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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from La Romana provided by Passion Paradise Adventures

Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from La Romana

Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from La Romana
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • 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
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18359P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Moto Catamaran boat ride • Access to beach on Catalina Island • Experienced guides • Use of snorkeling equipment • Dominican 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
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase) • Gratuities • Speciality beers (available to purchase) • Snacks ( available to purchase)
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up from All Hotels, villas and condors please write your name of the hotel.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Moto Catamaran boat ride • Access to beach on Catalina Island • Experienced guides • Use of snorkeling equipment • Dominican 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
Exclusions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase) • Gratuities • Speciality beers (available to purchase) • Snacks ( available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up from All Hotels, villas and condors please write your name of the hotel.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Your pickup time will be confirmed after booking
Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations of less than 24 hours notice, or if you do not turn up at the pick-up point at the specified time
Can accommodate passengers with disabilities. Please contact local supplier to make all necessary arrangements.
It is recommended that you bring a bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, cash and a camera
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Wheelchair accessible
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 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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Kevin W
Uhrichsville, OH10 contributions
Isla Catalina trip
This trip was awesome and the price extremely reasonable. I've been on several snorkeling trips but none compares to snorkeling here. The water is absolutely amazing and the reef is beautiful. The 2nd part of the trip on Isla Catalina was equally as beautiful. They had there own area of the beach where we had an incredible lunch. There was also a shop to purchase gifts. I highly recommend this trip for anyone looking for a getaway for the day.
Written May 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Scott A
Rose Hall, Jamaica17 contributions
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 palm trees on Catalina Island. Food and drinks were plentiful out there as well.
Written July 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
PPAdventures
Hello Scott, 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. We are excited that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon. Our aim is to ensure you experience an amazing and safe time with us.
Written October 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David B
1 contribution
Sadly disappointed.
Feb 2020
Started off leaving at 10:50 with a 9:30 departure time. The entire day was eight hours from pick up to drop off. He barely communicated with Snorkelers. They’re only concern was for the scuba divers. They had no guide for the snorkelers as indicated.

We would not recommend.
Written February 5, 2020
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Elias H
Brooklyn, NY16 contributions
Isla Catalina
Jan 2020 • Couples
Comfortable boat and very friendly staff! The snorkeling itself is fun, safe and very clear water. The island is interesting too, as it's the only place in the Dominican Republic where you may see a raccoon! Pretty descent lunch and good cold beer!
Written January 28, 2020
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FellowTraveler255733
1 contribution
Day Excursion
Dec 2019 • Family
We came in from a cruise ship and arranged for a late arrival with local owner who after a sketchy taxi ride greeted us and welcomed us to the activity. What a comfort that was since we were already a little concerned about safety following negative media press.

They whisked us out to the large catamaran on a small motor boat that I wasn’t sure would make it...but alas another comforting sign was the dolphins that came up along side and swam with the small boat. I could almost touch them...

Once on board the larger vessel...seemed all normal and everybody snorkeled. Luckily we brought our own water because the crew seemed stingy with the rum punch and beer at first.

Then we had to board small motor boats to get to beach and all of this on and off boats is not the safest especially for those with physical limitations. Lots of chances to fall, slip, or bump against hard surfaces.

Once at beach...each tour group was segregated to lounge chairs that were crammed together...again rum punch was served in small Dixie cups and the VIP package only got you a lobster but was offered to other guests at a cheaper price in real time. The Crew Lead tried to make a difference in those on the VIP package vs others but to no avail. Seemed the other crew members didn’t get it. Example, the crew lead says you go first through buffet line...others stopped us and told us to wait then a few minutes later called everyone up that pushed the VIPs to the back...very strange. The flies were horrendous and I saw many throw full plates of food away after 20 or more flies landed on them. Again very stingy with rum punch.

The beach was rocky but snorkeling was better than the first stop ..the boats were landing right in middle of beach goers and children playing in water...must be a way to separate the 2 to avoid injuries...I cringed every time a boat would fly in to pick up or drop off hoping no one got clipped by a boat motor.

Then it was time to return via small motor boat to larger vessel...another unsafe transfer of people, where it took us back and conveniently stopped right by the Cruise ship to celebrate the excursion which seemed very contrived and the local owner was waiting (thank god) who called for us to disembark first so we weren’t late to cruise. I hope this helps the owner with her business cause she was awesome and I think would not tolerate some of these oversights If she was fully aware.
Written January 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
PPAdventures
Hello, 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, The transportation from the cruise port we are unable to provide in the morning as the port is very strict on who can enter. We only provide the return bus to the port in the afternoon, this is stated in our confirmation email when sent out to customers. Taxis are part of the cruise port, this is why all taxis are required to meet certain standards, all taxis are in good condition, if they didn't meet the requirements they are not permitted to collect clients within the port. Secondly, all drinks are unlimited to all clients, especially water. alcoholic beverages are given at the beach and on the return trip to the marina in the afternoon. Thirdly, VIP package states that you receive, Lobster, table decorated and private, as well as glass of wine. This was given on the day. All VIP clients are given this service. Fourthly, Transfer to and from boat and beach is supervised by members of staff to help clients enter and exit. As well as on the beach staff are there waiting prior to the boat to ensure the safety of all clients. When entering into the marina which happened to be in-front of the cruise liner this day, we always slow the boat to thank clients for coming and applause the staff. Many thanks
Written January 20, 2020
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David P
Canada2 contributions
BEST EXCURSION EVER
Aug 2019
My family and I did this excursion to Catalina Island with Passion Paradise Adventures. We had the best time ever. The beach was clean and staff where amazing, helpful and caring.

For those who are looking at snorkeling and been cared for then I would recommend this company to all. The food, drinks and especially the lobsters are amazing.

Highly Recommend to ALL...
Written August 22, 2019
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Jorge Sandoval
Westchester, IL29 contributions
Be careful if you have no experience
If this is your first time be careful they dont give instructions or tips of how to use equipment , they stop in the middle of the ocean and you have some time there, after that they go really nice Catalina Island which is more enjoyable if you have 0 experience snorkeling , apart from that the tour was nice
Written August 2, 2019
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Angelica B
8 contributions
Amazing day out
Where to start, this day was amazing from start to finish!
Great service, staff, food and value for money! We saw lots of fish when snorkeling and was given plenty of time at both snorkelling sites. The bbq lunch was fresh and tasted great with lots of tasty meat and fresh fruit with the option to puchase fresh lobster or fish.
Can not recommend these guys enough!
Written July 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AnnaAndyCain
Loughborough, UK178 contributions
Amazing Trip
We were picked up from our Resort in Punta Cana and taken to La Romana.

We were welcomed by the guys at Passion Paradise Adventures and given our life jackets. These had to be worn whilst exiting the marina.

The sea was a little choppy but the boat was full, the people all lovely and we headed to Catalina. There were soft drinks available on the way to the island which were nice especially the fruit punch.

We then arrived at the reef and we dropped anchor. Snorkelling was handed out to those snorkelling and diving to those who were wishing to try.

From the moment we jumped in, there were so many fish everywhere. The water was warm and clear, a fabulous experience.

We had 45mins snorkelling and then we carried on to the stunning island. There was a lovely bbq buffet served and beer and soft drinks also.

The island is so stunning, there is a shop. Selling souvenirs and toilets.

We all had an amazing day and highly recommend.
Written July 25, 2019
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anonymous
1 contribution
Snorkeling was good, transportation was beyond awful.
Jul 2019 • Family
This excursion was one of the worst my family has experienced just because of the staff. Our driver drove around for 25 minutes until we ended up at a gas station (about 10 mins from our hotel) and our driver got gas. Why he didn't get it beforehand is beyond me and my family. The drive was around an hour and a half, previously labelled an hour. To make things worse the driver blared his own music extremely loudly, to the point where I couldn't understand my family across the row. Next we stopped at a junky souvenir shop and forced inside while all the drivers mingled and lolly-gagged along.

The tour itself was great beside their need to operate the boat WAY too slowly,(It took over an hour to get to and from the island). The helpers on the boat also blared obnoxious music there and back, everyone on the boat complained of having a headache by the end.

The snorkeling was really fun, and friends who dived said it was equally as fun. The snorkeling equipment isn't fantastic but it's what you'd expect.

We were boated into shore and the beach was GORGEOUS, just make sure you find shade before everyone else. The only downside to the beach was the constant nagging by merchants and forced tipping by the massage therapists that come up to you and massage you without a word to them. The food was also quite late, around 2:15 which was disappointing considering we'd all been picked up quite early.

The drive back was just as bad. We were making okay time but then we stopped at a random place and the driver got out for no reason (mind you, he didn't speak a word of english so we had no idea what was happening the entire drive). He proceeds to walk to another van and talk, next he stops at the SAME GAS STATION to pawn some of the passengers off onto another driver.

I wouldn't recommend this trip if you are staying far from La Romana because the drive is not worth the boating trip.
Written July 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Best Excursion in Dominican Republic
This was amazing day .. on our way from the hotel to the marina there was a small collision, which was not the driv
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BEST VIP Experience
WOW ... the best ever experience. We got the ViP package we had an amazing fish and pina colada...Staff where so ki
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
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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
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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
juancB9325IF
juancB9325IF
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BEST EXCUSSION ON THE ISLAND
Best Excussion we have ever experience, professional staff, follow all the protocol for the COVID.. Don't listen to
susanmichelleb
susanmichelleb
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Decent day
The snorkelling was amazing but a little short. The beach time at Catalina Island was maybe a bit too long but the
juancB9325IF
juancB9325IF
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Best Day Ever!! Recommend for all
Due to this difficult time , this company was great. The looked after us so well and made sure that we where safe a
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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
juancB9325IF
juancB9325IF
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Great Company
Excellent service, food was amazing and hot, staff where professional and helpful. We where picked up on time, exce
marylI2837LE
marylI2837LE
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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 was
DimitriD188
DimitriD188
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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 bu
Davied P
Davied P
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EXCELLENT TRIP
this was the best excursion we have ever been on, they are a reliable company and transportation was excellent they
marbur1943
marbur1943
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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 with
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