The day was amazing! We spent an hour snorkeling and several hours on the catamaran, sailing off the coast and stopping on a sand bar. The guys were very entertaining and attentive and made our day very enjoyable. We always had a drink in our hand.
The only downside - We pre-booked this excursion and had to call and confirm our room number and get a pick-up time. Two calls and over an hour on the phone with our spanish speaking concierge and we finally were set. We tried emailing before calling but received no response. I wouldnt recommend pre-booking this excursion unless you want to be frustrated with the confirmation process.
Absolutely amazing......Crew was great, friendly, and helpful. This is a must to do.
We are a couple, both 25 and enjoyed our trip.
We had our hotel concierge (we stayed at the majestic colonial) call the number provided to us by our confirmation to set up the hotel pick up, the ride to the dock took about 40 minutes with us picking up family at another resort.
The trip we took was the Marinarium Sunny Day Cruise.The snorkeling is very minimal, lasted about 40 minutes, and wasn't particularly good, so if you're looking for a good snorkeling trip this isn't the one.
After the snorkeling, the booze was broken out and the party started. We were on the trip with about 5 couples from Alabama, a couple from Indiana, and a family of five. The family of five actually left the boat about 2 hours into the trip and took a cab back to their resort.
The drinks flow all day and the crew takes very good care of you. They do dances, get you drinks, and facilitate an all around good time. We ended up drinking the boat of of beer- twice!
We were supposed to go to a large inflatable slide, but the weather didn't permit it, so we just got to wade around at a beach for a little while to boat restocked the beer.
We then went to the "natural pool" which was just a area of the ocean that was shallow to wade around in and drink and have lunch. The lunch was simple, but good. They have sandwiches, chicken wings, kabobs, potato salad and other simple picnic-esque foods. They put drinks of a tray and bring it into the water for you to have.
Then we cruised around some more and kept the drinks flowing.
This isn't a snorkeling trip, its a booze cruise.
This isn't a family trip.
The boat moves slowly, which the family that left complained about, but you're on vacation, so just sit back enjoy it and drink some booze!
The crew was AWESOME, they really provided a good trip.
Would highly recommend to 20-somethings and young 30 somethings.
Trip was great. Crew was extremely friendly and involved, most guests were a little reluctant to open up, crew got all involved in having a good time. Cruise was a little close to shore and snorkeling was shallow but it worked. Lunch was simple and seemed to be homemade, it was also very good and perfect for this trip. I highly recommend this trip for a simple yet great time.
Awesome. I am a mid-20s male who went with friends in summer of 2012. Crew were amazing; constantly feeding us booze and helping us with any issues. Snorkeling was for about an hour and half, maybe 2. Rode along the coast for a few hours. Stopped and slid down the biggest inflatable slide I've ever seen (30 - 40 feet high). Stopped in a lagoon to enjoy shallow water + played some games / dance party. All in all, I was very happy with this excursion; a great day spent off the resort. The only negative was maybe having to wake up so early to catch the bus.
we had a great time from the pick up at hotel till the end the staff was very profetional and alot of fun. we would do it again.
This was my best excursion! Everyone was so polite. My mom had a cast on her foot and they treated her like a queen. She was unable to get in the water, but they made participate in the fun. Every part of the trip was relaxing. I was frightened of the whole snorkeling thing, but they made me feel at ease. I would do this over and over again. At first I thought that I should have when on the party boat, but this was on point. Not crowded and the company was awesome! Traveling in the DR I felt that it was always a hustle to get my money. THERE WAS NO SOB STORY TO GET MORE TIPS. Very pleasant! I would give more stars if I could.
(ALL CAPS). I HAVE TO TELL YOU ALL...THIS WAS THE PINNACLE OF OUR STAY. BIG SHOUT OUT TO JULIE AND CREW. IT WAS AWESOME. THE SNORKLING, THE STAFF, THE DRINKS, THE DRINKS AND THE STAFF...DID I SAY STAFF ALREADY? WE TOOK MORE PICTURES ON THIS TOUR THAN WE DID THE WHOLE TIME WE WERE IN D.R. IF ANYONE GOES, I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO ASK FOR JULIE AND CREW. BEST TIME EVER!!!!! THANKS FOR THE BEST TRIP OF A LIFE TIME. 5 STARS..I RATE IN 1000 STARS!!!!
Brought a group and everyone said this excursion was one of their highlights of the trip.
Jean-Pierre L Canada
My wife and I had a lot of fun, the crew was very friendly and clearly enjoyed their work. I would recommend this outing.
AMAZING!!! If you really want to get a chance to see the island, enjoy the scenery and have a good time- I definetly recommend the catamaran cruise. The staff was awesome- Jules (aka Juliano) and Valerie were our super cool tour guides and they speak English! Jules speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian so communication was very easy. This cruise is more bang for your buck with lunch and booze provided and we only had 9 people on board with us versus the other cruises that had way too many people. Great time, great people and the mamajuana was flowing!
Everyone was very nice and we definitely had a good time. Beware though, it's not called the trooical storm bravaro cruise anymore so that can be confusing when you get there. Also, remember to confirm your pickup at the hotel.
Awesome trip. The crew was fantastic and very friendly. I would do this trip again and again. Would recommend to everyone.
What a great day. The staff were amazing. We were on the "VIP" cruise - meaning basically there was a very small group of 10 of us which was perfect (due to bad weather that turned into a beautiful day). I loved everything about this excursion, particularly the Mamajuana!! Thanks guys. We all had an amazing day!
Awesome, Awesome. Renne the tour leader was fantastic. The crew on the boat was perfect, always had rum, rum and more rum! Dancing, eating, swiming, snorkeling! Wish we could of snorkled by hte ship wreck!! Food was so good on boat, and natural ocean pool spot was perfect!! Thank you!...RENNE is the best
John C USA
This trip is amazing! The staff is great and make sure that everyone on the excursion has a fun and memorable time. Definitely wear your swim suit and be sure to bring along a towel, sun screen and a camera. Guaranteed good time!
Super fun staff...the lunch was great~The cruise director, Frenchy, was a great host and a fabulous story teller. The drinks flowed freely and the water was beautiful. The waterslide was fun and the weather turned was perfect. A fun excursion!
Excellent Cruise. Relaxing and fun filled. Crew made it enjoyable
Julie R USA
The Bavaro Cruise was a nice relaxing day. With 2 small children we were accomodated at every turn. Sam, our guide, was the best we've ever had, especially in explaining how to snorkel. The snorkelling was great...just not long enough, plenty of drinks and lunch was wonderful. We had some fun stops along the way and a nice little cruise of the east Punta Cana coast. We were lucky to only have 16 people on our cruise so, plenty of room to roam about. I would highly recommend this cruise.
Katherine F USA
this was one of the best times we could have booked for our trip. the crew was awsome and provided us with a great time thru out the day, we have to agree with others who said that going to the ship wreck was a waist of time that could have been spent else where like snorkling, we have to say that the story that was told about the wreck was cute. if you want a good memory of your day be shur to buy the video that is being taken thru out the day. this a a cruise that is well spent on for both the cost and the great time you will have taken it. just rember to join in on the fun its all up to you how you make this trip more enjoyable. to the captain and his crew we say that you made this a great time for us and if we return we will book you again, thanks tony and kate from texas
Anthony D USA
The cruise was a blast, lots of fun if you like music and dancing.
Harry M Canada
The best fun and value for your money. Your cup never had a chance to get empty, the crew were always right there with a refill for you. A great time was had by all, young and old, families and singles alike.
Diane F USA
We had a great time, me, my husband and 11 year old daughter. The crew was great. Went snorkeling and saw a lot of fish! The drinks were plentiful and the big slide was a blast. Would definitely recommend.