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Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise

Cabeza De Toro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
809-468-3183
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Ranked #44 of 121 activities in Punta Cana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Water sports, Boat Tours
Owner description: Marinarium invites you to discover the wonders of the reef and the marine life. Join us for an exciting half-day cruise during which you will have the... more » Owner description: Marinarium invites you to discover the wonders of the reef and the marine life. Join us for an exciting half-day cruise during which you will have the unique opportunity to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks.Snorkeling is followed by a beautiful sightseeing cruise along the coast of Cabeza de Toro and Bávaro. Finally, you will reach Paradise, where you will relax in the waist deep waters of Bávaro’s natural pool, with your favourite cocktail in hand. « less
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Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing time got to swim with nurse sharks and hold a stingray. Although the time your there is short, we still swam in the reef around where they keep the sharks and stingrays. Afterwards they have drinks and dancing on the boat which was a lot of fun. The staff was excellent! last but not least you head to the... More

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Pompton Plains, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This tour was the absolute best. My friends and I really enjoyed this excursion and thought it was well worth the $100 each. The workers on our party boat were fantastic! They really went out of their way to make everyone feel at home. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. We saw tons of fish while... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We really wanted to go snorkeling and not on a booze cruise so I was a little bit suspicious based on the other reviews. It ended up being really fun. They gave an option of "advanced swimmers" which gave a little bit more time snorkeling in the open ocean. It was so easy that I can't imagine everyone couldn't have... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

All 5 of us that went on this excursion actually loved it! I am not a person that would want to actually be left in the middle of the ocean for any kind of animal to come and attack me therefore, swimming in the cage was fine for all of us! The staff was excellent, the food options could have... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It was very expensive, but all the excursions where expensive. I thought we go snorkling and swimming with sharks in the wild, but unfortunatly the sharks and rogs are in cages :( we got a few minutes with them and they hold the rog above water for hours for all the tourist to take pictures. I think this is anumal... More

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Marinarium, Director of Sales at Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise, responded to this review

Hi Tanya V, Im glad to hear that the staff was very friendly to you and nice ! At Marinarium we have a 40 000m2 protected marine life so our sharks and rays are in their natural habitat even if it's not wild they have plenty space. Please remember we are in the Atlantic and if we wouldn't have those... More

Arlington, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We chose this excursion because we were told we would snorkel with nurse sharks and stingrays. This was true, but this part only lasted 30 minutes of the 4 hour excursion. The remainder of the time was spent on the boat with loud music, dancing and drinking. We had one more 25 minute stop in a supposed shallow area in... More

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Marinarium, Director of Sales at Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise, responded to this review

Hi Luv2GoArlington tx, Your comments are very important to us and thank you for giving us a three star ! Marinarium is not only about snorkeling with sharks and stingrays but also to enjoyed the marine life in general and as it wouldn't be possible to be in the ocean for 4h we also have a great sightseeing along the... More

Hackensack, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The excursion was nice to get out of the hotel. You can touch the stingray and see sharks. The pool party after was also nice but too short. You can enjoy an open bar but not enough snacks. However you need to realize that the snorkling is done in a fenced area that is not faboulous. The staff is really... More

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Peotone, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Marinarium trip is wonderful, especially for a first-time snorkeler like myself. The snorkeling site isn't very far from the shore, but that's because the reef is RIGHT THERE so there is no need to go further. The reef is quite large and in some areas only about two feet under the water; you could touch it if you want... More

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

to be fair the people were all very nice and polite. but the catamaran ride out to the snorkel area is less than 1 mile, then to the shallow water swim area about 3 miles. the snorkel area was the worst site i have ever visited. the shark enclosure and stingray holding was great for the kids, but will definitely... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My fiancee & I went on this excursion & loved it. Snorkeling w/the sting rays & sharks was nothing less than amazing. Then to top if off w/the natural pool was nice. Special thanks to the young man on staff named Carlos. He took special care of us & was very courteous to all guest.

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