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Blue Island Premium Experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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Experience hosted by Natalie & Carl-Philippe

11 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Come see every angle of Punta Rucia’s calm and turquoise waters in the most luxurious way, take a ride through the spectacular blues of our island's most stunning coral barrier in our comfortable catamaran enjoying premium open bar and exquisite onboard snacks.

Your boat trip through the colorful corals and lush mangroves gives you outstanding looks at the Dominican Republic’s northern shorelines, plus a chance to meet the friendly fish schools in the snorkeler's paradise of Cayo Arena.

Your adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel in our air conditioned bus in the company of our knowledgeable guide to show you around our culture and answer all your questions. Then you arrive to a warm welcome in our eco-friendly beach club to indulge in a perfect day!

Our catamaran takes you on an enjoyable ride with a first stop to a magnificent natural pool where we will enjoy good music and great company. From there we head to a mesmerizing sandbar with its coral garden, a snorkeling spot with the most amazing friendly colorful fish while you get to hand feed them.

After the ride, we head back to Blue Island’s beach club for an exquisite Caribbean feast and the pleasure to relax on our private beach before heading back to your hotel.
Come see every angle of Punta Rucia’s calm and turquoise waters in the most luxurious way, take a ride through the spectacular blues of our island's most stunning coral barrier in our comfortable catamaran enjoying premium open bar and exquisite onboard snacks.

Your boat trip through the colorful corals and lush mangroves gives you outstanding looks at the Dominican Republic’s northern shorelines, plus a chance to meet the friendly fis…

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What's included

  • Food
    Coffee, tea and cookies at your arrival in the morning.

    Exquisit...
  • Drinks
    A selection of premium UNLIMITED drinks

    Unlimited Drinks Include...
  • Transportation
    Comfortable air conditioned bus to and from your hotel or place of stay in...
  • Equipment
    Guides and all snorkeling gears and safety equipments are provided at no ex...
From $115
/ person

Meet your host, Natalie & Carl-Philippe

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Natalie and I have been hosting AirBnB guests at our rental villas in Punta Rucia for the past 8 years. We receive yearly over a thousand tourists from every corner of the world. We’ve owned a small boat and have been offering our guests very exclusive tours to our famous sandbar, Cayo Arena. It was always our dream to offer our personalized attentions and services on a bigger scale to more tourists besides our guests staying at our villas.

We’ve finally made this dream a reality by opening a Beach Club with our family. We would love to share with you the experience of going to Cayo Arena (Blue Island), one of the most beautiful beach on the island with our Premium Excursion onboard our brand-new motored catamaran.
Natalie and I have been hosting AirBnB guests at our rental villas in Punta Rucia for the past 8 years. We receive yearly over a thousand tourists from every corner of the world. We’ve owned a small boat and have been offering our guests very exclusive tours to our famous sandbar, Cayo Arena. It was always our dream to offer our personalized attentions and services on a bigger scale to more tourists besides our guests staying at our villas.

We’ve finally made this dream a reality by…
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Where you'll be

-Stunning on the road sceneries of Puerto Plata province in our comfortable ride
-A luxurious catamaran cruise in the warm, clear waters of Punta Rucia bay
-Enjoyable swim with exotic marine life
-Snorkeling in crystal-clear waters amid colorful corals
-The mesmerizing splendor of our lush mangroves and fauna they shelter
-Indulge in a Caribbean feast at our gorgeous beach club
Friendly people and premium open bar. You are going to love it!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Faysal
February 2020
To summarize this in two words: DO IT! It was an amazing experience that I'd recommend to anyone skeptical about doing it or even comparing doing excursions planned by others (e.g. Sunwing). The value is amazing, the communication with the host and clarity of what to expect is unrivaled. and then comes the experience itself - they picked us up directly from our own hotel lobby right on time in a clean, air-conditioned, and spacious bus. We drove for some time but did not feel bothered by this, rather it was a nice experience to see other parts of Puerta Plata. Our guide, Eusebio (Mendy), was knowledgable and funny. He provided us with many little tidbits of interesting facts about the experience, Puerta Plata, and the world in general. The whole staff were constantly tending to our needs and making sure we did not have to ask for anything - whether at the restaurant or on the boat itself. The food and drinks were also top class - truly. There is nothing that I can criticize about this experience. Just do it, you won't regret it.
To summarize this in two words: DO IT! It was an amazing experience that I'd recommend to anyone skeptical about doing it or even comparing doing excursions planned by others (e.g…
Алина
January 2020
thanks a lot! Natalie and Carl-Philippe answered any questions very quickly, we always got feedback. definitely recommend this experience! comfortable bus, helpful crew, very roomy catamaran, amazing food, incredible views! unforgettably!
thanks a lot! Natalie and Carl-Philippe answered any questions very quickly, we always got feedback. definitely recommend this experience! comfortable bus, helpful crew, very ro…
PatandGarth
January 2020
Wonderful excursion for entire family! Total attention to all details. Love their special attention to the environment with their use of paper straws, natural fabric towels in washrooms, and reusable plastic dishes and cups on the boat.
Jennifer
February 2020
This was a great & extremely fun experience! Highly recommend it!
Celia
February 2020
Amazing people and food
Claire
January 2020
Such a great time. Awesome people. Awesome food. Would come back!!!

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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.

    Government ID

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    Alcohol

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

    More tips

    The bus ride from your hotel to Blue Island in Punta Rucia is about a 2 hour drive from Puerto Plata's hotels. We could possibly have to stop at varios locations for other clients' pickup and drop-off. Pickup and drop-off in Sosua and Cabarete can be up to 1 hour longer than Puerto Plata's hotels.

    What to bring

    Waterwear (Water temp is usually 81-84 F.

    Reef-safe Sunscreen - Join us and Protect our coral reefs!