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Quetzal Catamaran Cruise Prestige to Saona Island

Bayahibe, Caribbean

From $159.00

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Visit Saona Island, the reef at Catuano, and the Las Palmillas natural swimming pool in a single tour on this catamaran cruise from La Romana. Squeezing all of these stops into a single day is a tough task, but passengers will enjoy lounging on the decks of the catamaran and watching the scenery while the boat whisks them around the island. A seafood buffet lunch and open bar complete this all-inclusive experience.
  • Learn about the area and its history through guided live commentary on board the boat
  • Snorkel equipment and instruction included
  • Seafood buffet lunch and open bar
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at Bayahibe properties

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited beer, rum and soft drinks
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (just included for Bayahibe area hotels)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Transfers from PUNTA CANA, La Romana or Sto Domingo are NOT included.
  • Lobster

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

07:30 AM

Pickup details

We offer FREE pick up ONLY from the Hotels located in the Bayahibe and Dominicus. From La Romana, Punta Cana and Sto domingo depends on the exact place - please contact us for more details Pick up start from: Punta Cana around 7am Bayahibe around 8 am Tours starts around 8.30am/8.45am

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, don't forget your sunglasses, towels and sun lotion
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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We have a 9 and 12 year old, so yes, this is great for kids too!
342 reviews
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Remarkable trip!
David_L, Nov 2022
Outstanding trip! Great crew and vessel. Awesome beach. Delicious food. Amazing on so many levels. Joy and Lola were superb!
1 traveler found this review helpful
This was a great tour! ...
Brenda_C, Nov 2022
This was a great tour! Joy and Company were excellent hosts and guides. The food and drinks were great and the catamaran itself was clean and beautifully maintained in comparison to other vessels we saw along the way. Would highly recommend.
The Quetzal was wonderful!!
Legare_B, Aug 2022
Wow where do I start!? This was the most memorable day for me and my family on our DR vacation. Lola and the crew on the magnificent Quetzal were fabulous! Kind, knowledgeable, so friendly, laid back, accommodating, I could go on and on! The food was spectacular, the itinerary was perfect, the catamaran was beautiful. And if you want to experience “true paradise”, then Saona Island is the place!! Memories made for a lifetime! Thank you Quetzal!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hello and thank you for your comment on tripadvisor! We are happy to see that you enjoyed the tour 100% and hope to see you soon Quetzal team
Best experience for Saona Island
Federica_T, Aug 2022
This experience was oustanding, I would recommend 100%! The boat is spacious and offers beauty il spaces in the front and back with shade. Itinerary was very well organized, the lunch was amazing in quality and variety. Our guide Lola is a force of nature and she has been fun and mindful the entire trip! I have some intolerances and she went above and beyond to make sure I was fine with the food. Our other guide Mattias was very kind and thoughtful and made sure to take photos of us and sharing lots of things about the DR. When we got back I saw other catamarans being overloaded with people and super loud music, there is no comparison to the very peaceful and beautiful experience we got to have on the Quetzal!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you Federica for sharing your experience on Saona with Tripadvisor readers! We are happy to see that you had a great day with us...hope to see you again during your next stay. Quetzal team
AWESOME Excursion
Jessica_P, May 2022
My husband and I were extremely impressed with this excursion. We could tell from the moment we booked that this company is very organized and has it together. We were always updated on information for the trip and there were no surprises. Joy was in contact with us from the beginning and took special care in ensuring everyone had their rides to and from the catamaran. She even walked us to our taxi to make sure we got in ok after the excursion was over. Lola was another guide on the boat and she was very friendly. There were many boat workers who worked very hard and ensured we had a wonderful, safe trip. We had some non-ideal weather coming in but the company still allowed us to go on our trip and made the experience still worth it, despite a mix of sun and showers. The boat was lovely. The lunch they provided was WONDERFUL. Could not say enough good things about this excursion. Highly recommend.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Quetzal Rocks!
isaac_p, May 2022
Great staff! Great food! The Captain and the tour guide were outstanding! The boat was clean and the water was blue! Very professional and only for upscale crowd
Best Excursion Ever
James_M, May 2022
We have done dozens of different excursions in the Caribbean and this has been the best 10 stars if I could. The crew and Joy and Lola made the trip. The food served on the boat was delicious. I would highly recommend this trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The best way to see Saona Island
Andrea_D, May 2022
This was a beautiful day trip! The crew were all amazing and made us fresh rum drinks. We had snacks and lunch on the boat and enjoyed the smaller, intimate setting compared to the crowded speed boats to the island. I enjoyed snorkeling with the starfish at the natural pool. This is a must do!
What a wonderful day!
Jacqueline_G, Apr 2022
Lola, Bernard, "Google" gentlemen & crew were great. Beautiful catamaran and itinerary, wonderful lunch (cooked right on the boat instead of the on-island, communal buffet where some reviews said people got sick). Our ship was UNCROWDED and very clean/cared for (which made everything so much nicer) vs. the many catamarans we saw packed to capacity with people. We went to what felt like a private area of Saona Island with a BREATHTAKING beach (see photos); the color of the water was amazing, pristine white sand, etc. This tour costs more, maybe twice, what others do - but it was absolutely worth it every penny. We had a truly amazing day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful - highly recommended.
Glen_S, Mar 2022
Professional, friendly staff. Pick up instructions were clear. Lovely boat and excellent food and drinks (really good quality). Saona Island itself is stunning - like paradise. We didn't get to snorkel for fish due to poor visibility but we still got off the boat for a swim. The snorkelling for star fish was great. You stop twice for snorkelling, once to look at fish and the second to look for star fish. We loved everything about the trip.
Best of DR
Wanlin_W, Mar 2022
Amazing experience, highly recommend!! Great ride, beautiful sea / beach / snorkeling, easy-going crew. Definitely book it if it works for your schedule and budget.
1 traveler found this review helpful
An Amazing Day
Undrea_T, Mar 2022
This was a amazing experience. Lola, and the staff were very friendly and sweet. I would definitely recommend to everyone. The day was full of fun with snorkeling, relaxing at the beach, and swimming in the natural pool. It is definitely worth the money. And they feed you good lunch. I want to thank them for giving us an awesome day!
Great day out on a...
Mark_R, Mar 2022
Great day out on a fantastic boat with a friendly crew. Food was great also! Would recommend to friends and family!
1 traveler found this review helpful
A perfect day🤗
MagnusBakke_A, Feb 2022
Delightful trip, professional crew and captain, very nice food and calm relaxing atmosphere, perfect for our family of four (2 adults, 2youths aged 13/15). Be aware of pick-up location from some of the hotels, from ours it was not at the entrance but out in the street at the main security gate a couple of hundred meters away.
Ian_F, Feb 2022
Excellent crew and trip of a lifetime. Joy and Lola are wonderful and full of energy. A marvel to watch the sales go up and down. Snorkeling is a must
Very nice experience, too little time on the island itself
David_B, Jan 2022
Very nice experience, however too little time on the island itself. A lot of sites included, therefore not enough time to enjoy it to the fullest...and rest a bit :)
A Class Act
phillip_p, Jan 2022
What a beautiful boat and a great crew. The best day of our vacation. There is plenty of room on the boat to spread out and visit or relax. So much better than the other excursions that were packed tight. Lola gave friendly leadership and Captain Bernard's smile was infectious. Truly a class act.
Perfect day in Sauna’s island
Sophie_B, Jan 2022
Everything was perfect! The boat is so beautiful, the diner was good, all the services was nice. Thank you all team for the welcoming.
What a day 😊
Per_J, Dec 2021
Fantastic day at the Quetzal Catamaran. We, are family of nine, had a wonderful day and we can highly recommend Quetzal as once in a lifetime experience to put on your must try list 😊😊😊👍👍
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Trip - Amazing Day
James_B, Dec 2021
Fantastic family trip. Thank you Joy and team - you were fantastic. The trip was well planned and perfectly executed. The food, drinks and catamaran trip were perfect. I really recommend this trip with this team while in Punta Cana or elsewhere in the DR.
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