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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Caribbean
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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana and Bavaro hotels is provided.
  • Cruise along the coast of the Dominican Republic to Catalina Island aboard 'Paradise'
  • Enjoy expert guidance PADI-certified diver guides
  • Relax, enjoy the beaches and explore 'the Wall', the island's famous snorkeling site
  • Go ashore to enjoy an authentic Dominican lunch prepared beachside

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Moto Catamaran ride
  • Access to beach on Catalina Island
  • National Park fee to Catalina Island
  • Guide
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • BBQ lunch
  • Unlimited drinks (alcoholic drinks served on beach and return boat trip | non-alcoholic drinks served through the day)
  • Beach lounger
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Specialty beers (available to purchase)
  • Snacks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:30 AM

Pickup details

We pick up from all Hotels, villas and condors. please state the name of the hotel your staying in.

What To Expect

Catalina Island

9 hours Admission Ticket Included

Passion Paradise Adventures

9 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Pickup time will be confirmed after booking, However all clients are advised to call prior to there excursion to confirm pick up
  • Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations of less than 24 hours notice, or if you do not show up at the pickup point at the specified time
  • Passengers with disabilities can be accommodated; please contact local tour operator to make all necessary arrangements
  • It is recommended that you bring a bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, and cash for any additional purchases
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 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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What an amazing experience! This island was so exclusive and the water was incredible! I highly recommend this island over Soana. I think Soana is beautiful too but there were so many people. Catalina island was AMAZING!


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The money was more important than the lives!
Laurie_K, May 2023
Monday May 22, 2023- Don't Do This Trip!! We were to do the full day snorkeling Excursion at Catalina Island, DR. It was pouring down rain and also lightening. The water had very large waves and was rough. Passengers pleaded top the captain not to take us out. Its was not safe. They didn't care. As long as Viator didn't cancel, they were going.... Due to the mighty Dollar! 4 Passenger's were able to get off, but had to pay their own way back to the hotel ($100+). We went anyway. People were scared, crying, seasick!! Not everyone had life jackets!! We almost got to the Island, when we finally got the words that Viator has cancelled it!! We then had to endure the rough trip back to shore!!! Unacceptable!!!!!
Too old to snorkel?
Philip_R, May 2023
At 71 and 65 my wife and I enjoyed the snorkeling although there weren't many fish to see. The beach BBQ was good but the the whole trip organisation, including hotel transfers, needs to be better.
Definitely worth the money, great atmosphere
Dean_H, May 2023
Great day ,great crew and boat was plenty big enough ,bbq lunch was OK but not gonna be for most people's taste Only real negative was the bus journey there due to picking up people from other resorts who weren't even going on our tour ,and dropping them off in gas stations on other buses
Dawid_Z, Mar 2023
STAY AWAY!!Really bad service,dangerous aswell!!My wifes foot was creashed between 2 boats due to overcrowded speed boat.Crew on catamaran didnt even bother to asked what happened.I will take it further if when we get back home find out that there is long therm damage.We lost 2 last days of our dreamed holidays becouse of this accident.People dont book with this guys.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear valued customer, We are sorry to hear about your negative experience during our excursion. We take safety very seriously and prioritize the well-being of our clients above all else. We can assure you that we never overload our speedboat and always have staff present to ensure the safety of our clients. However, we were not made aware of any incident involving a crushed foot or any other accident during the time of your excursion. Our staff are all first aid responders and if any accidents are reported or seen, we are always there to assist and provide medical attention as needed. We take all feedback seriously and would appreciate any further information you can provide us with. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly so we can investigate further and take appropriate action. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you better in the future.
Don’t waste your time
kelly_k, Mar 2023
If I could leave no stars I would. The worst excursions I’ve ever gone on. Tour guide left 2 people in the middle of the ocean snorkeling. Didn’t realize it till we got to next destination and then went back to find them. Good thing they were able to swim to land and started walking the beach. Beach time they were trying to sell seats when there weren’t even enough for those who came Once we got back had to wait an hour to leave due to 3 people buying different packages than us
Response from Host, Mar 2023
We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience on our excursion. We appreciate your feedback and would like to address some of the points you raised in your review. Firstly, we would like to clarify that in the many years we have been in operation, we have never left anyone behind on any of our tours. Secondly, we would like to clarify that we do not charge for chairs on the beach. All chairs are included in our package and we never sell them separately. Regarding the issue with the other clients, we want to explain that they had paid for the same package as your group. However, they mistakenly got onto one of our other boats, which caused a delay of only 15 minutes. We did explain this to your group in the marina, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. Lastly, we would like to clarify that our website does not state that the bus is private. Additionally, we did inform you during your conversation with us that our service operates as a shared bus. We apologize if this was not made clear to you before booking. We take all feedback seriously, and we will use your comments to improve our services. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not a bad experience, just expect crowds and to be rushed
Anne_M, Dec 2022
The experience was what I expected from a tour like this one. It took 3 hours from our hotel pick up until we finally made it onto the boat. I read other reviews and, because of other hotel pickups, changed shuttle buses, and a bathroom stop at the souvenir shop, I expected it would take awhile. The snorkeling spot was decent, but it was crowded by 4-5 other tour boats there at the same time. Isla Caratina was pretty, but, again, our section of the beach was over crowded from all of the other tour groups. The lunch buffet was good, but nothing too exciting. Everyone we interacted with was really nice and helpful, but in the end, I felt more like piece of cattle being herded from one spot to the next.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Georgina_M, Aug 2022
What an amazing experience! This island was so exclusive and the water was incredible! I highly recommend this island over Soana. I think Soana is beautiful too but there were so many people. Catalina island was AMAZING!
Not delivered as promised - Buyer beware!
Denell_S, Aug 2022
So many issues with this tour - not delivered as promised. Buyer beware of the promises made as this felt like a scam. -1 hour late pickup - called multiple times and had to exit hotel area for pickup when bus arrived. -3 transfers to get to boat (with armed guards at gas station drop offs) -90 minute + bus ride each way with not enough seats for everyone -Over 60 people on boat (supposed to be 16 max per group) with not enough seats and people had to sit on deck of boat for tour -Not enough snorkel equipment for all on boat, when first group came back the crew did not have equipment to wipe/sanitize the snorkel gear before transferring to those waiting to snorkel (also cutting time in half for those on the boat that wanted to snorkel but had to wait for equipment). -Unsanitary conditions on boat (no alcohol wipes or cleaning of equipment) -Tiny beach chairs stacked together on Catalina. Not relaxing open space -Disgruntled crew and forced tips from crew when returning -No PADI certified divers leading crew (and no one guiding snorkel tour) -When requested refund, was acknowledged that trip was not as expected but refused Honestly, this tour felt like a low quality scam, and we were shocked at how unorganized and poorly prepared the tour company was. Would definitely not go back to them or Viator for reservations due to false advertising on the quality and delivery of services.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wouldn’t do it again
Trevor_D, Jul 2022
As advertised, we saw Catalina Island and it was beautiful. Overall though the experience was only okay— the “all inclusive” alcohol they told us was waiting on the island was misleading, and we were being constantly sold to when we got there (20 usd per drink). It was a long, uncomfortable boat ride each way and there was basically nothing to do on the island when we got there. It’s also way longer than a 9 hour day. For us it was closer to 12. Not to mention when we got taken to a sketchy gas station parking lot to be shuffled into vans for our proper destinations. There was a security guard watching over who was holding a pump shotgun, which leads me to wonder what has happened in the past to necessitate the extreme measures.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A lot of misinformation in the add.
Anastasia_K, Jun 2022
Advertised tour from Punta Cana with departure time from La Romana. We would not book the tour if we knew we would have to leave hotel by 7:20am (2+hr yearlier than advertised departure time). We had 3 year old in a group and one of the adults had to stay behind and waste the ticket. Contacted them for refund, will not work with us. Also VIP add on is a complete scam. We got the same horrible transportation (2.5-3 hr. each way, when it should have taken only 1.5hr if logistics were better like with some other companies), same food as everyone, and loungers on the beach. We got everything as everybody else but paid $30 more per ticket! I am protesting all extra charges and 1 ticket with Viator. That beign said the trip in itself was a lot of fun. Just wish they would advertise tour properly. Would not repeat it because of the horrible transportation logistics.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Isla Catalina
JosRene_C, May 2022
We have a real good time, the snorkeling part was long, giving time to enjoy the fish. The island was good not the best. The food was not too organized but the the flavor was good. Those piña colada excellent especially with Rum.
Snorkeling at Isla Catalina
Howard_B, May 2022
Wife and I love snorkeling. This snorkeling experience was good and I recommend the reef beside Isla Catalina as a good spot. Hotel pickup on time, but somewhat chaotic. First driver took us to another vehicle. That driver took us to a third vehicle which transported us to marina with no problems. Recommend you confirm pickup time with Tour operator day before. FYI. No alcohol on trip to Catalina before snorkeling. Which was fine for us. Boat anchored over reef for one hour. Re: beach. Food good and timely. Alcohol limited to rum and soda before food served. Beer offerred once food serve.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Awesome experiance with...
LouAnne_D, May 2022
Awesome experiance with awesome guides. If you get Oscar and Ruddy, you in the best hands. Thumbs up !
Worst trip in the world
Marius_V, May 2022
Dont buy it! Its cheat you at every corner, terrible trip, at island you spend only 2 hours and not allowed walk everywhere, guides not explain rules just trying get your money
2 travelers found this review helpful
I’m giving this a 2 star...
Lacey_S, Apr 2022
I’m giving this a 2 star rating because the actual island was beautiful and relaxing. However, what was supposed to be an approximate 9 hour day turned into a 12 hour day. the transportation to and from the hotel took 3 hours each way (so 6 hours out of the day) because they make multiple stops. We pulled into a random KFC parking lot where they had people switch buses without any explanation aside from asking what excursion they were going on. We also paid for the VIP package, none of which was provided.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Okay - can be better !
Sumit_K, Mar 2022
This trip started from our hotel in Punta kana. Like all the other trips the people who are picking folks from the all-inclusive resorts and the people who are actually driving you to the excursion are different. On the way to the attraction they will stop at a souvenir shop in that souvenir shop is the most expensive shop in the world. (Everything is 10X) - I would recommend to bring everything from the hotel rather than buying anything from this shop. The driver was great. The trip started with a boat ride to the snorkeling spot. Please be aware that this is not a guided snorkelling trip, instead the operators will give you equipment (which may not be sanitised) and will tell you to jump in the water. If this is you first Time snorkelling, you are on your own. There is Assume that everybody already knows how to snorkel. Overall it was an okay experience. The reef and fish were a few. I guess I am comparing it with the snorkelling trip we did in Porto Rico which was 10 times better than this. Then we reached the Catalina Island and that island is amazing the beach is Rocky so please carry the water shoes. The beach at our hotel was better than this beach. The food was great. And it was an okay day spent.
Waiting around and disorganised and group to big
Patrick_N, Feb 2022
The trip was very disorganised. We swapped from one coach that picked us up from our hotel into another one, which we had to wait 45 mins at a gas station for. Then drove 20 mins out of the way to an overpriced souvenir shop. The boat was very cramped. We had to wait a further 30 mins for a smaller boat to take us onto the island. Out of a 9 hour trip we only got two spend 2 hours on the island. There was also a lady smoking next to the gas canisters and the staff didn’t seem to bother. I would not recommend this tour. We were on another tour and there organisation wasn’t much better.
4 travelers found this review helpful
An amazing day - don't miss out!
Julia_P, Feb 2022
A super day - excellent value for money, amazing to see the coral reef beds and sooooo many brightly coloured fish - definately an outing not to be missed.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun and relax
Joseph_D, Jan 2022
I enjoy snorkeling and spending half a day in the beach. The ocean was crystal clear. But the beach has rocks on it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very dissatified
A_T, Nov 2021
The staff on the boat and island were excellent, management support was less than UN acceptable. Our paper work listed the departure time as 9:30, we received a call at 8:30 telling us we had 5 min to meet the bus or it would leave without us. Did not start the day well. We had one more adventure scheduled with you but cancelled it this morning. Neither of us will use your company in the future.
2 travelers found this review helpful


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