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Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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Air-conditioned vehicle
Lunch
Soda/Pop
Towels

Departure Point

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Saona Island, 23000, Dominican Republic
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vacation On RD

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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 Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island?
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 Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island?
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 Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 500 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island.

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star-3
Island is worth it, but transportation is too long!
Becky_A
, Aug 2021
Saona is a MUST do....but this particular excursion could be better. Things I liked: -stopping at the natural pools (blue Lagoon) area for 45 minutes -food at Saona was REALLY good! -Saona is an amazing beach Things I didn't like: -Transportation...we got picked up at 7 a.m. (which we expected) and didn't get back until 8 p.m. (didn't expect that!) I understand you have to make a lot of stops, but the travel time was 4 hours before we even got on the water! If I could redo this I would get our own transportation to and from the port and schedule the tour from there. That would have saved us at least 6 hours. Also, you rode a speed boat there and catamaran back. The rode back is long. We enjoyed it though...but if you don't want a slow ride back I'd opt for speed boat both ways and stay on the island for longer!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
A lot of waiting around
Jen
, Aug 2021
The day was very very very long. Don’t book this trip if you want to go straight to the island back. There is a lot of waiting around. We were on the island for 1hr 20 minutes but from pick up to drop off was 11 hours. The island is beautiful as expected but there are alot of people, it’s very crowded. Overall it was a waste of nearly 12 hours just for 1 and a bit on the island
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Meh
Felipe
, Jun 2021
Good tour but pick up is extremely slow and takes you to every other hotel in the area to pick and drop other guests, adding 2 hours to your already hyperlong day that lasts 12 hours rather than the 10 hours anounced. Also they only give you lunch during all that time and it is very tasteless. Open bar is of water and bad soda, nothing else. Guide is fun at least.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Fun day trip with lots of photo opportunities and the chance to get a low cost massage on the beach.
RRR
, Jun 2021
I loved the massages on the beach and experiencing the calm of the Caribbean Sea. It was fun to take a speed boat and a catamaran for the different experiences. The photos they took were fun but we’re expensive to buy. If you are a tipper, bring a lot of cash because there are a lot of drivers, etc to tip along the way and back. The island does not have WiFi/ATM so any massages or drinks must be bought in cash. Overall, it was a fun excursion. Our guide, Jose, was amazingly helpful.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Saona Island Day Trip
Gregory_W
, Jun 2021
The bus was nice quides were nice, the 2 mile hike to the front gate of the resort was horrible 500 people trying to go to the from as this tour is not allowed on property, not their fault but the Hotel was impossible, will never ever stay at Bavaro EVER and the tour says hotel pick up the ride was good the rest stop.was not pleasant again 20 buses using one small rest stop awful. Boat ride going boring no music , food at location terrible,Catamaran back was beautiful
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-4
Very nice
Mercedes_A
, May 2021
Very nice ! Loved the catamaran and speed boat rides, they gave lunch n drinks like they said n the guides were fun Nestaly and Ali
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
One day in paradise
Olivier_D
, May 2021
It was a real beautiful day. One day in paradise. We began with the catamaran. Very good vibes and lot of fun with the animation. After the beach of Saona was incredible, wonderful. After we came back with speed boat and did a stop in blue lagoon. Swim and show sea star. Exactly confirm to the description. Many thanks for this day. Just so sad to have loose photo taken by a professional
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Nice
GabyB
, May 2021
Ali was wonderful! It was a fun experience. The only issue is at the island everyone is constantly bothering you for money. Otherwise it was nice.
star-4
Tropical Excursion!
Samara_H
, Apr 2021
The day started off with my boyfriend and I missed the bus which waited at the wrong spot for only a couple of minutes, to us than paying $30 to get to the boat. Other than that, it really is a 5 out of 5, something you don't want to miss. The staff was so engaging and enthusiastic, you get to meet new people who basically become your family for the day. My favorite besides Saona Island was the shortstop we did at the "natural pool". It was such a great atmosphere with the sun sunshine, music playing, and all in the beautiful Caribbean sea. The only downfall is that hotel pick up/drop off, not only is it long and tiring but a bit unorganized and last minute...
star-3
Worse travel experience
RelaNeely
, Mar 2021
The island was nice and the food was good. But the traveling to and from was horrible!! We did not take a speed boat back, like I thought we would. We only spent 2 hours at the beach and 9 hours traveling
3 travelers found this review helpful

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