Following pickup at your Samaná hotel, transfer to your luxurious catamaran at the city's port. Find a spot on the sun deck, or head into the cabin to enjoy some shade. Watch scenic Samaná Bay pass by as the boat pulls out of the marina and listen to your local guide's commentary about as you pass sights on shore.
Sail to Cayo La Farola, where the boat will moor to allow you access to the incredible reef. Put on your provided mask, flippers and snorkel and dive in, enjoying the 150-foot (46-meter) visibility. Explore the barrier reef and watch for schools of tropical fish as they swim in and out of the coral formations. If it's winter, listen for the songs of humpback whales calling to each other during their annual migration.
After about an hour, the catamaran will sail for the nearby Cayo Levantado, known for its picture-perfect beaches. Stroll on the beach and watch the leaves of the coconut trees sway in the breeze before heading to your next stop: lunch.
In Puerto Bahia, sit down at the trendy Café del Mar for a buffet lunch and enjoy drinks from the open bar. Eat authentic Dominican food, such as chicken stew, rice and vegetables, beans, fish, salad and fruit. Lounge on a deck chair or dive in to the infinity pool for swim.
After your 7-hour day on the water, you'll cruise back to the city port and transfer to a vehicle for drop-off at your Samaná hotel.