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Saona Island VIP Boat Cruise

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Los Melones, Dominican Republic

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Experience hosted by Osvaldo

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You can start anywhere in the Punta Cana / Bavaro area for this beautiful - and often private! - cruise to Saona. It's $480 for a private group up to 7. A private chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel (booked separately) and take you to the boat. Or you can meet me directly at the boat in Bayahibe (50 mins from Bavaro).

After a quick briefing (all in English) you'll hop aboard the very comfortable boat on which you can chill and take in the sun and surroundings as we head to natural shallow-water pools, away from the crowds. You'll be free to swim and snorkel (equipment provided) and soak up the immaculate nature and warm waters.

We'll then head to the fabulous island of Saona. I know where and when to go to avoid the noisy, crazy catamaran parties!

You'll have fresh lunch served for you on board - either sandwiches and soft drinks (free). Or grilled burgers, hot-dog or vegetarian dish ($10 extra per person) or lobster or salmon ($25 extra per person) - all freshly grilled on the boat. Private transport from your accommodation in Punta Cana costs usually $150 return. I can help arrange the booking.

There will be countless photo opportunities throughout the trip. And opportunities for you to learn about the local area and nature!

Only 7 guests maximum on the boat, so you'll have a chance to meet a couple of other guests or maybe have the boat to yourselves!
You can start anywhere in the Punta Cana / Bavaro area for this beautiful - and often private! - cruise to Saona. It's $480 for a private group up to 7. A private chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel (booked separately) and take you to the boat. Or you can meet me directly at the boat in Bayahibe (50 mins from Bavaro).

After a quick briefing (all in English) you'll hop aboard the very comfortable boat on which you can chill and t…

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What's included

  • Food
    Complementary snacks and choice of:
    Sandwiches (free), or
    <br /...
  • Drinks
    Selection of complementary ice-cold bottled water and soft drinks for you
  • Equipment
    Snorkelling equipment
From $225
/ person
Tue, Sep 22
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$225 per person
$225 per person
Wed, Sep 23
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$225 per person
$225 per person
Thu, Sep 24
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$225 per person
$225 per person

Meet your host, Osvaldo

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, I'm Ossy! I've spent the last 25 years skippering boats large and small, including several years in the US. I've spent most of those years leading large scale ocean clean-up projects, in particular dealing with those nasty oil spills you hear about! I'm passionate about my native Dominican Republic and its pristine nature and water. Now I want to share that passion with you and show you the most beautiful, untouched parts of this area, far from the crazy crowds... I look forward to welcoming you on board!
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Where you'll be

Pristine shallow-water 'pools', ideal for swimming, snorkelling and relaxing in warm waters. Just off the National Park, this is Dominican Republic's natural beauty at its best - and far away from the crowds! Then we go to Saona island, where you'll be enchanted by the long, pristine white-sand beaches and their giant coconut trees and get to explore inland.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Sydney
August 2020
This trip with Osvaldo and his son EXCEEDED our expectations!! To have an amazing experience like this in August - during this Covid- time made it all the more better. The driver picked us up at our hotel (after patiently waiting forever for our hotel security AND us to be ready) - we drove to the dock. Osvaldo was super friendly and such a good time! His son helped us on the boat and we started our journey. His son played ALL of our FAVE music and let us connect our phone to the bluetooth. The service was amazing! They had phone chargers, batteries, ice and a cooler for our drinks. We sailed calmly to the island...the waters were AMAZING! The waters were crystal blue! We landed on the island, played with starfish and got to enjoy the island. The food was so DELICIOUS. We had the lobster and burgers. Cooked to perfection, the rice was seasoned well. We had our own drinks but Osvaldo still provided a delicious rum. Honestly, It was such an amazing boat ride. I would absolutely do this trip and recommend this 10x We will be back!
This trip with Osvaldo and his son EXCEEDED our expectations!! To have an amazing experience like this in August - during this Covid- time made it all the more better. The driver p…
Freddie
December 2019
Osi and is son were excellent hosts and our family had an outstanding day on their boat. He was very knowledgeable of the area and cooked an excellent lunch for us! Also, he was very flexible and willing to accommodate our requests. A fantastic experience and would highly recommend it!
Osi and is son were excellent hosts and our family had an outstanding day on their boat. He was very knowledgeable of the area and cooked an excellent lunch for us! Also, he was ve…
Mike
February 2020
Awesome experience! recommend it to anyone.
Clement Maurice
January 2020
AMAZING

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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 7 guests ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunglasses

Suncream