Catalina Island (Isla Catalina) Tours

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Catalina Island (Isla Catalina)
Tiny Catalina Island (Isla Catalina), just 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) off the Dominican Republic’s mainland, is an idyllic sandy speck in the turquoise Caribbean waters. Known for its well-populated coral reefs, Catalina is a peaceful respite for those looking to escape bustling Punta Cana and La Romana.
 
The Basics
Catalina Island is home to a diverse ecosystem of sand dunes, mangroves, and reefs populated by many species of sea birds and tropical fish. The island’s main draws are its white sandy beaches and its beautiful underwater ecosystem. Snorkeling and scuba diving are particularly good here, and the Wall and the Aquarium are two of the top dive sites. 
 
Tours from the Dominican Republic’s mainland (originating in Bayahibe, Punta Cana, La Romana, or even as far-flung as Santo Domingo) are plentiful and usually last all day. Some tours combine a trip to Catalina Island with visits to other area highlights such as Altos de Chavon, the more populated Saona Island, or Casa de Campo. Snorkeling tours and scuba diving tours usually include use of equipment. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Catalina Island is a great destination for kids, who will enjoy wading safely in the calm waters. 
  • Catalina Island is a protected area devoted to wildlife preservation, so there are not many amenities. The island lacks public restrooms and food options.
  • Be sure to bring a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, a sun hat, and water. 
 
How to Get There
Catalina Island, located just a few miles off the coast of La Romana, can be reached only by boat from the Dominican Republic mainland.
 
When to Get There
Catalina is a popular destination for group tours, so if you’re in search of peace and quiet, arrive early. To scuba dive or snorkel, you’ll find the best visibility on calm, hot days between December and May, when the diving on the south coast is the best.
 
Shipwrecks
Captain William Kidd’s ship Quedagh Merchant is wrecked about 70 feet (21 meters) off the coast of Catalina Island. The pirate’s ship sank in the 17th century but was discovered only in 2007. Now preserved as a Living Museum of the Sea, the shipwreck offers a unique scuba diving opportunity.
Address: Isla Catalina, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

Cruise along the coast of the Dominican Republic to Catalina Island aboard the 'Paradise'. During this full-day tour led by PADI-certified divers, relax on Catalina Island's beaches and explore 'the Wall', the area's famous snorkeling site. Go ashore to enjoy an authentic Dominican lunch prepared beachside. On the journey back to the marina, sip drinks from the open bar and listen to live music and entertainment. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana and Bavaro hotels is provided.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from La Romana

Visit Catalina Island for swimming and snorkeling on a full-day boat tour from La Romana. After pickup from your hotel, board the 'Paradise' to meet your captain and staff of PADI-certified snorkel instructors. Make yourself comfortable during the 30-minute ride to 'the Wall', a snorkeling site that is home to a rich variety of marine plants and animals. Continue to a private beach on the west side of Catalina island for a delicious lunch prepared by an accomplished chef, and with an open bar on the boat. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the pristine beach or snorkeling off the shoreline. All snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from La Romana hotels are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from Punta Cana

Journey into the Caribbean on this full-day Catalina Island cruise. Stop at two different must-see dive sites and dip below the surface where you'll find stunning underwater worlds. This all-inclusive tour offers travelers the perfect mix of activity and relaxation, thanks to dive and snorkeling options, as well as sandy beaches, open bars and a Dominican feast prepared by a local chef.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Catalina Island Scuba Diving Tour from La Romana

Catalina Island is one of the most popular spots for scuba diving in the Dominican Republic and this full-day tour from La Romana is ideal for certified divers. Set sail aboard a catamaran, enjoy two thrilling scuba dives at ‘The Wall’ and ‘The Aquarium’; then swim and snorkel on one of the island’s private beaches and tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Scuba Diving Catalina Island Tour from Bavaro

Explore two of Dominican Republic's must-see scuba diving sites on this relaxing full-day Catalina Island tour from Bavaro. Journey into underwater worlds and swim among colorful tropical fish as you make your way through turquoise waters, coral and more. This tour includes refreshments and an open bar with ocean views, as well as a Dominican feast for lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Bavaro

Explore one of Dominican Republic's most beautiful underwater worlds not his full-day Catalina Island snorkeling tour from Punta Cana. Travel from Bavaro to Catalina and take a dip in stunning turquoise waters. Enjoy drinks from the open bar onboard the boat and a Dominican feast prepared by a local chef. Round trip hotel transport is included in this tour that leaves travelers feeling like VIP guests.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Snorkeling Day Trip to Isla Catalina from La Romana

Catalina Island’s rich biodiversity is made all the better on a snorkeling tour that includes a fresh lunch, open bar, and trip to a private beach. PADI-certified staff members provide equipment fittings and diving instructions, easing anxieties of novice divers, and hotel pickup and drop-off provide the utmost convenience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Altos de Chavon and Catalina Tour from Punta Cana

Explore Punta Cana's surrounding landscape by land and water during a 9-hour day trip. Go back in time with a visit to Altos de Chavón, a replica of a medieval Mediterranean village. Board a double decker boat for a cruise down the Chavón River, then transfer to a catamaran for a sailing adventure to Catalina Island. While on the island, dig in to a buffet lunch and use the provided snorkeling equipment to explore the underwater world. Round-trip transportation from select Punta Cana hotels is available.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim or Los Angeles with Zipline Adventure

Explore Santa Catalina Island without the hassle of planning or navigating on a full–day tour with round–trip transport from LA and Anaheim hotels. Your guide, who meets you on the island, accompanies you on a zipline course that highlights the area’s natural landscape and wildlife. Take in aerial views of the treetops and California coastline rarely seen by visitors and locals alike before relaxing on the return journey.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Catalina Island and Chavon River Catamaran Cruise from Punta Cana

Experience the coastal beauty of Dominican Republic on this full-day trip to Catalina Island with Chavon River catamaran cruise. You’ll enjoy free-flowing drinks as you make your way along some of the nation’s most epic and pristine coastline. They’ll be time to explore tropical woods at La Minitas Beach, and snorkel at the famous destination known as ‘The Wall’. A buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transport are included in this tour that showcases the best of paradise!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Punta Cana Day Trip: Catalina Island and Altos de Chavon

Soak up the historical atmosphere at Altos de Chavón, then sunbathe on Catalina Island during this 10-hour trip from Punta Cana. Walk through the recreated Mediterranean village, also known as the 'city of artists', with your local guide and get beautiful views of the Chavón River. Board a boat for Catalina Island, a sandy white speck in the azure sea, fringed with swaying palm trees. Sip a welcome drink and learn about the history and culture of the island. Go snorkeling and enjoy a beachside lunch before heading back to the mainland to explore La Romana. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels is included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Catamaran Catalina Island Day Trip with Lunch

Spend the day cruising off the coast of the Dominican Republic on a yacht bound for Catalina Island. Listen to live music and sip drinks from the open bar, then dive in to snorkel on "The Wall" using the provided snorkel equipment. A beachside lunch means you won't go hungry, and round-trip transportation from Uvero Alto, Bavaro, Cap Cana, or Punta Cana make for a seamless experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Catalina Island Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

Spend the day exploring picturesque coral reefs and stunning sandy beaches with this trip to Catalina Island. Visit top dive sites like The Wall and The Aquarium in the Caribbean Sea, and keep a look out for lobster, yellow stingrays and moray eels. Relax on a magnificent beach with cocktail in hand as your crew prepares a typical Dominican lunch while you swim in turquoise waters and partake in sunshine and an open bar.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Punta Cana

Explore the natural beauty of Dominican Republic on this incredible bus ride through hidden vistas and picturesque countryside. Take a scenic catamaran boat ride to Catalina Island and enjoy the white sandy beaches this part of the world is known for. This popular tour is ideal for first-time visitors and travelers who really want to see it all. Spend the day beyond Punta Cana and experience the wonder of this island nation.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Scuba Diving - Snorkeling in Catalina Island by Firelys Tour SRL

Welcome aboard and scuba dive two amazing dive sites in the most beautiful underwater ecosystem of the Dominican Republic. Catalina Island scuba diving is a full day all-inclusive tour. Join our excursion and experience the clear turquoise waters, incredible coral formations, fish life and our private beach on Catalina Island. Relax in paradise, whilst enjoying the cool breeze and a selection of refreshments from the bar. This all-inclusive excursion includes a tasty lunch, which is prepared by our highly skilled chef. There is no better place to experience paradise and we look forward to having you join us.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Catalina Island Sailing

Step aboard a catamaran for a leisurely cruise along the Casa de Campo to Catalina. Relax on board the boat and enjoy a buffet lunch and drinks from the open bar. At Catalina Island, explore and take in the scenery of the idyllic island in the Caribbean Sea.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full day Caribbean Catalina Island with snorkeling

Set sail for the beautiful Catalina Island for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. The island is in a protected area which is home to a famous drop-reef zone filled with tropical fish and colorful coral as well as stretches of untouched coastline, perfect for relaxing. Spend your day how you’d like and enjoy a barbecue buffet lunch and open bar included in your experience.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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VIP Catalina Snorkeling and Altos De Chavon Full-Day Tour

Enjoy VIP access to Catalina Island, dubbed the Caribbean’s hidden treasure, combined with a full-day tour to Altos de Chavon, a beautiful Mediterranean-style village. Highlights of the trip include snorkeling the Wall, one of the Dominican Republic’s most spectacular dive sites, to observe tropical fish and coral. All necessary snorkeling equipment, a buffet lunch, and drinks are included. Plus, a local guide shares some merengue and bachata dance moves.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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EXCURSION ISLA CATALINA CON SNORKEL - DIA COMPLETO CON ALMUERZO

Nuestro personal cuida todos los detalles para que su excursión siempre sea maravillosa.Our staff takes care of all the details so that your trip is always wonderful.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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Catalina Island Snorkeling Day Trip from Punta Cana

Catalina is a beautiful uninhabited island known as one of the best sites for snorkeling in the Dominican Republic and after Saona is probably the most popular day trip excursion in Punta Cana. Catalina Island lies 1.5 miles from the southeastern shore of the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean Sea, and is formed by coral stone and surrounded by one of the most diverse ecosystems in the Caribbean Sea. It is classified as a national monument with a protected environment and little development and is also the Caribbean beach home port of Costa cruise line.There are several well-known caves and reefs in the area, as well as famous shipwrecks. You can view the wreck of 17th-century pirate Captain William Kidd at less than 20 feet below the surface. It is very popular among divers and snorkelers as there is a wall of coral that surrounds the island. If you are not into diving or snorkeling Saona is more recommended as offers better beaches; but if you are, then Catalina is perfect to go.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Island Hopping Cruise from La Romana

Cruise along the coast of the Dominican Republic aboard a 70-foot (21-meter) luxury yacht during this 8-hour private excursion from La Romana. Departing from Casa de Campo Marina, you'll sail to the idyllic Isla Saona and Isla Catalina to explore the white sand beaches, azure waters and snorkeling opportunities. Drinks, snacks, a full waitstaff and round-trip transportation from La Romana hotels are included on this private tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Catalina Island Tour

This memorable tour transports travelers to top destinations on the island of Catalina. Journey to Veron, Otra Nanda and La Romana City with your professional guide and gain a deeper understanding of local customs and traditions.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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GO Catalina Island Snorkel Day Trip

Catalina Island or Isla Catalina is a tropical island located 1.5 miles from the mainland on the south-east corner of the Dominican Republic, near La Altagracia and La Romana. It is a top visited destination popular for snorkeling and its private sandy beach
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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