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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

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Hop aboard a catamaran for a snorkeling tour to the most beautiful underwater ecosystem of the Dominican Republic. On this full-day, all-inclusive experience to Catalina Island, you'll enjoy clear turquoise waters, a private beach to relax on, and a selection of refreshments at the bar overlooking the ocean. For lunch, a Dominican feast is prepared by a local chef. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to the VIP package to include fresh Lobster with lunch.
You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Catalina Island
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Passion Paradise Adventures
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Cruise to Catalina Island from Punta Cana aboard a catamaran
  • Experience multiple island highlights in one day—ideal for first-time visitors
  • Snorkel with a PADI-certified diver guide; snorkeling equipment provided
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off included on this Punta Cana tour
What to Expect
Start your tour at with pickup at your Punta Cana hotel and board a catamaran for a scenic cruise to Catalina Island. Your captain takes you to one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. Spend about an hour snorkeling at the underwater reef with your PADI-certified diver guide and see colorful corals, tropical fish, and maybe sea turtles or stingrays. Then cruise to a private beach on Catalina Island. Sip a drink from the open bar and soak up the tropical island vibes. Opt to snorkel offshore or lounge on the white sand beach, and enjoy the perfect mix of activity and relaxation. After a traditional Dominican lunch, you’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the island. Then cruise back to Punta Cana and end your tour.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all Hotels, villas and condors. please state the name of the hotel your staying in.
Departure Time
9:30 AM
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Moto Catamaran ride
  • Access to beach on Catalina Island
  • National Park fee to Catalina Island
  • Guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • BBQ lunch
  • Unlimited drinks (alcoholic drinks served on beach and return boat trip | non-alcoholic drinks served through the day)
  • Beach lounger
  • Entry/Admission - Catalina Island
  • Entry/Admission - Passion Paradise Adventures
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Specialty beers (available to purchase)
  • Snacks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Pickup time will be confirmed after booking, However all clients are advised to call prior to there excursion to confirm pick up
  • Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations of less than 24 hours notice, or if you do not show up at the pickup point at the specified time
  • Passengers with disabilities can be accommodated; please contact local tour operator to make all necessary arrangements
  • It is recommended that you bring a bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, and cash for any additional purchases
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
It already started bad with a long long trip to the harbour. And yes we knew it was a long drive from Punta Cana but with around 10 stops for picking up people, more people, switch people to other busses, from other busses and so on and so on made it a bad start of the day.
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Response from PPAdventures, Manager at Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana
Responded 21 Nov 2019
Dear Alexandra, Thank you for taking the time to review our excursion to Catalina Island, your feedback is valued in helping us to improve the way we run our excursions. Firstly, I like to state that we we have provided a number of busses to ensure the time for collecting and returning clients are minimized. we change buses only once at the meeting point. Secondly, we apologise if the snorkeling was not at your expectation. The first snorkel point is at The Wall which is for an hour and then the rest of the snorkeling is located at the beach where there is an amazing coral reef in front to explore. Thirdly, Our staff are carefully picked to ensure they provide the warm and friendly atmosphere. Many Thanks
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This was the 4 time I have been on this tour you can scuba dive or snorkel from the same boat so if you travel with people who scuba and some that don't this is the perfect tour. They have a great meal on the island and if you like lobster upgrade to the VIP package.
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This tour is the best i have ever seen. Sometimes other people may have bad experience, but our experience was very nice. Even we got there on time. They care about the customer pleasure.
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We purchased the VIP package and were very well taken care of. The table was set for us and they even threw in a vase with plastic flowers. A lot of plastic at the snorkeling site though. Such a pity.
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We have been on this excursion twice a year for the last 5 years and i can say it is the best ever... Firstly , yes the bus ride is a little long that is because Catalina Island from Punta Cana is on the other side of the Island, but it is worth the ride. Busses are new and
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About the operator
By: Passion Paradise Adventures
David B
Sadly disappointed.
Started off leaving at 10:50 with a 9:30 departure time. The entire day was eight hours from pick up to drop off.
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Elias H
Brooklyn, New York
Isla Catalina
Comfortable boat and very friendly staff! The snorkeling itself is fun, safe and very clear water. The island is
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juan c
Great Company
Excellent service, food was amazing and hot, staff where professional and helpful. We where picked up on time,
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mary l
Excellent Scuba Diving
This has got to be the best excusion we have been on in our stay in the Dominican Republic. The instructor Joel
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Day Excursion
We came in from a cruise ship and arranged for a late arrival with local owner who after a sketchy taxi ride
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Dimitri D
Poor snorkeling for a snorkeling trip
It already started bad with a long long trip to the harbour. And yes we knew it was a long drive from Punta Cana
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Davied P
this was the best excursion we have ever been on, they are a reliable company and transportation was excellent
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Strasburg, Colorado
Best snorkeling and suba in the Dominican Republic
This was the 4 time I have been on this tour you can scuba dive or snorkel from the same boat so if you travel
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20 minutes snorkeling for 80 dollars
Horrible trip.... Sitting in the boat from 9.30 till 11 o'clock and nothing happened. We left without life jackets
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David P
My family and I did this excursion to Catalina Island with Passion Paradise Adventures. We had the best time ever.
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  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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