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Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included

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Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included

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icon9 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

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Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean, during a full-day tour from Punta Cana. Board a small speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island, including a stop at a natural swimming pool where you can see starfish. Upon reaching Saona Island, spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure waters. Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana is included.
  • Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean
  • Board a state-of-the-art speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island
  • Spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure water
  • Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Snacks
Buffet lunch (BBQ, salad and typical Dominican fare)
Beer, rum and soft drinks (open bar)
30-minute stop at the biggest natural swimming pool
3-hours at the Saona Island
DVD (available to purchase)
Lobster (Available to purchase)

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6:30 AM
Pick up is at the hotel main lobby, or specified meeting point depending your location, if you are staying in an apartment we will specify the closest meeting point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Note that: this tour starts in The Est National Park, La Romana. It thakes one hour by bus from any of the Punta Cana Hotels.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Caribbean Route
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:
How can I let you know where to pick me up?
A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included?
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
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What is the policy on sanitization during Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included?
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 Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included.
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What is the social distancing policy during Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included?
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
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star-1
ITS A SCAM!
Nicole_G
, May 2022
DO Not book THIS EXCURSION! DOES NOT SHARE ALL INFORMATION IN DESCRIPTION. Very Racist. Worst park of my trip. We got in and off 10 boats roundtrip no lie. Change of PRICES FOR DIFFERENT RACES. NOT a open bar. Everything about it is a scam. They are MONEY HUNGRY AND do not care about your experience .
star-3
My experience
Norma_W
, May 2022
What was supposed to take 8 to 9 hours , took more than 12 hours. The speed boat broke and it took for ever to get back with only one motor. If we are doing this trips everyday, why aren’t the boats properly maintain. I understand accidents happen but we should have a back up plan when something goes wrong, and not leave Clients out stranded . We left my hotel at 6:40am and didn’t get back till after 7:30pm. The time in the island was great, and the people are really friendly.
star-4
A good, all be in VERY long day.
Gareth_W
, May 2022
Although this was an awesome day, it wasn't what we expected. First of all, it's a VERY long day. When we booked it, it was advertised as a 7 hour trip. The reality is, it's actually a 12 hour day that resulted in us missing another event we had planned that evening. After being picked up in a mini bus, we got dropped off at the side of the road to get on a much larger coach. The first stop was at a gift shop with some very pushy sales people that try to charge hundreds of $ for tat. If you try to negotiate, they start to get aggressive and pushy and if you walk off, they chase you down to try and get a sale. I recommend not getting off the coach, or just heading into the cafe for a coffee of soft drink, Then it's off to the port. The coach travel takes around 3 hours from hotel to port. This is where the real trip started. We boarded a large speed boat and set off for the blue lagoon. We spent around 30 minute here having photos taken and drinking from the floating bar. Then we finished the journey to the island. In total, the boat ride was another 2 hours. Saona Island is stunning, with BBQ and bars scattered around, but miles of white sand beach to relax on. The disappointing part was that we only had 2 hours on the island, so by the time you've had food and a drink, you have around an hour to relax before you leave again. The boat ride back is a party boat, again taking around 2 hours, with drinks served on board and the crew get you up and dancing, or you can chill on the side of the boat. Once you're back on land, it's another 3 hours on a coach back to your hotels, this time doing a lot more hotel stops because you're all on the larger coach. All in all, we really enjoyed the day, but wouldn't do it again. You need to clear a full day and be ready to travel a lot longer than you actually spend on the island.
star-3
Nice island but disappointing parts
Trudie_B
, May 2022
There are too many transfers both on land and water. You really only get to spend 2 hrs at the island. There isn't really any snorkeling. The catamaran was very nice, and the island is beautiful, but a few improvements getting there could be made.
star-5
Great day trip
Craig_B
, May 2022
Great day well organised, it’s a long day with plenty of travel involved but all worth while. We had a great tour guide in Alberto who was vey knowledgeable, The island was great and the trip to and from the island was fantastic
star-3
Loud, party style tour
jfiddaman
, May 2022
The island is beautiful and the lunch/drinks at the island were good and plentiful. Unfortunately this trip was mired by constant shouting from the guide and loud music in the coach, on the boats and on the island. It’s not peaceful and not suitable for families or children or people wanting to relax.
star-1
Had instructions to meet...
Craig_E
, May 2022
Had instructions to meet at the hotel gate ,not lobby ,where everyone elses excursiins were being picked up,that wouldn't open with the fabulous wifi, had reception call and the were 1/2 hour away already. Said no refund even tho service was not provided. Will only book thru hotel from now on, never online, been to the DR 8 times and will not recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
It was a good trip and...
Wendy_M
, May 2022
It was a good trip and enjoyed every single thing about it. Love the island and the Star fish. Love the way we were able to swim in the open water
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Paradise island but….
Semat_M
, May 2022
Saona is simply beautiful, definitely a must see place when in Dom Rep - highly recommend it. When it comes to travel we were not annoyed by the pick up of other people from different hotels, it didn’t last too long so was fine. The thing that is very annoying is when you go down to Bayahibe to catch your boat to Saona they stop at a little gift shop and nothing has a price tag there! Sellers are assuring you for a good price but when you get to pay they give you a mad number like $100 for 2-3 small bits like souvenirs. So get ready for a serious bid or don’t buy at all because these guys are ripping you off! Other very annoying thing is that you are asked for a tip everywhere you go - buses, boats, bars and again this means that you’ll need some $1s in hand just to make locals happy. Other thing is the mosquitos at the island, they bite a lot so bring a spray with you to be safe. Of course there are lots of beach sellers that try to sell you stuff and it is annoying again as you can’t enjoy your chill time on your lounge chair. The food at the island was ok, enjoyed the rice and pina colada made in a pineapple - was delish!
star-4
Great experience,views &...
Brittney_H
, May 2022
Great experience,views & people!! Please beware of mosquitoes on island though they were everywhere.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
The water in Saona island...
Floriana_c
, Apr 2022
The water in Saona island is amazing!! Best best puna colada in the island. Tour guide was good. Just the bus takes sooo long because it stops in many hotels to get people and only 2.5 h on the island, I wish we could have stayed more
star-2
More of a sight seeing tour
chris_s
, Apr 2022
As previous reviews stated. You spend more time traveling than doing the actual excursion. 2 of the touristy stops were highly unnecessary that took away from the island time. Only rum and super sweet soda to drink. No beer.
star-3
Nice island not worth the time
Nicholas_T
, Apr 2022
Way too much travel time, switching busses and boats and not much beach time and no snorkeling for 12 hrs of our vacation.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Recommend
Brian_R
, Apr 2022
Benjamin great guide. Boat ride beautiful. Buffet window was only 15 minutes. Bring water shoes the water was rocky
star-3
Sadly disappointed
Yajaira_R
, Apr 2022
Saona island is beautiful. The boat ride to the island was great. However, I found it hard to enjoy and relax when you have vendors constantly interrupting your relaxation time to either sale you something or ask if you want a massage. I got asked over 7 times if I wanted a massage. The worst part was the fact that I drifted to a light sleep only to be awaken by someone tapping me on the head to ask if I wanted a massage. Can you just imagine how annoyed I was at the time? The vendors selling jewelry, natural oils and coconuts don’t understand the words no thank you. They prefer to ignore you and insist you by there products. I do understand that this is how they make their money to live. But for lord sakes these actions make tourists not want to return to the Dominican Republic. I for one don’t want to return. Because this happens every where. That kills the desire to leave my hotel to venture out. It’s frustrating.
star-5
Sumemer Fun
ALVIN_P
, Apr 2022
We love the interaction on the bus and the people, Islanders and lunch was great. Special thanks th Benjamin who made the trip memorable
star-2
Skip it
Elston_C
, Apr 2022
Over priced and poorly executed. 30 mins in blue lagoon on top of dozens of other people felt like pee lagoon. The island is packed and noisy. Feels like you’re on the malecon or a cheap resort.
star-5
Perfection!!
stella_d
, Apr 2022
Wow!!! This day trip is a must!! Our tour guid Alberto was absolutely amazing! Friendly and he made sure that we have a great time. The island is just breathtaking, no words can describe how beautiful it is. The food is delicious m, everyone that was part of this tour is amazing, friendly, dancing, singing. You must do this trip or you haven’t seen what natural beauty is! Thank you
star-5
The catamaran trip to the...
Patricia_F
, Apr 2022
The catamaran trip to the island was wonderful and the beach was great My husband and I enjoyedn the food
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Too much travel time, not enough beach time!
Alan_P
, Apr 2022
Way too much time traveling and swapping buses. 11 hour day and only 2 hours on the beach. Food was good, you get hit on for souvenirs as soon as you get on the beach and you have to stop at the local cheap souvenirs shop. It’s cheap but be prepared to travel all day.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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