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  • Location:Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Best Catalina Island Snorkel Excursion from Punta Cana

Spend the day snorkeling Caribbean coral reefs on an excursion to Catalina Island from Punta Cana. Experience a snorkeling wonderland at ‘The Wall’ drop-off, one of the Dominican Republic’s most beautiful dive sites, renowned for its coral reef and tropical fish. Spend some relaxing time on Catalina Island, an uninhabited nature reserve and national park, and enjoy a barbecue-style lunch on the island.


  • Snorkel excursion to Catalina Island from Punta Cana
  • See tropical fish and corals as you snorkel ‘The Wall’
  • Enjoy lunch at a private Catalina Island beach club
  • Use of snorkel equipment and hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour offers you a chance to experience one of Catalina Islands most famous snorkel and diving spots. Lunch and beach time are also included - making this a perfect experience for the whole family!

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What You Can Expect

Best Catalina Island Snorkel Excursion from Punta Cana

Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch!

After being picked up from your Punta Cana hotel, travel to the port at La Romana to join your catamaran cruise. Beverages are served on board as you relax on the scenic trip to Catalina Island.

Arriving at Catalina Island National Park, relax on the boat’s deck or use the equipment provided to go snorkeling among the island’s Caribbean corals. Your first snorkel spot is 'The Wall' drop-off on the Caribbean side of the island. Perfect for beginner to expert snorkelers, it’s considered one of the country’s most beautiful dive sites. Snorkel with an incredible variety of colorful fish at this impressive drop-off that stretches to the Caribbean Sea. The top of the reef is covered with different coral and sponges, varying in colorful shapes and sizes. Spot tropical fish while you snorkel in this famous Catalina Island spot.

After your Caribbean snorkeling adventure, relax at a private beach club with a tropical cocktail and Caribbean music, and enjoy a barbecue lunch on the island.

Spend the afternoon swimming and snorkeling, or simply relaxing on the beach. On your return cruise to Punta Cana, listen to music and perhaps have a dance as you sail back to the mainland.

Customer Reviews

Brian G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

What a great deal this excursion was. We were picked up on time and taken to our boat. When we boarded the boat the drinks were flowing and everyone was very nice. The snorkeling was great and Catalina Island was beautiful. One of the nicest beaches I and #39;ve ever seen! Highly recommend!

Heidi B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great trip - snorkeling was great, the island was beautiful and the food was great. The staff - from the pick-up, Sea Pro Divers were always very friendly and helpful! Then the crew of boat, ParadisePassion/PassionParadise were also very friendly, entertaining and helpful. They made the boat ride a great adventure and the drinks were always flowing. But I can't say enough about their helpfulness and sincerity when I lost my phone - they went above and beyond trying to help me find and recover it. All of the staff we dealt with were truly amazing and kind!!! I would definitely recommend them!!!

Amber M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The first stop was a little choppy as they drop you off in the middle of the ocean to snorkel. On the second stop you arrive at the beautiful island of Catalina. The lunch was amazing beans, meat, fruit, etc.. The water was absolutely beautiful and there was a lot of fish swimming right around you. I had a wonderful time!

Shenique A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour and its crew we're great! I did the snorkeling portion of the tour. The first stop was definitely not for snorkelers as the water was too choppy. But the island was perfect for snorkeling and the lunch was delicious. They do come around at the end with a box for tips. Definitely recommend!

Camila S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great day! Good timing at spots. Excellent beach with drinks and lunch. Great crew!

Cory C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

My trip was everything I wanted it to be plus more. The staff was excellent, food and drinks great, and my excursion was the best.

Marty B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Best coral and fishes in the Dominican

Alix V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This was an amazing trip! The staff was very friendly, knowledgable and professional. There is an abundance of fish to see. Food at the island was excellent as well with pleanty of rum and beer to go around! If you get easily sea sick, then i wouldn't recommend it. The waters are choppy and hard to navigate. But we loved it and would do it again! A big thanks to the whole crew for making this such an awesome experience! Thanks Viator once again for providing such good companies with fantastic service!

Debbie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

A great trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would highly recommend it to anyone! The bus trip there was good - we stopped about half-way for a bathroom break at a shopping area. Big shout-out to the people who ran the boat - they are great! Food was delicious, beach was awesome - snorkeling was good! Kudos to the daughter (sorry, can't remember her name) who operated the boat - she had a terrible day - a glass bottle broke and glass flew in her eye!!!!. She was transported to a hopsital by boat, the glass was removed and she returned to finish the day with a teriffic attitude!!!! Girl you rock!!!!!!!!

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