Puerto Plata
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  • Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Day Pass

    1. Puerto Plata: Ocean World Adventure Park Day Pass

    Discover the largest manmade dolphin habitat in the world at Ocean World Puerto Plata, a must-see attraction for any visit to the Dominican Republic. With a full-day pass, you can snorkel in a tropical reef aquarium, learn more about marine mammals from expert handlers, get up-close to feed tropical birds and walk through a tropical rainforest, Bird Exhibit and Habitat of Iguanas. The pass also includes access to some of the animal shows. Have fun with the playful sea lions, watch the skill of the dolphins, and see all the drama of the shark show. Then, relax on Dolphin Beach and soak up some Caribbean rays.  With lunch and lounge chairs included as part of the package, this is your passport to a world of marine adventures.

  • Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

    2. Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, and then make your way by bus to the brilliant white sands of Punta Rucia, 67 kilometers east of Montechristi. Get amazing views of the countryside before you board a speedboat to cross to Cayo Arena.  Be welcomed by the turquoise waters and white sands of the paradise island. Go ashore to sink your toes in the sand and top up your tan. Marvel at the colorful marine life and coral gardens on an optional guided snorkeling tour, and enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and drinks.  Navigate the thick mangrove forest of Monte Cristi National Park by speedboat, and look for the abundant wildlife in the lagoons and channels. Get a feel for island life at a local market before taking the speedboat back to the mainland.

    The tour was excellent. They made sure they accommodated us as much as they could. We felt safe throughout the whole trip. The bus driver was great.

  • Sosua Catamaran Excursion

    3. Sosua Catamaran Excursion

    Be collected from your accommodation by a taxi. Begin your tour at Sosua Beach, where the crew and a 75 feet catamaran will be waiting for you. In the morning, take the opportunity to see the underwater world of the Dominican Republic. Make two stops at different reefs to snorkel or swim to refresh yourself. After the snorkeling, pull up the mainsail and cruise along the coast. Enjoy lunch and an open bar on your way to Ocean World Marina, which is located outside Puerto Plata. From there, you will return to your accommodation by taxi. 

  • Puerto Plata Ocean World Dolphin Swim

    4. Puerto Plata Ocean World Dolphin Swim

    The highlight of any visit to Ocean World Adventure Park is the rare opportunity to swim and play with beautiful Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. The Dolphin Swim experience begins with a brief orientation. Guests learn about dolphin behavior and discover how Ocean World Adventure Park trainers use hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate with them. Then it's time to get into the water and start interacting with these amazing creatures. Guests will be able to interact with a dolphin in its own environment. The Dolphin Swim also includes a Day Pass at Ocean World Adventure Park and a round trip bus transfer from nearby hotels. Boasting the largest man-made dolphin habitat in the world, Ocean World is a must-see attraction for anyone visiting the Dominican Republic. Day Pass visitors have the opportunity to snorkel in the Tropical Reef Aquarium, learn about marine mammals, fe...

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 39 reviews

Perfect snorkeling tour

We did the tour as a pair and enjoyed the whole trip. The transport and the pre-communication was perfect, very friendly and on time (especially with the possible communication per What'sApp). We visit the wunderfull island, got a snorkeling introduction, saw beautiful fishes and corals and good fresh fruits and drinks. The speed boat tour was quite good and funny. The mangroves tour was a a little bit short and we can't see so much. The lunch and the shop visit was very good and without any pressure. Same is valid for the cigar farm. Overall we recomend the tour for all snorkeling interested person.

Amazing barrier reef!

The tour is great, the guide is knowledgeable and the trip very well organized! The boat ride to the island was a lot of fun with the driver doing tricks and making us enjoy the waves :) paradise island is awesome, the fish and reef are worth all the money! Their “waterman” swim with you over the reef and are very well trained and prepared to help you with waves and equipments. Mangroves really interesting to see, even if the excursion goes quite quickly there, but definitely a nice way to end the tour before heading back to the beach. Highly recommended tour :)

Was a very successful trip

Paradise Island is very worthwhile, it is a very beautiful island. There we were snorkeling for an hour, was very very good, nice fish and corals. The mangrove forest was unfortunately only very short

The tour was excellent. They made sure they accommodated us as much as they could. We felt safe throughout the whole trip. The bus driver was great.

Wonderful experience!

If you want to go snorkeling in crystal clear water paradise island is definitely a must see.