Booking Adventures
Booking Adventures
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Eco ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Booking adventures by Silven international offers all options for economy tours with locals tours guides. Guides certificates from the ministery of tourism and Natural resources. Visitors are insure and get the best services of locals in the Dominican Republic. Our legal company registration is: RNC: 132169052 Booking adventures by Silven International.
Sabana de la Mar, Dominican Republic
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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omotors
California223 contributions
Feb 2020
Can't edit so deleted my previous review. Scroll down to see the first review. As it turns out the company did try to contact me when I first reported my dissatisfaction via their online chat function. Through some fault of my own and some lack of followup by them we did not get together until a few days later and I was already out of the Dominican Republic. There was no way for them to correct the problem but they did go out of their way to make it right. I am very satisfied with their response and the resolution of the issue so changed my one star review to a four star review. And I would feel confident recommending them and using them again next time I am in the DR.

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Booked via their chat function on the website. Have been whale watching in Samana before so thought we knew what we were doing. After much back and forth were told very specifically that we would be on either a 30 or 40 passenger boat. This was not true. When Barbara (very nice and helpful person) got us together with the boat operator all seemed ok. However after she left and we boarded it was a much larger boat than expected. Seemed ok at first as there were probably 40 passengers. However we just sat at the dock while they kept adding more groups of people. By the time we left the dock there was more than 80 people on board. So anyone not sitting on the side or up in the bow could barely see anything. Many passengers on the sides stood up completely blocking the view for many others. The crew did nothing to alleviate this. So very lackluster and unhelpful crew and sold something we very clearly did not want. Discussed with Barbara after the tour. She was apologetic and encouraged us to address all of this with the person we purchased from. Tried that and never received any response whatsoever. We have been whale watching in many places worldwide. This was by far the worst. Turns out this is just a third party booking site, at least for whale watching. Very poor customer service, after the initial booking. Clearly not interested in doing anything at all after taking the money.
Written February 22, 2020
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Natalie G
Milton Keynes, UK95 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Having booked and paid via Whatsapp in the U.K. we were apprehensive about the trip even happening. However the service and communication was fantastic from
The moment we arrived. Our guide Halle was 5*. Halle looked after me and made me feel comfortable as my husband couldn’t make the trip. I even managed to see a number of humpbacks! I would 100% recommend this company. Great service and great price.
Written February 17, 2020
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Hello! Thank you for visiting us and Having a Fantastic Private boat tour with us for whale watching. The most important for us is to hear about your expectations and after the trip read that all was like we set. Thank you for visiting with us!!
Written February 21, 2020
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Danny R
4 contributions
May 2021
We booked a private tour for 4 people to go to playa rincon and cayo levantado. We were cautious at first, but this booking company was absolutely amazing in trusting their customer, and delivering customer service at any time of the day. I asked millions of questions because this was the first time we booked privately. The driver that picked us up was on time, his name was Julio. The tour guide who stayed with us, Osiris, was amazing. The private speedboat was also fast and fun. The beaches they took us was absolutely beautiful. We booked 5 excursions and this was our most fun one by far. “Booking Adventures” I believe is the name of the company that took us on our trip. It was amazing. You will not regret taking a trip from this company and believe me, I am a picky person.
Written May 28, 2021
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Thank you for visiting el rincon beach plus Cayo levantado island with us. We Booking Adventures by Silven International care about your safe travel. Our Local Guides and Captains make as posible they can to make a memorable experience for you and your family. Thank you for traveling with us. From Booking adventures by Silven international team!
Written June 16, 2021
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Chris H
Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic2 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful time on the private whale watching tour. Our guide Jackson and his crew worked very hard to find the whales and stay close to them. We saw 8 whales in total with 2 breaches and 2 tale slaps. Highly recommend the private tour and Jackson as the guide.
Written February 14, 2021
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Klemmywemmy
Lyon, France16 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
In short:
1. The park is really overrated compared to other countries 2. The excursions have a very bad price /quality ratio compared to other countries 3. If you still want to do it don’t do it with adventure booking!

In details:
This excursion was supposed to be the highlight of our trip, on our last day in the Dominican Republic, and we accepted to pay a lot for it (120€ is a very substantial amount). It happened to be an end to end scam.
We started the day alone at the meeting point, the guide never showed up. One of his colleagues took us on his motorbike to join another group. We had paid for a mixed kayak (mangrove) + motor boat (caves) experience, which was different from the other group : we ended up alone in the mangrove on our kayak without a guide, waiting for an hour for the others to show up. When we got on the boat, the “touristic guide” added value was limited and approximate. Actually, the park is full of tourist groups and it’s frequent to hear contradicting explanations from different guides.
After taking us back to the meeting point in Sabana on his bike, the guide extorted us 2500 pesos (45€, one French working day, for 10kms on one bike, with no helmet), saying transportation was not included in the initial price. It was so unexpected and we were so shocked by his suddenly threatening behaviour that we did pay this enormous amount (30 kms in a luxury hybrid berline in the capital cost us 1500 pesos), but it was a terrible last experience in the DR. Tourism industry doesn’t have to be synonymous with robbery.
Written January 8, 2023
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Good Morning, Sad to hear about your experience about that trip in Kayaks. We guess that you make a trip in Los Haitises National Park with local Tour Guide. 1. We don't make motor rides for business. Upon we believe that is dangerous. 2. We were not working in December and checking your name it is not in any reservation list. Please check the name of the guide and we will make sure that this tour guide in that national park do not travel with visitors with not precautions. Please report us the name of the guide from Los Haitises National Park and we will make sure that this do not happens with another visitor. We will make sure he gets the review in they main tripadvisor. Los Haitises National Park tour guides. Thank you!
Written January 11, 2023
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Lindsay R
Kenosha, WI25 contributions
Apr 2021
Did 2 trips with this company; beach buggy tour and zip lining.
Absolutely had a great time on both! from first point of contact to the end, staff was professional, polite and engaging! Misel was my contact person, whom I was textng on the Whatsup App to ask questions. He was extreemly responsive, helpful and professional. He went above and beyond to help us!
The beach buggy trip includes some time in a cenote, a coca and coffee bean encounter/presentation as well as a local tribal dance that was nice to see!
We purposely got muddy as heck too, we stunk but it was so much fun!
Zip lining was super nice and the drive there, up in the "mountainous" countryside was half the beauty! safe trip, and worth the money!
Written May 2, 2021
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jP808
1 contribution
Feb 2022
I just got back and I HAD to leave these amazing people a nice review! I was blown away by the amazing and friendly service that Barbara & Adolfo gave us! The original date of our tour was rained out and they were so understanding and accommodating with the weather. They even offered to let us "play it by ear" and see what day was best for us as we had several days of rain. Most places just stick you rain or shine, not these awesome folks!
The tour was amazing! We were on a private little boat so were were able to get RIGHT NEXT to a mother whale and her calf! My girl friend did not have to zoom on her phone to take the most amazing videos and pics! We could hear the whales exhale out from their blow holes and when they submerged both mother and baby gave us a whale tale wave!
Then they took us to Isla Bicardi and we had a nice lunch of fresh local fish and chicken, relaxed on the amazing beaches, hunted for shells for a bit, but due to weather we had to end the day early.
100% awesome! Stars!
Written February 8, 2022
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Jack A
Puerto Plata Province, Dominican Republic5 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
We booked 2 different adventures, almost last minute...whale watching/Bacardi Island and El Limon horseback riding to the waterfalls. The folks at Booking Adventures were SUPER nice, prompt, efficient, and very professional. Both excursions completely met our expectations and we HIGHLY recommend using them to plan your next adventure! ❤️
Written February 25, 2021
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Quirkle
Saskatoon11 contributions
Mar 2023
I had a wonderful experience with our guide Anderlin. Our day started early and we were able to get to the 27 waterfalls first, we secured a small group (4 people) which seems rare after talking with other people that went. We then went to a restaurant and had an early lunch, which we were very thankful for after the waterfall experience. We then went to the paradise island, we were with a different group but again a small group instead of a big catamaran. We were able to spend a few hours on the beach and swimming, with fruit provided for snacks; we ended the tour with a boat ride through the mangrove forest. We ended the day with another meal that was delicious. The guide was friendly and had a good relationship with the venues. All and all, I recommend this tour company for a private experience on the island and avoid the crowds of the cruise ships and resorts.
Written March 8, 2023
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Dennis
4 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful trip. Started before the big tourism catamarans started, with a small little bit older "Speed-"Boat.

We've finished the first cave when the big groups arrived and the same with the second cave. So we had a nice trip with just 9 people and our guide. We had all time we needed and just've been alone for the most time.

The nature is beautiful but just a few places are (like many places around Samana Peninsula) full of waste.

After a very wavey trip from Las Haitises to Cayo Levantado we had to wait for the rest of our group to get our meals, which takes our time to enjoy the beaches.

But we still loved the trip and enjoyed the landscapes and history our guide told us about. With 60 Years experience he had to tell a lot, was always nice and accommodating.
Written February 11, 2020
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