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Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island

By Vacation On RD
from
₹4,840.04
per adult
from
₹4,840.04
per adult

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Ages 0-120, max of 150 per group
Duration:10h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
Portuguese, English, Spanish


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop
  • Entry/Admission - Saona Island
What's not included
  • Towels


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pickup and drop off in Punta Cana/Cap Cana/Bavaro/ Uvero Alto/ Cabeza de Toro and Bayahibe
  • JJQ3+6J Punta Cana, JJQ3+6JW Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Parque Vegetal o Natural de San Juan Shopping Center
  • Bayahibe, Dominican Republic We will send you the exact location after you make your reservation
  • Airports:
  • Punta Cana Airport, Punta Cana Dominican Republic
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 125717P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island?
Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island price starts from ₹ 4,697.88. Discover and book Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island on Tripadvisor
What is the Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island cancellation policy?
Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island?
Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island is hosted by Vacation On RD. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Vacation On RD on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full-Day Excursion in Saona Island on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 125717P4

Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Saona Island
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Natural Pool
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Anya T
Anya T
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A Beautiful Island with a bad organized service
The beach is beautiful! The food was ok and you will not be hungry. Drinks are served generously, if you like to dr
Vacation566001
Vacation566001
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Absolutely awesome
Great experience!! Jeffrey was the absolute best!! He made sure we enjoyed our time, and very friendly! Must book!!
kaleym70
kaleym70
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Unorganized and even scary
Very unorganized. We were late getting picked up, which was fine because they texted - but after that if all went s
Klarita888
Klarita888
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Action and Sightseeing
Dynamic tour. Well informed guide. All the time explaining about everything in Spanish and English. First stop fo
Radoslaw R
Radoslaw R
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Great start of paradise vacation!
Everything was great. From contact via WhatsApp before the trip, pick-up from Airport with a lovely name sign to th
kenSF84
kenSF84
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Don’t waste your money
This is a third party booking company it does not represent the buggy companies. Depending on your luck you may get
Josh M
Josh M
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Inconvenient Cattle
Shortly after 7am, a large red bus pulled up in front of our hotel and we got on board. The bus was packed, but we
LRT311
LRT311
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Good
Overall a nice thing to do but only snorkling do it too for less money. You will see the same thing.
hibaaT8394EU
hibaaT8394EU
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Hiba ajerray
It was such a nice experience! Everything was well organized. I loved it The guide spoke very good English and we
Eva M
Eva M
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The bets trip
Amazing trip to saona Island, definitely recommend the VIP tour as its more private, also private beach so not hund
ijharry97
ijharry97
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Awesome experience
The people were friendly, the view was amazing, as a first time the zipline was so much fun! Definitely recommend!
Expedition802549
Expedition802549
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Horrendous
We book this tour with one of the tour operators at our resort! This is the worst and most horrible tour we have e
branimiratodorova
branimiratodorova
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Long
It is a very long tour, we we picked at 6:30, on booking they told us we would be back in the hotel at 5:30 but we
V2978XXmartine
V2978XXmartine
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Great day
Very lovely day, though was a very long day. 13 hours in total. But travel aside it was a great day, saw whales, ro
Chrisferrand
Chrisferrand
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Great trip really enjoyed it but lost one and a half days due to Diarrhea and weakness.
Overall the trip was really enjoyable. Taken to central meeting point by small bus then had journey of 50 mins by
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4.0
173 reviews
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Djslik85
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Family
Overall good! Catamaran was way too long. People were fighting after being drunk. Remember you have to switch from a speedboat to a catarmaran halfway in the ocean. This is very dangerous since both boats rock back and forth. First world countries government would never approve this transfer, since it was very dangerous. Not good for small kids or older adults. One lady almost fell in the ocean. The island is beautiful but the lunch was not. No vegetarian food either.
Written 14 November 2022
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Matheus F
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
They make us jump from boat to boat which resulted in several injuries and on of the guys on the boat had a huge attitude for the whole trip and half the time was spent of the boat not even moving. The beach that we waited so long to get to was full of rocks and sea weed with a broken bathroom and terrible food. I would rather watch paint dry for a whole day than go back to this joke of a TOUR!!
Written 7 November 2022
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Maureen Yannick K
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Amazing experience!!! Our tour guide was amazing!! The entertainment team as well!! First time going on the island and the whole team made my experience amazing and unforgettable despite the rain!! Highly recommend it!!
Written 1 November 2022
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Jr W
Ridgecrest, CA21 contributions
Oct 2022
Good tour EXTREMELY long day. Picked up at hotel 7am returned 8:15 PM !! Hotel pickup process is not good. The trip and the guides were good.
Written 23 October 2022
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Danielle A
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
This excursion was absolutely amazing! Each and every crew member was friendly, outgoing, and accommodating. Saona is absolutely breathtaking! There is NO seaweed! Waters are crystal clear. The boat ride party was beyond FUN, great music, great variety- bayanato, salsa, merengue, raggaeton. I strongly recommend this excursion.
Written 21 October 2022
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Dana G
London, UK3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
We had a great time at Saona. We booked the trip through trip advisor which was $40 cheaper than our hotel and I was a bit worried in case this service was unreliable as we traveled with our 18 months boy but it turned out with everyone being super professional, the pick up was on time, the whole team very lovely, the island is superb but make sure you get mosquito spray with you as it’s full of mosquitoes.

The best part (except the island) was the party on the catamaran, Dominican people really know how to entertain people.

Yes transfer is long like some other people complain but if you want to avoid several stops you can get your own private transfer which can take you straight to the marina and back to your hotel. We got back around 8-8.30pm so not too bad and on time for dinner.
Written 20 October 2022
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Mikayla
3 contributions
We booked the Soana island excursion with the pay upfront in cash option so we had nothing to lose and we were pleasantly surprised! Vacations on RD communicated with me via Whatsapp in a very professional manner and arrived on time to our hotel to pick us up.

Our hotel was the first pick up location so it was definitely a lengthy ride before we began the journey to the marina. Keep in mind there is also a lot of shuffling between a small van to a coach bus to a speed boat to a catamaran and finally another smaller boat that brings you to the shore at Soana.

The island itself is stunning and certainly worth the extensive trip from Punta Cana. The views are straight out of a post card and the water is warm and shallow. If you’re disappointed by your hotel beach, I would 100% recommend coming to Soana as it will make up for it!

My only complaints are that this tour seemed to be overbooked as space was very tight on the tour bus and boat. Also, the company allows vendors to come onto the bus and attempt to sell products before leaving for the journey back. This was frustrating because it took up some time after we had a long day and just wanted to begin the long trip back.

All in all, I would definitely use vacations on RD again and I would recommend this company to anyone visiting. Our tour guide did an amazing job with entertaining everyone in a variety of languages and ensuring that everyone in the group was safe and accounted for.
Written 11 October 2022
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Jane S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
Oct 2022
I was dubious booking a trip not through the hotel but this was amazing. The owner of the business kept in touch by WhatsApp for collection times and locations and the whole day went very smoothly. This is half the price of the hotel offering and the experience was sensational. Well done guys!
Written 10 October 2022
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2sweet2lose
Leduc, Canada4 contributions
This was really beautiful and fun. The hosts were great. One of the staff even dived in when a girl dropped her phone off the catamaran!
Written 30 September 2022
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Catherine Collins
Portland, OR4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
This is a 13 hour trip. Pick-up is between 7 and 8 am, depending on yor location. You will then spend between 2 and 3 hours on a minibus that is picking up guests at different hotels. Subsequently, you wait for a larger bus that takes everyone to the port of embarkation at Bayahibe. By the time you get there, it is almost noon. You will wait some more until you set sail for Saona Island, a trip that takes 60-90 minutes, depending on the boat. After spending 2 hours on a small stretch of the island together with hundreds of other tourists, your experience will be the same on the way back. If you expect a paradise island with crystal clear water, think again: the water is as turbid as sewage and too shallow to even swim. In fact, the water is so shallow your boat cannot go ashore, so you have to change over to a special flat bottom boat for the last couple of hundred yards. Rum is served unlimited (all you can drink). Imagine youngsters drinking so much they cannot control themselves any more and throw up, either on the boat or on the bus. You can expect to get back to yor hotel between 8 and 9 pm, and are likely to miss dinner. To conclude: if, and only if, you enjoy spending most of your day on transfers with multiple buses and boats with people getting drunk, then this trip is for you.
Written 29 September 2022
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