This tour was amazing! We got picked up at our hotel first thing in the morning and then all put onto a larger bus off to La Romana which was 1.5 hours w a little history on the way so it really flew by! We stopped at a little tourist shop to purchase gifts etc on our way. Proceeds of your purchase go to education so try to find something if you can! Gabriel was our photographer for the day and he was so much fun! We had an amazing time snorkeling and you get to snorkel at The Wall for about an hour, then once you get to the beach depending on the day there is maybe 30 or 40 people on the entire beach. The water is so clear and beautiful and there's even more snorkeling to be had once you're at the beach. There was a gentleman selling lobster to eat to go with the buffet lunch if you wanted. I would recommend this to everyone!
Only tip I have is the pictures are a bit pricey but well worth the money and the shops they have on the island are nice so bring some money for the lobster, the pictures and some nice casual shopping if you can!
Great trip overall, highly recommended. Be prepared for the 1.25 hour bus ride. The beach on Catalina was well worth the trip.
This was a great tour, there is no doubt about it. The two snorkeling spots are incredible with a vast array of fish to observe. The smooth trunkfish was a particular favourite. You are given a good amount of time to snorkel at each location. The second destination is great but I would advise wearing rock shoes or surf shoes or some sort as the coral is shallow and the experience will be better if you are able to stand. Great times and good hosts
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
Great day! Good timing at spots. Excellent beach with drinks and lunch. Great crew!
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.
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!
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!!!!!!!!
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!
This was an overall nice tour. The snorkeling was great and so were the people. My only issue was the food that was offered. The chicken was raw or severely undercooked. But the scenery made up for whatever else was lacking.
It was a longer bus ride than we expected, however the tour and the people were fantastic. It was an experience we enjoyed and would definitely do again.
Run by Seapro. Great experience. Loved the catamaran crew, had lots of energy and we enjoyed dancing and watching the fun. Snorkeling was great at first stop. Can Snorkel more in Catalina! DR workers should focus on minimizing environmental impact with garbage and touching coral in a protected reef!
We had a great time on the boat, snorkeling and on the island beach. The company provided great service. Lunch was good and drinks even better. I regret I am not scuba certified. I could see much more under water. I did not like that the beach was crowded by tourists coming on different boats. also the music on the beach was very loud.
Staff was unbelievable! Snorkeling was great! Loved the BBQ lunch in the beach.
The excursion was very nice I would highly recommend it. The staff were great except the photographer. We wouldn't recommend the photographer we put a deposit with Chelo Louis and we were supposed to meet up with him at our hotel but he never showed. I wouldn't recommend putting a deposit.
Great trip, the island was beautiful and the people were very professional.
My wife and I had a wonderful time on this excursion, despite the very bumpy start. (On the way to the first snorkel location, the very choppy water caused us both to get seasick.) The excursion takes you first to a dive site where the divers go and do their thing for about 45 minutes. The snorkelers on the excursion are supposed to snorkel but the water (at least on my excursion) was incredibly choppy. Most of the snorkelers went into the water for about 5-10 minutes before coming back out. It was practically impossible to snorkel.
After waiting for the divers to come back, we finally made it to Catalina Island. The snorkelers are offloaded via a smaller boat and sent to the island for some relaxation and snorkeling on the beach. This part was absolutely amazing. The beach is wonderful, they have chairs set up, open bar with coconuts (that are reasonably priced), fresh lobster prepared on a grill, clean bathrooms, and just peace and quiet. After a few hours on the beach, you get back on the boat and make your way back to reality.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this. My only reason for not giving this 5 stars was that I felt this was more of a diver excursion than snorkeling. The first site is really meant for divers and snorkelers are just meant to kill the time. The second stop for snorkelers is really just snorkeling on the beach while the divers make their second dive. I wish this excursion actually took the snorkelers to a good location. Unfortunately, they didn't. Either ways, the trip was a lot of fun and the money was well spent. Definitely recommend.