- 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!
What You Can Expect
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.
Awesome! That's the only way to describe it. Chantel, Eileen, Dave and the rest of the Passion Paradise crew was fabulous! The snorkeling was great, the catamaran Passion Paradise was also very nice. Lunch was delicious and it was a very fun high energy excursion. I also liked that this is a mother/daughter owned and operated company. They treated all their guests like family. Check them out on Facebook or their website passionparadise.co to see some amazing underwater photography taken by Eileen. Just beautiful! Thanks so much! I can't wait to do this excursion again next time I'm in Dominican Republic!
We stayed at the Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana. The bus picked us up promptly and it was about a 90 minute ride to La Romana. Once there, we boarded the boat and were offered beverages. We made our way out to the coast of Catalina Island which took about 30 minutes. All the while our guides were giving instructions about where we should go as there were snorkelers and scuba divers on this excursion. Snorkelers and scuba divers got in the water at the first stop. The water was rough. I don't know if this is the case all the time, but some people had to use life vests and noodles to help them navigate the water. We did see a lot of fish and coral! I am not sure if this is worth noting, but 3 people including myself, became sea sick due to the rough waters. The second site was for the scuba divers only. The rest of us were shipped off to spend the afternoon on the beach at Catalina. There was some ok snorkeling to do off the beach. I would highly recommend water shoes! The lunch was delicious. We were served rice, veggies, noodles, chicken and pork. Rum, beer, water and various sodas were offered throughout the trip. After lunch we had about another hour to relax on the beach and then headed back to La Romana. The staff was extremely enthusiastic and fun, on the way back there was a lot of dancing and drinking! The bus ride home was pleasant enough, although it can be lengthy because you may have to wait while other guests are dropped off at their individual hotels.