Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana - Reviews

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Denise B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2018

AMAZING tour!!!! Jerry and his crew know how to show everyone a good time. I would absolutely do this tour again the next time I am in Punta Cana!!!!

Ramona D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Amazing snorkelling experience!! recommend!

Randy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

Great tour. Bus ride to and from the marina was long but it was worth it.

rgiffsafety100

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2017

We had a great time snorkeling and the VIP lobster lunch was awesome and well worth the extra .

Aleesha C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

This was the best excursion I have ever been on. Jerry was amazing. I got so sea sick on the way to snorkel and on the way to island and Jerry was right there to do everything I needed to feel better. The food on the island was so good especially the lobster that Jerry made him self. The entire day was just great. The drinks were flowing and the laughs were as well. My husband and I would recommend this excursion. The professional photographer was awesome at capturing all the special moments as well.

Steve L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Very fun tour. The drive out was a little confusing because we kept making stops to pick up people, transfer to other vehicles, and sometimes just wait. Once we arrived everything went smoothly. You will take a boat out to Catalina Island where it anchors up and you are allowed to snorkel for an hour or so. The water was ok lots of current on the day we went. After the snorkeling you are taken to the beach for a wonderful meal and drinks. Great people, food, and fun!

Brenda N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Amazing time

Debra F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Professional and courteous from pick up to drop off. Food was well prepared. Customer service top notch.

Humpy0067

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

This was more than just an excursion to my girlfriend and I. This was the greatest thing we both have ever experienced thanks to Chantel and her team. We began the morning getting picked up at our hotel and riding to another location to pick up more groups. After having everyone on and accounted for the bus departed for the docks where Passion Paradise has their boats. Upon arriving I will admit I was kinda shocked by the amount of trash in the water. THE TRASH IS IN NO WAY A REPRESENTATION OF THE BOATS DOCKED THERE! The trash mainly comes from a bridge that's very close and pedestrians who throw it off. Chantel's boats are extremely clean including the hull being scraped of barnacles! which if you have ever been cut by barnacles on the bottom of a boat you will be thankful After getting everyone on board and seated Chantel delivers a safety speech, in multiple languages, on what to expect while riding on the boat while a crew member passes out life vests, which only have to be worn a short while until in open water. You can expect a nice relaxing ride to the snorkel site where you will be given your snorkel, mask, and fins. Upon entering the water your whole world will change in what you think beauty truly is in nature. The water is so clear that Flint, Michigan wishes they had some. There is life everywhere around you from the fish swimming around you to the ocean floor that is thriving with different types of coral. After swimming for a while and getting great underwater videos, you board back on the boat for another short ride to the other side of the island where you will get off and enjoy some some time on Catalina Island. You'll have about an hour to snorkel in the water and see some more fish or just relax on the beach. There are a few vendors that will ask you to look at their stuff but aren't as pushy as other vendors you will encounter while in the Dominican Republic. After an hour is up you will be served what I considered some of the best food I had while in the DR. Chantel will also before cooking come around asking if you will like to buy a lobster to eat off the grill. I highly suggest it. It is spiny lobster and only Chantel cooks it. The tastes is beyond words. Better than Maine lobster here in the states I think. After eating there is more time for play. You can get more time in the water and up close and personal with the fish because there is a crew member in the water with bread for you to feed the fish and take pictures with them eating right out of your hand. There is an open bar that you get to drink from. I will say be glad they have a different beer than Presidente you constantly drink at your resort because it is so much better. While on my excursion it also happened to be Chantel's birthday, which she so graciously shared her cake with whoever wanted some. After all the fun and drinks were done on the island it was time to load up on to the boat to go back to dock. BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE! After everyone got back on our boat I decided the only proper way to thank Chantel for all her hard work was to get an entire boat full of people from different corners of the globe to come together and sing her happy birthday. After she thanked me with a customary glass of ice cold water down my back meant for the person whose birthday it is. The entire ride back to dock was a helluva boat party filled with nice cold drinks of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety. The birthday girl hung out on the top deck and chatted with all of us the entire way back. When you get back to the dock you have the choice to buy the souvenir photos taken by the on board photographer. I can't make an opinion on the pictures because we never looked when we got off the boat. All in all this was what made the trip to the Dominican Republic worth while. And for the price you cant find better excursions. There's a reason Chantel and her team have gotten such great reviews and its because they go above and beyond what other tour guides do. I would give a 10 star rating if i could. This trip is one the entire family will love and talk about the most out of all the excursions you do. I did three and this was top of the list by far. My girlfriend and I both thank you for helping us make the best memory of our vacation.

Dustin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

Great trip! I bought the VIP package for our honeymoon and it was definitely worth it! The food was good and the owner, and crew were very accommodating and took great care of us, and all the other guest. The DR is not known for their snorkeling if you are a big time snorkeler/diver but this trip gives you just about gets you the best snorkeling you can get at the Dominican Republic. The Catamaran was med size which was great, many of the larger boats seemed stuffed with way to many people. I would def. recommend this company to family and friends!

Brianna O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

This was our first snorkeling trip and it was awesome! The beach is beautiful and the buffet lunch delicious. Chantel and her mother along with the staff were amazing. We definitely recommend this tour so worth it. Thank you!

Sara G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

This tour was incredible! Not recommended for the easily sea sick. We had such a blast with the staff of Passion Paradise. We paid the extra for the VIP and got the lobster which was amazing! Nothing but good things to say.

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

This tour is completely worth the money. The snorkelling at the wall was some of the best we have ever done. The beach is gorgeous but it is especially great because of the multitude of fish that can be seen by snorkelling just of the beach. Crew can do enough for you and made the trip fantastic. The VIP tour is the way to go, lobster is excellent and well worth the extra. You will also find a surprise at lunch with VIP tour that is really worth the extra. Take it you will enjoy it.

Kristen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

Absolute best part of our entire vacation! Met a family from Germany, Poland, and Romania. Peaceful ride to the island where we anchored and snorkeled for about an hour. They bait the water with bread so you are literally surrounded by fish. Then you board the boat where they take you to the other side of the island and go ashore for a relaxing afternoon of more snorkeling, sangria and cervesa's. Our 11 year old was in heaven. The island is uninhabited and gorgeous! Like a postcard. We relaxed on chaises and drank and talked to people from around the world! They have a photographer snapping pics you can buy at the end. Which we did. Long drive, but then you get to see the countryside. Would totally do it again and again!

Thomas M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2017

Passion Paradise Adventures did a great job. Good snorkeling in 2 different spots. Good shore lunch. Very professionally run. Chantel and her crew does a great job. I've been on ten snorkel cruises and this was one of the best!

Steven P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

Seamless transfer to departure point. The tour providers did everything they could to make you feel welcome and ensure that you enjoyed the day. A very memorable day.

rohn1234

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

By far one of the highlights of our trip. The excursion was very well organized, everyone was very helpful and made sure it was a fun and safe trip. Even the ride back was great, the dancing was fun. They did a good job bring the fish to the area, so close you could touch them.

Cassie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

The staff on Passion Paradise was amazing especially Chantal, the owner of the business. I was a little apprehensive at first because the first location of snorkeling was not the best. There was not much coral to see let alone fish. But the second location where we had our lunch was great. My boyfriend ended up stepping on a sea urchin, which was very painful for him. Chantal was very caring and her and her staff did everything they could to make my boyfriend as comfortable as possible. Excellent food and amazing hospitality! Worth every penny.

Denitsa Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

Great fun but I will recommend this if you like snorkeling. Sea was a bit rough and my wife and younger daughter did not feel well.

Apart from that a great place to see different fish and corals.

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

There was lots of time for snorkeling and swimming, which is what we went to do.
We were treated very well and safety is a high priority.
The food was delicious and plenty of it.
This was not your typical booze cruise. A small group setting with people who love doing what they do.
Catalina Island is very beautiful.
Thank you to Chantal and her mom for taking good care of us.

beverly b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

Awesome. Great. Outstanding

beverly b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2016

This group was totally amazing outstanding and a load of fun the young lady let the tour with high efficiency everything was done as experts and the bartender kept lockups full throughout the day by all means please request this crew

Grace P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

Excellent tour to take. Staff was very attentive. Dancing on boat fun, drinks plentiful, snorkeling great, lunch excellent. Catalina Island had nicest beach

Rebecca M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

One of the best excursions we took on our trip to the DR. The snorkeling was amazing and the food as well. The crew was fun and made sure we had a drink in hand. The beach was beautiful and we even had a wonderful massage while there. Well worth the price and we would gladly choose to do this again!

Joel E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

Excellent tour and service. Everyone involved is friendly and helpful. Snorkeling was great, saw lots of fish and jellyfish non-stinging!. Highly recommended.

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