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Swim in the Aphrodisiac Saona Island

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Experience hosted by Fernanda

8.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French

What you'll do

We understand that Saona Island is a "must stop" for all our guests visiting Punta Cana. This island is surrounded by white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and countless palm trees. This environment invites you to have fun.
First, our driver Jose Rafael and compadre Julio will pick you up from your hotel (please note that we'll pick up the other guests from their hotels as well) and we'll take you to the speed boat that will take you to Saona Island by the Caribbean Sea. At some point, during the navigation, we'll have a stop at the beautiful sandbanks. You'll have the chance to swim in the clear waters for about 45 minutes. If you have the chance, you might be able to see the starfishes at the bottom of these waters. Once the time has elapsed, you will advance your trip until you reach Saona Island, where you will enjoy approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. Local food and drinks will be provided on the island. Since more tourists visit this beautiful island, make sure to stay nearby compadre Julio to make the best out of your experience.
After the time comes to an end, you will board a fun catamaran to return to Bayahibe. On the catamaran, you will enjoy the spicy Dominican music and dance. The ride lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Once you arrive on land, our transportation will take you back to your hotel.
We understand that Saona Island is a "must stop" for all our guests visiting Punta Cana. This island is surrounded by white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and countless palm trees. This environment invites you to have fun.
First, our driver Jose Rafael and compadre Julio will pick you up from your hotel (please note that we'll pick up the other guests from their hotels as well) and we'll take you to the speed boat that will ta…

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What's included

  • Food
    Local food will be provided - chef choice. Please note: the menu might chan...
  • Drinks
    Water will be available for our guests. Depending on the number of guests,...
  • Transportation
    Roundtrip transportation from your hotel/resort to Bayahibe.
    Spead boa...
  • Equipment
    During the speedboat and catamaran ride, we provide lifejackets for our gue...
From $115
/ person
Wed, Sep 30
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$115 per person
$115 per person
Fri, Oct 2
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$115 per person
$115 per person
Mon, Oct 5
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$115 per person
$115 per person

Meet your host, Fernanda

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Hey! I'm Fernanda and I will be co-hosting this experience with Marco Mundo, our compadre Julio, and our trusted driver Jose Bautista. We are delighted to organize this experience in Punta Cana. We all three have lived more than 8 years in this beautiful land, and we have been more than 5 years Representatives and Tourist Guides. There're many people visiting Punta Cana so, in order to make our service unique, Julio will explain to you in detail everything you will see (landscaping, ecological reserves, etc.) while enjoying the spicy Dominican culture. We all speak three languages (Eng, Fr, Es), we love multiculturalism, traveling, and hosting our guests! Join us in this experience and immerse yourself in the waters of the Caribbean Ocean and the Dominican culture!
Hey! I'm Fernanda and I will be co-hosting this experience with Marco Mundo, our compadre Julio, and our trusted driver Jose Bautista. We are delighted to organize this experience in Punta Cana. We all three have lived more than 8 years in this beautiful land, and we have been more than 5 years Representatives and Tourist Guides. There're many people visiting Punta Cana so, in order to make our service unique, Julio will explain to you in detail everything you will see (landscaping, ecological r…
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Where you'll be

After we pick up all our guests from their hotels and resorts, we'll take a speed boat in Bayahibe village. Towards our ride to Saona Island, we'll have a stop at the Sandbanks (or natural pool) in the middle of the sea. After you get the chance to swim in these waters, we'll head up to our final destination: Saona Island. Finally, we'll be back to our starting point in Bayahibe. There, you'll take the bus to go back to your hotel or resort.

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Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

For an unforgettable experience:
Please follow the safety and nature protection guidelines given by our tour guide.
This experience includes light to medium physical activity.
We suggest having a good breakfast before joining us.

What to bring

Your own bottle of water. It'll be hot people.

Your own waterproof camera.