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Saona Island Day Trips from Punta Cana

Saona Island Day Trips from Punta Cana

With its swaying palm trees, powder-white sands, and starfish-filled natural pools, Saona Island (Isla Saona) is every bit the postcard image of a Caribbean paradise. Reachable only by boat, the island makes a popular choice for a day trip from Punta Cana. Here are your options.

Group Tours

Group tours offer the best value for your money and typically include plenty of stops for swimming and snorkeling at the island’s beaches and natural swimming pools, along with a buffet lunch, an open bar, and onboard entertainment. Some tours also include a stop at Los Altos de Chavon, a visit to the island villages of Mano Juan and Catuano, or snorkeling and wildlife watching in the Del Este National Park.

Private Tours

Private tours ensure a personalized experience and can be tailored to your preferences, so you can fill your day with water sports and outdoor activities, or seek out a deserted beach to relax and sunbathe. A private tour can also be a big time saver. You’ll avoid long transfers with multiple pickups and drop-offs, and head straight to the island instead.

Things to Know

  • Saona Island is located off the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic and is reachable by boat from Bayahibe. A speedboat transfer to the island takes about 40 minutes, while catamaran cruises take two hours.

  • Full-day tours from Punta Cana typically last between eight and 10 hours.

  • Be sure to bring everything you need with you, as there are no shops on the island.

  • Most full-day Saona Island tours include hotel pickup and drop-off, round-trip transfers from Punta Cana, and lunch.

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Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included

Saona Island Day Trip From Punta Cana with Lunch and Open Bar Included

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Visit Saona Island, an idyllic speck of sand and palm trees in the blue Caribbean, during a full-day tour from Punta Cana. Board a small speedboat for the thrilling ride out to the island, including a stop at a natural swimming pool where you can see starfish. Upon reaching Saona Island, spend the day exploring; stroll along the beach, relax in the white sand and swim in the azure waters. Sip drinks from the open bar and enjoy a buffet lunch of traditional Dominican fare. Round-trip transportation from Punta Cana is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.00
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$64.00
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From Punta Cana: Saona Island & Altos de Chavon Day Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

From Punta Cana: Saona Island & Altos de Chavon Day Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

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Explore the remarkable Altos de Chavon and dig your toes in the sand of Saona Island during this full-day excursion from Punta Cana. Walk through Altos de Chavon, a recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean village perched above the Chavon River and frequently used as a film set. Travel to Saona island aboard a catamaran to relax on the white sand beach fringed with coconut palm trees. Enjoy a barbecue lunch of typical Dominican fare and an open bar.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.00
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$84.00
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Saona Island Beach Day

Saona Island Beach Day

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Sail from Bayahibe to Saona Island aboard a catamaran for a leisurely day on the beach during this full-day tour. Go swimming, lounge on the beach, or take a dance class from the boat's crew. Return to Bayahibe via speedboat, stopping at the Natural Pool on the way back. Buffet lunch, unlimited drinks, and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.00
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$70.00

Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

Saona Island Full-Day Tour from Punta Cana

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Sail aboard a catamaran, zip through aquamarine waters on a speedboat and relax on idyllic Saona Island during this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana. Visit Bayahibe, a traditional fishing village and your jumping-off point for your day's adventure. On the way to Saona, stop at the local natural pool to take a dip and opt to purchase drink from the swim-up bar. Upon arrival, choose to spend your time on Saona however you like: relax on the sugar-white sand, dance the merengue with your friendly crew or join in a beach volleyball game. A buffet lunch, open bar and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana hotels are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation

Saona Island Day Trip with Private Ground Transportation

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Save time on vacation! Saona Island is certainly one of the best places to visit in the Dominican Republic and due to its popularity many people every day go to Saona to spend one day in paradise. This tour is very popular but, because of that, customers have to face many pick ups and drop offs from the different hotels, spending several hours on the bus. With this tour we offer you the chance to avoid this problem. In fact you're gonna reach Bayahibe (where the boats leave to Saona) in a private van, just for your group helping you saving at least 2-3 hours compared with the regular tour with the advantage of a late pick up (8:00am) and a early drop off (around 5:00pm). You'll have also a private guide just for you!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.00
Price varies by group size
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$200.00
Price varies by group size
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Saona Island Day Trip and Cruise from Punta Cana

Saona Island Day Trip and Cruise from Punta Cana

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Explore the Caribbean oasis of Saona Island during this day trip from Punta Cana. Travel by comfortable bus to Bayahibe Beach La Romana, where you'll have a chance to snorkel with colorful tropical fish or relax on sandy beaches. Enjoy a high-speed boat ride to a natural pool in the Atlantic Ocean and dance to local tunes aboard your comfortable boat as you make your way back to shore.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Saona Island Discovery Way
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Saona Island Discovery Way

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Discover the natural beauty of Saona Island in this exclusive full-day tour. Arrive by catamaran and enjoy a welcome cocktail before swimming, snorkeling, and exploring. Savor a traditional Dominican lunch and enjoy unlimited drinks from the open bar. With convenient hotel pickup and drop-off and insights from a local guide, you’re free to focus on relaxation and having fun. Board a speedboat for the return trip to Punta Cana.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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Saona Island and Altos de Chavon All-Inclusive Tour from Punta Cana

Saona Island and Altos de Chavon All-Inclusive Tour from Punta Cana

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Survey the waters off the Dominican Republic's coast from the deck of a speedboat or a catamaran on this 10-hour excursion from Punta Cana. After a boat ride and a stop at the natural pool to cool off and search for starfish, head for the idyllic Saona Island, where you can relax on the beach, play volleyball or explore at your own pace. Continue to Altos de Chavón, a recreation of a Mediterranean village perched above the Chavón River. Buffet lunch, open bar and round-trip transportation from Punta Cana are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00

Platinum Saona Island and Altos de Chavon

Platinum Saona Island and Altos de Chavon

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See two beautiful Dominican Republic locations in one day on this full-day adventure. First, visit Altos de Chavón, a recreation of a Mediterranean village located atop the Chavón River. Then, board a catamaran and cruise to Saona Island. Both locations are frequently used as film sets and special event locales. Sunbathe, snorkel, and enjoy an open bar and buffet lunch before returning to Punta Cana. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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Saona Blue Paradise from Punta Cana

Saona Blue Paradise from Punta Cana

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Cruise to Saona Island, a protected nature reserve, for a full day of fun and relaxation. Enjoy a leisurely sail to the island, then spend the day strolling the coastline, sunbathing, swimming, or simply enjoying a siesta underneath the palm trees. A buffet lunch is included on this family-friendly outing.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.00
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$104.00
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