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Cayo Arena, Paradise Island Tour provided by Eric Tours International

Cayo Arena, Paradise Island Tour

Cayo Arena, Paradise Island Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9–10 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
25
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 69492P16
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Playa Ensenada
  • Entry/Admission - Cayo Arena
  • Entry/Admission - Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
Exclusions
  • Pictures from tour on a USB drive
  • Drinks with the lunch is not included
Duration
9–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • 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 25 travelers
Inclusions
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Playa Ensenada
  • Entry/Admission - Cayo Arena
  • Entry/Admission - Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
Exclusions
  • Pictures from tour on a USB drive
  • Drinks with the lunch is not included
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • 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 25 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Playa Ensenada
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Cayo Arena
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Punta Rucia
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Puerto Plata
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Tammie A
1 contribution
Snorkeling was better there than the scuba diving we did. The island .. hut.. photos... video... worth the price... city tour.. tobacco making.. lunch.. drinks.. was one of the best days there
Written June 23, 2022
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Eric Tours I
Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback.
Written June 24, 2022
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Mike B
Edmonton, Canada84 contributions
We did not take the regular ferry, right in front of the Villa Rosa Hotel there are local coxains that will take you there before the ferry. We left at 0800 and had the island to ourselves for 90 mins before the big boats show up. It was less expensive 3500 pesos for two people and the baots provided snorkle gear.
Written March 19, 2022
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Jean C
3 contributions
Family
We enjoyed the tour. The weather was perfect, the crew were helpful and attentive. The boat was clean and the welcome punch was actually really good.
We ended up at the island longer than they said we would be.
The lunch was really good.
The drive was a bit long but overall, a good time but a pit pricey for what we got.
Written January 6, 2020
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Eric Tours I
Thank you very much for sharing your Cayo Arena,Paradise Island experience with us. Depending on where you are staying at the drive can be quite long;however, mostly the experience of the island makes up for it.
Written January 11, 2020
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Diana M
1 contribution
Friends
The tour itself was ok, but we were told it was a 1 1/2 hour bus ride to the boat and it ended up being 2 hours and 45 minutes. The travel time was too long and we wouldn't have wasted the day travelling on a bus. If the Sunwing adviser had of told us the truth, we would have stayed at the resort for the day and saved our money.
Written May 3, 2019
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Hi Diana, I am sorry that you were wrong informed regarding the bus ride to the boat. However, you didn't book the tour through us , it was with SUNWING.
Written May 10, 2019
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srhottie
Pattaya, Thailand216 contributions
The place is rammed with tourists from all over the place who have all paid to get there from different ferry companies..( were talking about 12-15 boats ) all there just waiting for the folks to take they’re time stay there for a couple of hours then leave ..don’t expect the idyllic photo that you see on google ..expect something more like the photo here ..over 130 people in such a very tiny island..just totally rubbish ..no toilet facilities..so people are pissing in the clean waters ...then you get the odd one with a drone taking photos without asking permission ..I could go on and on how bad this trip is but you get the idea ..oh and you also get the odd drunktard from the VIP ferry trip to get to the island who can hardly stand ..etc etc ,wouldn’t return
Written December 28, 2019
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Eric Tours I
Thank you for posting a review and we are sorry you had a bad experience. If you would go in the summer / fall it is an completely different experience much less people and a lower tide so the island is bigger. At the moment it is high season and a lot of people going to the island. We also offer a Private VIP tour to Paradise Island, we leave very early in the morning so we arrive to the island before all the organized tour boats are coming. So you have a few hours almost alone on the island.
Written January 1, 2020
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Toleg
calgary, Canada5 contributions
I went with VIP overpriced tour - not worth the money nor time. Best I think to go with cheap speed boats for half an hour max - just for snorkelling. On picture it looks empty in reality you will be surrounded by hundreds of people - so much for a paradise feel!
Written March 29, 2019
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Luz M
Antioch, IL14 contributions
This trip was a long ride from our hotel near Puerto-Plata ( Sosua).. other wise our tour guide was excellent and our destination to Cayo arena was absolutely breath taking and that made up for the ride! Once we arrived to the sand bar, we had fruits and drinks. I went snorkeling with the “aqua man”. He was absolutely great!!!! Food was tasty & the little shop we went to for our bathroom break was nice! I’d definitely do it again!
Written March 27, 2019
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience to Cayo Arena. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the snorkeling, the food and the local shop. Hope to see you again!
Written March 28, 2019
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Hristina
Fort Wayne, IN38 contributions
Nice trip even that took a long ride to get there and back was still worth it. My friends were thinking is Bora Bora :) the lunch was so delicious and the fruit too. I’ll definitely recommend to anyone and I’ll definitely go back there again.
Written August 13, 2019
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Hello, thanks for leaving such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written August 13, 2019
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swilliams
United Kingdom65 contributions
I loved this and was one of my fav excursions I've been on and I've been in punta Cana Mauritius etc . None beat this one . I'd go back to Puerto Plata just to do this again . No cons no extra selling just snorkelling ! Speed boat out snorkelling and enjoying the beach and speedboat back no messing about that's what I wanted that's what I got . Would do it again althought I did this ten years ago so hopefully it hasn't changed
Written April 18, 2019
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Hello, thanks for taking time to give us such a nice review. So happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again next time!
Written April 24, 2019
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Julieokelly
Cayuga, NY20 contributions
This was an amazing excursion! Excellent service and delicious food and drink. The bus ride was a bit long but overall I’d do this again. The staff was accommodating and polite
Written March 7, 2019
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Hi, we are incredible grateful that you took time out to leave us this review. Happy to hear that you had a good time. Hope to see you again! Lotta & Richard
Written March 9, 2019
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EKMurphy16
EKMurphy16
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Phenomenal Day with Family!
Immediately after booking, we got a text confirming our tour. We were picked up on time and it was a quick 30-40 m
NewYorker77777
NewYorker77777
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Alain is your star
Alain is fantastic and really makes it more fun by himself. Promote him immediately. Good time otherwise as the s
laurie10909
laurie10909
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Amazing day snorkeling
Had the best day snorkeling the different reefs and feeding the fish. Lunch was very good and drinks (including the
Shiya E
Shiya E
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DO IT! ITS WORTH IT!!
All I can say is WOW!! This tour was an AMAZING vibe! We were celebrating our 15yr anniversary with family & friend
jordiromero123
jordiromero123
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BEST EXCURSION !!!!
This Is a MUST do excursion! My girlfriend and I had an unforgettable experience. The food tasted amazing! Lots of
catherinemS2821MQ
catherinemS2821MQ
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Great little day trip
This was a great little snorkeling trip to take the kids on it was short but perfect for the kids. The beach was be
Brandon6_28
Brandon6_28
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Amazing experience
Glad I booked this trip on my birthday. Was the cherry on top of a great solo vacation. Saw beautiful coral reefs
jodibR8036TA
jodibR8036TA
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Best Vacation Experience
We had the very best day, thanks to TipTop Catamaran! The service, the crew, the snorkeling, the lunch and the wea
scoutpurdy
scoutpurdy
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Had a blast driving ATVs
Great staff. The ride from Amber Cove was 35 minutes to the facility. Also prepare to walk all the way to the highw
782meghanv
782meghanv
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Book this tour immediately!
I cannot say enough good things about this tour. They contacted me in advance to confirm our hotel and pick up time
paulbA5433OB
paulbA5433OB
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We had a great time!! Just keep in mind you will get muddy. Wear old bathing suits! Bring water proof bag for phones!
Great trip! Wear old bathing suits as you will get muddy!! Bring water proof bag to put your phones and wallets in!
tiffche
tiffche
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Best experience ever
Best experience ever , I have went on this type of excursion before in other places such as Puerto Rico and others
jcool1985
jcool1985
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Fun but could be better with newer equipment
Fun overall with a few caveats. The pickup point is outside of the amber cove cruise port. Its down the highway to
728shakaj
728shakaj
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Fun all around
Great all day experience definitely will do it again had lots of fun and the crew was great. Nothing to think about
Freedom768465
Freedom768465
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Getting Dirty with my babe!
The van driver did not speak or understand English. The drive thru the city was a little scary and chaotic. The Dun
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