Puerto Plata Tours
Catamaran Day Trip, Snorkeling & Sailing Excursion
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Catamaran Day Trip, Snorkeling & Sailing Excursion

By Eric Tours International
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Ages 2-80, max of 45 per group
Duration: 6h 30m
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Live guide: English, French, Spanish
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Sosua Beach
What's not included
  • DVD (available to purchase)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69492P14

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Please bring swimwear, towel and sunscreen.
        • Most travelers can participate
        • 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
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69492P14

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        • Eric Tours International
          254
          Sosua, Dominican Republic
          Joined in November 2013
        • M3053UQjorgec
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
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          DO NOT BOOK. Def not worth the price… u mainly drive on either the main rd thru a neighborhood or on the side of the main road in a trash filled ditch… u go thru 1 “mud “ experience.. but it’s really more trash then anything.. and the beach isn’t anything special. The trip was 90mins in total and that’s with 30 mins at the beach to eat.
          Written July 13, 2024
        • Helen A
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Really yucky. Some fun parts.
          I definitely wouldn’t have gone in this excursion if I understood what it was really like. You are not doing a dune buggy in the jungle you are driving through the literally street water of Puerto Plata. There are some more rural areas that you drive through as well but then you’re at risk for getting cow poo flying in your face as you’re driving through the mud. It’s more unsanitary and disgusting than like fun dirty mud. There is one part where you drive through a pond and where you go to the beach and can get some local food. I will say this is probably the best part of it.
          Written July 7, 2024
        • Nandoheidi
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          dirty but fun
          We had a great time. The crew were very friendly and treated us well. I would recommend to anyone that loves adventure. You will get dirty and covered in mud so dress accordingly.
          Written July 2, 2024
        • christophercK6476PV
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Finding Nemo was a success
          Fun, fun, fun! The water was spectacular. All of the different marine life made this experience exactly what my family was looking for. Staff made sure everyone had a phenomenal time. They played great music for adults (could skip some songs that used bad language), overall the Catamaran was clean and the food was good. Tony was a great host….
          Written May 29, 2024
        • Passport46510937983
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Welcome to the MUD Parade!! FUN!!!
          Fantastic!! Frank and Victor were absolutely the best!! Great ride, lots of mud and mud and mud !! But a strategic beach stop to wash off before the next mud parade! Bring goggles, wear old clothes, water shoes and gators! Best day, cant wait til Spring 2025 to do it again!
          Written May 21, 2024
        • T8924PTrobinm
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dirty Fun for Everyone!!
          Amazing fun! I am a 60-year-old Grammy and my kids were shocked that I enjoyed this excursion so much. Haha! We got SO muddy!!! Once that first wave of mud hits you, you feel like you're already messy so just sit back and enjoy letting go. My husband enjoyed speeding through the mud and being a badass! I can't say enough about how wonderfully caring the tour staff were. Everyone was so helpful and nice! Like one of the other commenters, I did not see lockers and was going to suggest that future tourists bring a trash bag to cover your belongings because ours got super-nasty. But then I saw the lockers when we returned. They were behind the desk where you get signed up. The trash bag could still be a good item to bring. Wear a mask or balaclava to keep the mud out of your mouth. The stop for souvenirs and tastings was really fun and I was happy to patronize some local families. And the beach was a wonderful respite from the craziness of the adventure. 100% FUN!!! Do it!!
          Written May 17, 2024
        • Safari17021922978
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Puerto plata buggy ride.
          My wife and I loved this off road experience. We never do stuff like this on holiday and we're glad we did. That being said, you WILL get very wet and very dirty...there's also very little in the way of padding in the buggies, so you will feel every bump on the road...and there are many. I highly recommend wearing a bandana and pool/sea shoes as your feet get wet too. Also, wear clothes that you're happy to throw away afterwards, or you can wash out very quickly after the trip. Heads up! As well as driving through the beautiful DR countryside, you also drive through small villages and have to cross main roads. The jewellery sellers at the beach stop can be a nuisance, but just be firm and you'll make it off the beach without emptying your wallet. I'd highly recommend this trip.
          Written May 14, 2024
        • lakeerahs
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          I loved it
          The food was good, the atmosphere was awesome! The tour guides was so cool. You must do this! I can’t swim and they helped me in the water and made me feel very comfortable
          Written May 14, 2024
        • Jennifer W
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exciting and Adventurous
          I've been on many ATV excursions and this was by far one the the best. This was the longest actual ride I've ever experienced
          Written May 1, 2024
        • kimatgerstner
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Excursion on the Island!
          This was hands down the best excursion ever! Our crew was great! The bus ride to get there was 2 hours - but worth the wait! The "island" is actually a sand bar surrounded by a reef that you can snorkel over. Clear waters and lots of life to see. Don't think you will have it to yourself - there was about 250 people there all at once - 3 big boats each holding 50 people and about 10 or more speedboats each holding about 12 or so... but still very cool!
          Written April 24, 2024
        • brianhQ310WT
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Give this “ Adventure a missfor improvement
          Friendly staff. But no instruction. Machines old, not well maintained,some broke down repeatedly. First stop at the gift shop,not sugar cane field as on brochure,was a run down gift shack. A plastic chair collapsed with a woman injured,laying on the floor,no assistance from the untrained staff was forthcoming. ( Or first aid kit. ) The second stop was on a beach, with a run down shack offering food, beer. Behind with the jungle was literally a rubbish dump,filled with garbage. Value for money,not really.
          Written April 18, 2024
        • MannyCandace
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Extraordinary
          Was amazing this is my second time going and it is a great experience everything was perfect the excursion and the people. Would recommend for anybody.
          Written April 14, 2024
        • puntagordapaul
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Communication and customer service.
          Great communication from Nathalie from the time you book your trip. I had the opposite experience with another tour operator in the area. Sadly the day we were going to depart , there was intermittent rain and the chop on the water was a bit rough. I figured I was going to lose my money, but I decided to cancel our booking as I did not think my family would enjoy the trip under those conditions. I emailed them to let them know and much to my surprise they said they understood and would refund my money. I will defenitly rebook with them next time I’m in Sousa. Thanks again for the great customer service!!!! So sad never got to go
          Written March 23, 2024
        • kensleyv2022
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best day ever
          We had the best time on our catamaran charter! We especially loved Franklin - he was so nice and fun. The food was 10/10, especially the wings, and the beer and rum punch were great too! Couldn't have been better.
          Written March 17, 2024
        • Stephanie B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highlight of our trip!!!
          This excursion was so much fun! It truly was the highlight of our trip! Edwin Tours picked us up at 9am right on time and took us over to UTV/Buggy place. Everyone was so professional and there was always someone that spoke English. Do not miss this excursion!!! Edwin Tours made our trip so relaxing and fun
          Written March 13, 2024
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        Tara
        Augusta, GA51 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022 • Family
        We absolutely loved our trip! Very interactive, the food was good, the other tourist were super friendly and our host was amazing. My only con was that less people be on the boat. There was 74 people and although we “fit” there wasn’t enough room to sit in the shade and the nets. The entire staff was very attentive and was quick to help those that got sick, like myself. I would go again but with less people.
        Written August 15, 2022
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        Thank you so much for leaving a review. Glad to hear that you loved the trip. The amount of people are different from tour to tour, sometimes very few people and sometimes more. It is a 75 feet catamaran.
        Written August 21, 2022
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        Matt and Jordan R
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023
        This was our favorite activity on our trip to the DR. The crew is hilarious, the snorkeling was beautiful, and the food was delicious. We were first timers and felt completely safe in the crew's hands. Definitely worth the money. We'll remember this forever. Even if you don't plan to snorkel, I recommend a bathing suit because you may get splashed on the way to the boat or as the boat moves through the water.
        Written March 28, 2023
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        nationdebt
        maine usa6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2022 • Friends
        Highly recommend. The staff are amazing. This excursion has something for everyone. For the active, snorkeling and swimming, for the partying spontaneous dancing under the awning, for sun worshiping nets below the sails, open bar (after snorkeling) lunch buffet and a gorgeous sail from Sosua to Ocean World in Puerto Plata. Alec will entertain you and multilingual Alain will guide you through. Just do it.
        Written September 11, 2022
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        Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We really appreciate your feedback.
        Written September 30, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Jordi
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2022 • Couples
        This Is a MUST do excursion! My girlfriend and I had an unforgettable experience. The food tasted amazing! Lots of options and unlimited drinks, so come hungry and thirsty…..We got to feed the fish so you’re guaranteed to get really close to sea life which we loved. After the swimming at the reefs it was a party on the boat with bumping music and a lot of laughs thanks to Alex one of the tour guides.
        Written July 16, 2022
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        Thank you so much for your feedback! We are glad to hear that you had an unforgettable experience and enjoyed the Catamaran Day Trip Excursion.
        Written July 27, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Nav1go
        Virginia1,113 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Not good snorkeling. First spot was basically 2 rocks about 12 feet down and they were feeding the fish white bread to attract them. The second was back in Sosua bay and in 20+ feet of water. This has more fans but hard to see given depth. They kept us tight knot and the flailers and kickers abounded.

        I will give them credit that they actually sailed most the way back which was preferable to the 1 hr bus ride to start the trip.
        Written June 2, 2024
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        TammyLC64
        Tolleson, AZ4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2021
        We spent the day on the Tip Top 2. The crew is fantastic. The are very attentive and attempt to engage everyone , throughout the trip. When snorkeling, the crew assisted those who couldn’t swim,to ensure they could experience the joy of snorkeling. The guides are knowledgeable and helped us see and touch both a starfish and a White Sea urchin ( don’t pick up the black ones!) along with tons of fish and the beautiful reefs. The picnic meal had something for everyone, the drinks flowed freely AFTER the snorkeling and the crew made sure everyone was included in the dancing. Overall a great trip and worth the money.
        Written August 22, 2021
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        Thank you Tammy, we appreciate you sharing your experience with us. The Catamaran trip is a great experience.
        Written September 4, 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Ron W
        1 contribution
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        Getting from the beach to the catamaran was very challenging. Only one small motorboat was available. It took 4 trips to get everyone on from the beach to the catamaran. Also after excursion was finished sitting in the bus waiting to go back to resort took almost an hour. They were waiting for one person to show up to return. Still waiting on bus.

        Lunch and drinks were great.
        Written February 4, 2024
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        angelmom1
        Cottage Grove, MN271 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2023
        Fun day- note boat ends at different spot- bus/van ride back to where you got picked up. The catamaran was a great size- even with how many people there were. snorkel spots were ok. a little longer on the first stop and the second one was quick. My husband and myself and met and visited with others on the boat. Then there is a nice boat ride down the coast with a good lunch and drinks. ends at Ocean world where you get off and get in a vehicle to go back to your original pick up stop. Great crew!
        Written March 18, 2023
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        Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! Good to hear that you had a nice boat ride along the coast.
        Written March 19, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Joel S
        8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023 • Couples
        The day went great. The bus came and picked us up from the resort on time. Papo was very informative and friendly. The Catamaran was well equipped with bathrooms and water to drink. We made two stops for snorkeling, we saw a ton of fish and the gear they provided worked great. The staff was friendly and made sure we were all well taken care of. Alex was super friendly and helpful. We met two amazing couples on the cruise as well. Thank you
        Written January 27, 2023
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        Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave a review. Happy to hear that you had a great day on Catamaran Day Trip Excursion.
        Written January 30, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Bina E
        Thompson Falls, MT6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        while the snorkeling wasn't fantastic, it was adequate. It consisted of two different sites fairly close together so the fish were mostly the same. the crew was however fantastic and the sailing was really nice. I think everyone on board had a great time. we would definitely do again. the crew was efficient getting everyone set up with gear. entry to the water for snorkeling and reboarding was made easy with a descending stairway. Lunch was pretty good. lots of booze flowing.
        Written March 4, 2023
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        Thank you so much for your review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the sailing and appreciated the crew.
        Written March 8, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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