Discovered in 1494 by Christopher Columbus, Catalina Island has been part of the East National Park since 1975. Covering only 10 km², this small island is a marvel with its white sandy beaches and rich coral and fish reefs. A few kilometers from the coast of La Romana, is the paradise for fans of free snorkeling with fins, mask and snorkel.
Board at 9 am on to the Quetzal and sail for an hour to the island of Catalina. You will arrive around 10am, where you will be able to snorkel “The Wall”, you’ll admire beautiful corals. Afterwards we will sail to the other side of the island, to the “Aquarium” where you will enjoy a lovely meal on board of the catamaran.
The snorkeling session is accompanied by our Quetzal guide, a certified diving instructor!
Your guide will be there to show you the different species of fish but also to ensure your safety
After lunch you will have time to relax on the beach of Catalina, snorkel and see loads of different kinds of fishes. We will leave around 3 pm to sail back towards Bayahibe.
On our way back we will take our time and cruise along the coast of Casa del Campo, where you’ll get explanations from our national guide. We’ll end the day by a cruise up the river Chavon, famously known for its beautiful jungle scenery used in many movies!
Pick up at the hotels starts approximately 30 – 60 minutes before this time; The exact time of collection will be indicated at the time of reconfirmation.
8 hours and a half (approx.)
Estimated time of arrival in Bayahibe 5:30 pm.
Returns to original departure point.
- an english speaking guide
- Food and drinks
- snorkeling equipment
- Pick up from Bayahibe / Dominicus
- Pick up from Punta Cana, La Romana, Sto Domingo
- To buy souvenirs