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“Amazing Speedboat Trip to Saona Island”
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Owner description: SeavisTours (Bayahibe, Dominican Republic) is a small independent tour operator and specializes in Eco Adventures: small groups, remote places, no crowds, no "booze cruises" and a lot of attention to nature.... The Parque Nacional del Este includes 3 Islands: Saona, Catalinita and Catalina. We have an Eco-Adventure to each of the three islands. All our tours are guided by a multi-lingual and knowledgeable guide. Quality and personal attention are guaranteed. Have a nice holiday!
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

There were sixteen of us in our group who took the Seavis excursion trip to Saona Island. Carlos, our tour guide was very knowlegeable and entertaining. We even had drinks, cake and pineapple chunks while standing in the natural swimming pool touching and looking at the starfish. Just before we ended the excursion, some of us had a chance to place a boa constrictor around our necks. This was our favourite experience during our cruise.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

My family & I (a group of 16 of us) went on an 8-day trip with Carnival Freedom just after Hurricane Isaac wreaked havoc on Dominican Republic during the last week of August. We visited 4 beautiful ports - Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao & Aruba. The common most favourite port of everyone in our group (from ages 10 to 65) was La Romana, Dominican Republic because of the Saona Island excursion we took with Seavis Tours. It was great! The tour was educational, FUN and exciting! Considering this poor country had just experienced the effects & destruction caused by the hurricane when we had our tour, everything went smoothly and we were well-looked after by the educated & friendly staff. Our tour operator, Carlos was amazing! He was polite, friendly, and his knowledge of everything about Saona is impressive.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

The tour sounds good at first but they jammed 32 of us on a boat with coolers, so you became tuna fish and can't sit comfortable. If your an American or Canadian then you sit at the back of the boat. The guide spent all her time speaking German or something and then gave the English readers digest version. The meal so so nothing great. There is only limited alcohol and water, which we ran out of before lunch. The group is split up of Europeans and English. The timetable is strict. The snorkel equipment is used yes the mouthpieces are USED and older, yuck. Nothing to use to clean them with since they sit inside a tupperware bin, double yuck. The Turtle portion was awesome got to hold a baby turtle but we were on timlens so not much time spent to ask questions. The landscape and ocean are beautiful. I did find better cruises with smaller groups that had more time and not rushed. Bayahibe is 40 mins from Punta Cana and there are lots of cruise companies that will do the same thing same price but not rushed and comfortable as friends used a different compnay and we exchanged notes. Not really worth the money, same old, see a school, see a town, see harrassing sales on the island. BETTER TO SHOP AROUND unless you are of European descent. Oh bring your OWN snorkel for hygenie reasons.

2  Thank wayne p
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Alex4499, Owner at SeavisTours, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2012

We value any review we get and we thank you for placing this one. We strive to improve our services continuously. The reviewer joined the tour just after tropical storm Isaac had passed. We had been closed for 5 days and needed to shift clients, who booked on those days, to the available tours. This lead to full boats (btw. our boats take max. 30 persons, we'll never will book more..). Furthermore our whole team had been working throughout the night to clean up and to repair the damages due to the storm (we did lose our restaurant on Catuano Beach) and that might have caused a hick up in our normal services... Our excuses...

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband and I went on the 2 Island Tour just last week. It was amazing!

The transfer from our Punta Cana hotel was great. Carlos, our tour guide was awesome. He found us many sea creatures to look at and hold, and told us a lot about them. During our snorkeling tour, he found us a reef shark that was in its cave and showed us where to dive down and see it. He was very knowledgeable about the area and we felt that we actually learned something. I even found two starfish and saw a sting-ray!

On the way back to our hotel, our driver and tour guide drove us through Higuey so that we could see one of the Dominican Republic's cities up close.

It was a great, fun-filled day. If you love snorkeling, than this is the best tour for you. I've been on many other tours, and this one did not have all that "filler" that other tours have. I cannot wait to do another tour with them.

Thank Jubie_5
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

I highly reccommend using Seavis. We went on the 2 island excursion. Big shout out to Carlos, Rey and the rest of the crew. They made us feel extremely safe. They were very knowledgeable! Great team, great price, Great experience!

Thank bigpapi84
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