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La Romana: Catalina Island Full-Day Snorkeling Tour

1. La Romana: Catalina Island Full-Day Snorkeling Tour

Climb aboard the gleaming white “Paradise” catamaran for a full-day of fun in the sun of Catalina Island, and discover the Dominican Republic’s most beautiful underwater eco system. Departing from the marina at around 10:00, set course for the east side of Catalina Island to snorkel in the turquoise waters of “The Wall,” offering superb visibility conditions for spotting the rich marine life of the Caribbean Sea. An adventure team will be on hand to assist you with your snorkel equipment requirements. Next, set sail for a beach on the west side of the island to find the perfect spot for the rest of the afternoon. An acclaimed chef of Catalina Island will have been busy preparing an incredible Dominican feast for you, which will be served at around 13:00. Enjoy servings of barbecued pork and chicken, as well as abundant salads, pasta, and local fruits. Those on the VIP package will get a serving of barbecued lobster, served with a glass of cold white wine. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the island at leisure. Stroll along white sand beaches, or relax under palm trees, listening to the waves break on the shore. The beach bar is carefully positioned so that you can take in the cool breeze of the ocean, while trying a selection of refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. At around 15:15, climb aboard the catamaran, where you can expect light refreshments at the bar and dancing from the entertainment team. Cruise back to La Romana marina for an approximate 16:00 arrival. A transfer bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

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Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

2. Punta Cana: Full-Day Snorkeling Tour to Catalina Island

After hotel pick-up from your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel, arrive at the marina. Be welcomed aboard "Paradise" by the team with tropical refreshments. Your PADI-certified dive team will give health and safety procedures and a snorkeling briefing to ensure your experience is unforgettable but safe. Leave the marina and head for the east side of Catalina Island to the snorkel site "The Wall," catering to both novice and expert snorkelers. Life jackets are available here. During the journey, enjoy light refreshments and music. After approximately 30 minutes, arrive at the snorkel site and enjoy just under an hour of snorkeling. Expect clear turquoise waters, incredible visibility, and an amazing underwater ecosystem. After snorkeling, board the boat and head to the west side. On arrival, head to a private beach. There is a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments available. Snorkeling equipment is available at the bar so you can enjoy the snorkel sites near the beach. Lunch will be served at around 13:00. The Dominican feast will be prepared by a renowned local chef. Enjoy fresh lobster caught that morning (VIP package only), pork, chicken, salads, pasta, and local fruits. After lunch, the rest of the afternoon is free. Relax while listening to the waves breaking on the shore, snorkel in the clear turquoise waters, or enjoy the open bar. Finally, board the boat and arrive back at the marina at 4:00 PM. From there, board a bus back to your Punta Cana or Bavaro hotel.

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Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

3. Punta Cana: Saona Island and Altos de Chavón Day Trip

Head to Altos de Chavón to see a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavón River. Admire the work of artisans from the Dominican Republic who crafted the village in detail. Board a catamaran and cruise to Saona Island and get back to nature in the government-protected reserve. Relax on the beach and top up your tan, or go for a swim. Explore the tropical surroundings at leisure and discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Marvel at the white sand and coconut palms before a BBQ buffet lunch of typical island fare. Make use of the open bar and sample local drinks before you return to Punta Cana.

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From Punta Cana: Catalina Island Swim, Sail & Snorkel

4. From Punta Cana: Catalina Island Swim, Sail & Snorkel

Enjoy a relaxing day on the beaches of Catalina Island. Board a riverboat and experience a jungle cruise through the breathtaking gorge of the Chavon River to get to the island. Once at Catalina Island, grab a snorkel set and dive underneath the waves. Swim in the clear blue waters, relax in beach chairs, or explore the white beach. During your 4-hour stay, you can enjoy drinks, lunch, and snacks in the sun. On the journey back, experience a live bachata and merengue demonstration — practice your dance skills and join in, closing your beach day with a fun dance.

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La Romana: Altos de Chavón and Saona Island Day Trip

5. La Romana: Altos de Chavón and Saona Island Day Trip

Leaving from La Romana, this tour combines leisure and culture on a perfect day out, fit for the whole family. Head first to Altos de Chavón to see a replica of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavón River. Admire the work of artisans from the Dominican Republic who crafted the village in detail. Board a catamaran and cruise to Saona Island and get back to nature in the government-protected reserve. Relax on the beach and top up your tan, or go for a swim. Explore the tropical surroundings at leisure and discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Marvel at the white sand and coconut palms before a barbecue buffet lunch of typical island fare. Make use of the open bar and sample local drinks before you return to La Romana.

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Bayahibe/La Romana: 4x4 Buggy and Monkeyland Tour

6. Bayahibe/La Romana: 4x4 Buggy and Monkeyland Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to your jungle buggy. There your specialized guides will teach you everything related to the safety and driving of the buggy, which you will discover are very easy to drive. Once departing, you will begin exploring the incredible terrain in the unique style that only a 4x4 can provide. You'll then continue your tour with a visit to the coconut house or “Casa del Coco” to learn how coconut oil is produced. There you will also taste fresh organic products such as exotic Caribbean fruit, roasted coffee, and cacao. The next 45 minutes will be spent taking a guided tour of Monkeyland, where you will interact in close proximity with the park's beautiful and friendly squirrel monkeys. These charming and intelligent monkeys have been formed by a Canadian couple with more than 35 years of experience working with animals, including 12 years at the Toronto Zoo teaching monkeys to trust and enjoy the company of humans. You will later finish your adventure by winding down at the Mountain Ranch and feasting on some delicious and traditional Dominican food.

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La Romana: Scuba Diving in Catalina Island

7. La Romana: Scuba Diving in Catalina Island

Our team will be waiting to welcome you aboard ‘Paradise’ with tropical refreshments. We will leave the marina at around 10.00am, setting a course for the east side of Catalina Island, to the first dive site known as 'The Wall', with depths from 5m (16ft) to 40m+ (131ft+).  We arrive at our first dive site at around 10.30am, where you will enjoy just under an hour of diving to discover the true beauty of 'The Wall'. You can expect turquoise waters, incredible visibility, a rich marine life and an amazing underwater ecosystem.  Our dive team will be available to help guide you through the underwater paradise. Next we will set a course at around 11.30am heading to the west side of Catalina Island to the second dive site. You will enjoy just under an hour of diving, where you will experience the true beauty of 'The Aquarium', with depths from 8m (26ft) to 12m+ (39ft+). At around 12:30pm we will head towards our beach on Catalina Island, where you will be welcomed by our team and helped to find you’re the perfect spot in paradise for the rest of the afternoon. Our renowned chef on the island has been busy in the kitchen preparing an incredible Dominican feast, which will be served at around 1:00pm. Enjoy servings of barbecued pork and chicken, as well as abundant salads, pasta, and local fruits. The rest of the afternoon will be yours to explore the island and stroll it's white sand beaches or relax under palm trees, whilst listening to the waves break on the shore. Our beach bar is carefully positioned by the ocean, so that you can enjoy the cool breeze, whilst trying our selection of refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages At around 3:15pm we will set a course for the marina, where you can expect to enjoy light refreshments at the bar and dancing from our entertainment team. On arrival at the marine at around 4.00pm, you will find your bus waiting to take you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about La Romana

The very friendly guides helped us at all times inside and outside the boats ... good service..good food..the catamaran dancers very nice ... the sailors ... all in general..the drivers of the transfers .. We just need a little more time in Altos de Chavón. Highly recommended the excursion with them

Very good organized excursion! Our guide Benjamin was awesome, fun and informative! The boat trip, natural pool, saona, catamaran trip were awesome! The art village at the end was very nice too! All in all a very successful and unforgettable day! :)

very nice day very friendly personal an island paradise to eat well and return by great catamaran

El personal fue muy amable, los lugares fueron increibles y la comida estuvo bastante bien.

Great day, an unforgettable experience and fabulous guides and entertainers !!!