• Tour code: 2476POPCOLUMBUS
  • Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Get a true taste of paradise on this exciting day trip from Puerto Plata. Cruise through the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean aboard a luxury yacht, take off like the wind on a speedboat and test your balance on a banana boat as part of this fun-filled day. You’ll visit two stunning beaches at Punta Rusia and Caya Paraiso, and enjoy plenty of time for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling—plus take a trip through Monte Cristi National Park with a local guide. This tour is the perfect opportunity to soak up the sun while you kick back and relax with unlimited drinks and a light breakfast included.


  • Puerto Plata day trip including Cayo Paraiso and Monte Cristi National Park
  • Sail for two hours along the north coast aboard a luxury yacht
  • Take a wild ride by banana boat from the shore of Punta Rusia
  • Find starfish, sea turtles and spotted eels as you snorkel around Cayo Paraiso
  • Speed through mangroves in Monte Cristi National Park and see the limestone mesa of El Morro
  • Enjoy breakfast with sparkling wine, lunch on the beach and unlimited drinks
  • Round-trip hotel transport included

What You Can Expect

Puerto Plata Luxury Yacht Cruise to Punta Rusia and Cayo Paraiso

Enjoy the beaches of the Dominican Republic

Your Puerto Plata luxury yacht cruise to Punta Rusia and Cayo Paraiso kicks off with hotel pick up in Puerto Plata. Meet your friendly guide and professional driver in the early morning and make your way to the marina, where you’ll board a luxury yacht for a two-hour cruise. Light breakfast and sparkling wine are the perfect addition to this already idyllic morning on the water.

You’ll cruise past the village of La Isabela—the first settlement of Christopher Columbus. Your guide will point out several of the sites as you listen to the colorful history of this tragic archeological and historical park.

Next, you’ll disembark in the fishing village of Punta Rusia, where you’ll hop aboard an inflatable yellow tube (lifejackets provided) known as a banana boat. After the thrilling ride you’ll enjoy lunch at a restaurant on the beach.

With full bellies you’ll make your way to Cayo Paraiso aboard a high-speed boat. The 25-minute ride transports you over epic turquoise waters to a sun-lover’s paradise complete with white sandy beaches and tiki huts. Snorkel in the quiet lagoon and see incredible tropical fish, sea turtles and stingrays up close. 

After relaxing in this unforgettable paradise you’ll head to the island’s driest region—Monte Cristi National Park (Parque National Monte Cristi) by speedboat. You’ll follow your guide through coastal regions, sub-tropical forests and dense mangrove swamps. Keep your eyes peeled for indigenous birds that call this preserved area home! Your guide will point out El Morro—a 777-foot (237-meter) limestone mesa, as well as several islands that are home to reptiles as you make your way through the waters.
Your boat tour ends with a return trip to Puerto Plata by coach and hotel drop off around 5:30 p.m. 

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