Saona Island Excursion – Day Trip to Paradise


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Min Age : 2+
Tour Details

Journey to the most popular excursion offered in the Dominican Republic – Saona Island(Isla Saona)! Set sail to discover amazing white sandy beaches, coconut palm trees, crystal clear turquoise waters and plenty of natural beauty along the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic with a touch that makes for an unforgettable day of smiles!

This is more than a simple trip to the beach. You’ll also enjoy activities such as volleyball, swimming in a natural pool in the middle of the sea, and plenty of dancing and music aboard the boat.

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

Travel by speedboat and catamaran to experience white sands and plenty of natural beauty along the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic with an unforgettable Saona Island Excursion. This is more than a simple trip to the beach. One of the largest of the Dominican islands, Saona is part of the National Park of the East. A trip to Saona Island is like traveling back in time to visit pristine, virgin beaches with fine white sand and lush coconut trees. You will marvel at the varied fauna and flora of the island. Visitors also sometimes spot hawksbill turtles, manatees, green parrots, hawks, dolphin and more. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the Dominican Republic.

Our first stop will be for a cocktail at the amazing Natural Pool lagoon. Here the water is so clear and shallow you can easily see all the way to the sandy bottom. Starfish frequent this area and you will be able to walk the sandbar looking for them.

Continue to Saona Island by speedboat for a barbeque lunch served buffet-style under the shade of palm trees right on the superb beach. Upon reaching Saona Island, spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure waters. Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana is included

What’s next is up to you; swimming, volleyball, merengue or not! For your return, you will board an impressive catamaran for a memorable sailing voyage complete with unlimited drinks. This is undoubtedly the recipe for the best day of your vacation!

There are few places where you can relax and have a blast at the same time like Saona Beach. Learn to dance merengue, swim in the clear Caribbean Sea and get competitive with a game of beach volleyball. Beach life is about balance, so once you’ve worked up a sweat, it’s time to take a break under the shade of palm trees. Don’t doze off too early, though, because there’s also a Dominican lunch buffet with a variety of regional dishes to savor. If you want to take your relaxation a step further, you can book a massage for an additional fee.

A buffet-style barbecue lunch is served with items like chicken, steamed fish, spaghetti, fried potatoes, salad, white rice, vegetables, tropical fruit, and French bread. The open bar has local drinks, coffee, soft drinks, and water. After about three hours of total time on the island, re-board the boat for the ride back to the mainland, stopping by a ‘natural pool’ in the sea for a swim. You may also spot starfish in the water during your 1-hour stop here.

Upgrade your Saona Adventure to Saona VIP experience. We will take you to a secluded beach in the unspoiled Saona Island. Delight in a lunch that offers a variety of meals, most notably fish, ceviche, chicken and grilled pork chops, as well as outstanding lobster when it’s in season.

For your return, and back on the vessel, you´ll have the opportunity to gaze at incredible vistas deserving to be taken in for everlasting memories…and of course, there´s also your camera to keep those images handy to share with everyone back home. This is undoubtedly the recipe for the best day of your vacation!

  • 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


3 reviews for Saona Island Excursion – Day Trip to Paradise

  1. Renee M.

    We had a great time on this day trip with my significant other. Our tour guide was Cristian and driver was Luiz. Cristian was very funny, energetic, knowledgeable and organized. He always kept count of everyone in the group and was very organized with the pick up at other hotels. The company confirmed with me our pick up time the night before via email for 6:45am, and our driver was prompt and waiting at the lobby for us. The natural pool was very cool as we got to see huge starfish. The Saona Island was beautiful. Our lunch at the island was delicious.
    Yes, it is a long day, but we are very happy with the experience.

  2. Natasha L.

    Tour was great. The stay at the actual Saona beach was short. Bring your own alcohol they stop severing on the tour due to covid(Just FYI). Natural pool was cool and picture perfect.

  3. Courtney Y

    Incredible experience. Our tour guide was amazing! Lerri! Will definitely recommend and come back when we return.

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