Discovered in 1494 by Christopher Columbus, Saona is the biggest island of the East National Park. Covering 120 sqm, it has been a natural reserve ever since 1975, and offers a wide range of diversity in its fauna, flora and coral reefs.
We board the Quetzal in the morning around 8.30, and then sail for an hour and a half to Saona.
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.
Lunch will then be served at a local restaurant, around a freshly fished lobster. You will be able to relax on hammocks, sun loungers and canopy beds under the generous shade of majestic coconut trees.
Quetzal will then sail 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. We’ll then sail to the natural swimming pool of Las Palmillas, 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.
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.)
Returns to original departure point
- Buffet lunch with lobster, fish or meat
- Unlimited beer, rum and soft drinks
- Live commentary on board
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (just included for Bayahibe area hotels)