Day Trip Saona Island – Quetzal boat


(7 customer reviews)

Duration: 8 hours

Once arriving at Saona, you’ll enjoy of a beautiful Snorkeling time at Catuano, let’s follow your guide to see many fishes species.

The you will stop at Saona’s beach, one of the most gorgeous, turquoise water, white sand beaches of Dominican Republic.

Lunch will then be served on the boat while sailing to the natural pool of Las Palmillas where you will see the starfishes!


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    * Transfer from hotels in Bayahibe is included. From the other addresses, we will concretize with you by email.

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    We board the Quetzal in the morning around 8.30, and then sail for an hour and a half to Catuano, where snorkelers will be able to observe a wide range of tropical fishes which have made home in the remaining of an old pier their home.

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    The snorkeling session is accompanied by our guide Quetzal, certified diving instructor!

    Your guide will be there to show you the different species of fish but also to ensure your safety

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    Once there and for the rest of the morning, we’ll enjoy one of the most gorgeous, turquoise-water, white-sand beach of Dominican Republic.

    Relaxation, walk on the beach, swimming or take a drink… we will adapt to your rhythm

    After 1 hour and a half to the beach, we will go back to the boat because lunch will be served while while sailing to the natural pool

    Natural swimming pool of Las Palmillas, is a magical secluded place with the clearest of waters.

    The highlights of this spot are the giant starfishes. Drinks and refreshments will be served in the water before a smooth sail back to Bayahibe along the coast.


    Important Information

    Departure Time
    8:30 am

    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 (approx.)

    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point


    • Buffet lunch with meat
    • Snacks
    • Unlimited beer, rum and soft drinks
    • Live commentary on board
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (just included for Bayahibe area hotels)


    • Lobster
    • Pick up outside Bayahibe/Dominicus area
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    Additional information


    Transport from Bayahibe Hotels, Welcoming drinks, Soft drinks throughout the day (water, sodas,…), Lobster based lunch served on the beach in Saona, Snorkel equipment, English speaking guide.

    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability, Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking, The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions, Children must be accompanied by an adult, Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required, Wheelchair accessible, Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, don't forget your sunglasses, towels and sun lotion.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee., If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee., If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    7 reviews for Day Trip Saona Island – Quetzal boat

    1. Tito

      Very nice all day excursion to Saona island in a very nice catamaran boat and with just small groups. I will come back for more!!

    2. Alice

      Wonderful cruise to Saona island with the most beautiful boat and the most friendly crew.

    3. Matt K

      We had the best day of our vacation with them. Bernard, Fabrizio, Sarah, and the crew did a great job to make sure everything went perfectly. The beach was as beautiful as promised, the lunch was delicious, and the boat was well maintained and comfortable. You might find a cheaper price with other boats, but the Quetzal experience is well worth the extra. More personal attention, and way more comfortable surroundings.

    4. Dolgonosm

      Absolutely amazing trip to Saona Island with lunch and drinks! The catamaran is huge, clean and beautiful. The captain Bernard is very professional, knowledgeable and friendly, so as his crew. We were on a small group tour to Saona Island, which we booked through Viator. This tour was very well organized, very friendly and fun atmosphere.
      I would defiantly repeat this tour again, as soon as I have a chance. By the way it was four of us 🙂 2 adults and 2 two teenagers and everyone had fun.

    5. ecasalriveiro

      I joined Quetzal for a day trip to the stunning Saona Island. The catamaran is really spacious and comfortable and Bernard and the crew just blew my expectations away. I had a unforgettable day of relaxed sailing, swimming, snorkeling and lots of fun. I highly recommend booking with Quetzal. Thanks Bernard, hopefully see you son!

    6. Gianna H

      A perfect day, this was the best way to explore the Caribbean. Our 4 children range in age from 6-14 and they all enjoyed this wonderful adventure too. The welcoming & accommodating crew made it easy for us to relax & take in the beautiful scenery, provided plenty of information about the region & environment and even sang “happy birthday” to our son who turned 12 that day. Would definitely recommend this trip to families. Thank u Quetzal Crew for a most memorable experience!

    7. sgoldsmithbrown

      We booked this excursion to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. Immediately after booking the ever-friendly Sarah got in touch to finalise the arrangements. In meeting her, Captain Bernard and the rest of the crew, we were put at ease, made to feel very welcome, and given the best experience of our stay in the Dominican.
      We very much enjoyed the sailing, the snorkelling, the island, and the starfish! Everything was perfect- even making sure we were greeted with the transport home, staying with us until we were safely in the taxi.
      This is a great day out, the catamaran is beautiful and the crew are faultless. Thank you so much for a fantastic day out- highly recommended!

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