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Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Combine several activities in a single tour, with all the details arranged ahead of time, during this catamaran package from Punta Cana. Step aboard a double-decker catamaran and cruise out along the coast of Punta Cana, enjoying the views before engaging in activities such as snorkeling, swimming in the natural pool, and learning about stingrays and sharks at a marine park. An open bar and live music complete the experience, providing a party atmosphere.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off ensure a convenient, stress-free experience
  • Get to know the island's marine life through multiple activities
  • Live music and open bar create a lively party atmosphere
  • Guide on board to provide instruction, commentary, and answer any questions
Roundtrip transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
All safety and snorkel equipment
Snacks and tropical fruits
Open bar: unlimited national drinks and refreshments
Professional Photographer
Towels
Sunscreen, sunglasses, facial protective masks and other personal accessories
Professional pictures (available for purchase)
Gratuities for the crew and drivers

Departure Point

Punta Bávaro, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

Traveler pickup is offered
- If your hotel is not listed or you are staying at an Airbnb, we can arrange a nearby meeting point for pickup.
- Pickup time and details will be advised via email 72-24 hours before the excursion.

Ports

  • Fishing Lodge Cap Cana, Boulevard Fishing Lodge, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic


Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Depth of 2 to 4 meters
  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years old
  • Minimum age to attend is 2 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Must be accompanied by an adult until 17 years of age
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum height for the Stingrays Encounter: 2.6 feet
  • Customers who appear intoxicated may be refused service
  • Subject to change with prior notice due to weather conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Great Snorkeling Cruise with Sharks & Stingray Encounter and Natural Pool.

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Small Group, Great Fun!
Lynette_P
, Feb 2020
We were quite pleased with ThomsTours and our snorkeling cruise with sharks and stingrays with "natural swimming pool" excursion. I put natural swimming pool in quotes, because it is essentially just a beach area where the water is only waist-to-chest high right off the coast/beach. Pickup from our resort was right on time. Our driver was friendly and courteous and was waiting to take us back to the resort at the end of the excursion. I can't quite recall the maximum number of passengers that the trip would take, but we were quite surprised to find out that it was just 2 couples (4 people total). In fact, I've heard that other excursions would cancel or reschedule if the outing had so few people. There were 3 or 4 crew members and 4 visitors and we just had the whole boat to ourselves. The salsa and queso dip was great, as was the fruit. The drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) were plentiful and as strong as you wanted them, and the snorkeling and time spent on the sandbar was great. My only complaint is that I can't have sugar and I specifically requested when booking that they be sure have any type of diet/light soda and they did not. One of the crew members was in the water with us feeding the fish, so no one would ever complain that they didn't see any fish! I felt bad for the 'harmless' stingray because it appeared that its tail had been cut off. I didn't ask and only hope that this wasn't done intentionally and that it was a natural injury. The sharks were about 7-9 feet long and quite intimidating, but harmless. I was surprised by their very tough and sandpapery feeling skin. My husband was allowed to grab on to a tail and the shark pulled him around the area. Unfortunately, my Go-Pro battery died and I didn't get any of this on video and didn't feel like spending $40 for the disk the photographer had taken. I would have spent $20, but not $40! Would definitely recommend this excursion to couples and families; however, I don't know how wild it might have gotten if it had been a full boat of drinking adults! The only other piece of advice I would give, which has nothing to do with this tour company, is check with any of the excursions to find out exactly where they go. We did three different excursions with three different companies and all three of them went to all of the same places and we saw all of the same fish. The descriptions don't make them sound alike, but they were. Thanks for a great excursion, ThomsTours!
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Amazing Time!
xcasey
, Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time. Everything went smoothly from pick up to drop off. I’d recommended this tour to anyone.
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What a great Catamaran trip! the...
Cleiton L
, May 2018
What a great Catamaran trip! the crew was very fun and kept us entertained. Had a stop for snorkeling then encounter with sharks and the stingrays. Alex brought drinks and snacks in the water where it's a little more shallow and the music going. Would recommend and definately do it again.
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We just returned from Punta Cana. We...
traci h
, Apr 2018
We just returned from Punta Cana. We booked this catamaran trip from home with some friends that were staying at another resort. It was a great trip! Carlo and his crew did an amazing job. Highly recommend!!
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Came to Punta Cana for my birthday...
Ashley C
, Dec 2017
Came to Punta Cana for my birthday with my best friend and decided to try out this excursion. Best decision ever! Crazy Carlos and his crew were top notch and really showed us a good time. The whole staff is friendly and will keep you laughing as well as Amazon views from the boat! Definite must go!
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Excellent tour, catered totally to...
Debra P
, Mar 2017
Excellent tour, catered totally to the customer. Was well worth the money the captain was fantastic and gave us a real view of punta cana and the people who live there.
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This company was by far the most...
SANTIAGO B S
, Nov 2016
This company was by far the most kind and accommodating that we came across when booking tours in Punta Cana, and we were thrilled with our snorkeling trip with them! The staff was incredibly friendly and upbeat, which we loved, and they made sure that we had fun and were constantly laughing! We were picked up on time from our hotel in the afternoon over to where the boats are, which only took about 15 minutes. We were warmly greeted by David, who speaks both English and Spanish wonderfully we speak both, and he explained all that we would be doing and introduced us to the team! It was just my husband and I, so they took us out on a speed boat where we went over to where the trained sting rays and nurse sharks were. There they brought the stingray over and had us hold it, touch it, take pictures with it, and have it give us a back massage! Lol! Then we went snorkeling just a bit in that section to see a shark, but it was dark down where they were, so I couldn't see them well. After that, they took us over to the party catamaran, where other people were also coming on with us. At that point, another company took over the party part, and they were not quite as attentive, but our Thoms Tour representative made up for that by always making sure we had a drink in our hand, telling us about Dominican life, and taking tons of pictures of just us privately in the catamaran and in the natural swimming pool. He took pictures during the entire trip that we got to purchase not expensive at all, either! at the very end, too. We even had a little photo shoot in the pool! It was awesome. In the catamaran we basically danced and had drinks and yummy snacks, before going swimming in the natural swimming pool in the ocean with the other catamaran parties around us. There was plenty of music and drinks for everyone the floating bar was very cool, and it was a really fun time to just relax and swim around! After we came back we had a chance to go into one of the shops, but the owner was really pushy and rude, which is common in these kinds of stores, but we have 0 tolerance for it, so we opted out of buying anything. He was also charging a pretty penny for some stuff that was cheaper in our hotel, so be forewarned and check your hotel prices first. Luckily David stayed and helped us escape lol because the owner kept wanting to show and sell us more stuff. They had explained to us in the catamaran that the waves were really bad and choppy that day, so we had to skip out on the actual snorkeling for our safety. We were really upset since that's why we had booked the tour! BUT - David came to our rescue and planned another trip for us on his day off that weekend to bring us snorkeling. We were so grateful that he did that because the snorkeling was AMAZING. He gave us each a piece of bread to feed the fish with, which was so cool because fish of all shapes and colors came up practically to our faces and were swimming right in front of us! And of course we got to see the reef and just explore all around. We saw so many cool things, and it was just a great experience overall! We were really happy with Thoms Tours and how hard they worked to make sure we got to see and experience everything! They were so accommodating and amazing, and we just had the best trip. My advice is to book snorkeling in the beginning of your trip in case the waves are bad that day, and you want to reschedule it! Other than that, we did a LOT of research on snorkeling trips, and this was by far the best one with the best value for the price. I would 100 recommend it!
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Our excursion was excellent!!! David...
LEANNE H
, Sep 2016
Our excursion was excellent!!! David made sure we had a great time, and went above and beyond to ensure our adventure was an event to remember. Will definitely book with Viator again. THANK YOU,,,,,
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The drivers to the excursion were...
teesono13
, Jul 2016
The drivers to the excursion were great. THOM.. CALLED to confirm, asked if we were OK while en enroute to the excursion. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Thom met us again to ask our feedback. He was excellent and the pictures were great he sent us. Thank you. Recommended tour
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The tour was excellent! Well worth...
latashuarucks
, Jul 2016
The tour was excellent! Well worth the money. The staff went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great time. It was perfect for my husband and I. A little party on the ocean! A great way to celebrate our 4th Anniversary!

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