Private trip to Saona Island by TravelSearch Guru


Availability : Mon - Sun
Min Age : 2+
Tour Details

Discover Isla Saona, a Caribbean oasis off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. Get back to nature and experience the beautiful coasts, coconut palms and lush beaches of Saona Island by private boat. Benefit from an all-inclusive program, including buffet lunch, local drinks and a variety of activities.

Upon arrival to Saona Island, you will have an opportunity to relax and bathe in the crystalline waters or enjoy a drink at the open bar.

Departure & Return Location

Your hotel lobby

Departure Time

Between 7-8 AM, depending on your resort location

Price Includes

  • Round trip transportation
  • Snacks and Drinks(alcoholic and non-alcoholic) during the boat ride
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Speedboat cruise and catamaran
  • Entertainment onboard the boat

Price Excludes

  • Souvenirs
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Towels

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen (Biodegradable)
  • Insect Repellent (Biodegradable)
  • Swimming Suit
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or Cap
  • Camera

Please Note

  • Not recommended for pregnant woman or for children under 2 years old (due to the speed boat segment)
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
  • Wear comfortable clothing, swimsuit, sunglasses and sandals or shoes that can get wet.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
What to Expect
White sandy beaches, coconut palms, crystal clear waters and a special Dominican touch makes this tour an unforgettable day of relaxation during your Caribbean vacation. A must-see!

Climb aboard and feel the breeze as you cross the Caribbean Sea by speed boat. Travel to the beautiful island of Saona and go for a swim in a natural pool and sandbank in the middle of the sea.

Avail of the calm waters as you cruise by catamaran with an on-board open bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Benefit from the brilliant atmosphere suitable for all the family.

When you arrive at Isla Saona, you’ll have many activites to choose from. Wade in the turquoise waters, visit the open bar, take a nap on a beach lounge chair, walk along the coastline, or play volleyball. Indulge in a typical Dominican lunch of chicken, pork, rice, beans, salad, and fruit. Take your time to discover the island and do it all.

The island is also part of a Protected Natural Park of the East. Below as well as above the surface you will be astonished by the natural beauty. We guarantee you that you will love this Island and it’s amazing reefs!

Interact with starfish and other marine life as you frolic in the sea. Get some free time to laze on the beach and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Play a game of beach volleyball or just chill out on the sun loungers.

On the trip back, we anchor in the famous natural swimming pool in the middle of the ocean, where you can get off the boat and walk around on the sandy bottom in waist deep water. Whilst sipping your drink make sure you do not step on any star fish. You will have to see to believe …

  • Full-day Saona Island tour and catamaran cruise
  • Relax on white sandy beaches and enjoy tropical breezes
  • Eat a traditional Dominican-style barbecue lunch and enjoy access to an open bar
  • Stop at a stunning natural pool to relax and cool off
  • Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included
  • If you're looking for paradise, you'll find it in Isla Saona

7:00 - 8:00 AMPick up from hotels in Punta Cana, Bavaro & Uvero Alto

8:00 AMDepart from Meeting Place by bus to Bayahibe

8:45 AMArrive in Bayahibe and load the boat to set sail

10:30 AMFirst stop at the Natural Swimming Pool

11:30 AMArrive to Saona Island

1:00 PMBuffet Lunch is Served

2:30 PMBoat Leaves Saona Island for Bayahibe

4:45 - 6:00 PMReturn by bus to the your resort


2 reviews for Private trip to Saona Island by TravelSearch Guru

  1. Becky Carvillano

    My family of 14 went a couple years ago we had a wonderful time. So beautiful sand so white. Water crystal blue. Recommend any to go.

  2. Isabella Parker

    For those of you looking for excursions, I HIGHLY recommend visiting Saona!!! The absolute best day we had on our 8 day vacation to Punta Cana was the day we went on this excursion to around Saona Island! I don’t remember where I came across the post where someone else shared their experience to saona, but I thought I would do the same for those of you looking for excursions! 😊
    Our Day with going to Saona was the BEST day we had in The DR!! We booked a tour to take us to Saona and spend the day in the water around the island. and Mayelin picked us up in our own van at our resort (They were waiting with a sign for us at the front of Live Aqua) at 8 am in the AM. They made sure the ride was comfortable, showed us highlights of Dominican Republic. We got to the marina around 9:30 and we quickly hopped on the boat. I had told them ahead of time that my husband loves cerveza (we are from WI where we are professionals when it comes to beer 😂)Mayelin made sure we were set for an entire day of unlimited Cerveza and beverages while on the boat. We headed out on the boat and they showed us the highlights on shore and in the water as we passed by. They pointed out the beautiful rock ledges and area they drop survivor contestants off, home of Oscar De La Renta, a manta ray, marine life and other cool things. They explained to us all the activities we could do throughout the day and let us decide how long we wanted to stay at each area. We first went to the natural swimming pool. It was absolutely GORGEOUS!! We could have spent all day there! We jumped off the boat and enjoyed our beverages while relaxing in the water. (we brought floaties to relax on). We spent around an hour at the natural pool and then got back on the boat around 11:45. We headed to our beach for lunch. They had authentic Dominican food prepared. We were shown to a table on the beach and served.
    I consider Mayelin like good Friend!! Next we were off to Saona beach. The boat was fast so we didn’t spent a lot of time going in between spots. We anchored at the beach and hopped off the boat to see the beautiful white sand and aqua blue water! One of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen!
    It was so relaxing and beautiful! We stayed there until around 3pm. We then headed back to Bayahibe marina. Before going back to the marina, we stopped at a spot to see more sea life while snorkeling.
    We were SO happy we decided to do the tour, we enjoyed an air conditioned van (with wifi) and more beverages as we drove back to our resort. We arrived back at our resort around 6pm.
    We got to spend the whole day enjoying the water and island and only a short amount of our day was taken up by the drive to Bayahibe. I cannot recommend this excursion enough!!! This was the BEST day in the DR we have ever had! (we have visited multiple times and are well traveled). If you are looking for an excursion while in Punta Cana, I can recommend this excursion enough! 😊.
    Hopefully this helps others trying to book excursions or find things to do while in Punta Cana 😊

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