters. On-board a specialized boat, you will enjoy the following: impressive mating acrobatics, romantic male chants and jumps of the consorts. Samaná is considered one of the best places in the world for the sighting of humpback whales. Join this whale watching excursion with a visit to the beautiful beach of Cayo Island (Bacardi Island) and enjoy an exotic excursion (if option selected).

Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

5. Punta Cana: Catamaran Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

Sail in the pristine waters of Punta Cana on this 34x22 feet catamaran. Sail through Punta Cana and Cape Engaño for approximately 4-hours. Stop for a swim or snorkel at a nature reserve and anchor at a sand bar where you can chill in waist-deep water while having drinks from a floating bar. Relax on board with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including, beer, rum, tequila, tropical juices, and soft drinks. While having cocktails from the open bar, you can lay on one of the 2 nets or in a shaded area of the catamaran.

Punta Cana: Samana Bay Full-Day Experience

6. Punta Cana: Samana Bay Full-Day Experience

Live the experience by sailing the bays of Miches and Samana by boat to reach a tourist destination full of splendor, nature and great tourist attractions which are unique to the region. Get to know Samana on one of the most complete tours offered in the Punta Cana area. Relax to the rhythm of the Dominican Republic on the island of Cayo Levantado or Bacardi, where its white sand will wind you down while you overlook a virgin beach on your approximately 2 hours stopover. Visit the Island of Cayo Levantado for the next 2 hours and enjoy a unique lunch with touches of local Samana cuisine. Visit the horse ranch in the middle of the jungle and ride a horse accompanied by a local guide. Continuing on to connect with the natural museum of the Limon Waterfall for the next hour and soak up the environment in the afternoon. Take in the panoramic view of the new tourist destination of Miches and the Bay of Samana. Cruise with a small group through the bay on a comfortable motorized catamaran with some tropical music in the background.

Punta Cana: Saona Island Day Trip

7. Punta Cana: Saona Island Day Trip

Saona island Saona Island is the most popular excursion offered in the Dominican Republic. The island is a natural park (protected as a natural reserve) it’s a virgin island with beautiful beaches and speechless coastlines full of palm trees. While on the island you can relax on a chair lounge, hang out by our all inclusive beach bar, play beach volleyball. Around mid day we open our beach buffet for a typical Dominican lunch that includes: chicken, pork, rice, vegetables, beans, salad and fruit, or walk the coastline.

From Punta Cana: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

8. From Punta Cana: Full-Day Saona Island Excursion

Start with pickup from your hotel in Puna Cana or Bavaro. Enjoy the scenery on the transfer to Bayahibe beach, where you'll board either a catamaran or speedboat for the ride to Saona Island.   Saona Island is a 42-square-kilometer Caribbean gem off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Originally named "Adamanay" by the Taino Indians, the island was renamed by Christopher Columbus, during his second voyage to the Americas in 1494. Find a seat on the deck and enjoy the sun and water on the way to the idyllic island of Saona. Make a short 20-minute stop at a large natural swimming pool for a quick swim. Once you arrive, enjoy free time to explore the island at your own pace, making this tour a great choice for independent travelers. Optional 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. Indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fruit. After three hours on the island, be returned to your accommodation back on the mainland.

Punta Cana: Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling

9. Punta Cana: Catamaran Cruise and Snorkeling

Benefit from hotel pick-up in Punta Cana, and then climb aboard a catamaran exclusive to you. Take in the picturesque beauty of the popular tourist area, known for its sugar-white beaches and palm trees. Benefit from a service that can be fully customized to your needs, whether you are celebrating a wedding, anniversary or spring break! Cruise along the coast and jump into the Caribbean Sea to snorkel among tropical fish. Marvel at the marine life of the coral gardens, and stop at a natural pool to cool off in the sea. Enjoy a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks from the open bar as you soak up the sun and sip on water, sodas, rum, beer or cocktails prepared by a friendly bartender. Dance to the rhythms of the Dominican Republic for some serious fun, Punta Cana style!

Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

10. Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

After hotel pick-up from your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel, arrive at the marina. Be welcomed aboard "Paradise" by the team with tropical refreshments. Your PADI-certified dive team will give health and safety procedures and a snorkeling briefing to ensure your experience is unforgettable but safe. Leave the marina and head for the east side of Catalina Island to the snorkel site "The Wall," catering to both novice and expert snorkelers. Life jackets are available here. During the journey, enjoy light refreshments and music. After approximately 30 minutes, arrive at the snorkel site and enjoy just under an hour of snorkeling. Expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility, and an amazing underwater ecosystem. After snorkeling, board the boat and head to the west side. On arrival, head to a private beach. There is a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments available. Snorkeling equipment is available at the bar so you can enjoy the snorkel sites near the beach. Lunch will be served at around 13:00. The Dominican feast will be prepared by a renowned local chef. Enjoy fresh lobster caught that morning (VIP package only), pork, chicken, salads, pasta, and local fruits. After lunch, the rest of the afternoon is free. Relax while listening to the waves breaking on the shore, snorkel in the clear turquoise waters, or enjoy the open bar. Finally, board the boat and arrive back at the marina at 4:00 PM. From there, board a bus back to your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel.

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What people are saying about Punta Cana

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Picked up on time. It's all wonderfully organised. The guys on the trimaran were in a great mood. No stress, as seen with other providers, but totally easy and absolutely safe at all times! Even when a guest's mobile fell into the water, a guide from another boat even helped with the search (and even found it). The nachos with the freshly made guacamole were great. Thank you for a great experience with a great tour.

we loved the excursion, everything was very well organized. transfer from our hotel to the catamaran. Thanks to Christian our guide for the day. there were also photographers on site, they took wonderful photos. the bar and the buffet is very good. Saona Island is just sublime I highly recommend taking a tour. Plan the full day from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Top excursion, only to be recommended. We were lucky enough to be traveling in a small group and the entire crew took very good care of all passengers. The snorkeling experience is overwhelming. Thanks to Daniel from happyfish-catamarans.

It was awesome, just wished they could come pick me up directly in front of my hotel , I had to walk way to the front by the security gate . Other then that , I had a great time !

A very nice trip! Everything super organized! 50% cheaper than in the hotel, that's why we decided! I highly recommend and greet "Daddy" our guide ☺️