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Amber Cove Shore Excursion: Historic Victorian Town Tour & Playa Dorada Beach

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  • Pass by Amber Cove
    Pass by Victorian Times
    Pass by Malecon Puerto Plata
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    Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Enjoy a complimentary lounger, complimentary rum punch and plenty of beach time! Fresh water showers and a full bar and restaurant on site!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    AMBER COVE: Outside the main gates of the Amber Cove port, approximately 12-minute walk from the pier

    TAINO BAY, PUERTO PLATA: Just outside the port main gates approximately 8 minute walk from the pier

    Look for our Welcome Team with signs that read, "Amber Cove Adventures or Puerto Plata Adventures".

    It is important that you be with the first groups to leave the ship as we aim to depart 45-minutes after your ship’s actual arrival (or when the gangway is in place).

    TOUR DEPARTURE TIME IS 45-MINUTES AFTER THE SHIP'S ACTUAL ARRIVAL. IF THE SHIP IS EARLY OR LATE THE DEPARTURE TIME REMAINS THE SAME (45-MINUTES AFTER THE SHIP'S ACTUAL ARRIVAL).

    Ports
    Amber Cove , Taino Bay, Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • A bottle of water before leaving the cruise center
    • Complimentary lounger
    • Complimentary sun beds (limited number, first-come, first-serve)
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned van or mini bus between all sights visited
    • Professional guide
    • Bottled water
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Our signature rum punch
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities (optional for tour guide and resort service staff)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • It is recommended to bring a swimsuit, under lightweight clothing, or resort wear
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Not recommended for those with mobiliy issues due to the walk to the main gates within the amber Cove Port
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The walk to the shuttle was long and they did try and take us as far back to the cruise port as possible. We saw a couple sights and spent lovely time at the beach relaxing and swimming. Our guide was friendly and knowledge and the rum punch was a added bonus. Yes he did not
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    We were expecting a fun four hours. Not happening. We drove to Puerto Plata. Milton had told us how wonderful the chocolate was. We wanted to go to the store while stopped to get some and was not allowed. We had to follow the ladies to the restroom across the street but
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    Response from JulesJ130, Owner at Amber Cove Shore Excursion: Historic Victorian Town Tour & Playa Dorada Beach
    Responded 17 Nov 2018
    Hello. For the benefit of all readers we wanted to express the following: - None of our Experiences include shopping. We do not promote or encourage shopping for commission. We are all about the Experience and information. The restroom break in town is ample but there is no time for shopping even if we did promote shopping. - This Experience includes a comprehensive look at the Victorian and Historic District as well as 2 full hours at the most lovely beach in Puerto Plata. Nowhere in the tour description/details is shopping stops or opportunities mentioned. - Our Puerto Plata Highlights Experience includes a large seabed with big pillows and a glorious, ocean view (you did not mention this). Rosie lead you to this deluxe accommodation (we are the only ones who have reserved beds for our guests) and assisted you in getting settled. - Rum Punch is not included in this Experience - you received a complimentary beverage from the resort menu - your choice including premium and frozen drinks which was all arranged by Rosie (you did not mention this). - You also received fresh from the tree, bananas and coconut cookies as well as an ice-cold bottle of water upon arrival at our meet location (you did not mention this). - This Experience is a shared excursion and not a private tour. Before we leave the port we remind all guests of our itinerary and specifically advise there is no shopping stops (usually to cheers from our guests). While we take all reviews and feedback very seriously, it appears as though you are disappointed that the tour did not include shopping and that we had to stay to our schedule for the benefit of all guests participating in this Experience. We will use your review for training purposes but kindly be reminded that the feedback system is meant to be a helpful tool - yet - it can also be a weapon. Milton and Rosie wish they could have made you happy during your time with us. We are a family-owned and operated business. We love going to work and the interaction with our guests. Sunny wishes and sandy toes always... The ACA Team
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    Not worth the cost.Tour guide, Milton. talked about how safe it was there and in the next breath told us not to speak to any of the locals selling anything. We were not allowed to look in the shops at the beach. They talked about how much better their chocolate was and then
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    Response from JulesJ130, Fun Coordinator at Amber Cove Shore Excursion: Historic Victorian Town Tour & Playa Dorada Beach
    Responded 05 Nov 2018
    Hello! Milton and our entire team are disappointed that we did not exceed your expectations. While our destination is safe - as with any, mature tourist destination - there are vendors that can be a bit persistent. As I explained before your group left the port, our Fun Tours and Real Adventures are all about the experience. We do not promote or stop for shopping. As Milton explained, our time at the fort is limited and the vendors disrupt the experience and can put us behind schedule leaving less time to bask in the sun on Golden Beach. As for the beach - once our guests are settled into their complimentary seabed (reserved only for our guests) and are served a complimentary beverage of your choice, you are free to walk along the beach, visit the one, small shop on the beach (that is not on the resort property we visit) or grab a bite to eat from the beach bar and grill. We always ask our guests to let us know if they do decide to browse the shop adjacent to the resort property so we can locate you quickly if needed. Also, our Puerto Plata Highlights and Golden Beach does not include rum punch unless that is what you ordered from the bar as your complimentary drink. These drinks are made to order, not pre-mixed and are served on ice. We do provide our guests with coconut cookies and fresh-from-the-plant - bananas and a cold bottle of water upon arrival to our meet location. If you received a tootsie roll this must have been on Halloween from our Halloween, goodie bag! This was for fun and in addition to our other snacks. Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. Warm and sunny regards, Jules
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    We booked this excursion through Cruises Only during a recent Carnival Cruise. We like to see the sights whenever we visit a place for the first time. Plus, it came with a VIP Beach escape, 2 for 1 in my book! The excursion starts just outside the cruise terminal, a short
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    Response from Jules J, Fun Coordinator at Amber Cove Shore Excursion: Historic Victorian Town Tour & Playa Dorada Beach
    Responded 01 Jul 2018
    Thank you, Don! Our Puerto Plata Highlights and Golden Beach is a sweet combination. We are happy that your VIP experience at the beach along with just the right mix of our historic sites and Victorian district was a good experience. Milton and Rosie are indeed passionate about this wonderful and diverse country.Thank you for the stars...we will continue to reach for them :-)
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    Great directions in advance as to where to meet the tour. Exceptionally well organized. Great guide, Milton, and driver. Drive through tour of Puerto Plata with stop to visit cathedral and then the ancient fort. The beach stop (about 1.5 hours) was great. Bali beds and
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    Response from Jules J, Guest Relations Manager at Amber Cove Shore Excursion: Historic Victorian Town Tour & Playa Dorada Beach
    Responded 20 Feb 2018
    Thank you! I remember our "Bali bed" conversation (hope your trip there is fabulous). Having you all as our guests was a sincere pleasure.
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    About the operator
    By: Amber Cove Adventures
    180 reviews
    KentuckyLuvnlife
    Upton, Kentucky
    6626
    Awesome tour & guide
    Henry was our guide, He lives his country spoke good English and was Very accommodating. You won’t be
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    P-travels20
    10
    What a trip!
    Winston was great! All of the tour guides were incredibly fun and motivating! The hike up was a real hike for most
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    bobwB599ID
    30
    Very nice people
    Rosy and Henry were great. The falls were great also. I am 60 and the hike was very doable ( except for the 30ft
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    Jodi R
    San Antonio, Florida
    71
    Great Excursion!
    We had a wonderful time on our Amber Cove Shore Excursion. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
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    334ginaj
    10
    Waste of Time and Money
    The bus ride began with rum punch which was warm, red Hawaiian Punch with little to no rum. The cable car ride was
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    KimShennan
    Fonthill, Canada
    3727
    Great Excursion
    We did the Damajagua waterfall tour with Rosie - what a blast! The hike up the mountain was a bit daunting, but
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    Truevoice
    Yountville, California
    5932
    Excellent Tour!!! Worth every penny (peso)!!!
    Milton was fun and very knowledgeable! Wonderful day off the cruise. Small group of 18. On the cruise you will be
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    cv66seabear
    Wisconsin
    7816
    Awesome Tour
    Milton was our guide, he was great and the tour was awesome. Highly recommend this company and the tour. Our
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    Bill K
    10
    Amber Cove Excursion
    We did an excursion out of Amber Cove. Winston was an amazing guide! We were thoroughly impressed. At one point,
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    807edwinh
    Ten Boer, The Netherlands
    21
    Wonderful tour
    We booked This tour on The 5th of januari. Lost of fun, informative and helpsome tour guide and driver. Recommend.
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    ElPaps
    Panama City, Panama
    56
    Amazing excursion!
    Wilson was our guide for January 1st. and it was amazing. You will never have the chance to do this again in your
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    GoPlaces08304139809
    Cary, North Carolina
    3714
    Great local tour
    We were picked up on time, on arriving at the port. The attending staff were warm, spoke multiple languages. The
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    TommyR221
    Morganfield, Kentucky, United States
    51
    Great Local Tour
    Experience locations tour buses don't travel. Great locally run tour which gives local insight into life in
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    kimstfc1
    62
    What a way to spend Christmas Eve
    Fabulous trip up to the Falls..awesome scenery..great guides Milton and Gaby ..suitable for most people ..20
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    L121YErussellh
    30
    Never picked up
    Raymond, the tour guide, left us behind and we could not join the group . Now they will not give me a credit for
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