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Freestyle Catamaran Tour
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Owner description: Relaxing out on the crystal clear waters, the caribbean sun on your back and the breeze in your hair is just the start of a day of fun with the FREESTYLE CATAMARANS crew. As we sail from Puerto Plata down to the largest living coral reef on the north coast the day is just begining. As the staircase lowers into the cool sparkling waters the underwater garden awaits your discovery. With two snorkel stops on the day, food, drinks and an attentive crew ready to cater your every need this is all you need for a fabulous day out. Guaranteed to create memories that will last you a lifetime. So reserve now and avoid disappointment. See you soon.
Reviewed January 20, 2013

While we did feel a little sea sick, the staff are constantly joking and dancing. They serve you a wonderful lunch with drinks and the snorkeling was good. The highlight was the dolphins we encountered and raced with the catamaran for a good 15 min. The staff were equally as excited as us :) They said they love their job! I can't blame them!

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

The catamaran and snorkeling is the high- lite of our vacation. A must see and do while in Puerto Plata.

1  Thank Justin L
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

My sister and I decided to go on this excursion because it said we got to stop at 2 or 3 spots for snorkling and seeing coral reefs. The day on the boat was fun, just sunbathing and enjoying the drinks and the waves. However, if you are going on this excursion for the snorkeling, DON'T! The places they stopped at had minimal amounts of coral and the only thing the spots had were some fish that the crewmen fed food so the fish would swarm the snorkelers. It was not very exciting and disappointing, considering we had better snorkeling off the beach of our resort. So, go on this excursion if you just want a day on a boat, otherwise skip it completely and go on an excursion to paradise island instead.

1  Thank annabouchard
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Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

We were sold this trip by Thomson as a relaxing boat trip.
When we arrived we counted 47 people on the catamaran, far too packed!
The music was pumping for all 5 hours we were out, lots of swear words in the music so not appropriate for the small children on board.
There were lots of people that obviously knew what to expect and were drinking from 10am right through. My mother actually felt like she was on a floating nightclub or a singles club.
If you're looking for a booze cruise you will love this but we were sold this as something it clearly wasn't.
The snorkelling was nice but not worth the headache we had from the music and club atmosphere...

1  Thank drumsgemma83
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

We have been to Puerto Plata a few times and our most recent trip on Freestyle was on Monday 7th May was actually our 4th time on the boat.

We were picked up from the hotel about 8:30 and taken to Playa Dorada beach where the boat is. They used to have 2 catamarans here, Freestyle 1 & 2 but now they just have one. They said Freestyle 2 is now based in Punta Cana.

To get on the boat you need to go in the sea to about waste height then up the stairs at the front of the boat. There is plenty of room to sunbathe on the netting at the front and on the roof. There is also seating under cover if you want to keep out of the sun.

You will visit 2 seperate reefs at Sasoua for snorkelling. They provide masks, snorkels, fins and life jackets and it was in good condition. You will see plenty of fish and if you take some bananas with you the fish will come and take it out of your hand. Take an underwater camera if you have one and you should get some good shots.

A cold lunch buffet is provided which is really good and the staff will bring you drinks all day. You can have soft drinks, beer, cuba libre, rum punch and water. It is very easy to get drunk on this trip, this time we were sensible but in the past we have treated it as a booze cruise, and previously we have been unable to get up for 2 days due to the sun, alcohol and rough seas. This time it was also calm.

Music is played on the boat througout the day and the crew will have you dancing on the boat. The crew are brilliant so make sure you leave a good tip.

On the way back they put the sails up and you sail back to Playa Dorada beach. You get back to your hotel about 3:30.

Overall this is a fantastic trip and is one of our favourites in the Dominican.

1  Thank Jamie_West_Yorks
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