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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

By Passion Paradise Adventures
This Punta Cana tour combines a snorkeling excursion, catamaran cruise, and private beach—allowing you to experience multiple island highlights in one day. Board a catamaran and enjoy easy transportation to Catalina Island, stopping to snorkel and see colorful tropical fish, and maybe sea turtles or stingrays. Then spend the afternoon on a private beach. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Ages 1-90, max of 50 per group
Duration:
9h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
German, English, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • 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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Specialty beers (available to purchase)
  • Snacks (available to purchase)

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.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all Hotels, villas and condors. please state the name of the hotel your staying in.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18359P1

  • 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
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 50 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana?
Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana price starts from $80.00. Discover and book Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana on Tripadvisor
What is the Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana cancellation policy?
Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana?
Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana is hosted by Passion Paradise Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Passion Paradise Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana on Tripadvisor

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: 18359P1

Itinerary
  • 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
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

J1315KZconnorb
J1315KZconnorb
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Great island, poor service
Transport to and from the hotel was good as we were staying in la romana. When we arrived at the marina there was n
Y562AVamyn
Y562AVamyn
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Don't waste the time
For those of you browsing tours let me get to the finish Do Not Book This Tour. We were picked up at 730 am. We dro
A5389HKmichaelb
A5389HKmichaelb
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Isla junio 2022
Everything was great! The boat was lively. The snorkeling spot was nice. Beach was very nice. I would liked more ti
Aman A
Aman A
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Most chaotic diving experience ever. Do not recommend.
This was the most chaotic diving experience I have ever had. There were 50 people cramped on this boat with familie
Vince W
Vince W
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Lies lies lies
4 hour travel time as driver not a clue of where boat was. 3 harbours later we finally had to jump a speedboat to j
Davied P
Davied P
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Fantastic Experience
This was the best Excussion we have been on. The instructors are very professional, our instructor was Joel, we saw
rodonsea
rodonsea
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Slums of La Romana
PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY if you have children, elderly people. This excursion is more of an obstacle course than it i
Q7628DFkevinw
Q7628DFkevinw
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Isla Catalina trip
This trip was awesome and the price extremely reasonable. I've been on several snorkeling trips but none compares t
robertoharari
robertoharari
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Terrible Experience
At first when we arrived to the dock we were sailing from everything seemed great. But as soon as we started the bo
Relax763019
Relax763019
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FALSE ADVERTISING AND MISLEADING PICTURES - FRAUD!
FALSE ADVERTISING AND MISLEADING PICTURES - FRAUD! - The boat in reality was very old and torn down. In the pictu
jone76
jone76
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Fun for me, reckless for my friend
Bought a SCUBA trip for myself and a friend; I am certified but he is not. We were told it would not be a problem
beckycN8055HY
beckycN8055HY
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Great Experience
Great value for money, staff are amazing and helpful. Organization is great as well as the transportation was excel
Scott A
Scott A
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Wonderful hospitality and great snorkeling. The island has lots of shade in the palm trees.
What a great trip, well worth the drive from Santo Domingo to La Romana. Wonderful staff! Lots of shade under the
ConnorLiam10
ConnorLiam10
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ZIPLINE!!!
Ive never left a trip advisor review, and im quite ashamed to being doing so, But these guys deserve it. As a guide
davidbT7882DL
davidbT7882DL
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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. H
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juan c
7 contributions
Family
Best Excussion we have ever experience, professional staff, follow all the protocol for the COVID.. Don't listen to review that say they have no safety, its a lie , this Excussion company is the safest company we have ever experience. We have over 25 years of traveling and this was best we have been on.

Beach is amazing and clean, so is the boat.. LOTS OF SPACE.. The lady in charge at the marina (Chantel) friendly, kind and helpful.. Great lady...

Snorkeling was amazing , many different fish and clear waters. The buffet is tasty and a great variety of food and drinks.

Thank to the team of Passion Paradise Adventures for a great time.
Written March 23, 2021
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Sue
mays landing8 contributions
Family
The snorkelling was amazing but a little short. The beach time at Catalina Island was maybe a bit too long but the food was outstanding. We upgraded to the lobster and that was one if the best lobsters I have ever had! The length of time getting to and from the destination needs to be better publicized and their logistics needs a lot of work. We were asked to change days (which was fine with us) we had to change boats then we had to wait for travelers before we could leave, etc...but it was a nice day just needs a little refinement.
Written October 27, 2020
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juan c
7 contributions
Due to this difficult time , this company was great. The looked after us so well and made sure that we where safe and happy. They followed their COVID 19 protocol which made us feel safe.

Great company, great organization, and most of all great staff
Written October 23, 2020
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Gg61
Hudson, Canada79 contributions
We took the tour through Air Canada vacations at the ocean blue and Sand hotel, it seemed to take forever to actually get on the road because we had to stop at hard Rock Cafe switch buses pick up other people and then head on the road once we got there we got on to the catamaran, the crew were very pleasant on board they helped passengers get around the boat because in some areas it was quite slippery and there's no guardrails to hold on to. The ladder they use when you go snorkeling to actually go into the water and out of the water is not really a well-designed ladder.
They also had two photographers on board that were really annoying and kept pushing to take pictures of everyone in couples, we had him take some pictures of us on the deck of the boat after we had been snorkeling so our hair was a mess and it was just to shut him up because he wouldn't stop leaving us alone. When we got to the island where the beach is, the beach is not very nice and your harassed by vendors. There are no showers on the beach so once you're wet you have to get back on the boat this is around 3:00 p.m. and then they take you for lunch in a restaurant that's on the dock full of black flies the food was okay but nothing special but we have to hurry up and eat because of all the flies. The photographer kept bothering us before we got off the boat to buy his pictures he just wouldn't stop so we ended up spending $50 for the pictures which honestly they're horrible.
I've always had great success of taking tours from a cruise ship but this will be the last time we do it from a resort.
Written May 21, 2022
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TaylorRisner
Denver, CO4 contributions
Couples
This excursion was the absolute worst experience my wife and I have ever had with a company. We want on 3 excursions during our honeymoon in Punta Cana. One to monkeyland which was great and one to play golf at Hard Rock which was also a good time. However, this excursion was absolutely terrible and I wish I had known beforehand so we didn't waste an entire day of our honeymoon on a bus. Below are all the reasons this experience was so miserable and that we will never consider booking with Paradise again.

- Their staff cannot speak good english and never communicated to us what was going on at any moment. Even after sitting on a bus for hours and hours.

- The organization and logistics is pitiful. We got picked up at 730 AM from our hotel by a smaller van. After 20 minutes we were dropped off to a bus where we sat for another 45 minutes as all the other vans pulled up and dropped people off. Then we drove 40 minutes to Sonoa Island (Not our island). We spent about 30 minutes on the bus there as most of the people got off for a Sonoa excursion. Then we left to finally go to our island which was another 20 minutes away. We finally got to our boat about 10:30 - 10:45 which was 3 hours after we were initially picked up and 1 hour later than our scheduled departure time of 9:30. The transportation on the way back after our tour followed the same suit except worse. We got off our boat after our snorkeling tour at 3:45 PM. We did not arrive back at our resort until 7:45 PM!!! We spent over 1.5 hours just sitting on the bus at Sonoa island waiting for the rest of the people to finish their excursion. Total on the day, we spend nearly 6.5 - 7 hours in transportation time. What an AWFUL way to spend a day on your expensive and precious honeymoon.

- The actual excursion itself was poorly ran, oversold, and extremely unthoughtful. Once we finally got to our boat, we were unpleased to find that the staff could barely speak english and we were unthoughtfully placed on a boat with a Russian speaking family of 15 people. Thus, we could speak to literally no one and never were communicated with in terms of what was going on, where we were headed, etc. We did snorkel as promised for roughly 45 minutes and that was fine. We didn't really see anything cool but we don't hold that against the tour.

- The "private" beach we went to was very unimpressive. It was full of scalpers harassing us trying to sell local goods or services and we had the worst portion of the beach in terms of quality seating, service and peace.

- The food was actually amazing. We really enjoyed the authentic meal and this was the highlight of the day.

- Our boat was very obviously the lowest quality of those we saw. No entertainment, appeared very outdated, not a lot of room, etc. This is nit-picky and we would never let something materialistic like this ruin our trip, however it definitely didn't add positive outlook to the trip.

In sum, I would never recommend this excursion. We were miserable and wishing someone would just take us back. If we had any service we would have taken the risk and just called a local taxi to simply take us back home. I strongly advise everyone NOT to book this excursion in attempt to save you all from the horrible experience my wife and I had.
Written October 13, 2018
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JimDMDUSA
Baltimore, MD1 contribution
Couples
Like a lot of people this review has to be broken up into 2 parts:

The snorkeling trip was fantastic! As soon as you get to the marina and Chantel and her team take over it is a blast from end to end. The island is beautiful, the boat is clean and we had enough room to stretch out. The snorkeling was amazing, tons of fish and coral, the food on the beach was delicious. Cannot recommend this part of the tour enough.

The transportation to and from Punta Cana, however, was definitely a low spot. They did a much better job getting us to the marina: pick up was at 7:45, we had ~15 min layover at the bus company depot then made it to marina by ~9:15ish. The ride back though, was not good. The bus company (probably to save money on drivers) had the same bus drop everyone off individually at their resort. Not a problem, until you consider that Punta Cana is giant and the resorts are often at the end of a 10 mile road in and out. We got on the bus back to Punta Cana at 4 and got dropped off at 7!

Overall a great trip, but the logistics of transport (central depot for pickup and dropoff maybe?) could be dramatically improved.
Written December 28, 2017
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TWECKER
Topeka, KS55 contributions
I was very disappointed with the transportation ! First of all, you do NOT depart from Punta Cana ! You take a very long, crowded van ride to the departure point. After stopping a few times, it took about an hour and a half. The boat was not nice either ! Snorkeling was excellent though ! Gorgeous waters ! When we were done, we had no transportation ! We waited nearly an hour and had to climb a hill to get on a bus, then had to go pick up other people ! Took at least 2 1/2 hours to get back. Very unorganized and unprofessional.
Locals harass you to buy stuff - constantly.
Written December 31, 2017
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Andreia
29 contributions
Couples
Pros:
- Pick up at the hotel on time with a very nice driver
- Catalina Island is beautiful
- Nice staff

Cons:
- After the pick up at the hotel, we stoped at a station to change bus (wtf?)
- The snorkel is very poor! There's no much fish to see.
- The snorkeling equipment is dirty
- I asked for vegetarian or fish meal – since I don't eat meat – but the lunch was just meat, rice, pasta and salad. I ended up eating just carbs at lunch! And the food is not that tasty...
Written December 5, 2017
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rebecca s
2 contributions
Family
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 outstanding conditions and the people are always helpful and friendly.

Secondly, The boats are in excellent condition and the crew are amazing, friendly and majority speak English. The staff will make your day extra special!!!!

The beach was clean and the snorkelling was amazing we got to see lots of fish and coral...

I would differently recommend this trip to anyone .. Its worth the money and you will experience an amazing day...
Written October 22, 2018
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Jasmine H
San Jose, CA20 contributions
Couples
We booked this tour last year and were so happy we did. It was nice to escape Punta Cana and explore this great little island. The snorkeling was great and we were able to do it in two locations. Having time to eat and relax on the beach was also perfect. Would definitely recommend booking this if you want a relaxing and easy getaway from the mainland.
Written June 12, 2018
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