Amazing Day Trip to Saona Island, Dominican Republic

Bayahibe, Dominican Republic


Watercraft Type


Experience Type


8:00 HOUR

Max. Person

25 person


Saona Island is the definition of Caribbean beauty, and a boat journey to its sun-kissed shores is one of the Dominican Republic's most popular excursions. A mile-long length of golden sand and crystal blue ocean bordered by coconut palm trees provides the ideal setting for a day of sun, sea, and Dominican rum.

When you get in Saona, you'll have a wonderful snorkeling experience at Catuano. Follow your guide to observe many different fish species. Then you'll arrive to Saona's beach, one of the Dominican Republic's most beautiful turquoise-water, white-sand beaches. Lunch will be given on the boat while you travel to the natural pool of Las Palmillas to observe the starfishes!

Our French-Dominican staff would be delighted to welcome you aboard our extremely comfortable boat, designed and built by the skipper himself. During your visit, do not hesitate to sit beside the Captain at the helm and listen to his narrative. Or strike up a nice conversation with our two French crew members, who have left everything behind to go on an adventurous journey in the Caribbean. The two Dominican sailors who have been with them since the catamaran's construction will look after the boat before, during, and after your amazing day with us. We can talk to everyone on our small group tours.

We board the catamaran at 8.30 a.m. and cruise for an hour and a half to Catuano, where snorkelers may see a variety of tropical fishes that have established their home in the remains of an ancient pier.

Our guide Quetzal, a licensed diving instructor, will accompany us on the snorkeling trip! Your guide will not only show you the many fish species but will also assure your safety.

We'll spend the remainder of the morning at one of the Dominican Republic's most beautiful turquoise-water, white-sand beaches. Relaxation, a walk on the beach, swimming, or a drink... we will accommodate your schedule. We will return to the boat after an hour and a half at the beach since lunch will be served while cruising to the natural pool.

Las Palmillas Natural Swimming Pool is a wonderful hidden location with crystal blue waters.

The gigantic starfishes are the centerpiece of this location. Before a calm ride back to Bayahibe along the shore, drinks and refreshments will be provided in the sea.

Our yacht, a luxurious 21.5m catamaran, was built in 2013. It provides enough of room for lounging and sunbathing in a secure setting. The boat can accommodate up to 50 passengers, however we decided to limit the maximum number of daily passengers to 25 for comfort reasons.

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Manufacturer : Local Build
Model : Custom model
No. Cabin : 6
No. Bathrooms : 3
No. Berths : 12
Length (meters) : 21.5
Width (meters) : 12
Max Auth. Capacity: 25

Availability Details

Schedule for check-in:
( At the date of Departure )
Schedule for check-out:
( At the date of Arrival )
( Days/Weeks )
8:00 HOUR

Booking rules


There is no cancellation fee if you cancel at least 7 days before the scheduled departure. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days before your intended departure, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within two days of your intended departure, you will be charged a full refund.

Additional Details

Subject to availability, confirmation will be sent within 48 hours after booking. Please notify us of any special dietary needs at the time of booking. Transfer times are estimates; actual times will vary depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. An adult must accompany children. Vegetarian options are available; please specify at the time of booking if you want them. Wheelchair friendly, Operates in all weather conditions; please dress accordingly and bring sunglasses, towels, and sun lotion with you.

Time of Departure: 8:30 a.m.

Pickup at hotels begins 30 - 60 minutes before this time; the precise time of collection will be notified at the time of reconfirmation.

Return Information

Returns to the original departure point

Inclusions Buffet lunch with meat, Snacks, Unlimited beer, rum and soft drinks, Live commentary on board, Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off (just included for Bayahibe area hotels) Exclusion Lobster : available for 25US$/person Prices For adults: 183 USD, KIDS from 3 to 12 years old: 92 USD, For Babies under 3 years are Free

Charter Options

This listing is listed for following charter options.

With Captain and Crew both

Note for guests:

Based on the choice of charter option set for this listing and your choice to avail these options under the process of booking this charter, an extra fee may be applicable, for eg; for availing Crew service.


Exact directions to the departure location will be provided after a confirmed booking.

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Listing since Dec 2022

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25 Guests in maximum

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