Catalina Island from Punta Cana for 80 USD with Passion Paradise Adventures!!
Catalina is a beautiful uninhabited island known as one of the best sites for snorkeling in the Dominican Republic and after Saona is probably themost popular day trip excursion in Punta Cana. Catalina Islandlies 1.5 miles from the southeastern shore of the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean Sea, and is formed by coral stone and surrounded by one of the most diverse ecosystems in the Caribbean Sea. It is classified as a national monument with a protected environment and little development and is also the Caribbean beach home port of Costa cruise line .
There are several well-known caves and reefs in the area, as well as famous shipwrecks. You can view the wreck of 17th-century pirate Captain William Kidd at less than 20 feet below the surface. It is very popular among divers and snorkelers as there is a wall of coral that surrounds the island. If you are not into diving or snorkeling Saona is more recommended as offers better beaches; but if you are, then Catalina is the place to go.
After trying their tour I wanna talk about the excursion provided by a very professional and entertaining company called Passion Paradise. They are a South African family who moved to DR many years ago. They offer a full day experience with 2 different packages: the full day snorkeling and the full day scuba diving(*). The best thing of this tour is that snorkelers and divers can experience 2 of the most beautiful under water sites: The Wall and The Aquarium and they have their own private beach on Catalina. This is a good excursion for people who are looking for a relaxing and entertaining cruise and are into snorkeling or diving. It’s not a “party boat style” tour with loud music, dancing and no-stop drinks.
Check here the complete itinerary and all the info you need to know about this tour. I can proudly offer this excursion for the competitive price of 80usd for the snorkeling package and 125usd for the scuba diving package including round-trip transportation from all the main hotels in the Punta Cana area.
– Full diving equipment, including 2 tanks and weight belts
– Boat ride via catamaran
– Professional PADI dive masters
– Private beach on Isla Catalina
– National Park admission to Isla Catalina
– Dominican BBQ feast
– Alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments
– Round-trip hotel transfers
What to Bring:
– bathing suit
– comfortable shoes
– cash for souvenirs and tips
Duration: Approximately 10 hours
Availability: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
80 USD Snorkeling Package (40usd children 5-12 yo)
125 USD Scuba Diving Package*
– For hotels located in Cap Cana and Uvero Alto we require 10 USD extra per person due to the distance.
– Online we require just a small deposit to keep the spots. You pay the balance the day of the tour in cash. (In case you prefer to pay in full by card contact us).
*You must be a certified PADI diver. The minimum age to dive is 13 years old. You should be in good health, particularly in terms of your respiratory and circulation systems. You will be asked to self-certify before going on the dive. You will need to complete the required PADI forms.