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“fantastic tours again from Seavis Tours”
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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 October 14, 2012

we booked our tours online using Seavis Tours in Bayahibe as we had been with them on tours the previous year and they were fantastic, im happy to say that yet again they excelled in their tours and service. we booked Saona VIP tour, Eco Jungle Tour & also booked Deep sea fishing through them too. I contacted them prior to our arrival asking if it wiuld be possible to have a bottle of chanpagne on the beautiful beach of saona as my husband and I were renewing our marrige vows 2 days after our trip this was all arranged and was included free of charge and when we got there it was chilled with 2 champange glasses. the tour guides are so friendly and informative and the lunch provided was beautiful all equipment for snorkling was provided and they even have a photographer who accompanies the trip taking pictures of you but you are at no point pressurised into buying these. after we had the chance to hold the snake and tarantula back at their beach office in Bayahibe. pick ups were from the hotel and always prompt and air conditioned veichles. the cost of these trips was great compared to what holiday companies try to charge for no where near the amount of service. they also ensure that each trip has limited numbers so no overcrowding and you are given great loacal information.all food and drink is inclusive of price and rum flows for those who want it, but its definately no booze cruise which is one of the reasons i love Seavis.

we also enjoyed the Eco jungle tour through the park de nationale it was so interesting and there was the opportunity to swim in one of the underground cave lakes again all equipment was supplied even down to mossy spray!. following this we went on a barge cruise down the river chavon where again lunch was provided and there was the opportunity to either go for a walk around the property of kayak down the river. we did both and it was fantastic felt like we were in the amazon, fantastic experience.
the boys in our group went deep sea fishing although this tour is not provided by seavis themselves seavis arrange it for you. the boys had a great time as it was just the 3 of them on the trip although they didnt catch anything they did have a couple of runs and totally enjoyes the experience and were not disapointed at all. all in all fantastic trips as ushualy and thank you Ingrid for all your help whilst booking and arranging the champaagne it was awesome and made the day even more special. thanks to all the Seavis staff for your neverending care and your friendly manners again it was like visiting family. dont hesitate to book with these guys if you want a non crwded in depth tour that gives you that little bit extra and ensures you get to see the true dominican republic without the normal booze cruise enviroment of many other tour companies. seavis is outstanding and will definately be using them again on our next vist.
thanks againxxx

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

I very much enjoyed the the speed boat tour to Saona Island with Kristen, her dog Zion, the boat captian and his helper. I will diffently do another tour with Seavis!

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Fabulous full day (early pick up at hotel until suppertime), well worth the price (we pd approx $240USD for two).

Really wanted to see the starfish and were a bit disappointed when they called and cancelled our excursion (not enough reservations that day). But quickly remedied when Ingrid (from Seavis) called and offered us a replacement tour. It featured the starfish too! yay!

A scenic drive 30-minute ride from our hotel in Punta Cana to Bayahibe included a view of the mountains, sugarcane fields (we called them "rum fields"), and local life. Arriving in Bayahibe we were greeted by our team and then, within minutes, our small, intimate group was on our way. The "cap-EE-tan" gave us a thrill ride as we headed to the protected mangroves, the conch graveyard, the frigat mating grounds (awesome male birds that have large red inflatable membranes near their throats), a private beach, and the area where the Caribbean meets the Ocean. The snorkeling was awesome - first timers even enjoyed the experience! Carlos and Sting-Ray were patient with us and gave great instructions. For people like me (mid- to late-50s), it was reassuring to hear we could use our life vests if we wanted. Just made it a bit more relaxing and enjoyable for me. ha! Who knew all that beauty was right below me. *smile*

Ate a fabulous buffet lunch that featured local foods, beverages (rum too!, all included in the price of the excursion) and then spent time on a pristine beach. Then, another fun boat ride. In the clear, still, waist deep waters we stopped to view star fish and sea cucumbers. Snapped a lot of great pictures and held them in our hands. We topped it off with a Happy Hour - right in the Caribbean. What a hoot! They had a floating bar! Then back to the "office" for our last surprise... an friendly encounter with a boa constrictor and tarantula. Took a lot of pictures at no extra cost. L-o-v-e it.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

September 26, 2012 What a fantastic day it turned out to be, I'll always treasure!! Our original reservation had been cancelled and the owner did her best to contact us prior. We were notified the morning of the adventure and I am so happy that were offered another excurtion. My sister treated me to the two island, snorkeling adventure. We learned so much from our guide, Carlos. The crew did a great job with accomidating all of us with the boat, equipment, destinations and supervision. After a delicious home made lunch, they surprised me with a birthday cake, coconut drink, both decorated with flowers and everyone joined in with a happy birthday song. Later we spent time on the beach, snorkeled more and ended the perfect day with beverages in the caribbean waters. Lots of memories with first time snorkeling, had fresh clam that Ray (StringRay) dove for and Carlos cleaned. Seen many different species in the reafs and swear I even saw an octopus! No language barriers with our guide, made freinds I'll keep in contact with. Will be sharing my experience with many and would reccomend this agency to anyone traveling to the Dominican. Looking forward for the DVD of the day we spent with Seavis and freinds. These guys are real naturals when it comes to being eco freindly and nature lovers-Ask for Carlos-he's the best!

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Our large cruise group chose Seavis Tours for our excursion in the port of La Romana. The staff was very accomodating as our group count changed many times. Ingred was very quick to answer questions and respond to email inquiries.

When our ship arrived, we met Bernice near the taxi stands. She arranged our transportation and off we went to Bayahibe. The 20 minute or so drive was enjoyable on new, modern roads. Upon arrival in Bayahibe, we lined up at the office and everyone paid. Many of us bought hats from the local vendors.

After some slight initial confision, our group all ended up together in the lovely Kirsten's group. On shore, she introduced us to her awesome dog Zion who accompanied us in the boat and on the tour. Kirsten is a very nice, friendly & knowledgable tour guide. She loves her job and you can tell that she is very passionate about it. We got loaded up into the speed boat and were whisked away towards Saona Island. In addition to Kirsten, there was the boat captain & his assistant, who both did a great job.

I was a lot of fun going very fast in the speed boat. The scenery was amazing and the water so blue. Along the way we Kirsten gave us information about the local ecological system & the mangroves. We got to see the dramatic change in water color where the Atlantic meets the Caribeean.

Upon arrival on Saona Island, many in our group went snorkeling. Others went swimming and the rest enjoyed the beach & sun. It wasn't long before the bar was open and the rum started flowing. After about an hour, a super island-style buffet lunch was served. Pork & chicken cooked on a grill, rice & beans, macaroni salad, slaw, cut tropical fruit, etc. We stayed for perhaps an hour after lunch, then loaded back up in the boat.

We stopped at an off-shore sandbar, which is inhabited by large starfish. We got to interact with the starfish & swin here for close to another hour. After that we were sped back to Bayahibe, then shuttled back to the port.

I have been on A LOT of cruise excursions, and this rates right up there with the very best. It is very reasonably priced and I highly recommend this tour.

Everyone loved Kirsten. I am cruising to La Romana again with another large group in May. I can't wait to see Kirsten & Zion again!

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