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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana provided by Passion Paradise Adventures

Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana

Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from Punta Cana
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About
This Punta Cana tour combines a snorkeling excursion, catamaran cruise, and private beach—allowing you to experience multiple island highlights in one day. Board a catamaran and enjoy easy transportation to Catalina Island, stopping to snorkel and see colorful tropical fish, and maybe sea turtles or stingrays. Then spend the afternoon on a private beach. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Cruise to Catalina Island from Punta Cana aboard a catamaran
  • Experience multiple island highlights in one day—ideal for first-time visitors
  • Snorkel with a PADI-certified diver guide; snorkeling equipment provided
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off included on this Punta Cana tour
What to expect
  • Start your tour at with pickup at your Punta Cana hotel and board a catamaran for a scenic cruise to Catalina Island. Your captain takes you to one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. Spend about an hour snorkeling at the underwater reef with your PADI-certified diver guide and see colorful corals, tropical fish, and maybe sea turtles or stingrays. Then cruise to a private beach on Catalina Island. Sip a drink from the open bar and soak up the tropical island vibes. Opt to snorkel offshore or lounge on the white sand beach, and enjoy the perfect mix of activity and relaxation. After a traditional Dominican lunch, you’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the island. Then cruise back to Punta Cana and end your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cruise to Catalina Island from Punta Cana aboard a catamaran
  • Experience multiple island highlights in one day—ideal for first-time visitors
  • Snorkel with a PADI-certified diver guide; snorkeling equipment provided
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off included on this Punta Cana tour
What to expect
  • Start your tour at with pickup at your Punta Cana hotel and board a catamaran for a scenic cruise to Catalina Island. Your captain takes you to one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. Spend about an hour snorkeling at the underwater reef with your PADI-certified diver guide and see colorful corals, tropical fish, and maybe sea turtles or stingrays. Then cruise to a private beach on Catalina Island. Sip a drink from the open bar and soak up the tropical island vibes. Opt to snorkel offshore or lounge on the white sand beach, and enjoy the perfect mix of activity and relaxation. After a traditional Dominican lunch, you’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the island. Then cruise back to Punta Cana and end your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18359P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Catalina Island
  • Entry/Admission - Passion Paradise Adventures
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Specialty beers (available to purchase)
  • Snacks (available to purchase)
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all Hotels, villas and condors. please state the name of the hotel your staying in.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Catalina Island
  • Entry/Admission - Passion Paradise Adventures
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Specialty beers (available to purchase)
  • Snacks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all Hotels, villas and condors. please state the name of the hotel your staying in.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Catalina Island
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Passion Paradise Adventures
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Corey Jorgenson
2 contributions
Stay away from this company
Nov 2021 • Couples
Day 1 didn’t pick us up after multiple phone calls said they would get us the next day at 7 am. Day 2 - 6:50 am arrive for 7 am pickup wait over a hour and half never came. DON’T DO BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY!!!! Ruined our last day of vacation
Written 11 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hrothmir
Smyrna, GA107 contributions
OK overall. 10-11 hour excursion for 1.5 hours of snorkeling.
Jun 2021
If you are at one of the Punta Cana resorts and are willing to give up a full day for a couple hours of snorkeling, this is a decent option. The snorkeling is better than I expected from other reviews and the water is a beautiful blue color. But it is a lot of “logistics” for a couple hours of snorkeling. Details follow...

Vendor/Price: The vendor we used was Passion Paradise. I think the price was about $80 per person booked via Viator’s Website. Booking directly through Passion Paradise’s Website was the same price or higher. Our hotel offered a similar looking excursion for $115. I called Passion Paradise to ask a couple of questions before booking, and they spoke English well and were friendly & helpful.

Transfer to Boat: When you book through the Viator site, indicating a departure point in Punta Cana, you’re shown a pick up time of 930am. As soon as you complete the booking, you find out that pick up from your hotel is 710am - a little bit of bait and switch there. The minivan actually arrived late at 745am. You are taken to a gas station where people are shifted from one van to another. The minivans we were in were air conditioned. Halfway to the port in La Romana there is a forced stop at a tacky tourist shop, presumably so the drivers can get a commission. Most folks in our group walked through the shop in 5 minutes and then waited 25 minutes for the driver to eat his meal. You arrive at the dock at 10am. During the drive, one sees some sugar cane fields - not much else of interest. The return trip was direct (no gas station transfer or tourist shop commission stop) and took 1:15 vs. 2:40 outbound.

Boat Trip: Passion Paradise’s trip description includes a lot of “euphemisms.” For example, “"Team will greet you with tropical refreshments" - nope. The boat is a catamaran, but it is a basic tourist/dive boat that just happens to have two hulls - not a sailing catamaran. The day we went, it was packed. They cruise from La Romana to Catalina Island, which is a short distance off the mainland, at a very slow speed. The view back to La Romana is more industrial than scenic and the Isla Catalina looks pretty low and featureless as you approach it - very slowly. On the trip out, the music was extremely loud. You are offered a choice of Coke, orange drink, or fruit punch in very small plastic cups. You also get a snack of ham and cheese on white bread. Staff on the boat are nice but none spoke much English. The tour description notes "PADI certified dive team will go through the health and safety procedures during the snorkeling briefing" - nope. Divers on our trip mentioned that they weren’t even asked if they were PADI certified.

Snorkeling Stop: "The team will also assist you with finding the right snorkeling equipment that best fits you” - not really. Our first stop was snorkeling just off the coast of the island. We enjoyed this - and found it better than some other reviews suggested. There is not really any corral at this first stop but the terrain is interesting enough with some fun yellow vase sponges. We saw a decent variety and a large number of smaller fish - nothing to write a journal entry about if you are a serious snorkeling or diver - but good enough for us. Everyone got enough snorkeling time at this first stop - 45 minutes to 1 hour - it did not feel rushed.

Beach Stop: After snorkeling, you motor slowly to a beach area. You transfer from the boat to the beach via small, crowded, very basic motor boat - that makes three trips to transfer everyone. The beach is a nice setting with very pretty blue water. In some ways, it was nicer than our resort beach, but if all you want is a beach, you might as well stay at your resort. As others mention in their reviews, there are vendors trying to sell you stuff (like $10 pina coladas, massages, upgrade to a fresh fish lunch) but they were not hostile and accepted an answer of “no thanks.” It seems like a good number of the beach lounger chairs were broken. The bay off the beach is pretty and shallow with some rocks forming a reef. You get a basic mask and snorkel - you have to ask at the bar - and the snorkeling here is again good for recreational snorkelers. There is a little brain and fan corral on the right side of the reef as you face the ocean - and a fair number of small fish. “"Our entertainment team will take to the dance floor entertaining you with some traditional salsa and merengue dancing, followed by a range of party games" - didn’t see any of that. We left the island at 2:30 (vs. 3:15 on the itinerary). We got back to the resort hotel in Punta Cana in plenty of time for dinner.

Food: The buffet style lunch is functional - nothing to write home about. “"We highly recommend you save space for the local fruits" - the only fruit was pineapple. It was very good, but if you’ve been staying in a Dominican Republic resort, you’ve probably had access to lots of good pineapple. "A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments available:" The “range” of included drink options on the island was Coke, Sprite, or bad sangria, served again in tiny plastic cups. There was no rum or beer included - as advertised - just the bad sangria.

Bring: Bring sunblock, a towel, and a bottle of water (so you can drink when you want v. when plastic Dixie cups of drink are served).
Written 27 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carl H
2 contributions
Best Excursion in Dominican Republic
May 2021 • Family
This was amazing day .. on our way from the hotel to the marina there was a small collision, which was not the drivers fault. However, the driver was very caring and made sure we where all ok... felt very safe and staff was amazing...

When we got to the marina we where welcomed by Chantel.. (lovely lady) she looked after us from the moment we got there to the moment we left...

We had the VIP package which consisted of a fish and we choose the option of pina colada... best meal we had... buffet was amazing.. The drinks where amazing too.. bar tender and all the staff where great and did an amazing job to make sure all was safe and well..

Covid protocole measures where taken throughout the day.

If you are looking at snorkeling or diving i would recommend this excursion to all....

Great team
Written 8 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kate F
Boston, MA1 contribution
BEST VIP Experience
May 2021 • Couples
WOW ... the best ever experience. We got the ViP package we had an amazing fish and pina colada...Staff where so kind and looked after us...

We Recommend this VIP package to all... thanks to the team of Passion Paradise
Written 7 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

juan c
7 contributions
BEST EXCUSSION ON THE ISLAND
Mar 2021 • Family
Best Excussion we have ever experience, professional staff, follow all the protocol for the COVID.. Don't listen to review that say they have no safety, its a lie , this Excussion company is the safest company we have ever experience. We have over 25 years of traveling and this was best we have been on.

Beach is amazing and clean, so is the boat.. LOTS OF SPACE.. The lady in charge at the marina (Chantel) friendly, kind and helpful.. Great lady...

Snorkeling was amazing , many different fish and clear waters. The buffet is tasty and a great variety of food and drinks.

Thank to the team of Passion Paradise Adventures for a great time.
Written 23 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sue
mays landing5 contributions
Decent day
Oct 2020 • Family
The snorkelling was amazing but a little short. The beach time at Catalina Island was maybe a bit too long but the food was outstanding. We upgraded to the lobster and that was one if the best lobsters I have ever had! The length of time getting to and from the destination needs to be better publicized and their logistics needs a lot of work. We were asked to change days (which was fine with us) we had to change boats then we had to wait for travelers before we could leave, etc...but it was a nice day just needs a little refinement.
Written 27 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

juan c
7 contributions
Best Day Ever!! Recommend for all
Oct 2020
Due to this difficult time , this company was great. The looked after us so well and made sure that we where safe and happy. They followed their COVID 19 protocol which made us feel safe.

Great company, great organization, and most of all great staff
Written 23 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dimitri D
3 contributions
Poor snorkeling for a snorkeling trip
Nov 2019 • Couples
It already started bad with a long long trip to the harbour. And yes we knew it was a long drive from Punta Cana but with around 10 stops for picking up people, more people, switch people to other busses, from other busses and so on and so on made it a bad start of the day. Furthermore we only had 1 decent snorkelstop, way less than told in advance. Crew wasn't able to make a good kind of entertaining atmosphere. And on the way back again that unnecessary long long drive. We were picked up as first people at 7 am but also returned as last at 7pm. Did I mentioned the driver brought us back to the wrong hotel? Best experience of the day: the fresh grilled lobster at lunch. The rest: an experience quickly to forget.
Written 20 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
PPAdventures
Dear Alexandra, Thank you for taking the time to review our excursion to Catalina Island, your feedback is valued in helping us to improve the way we run our excursions. Firstly, I like to state that we we have provided a number of busses to ensure the time for collecting and returning clients are minimized. we change buses only once at the meeting point. Secondly, we apologise if the snorkeling was not at your expectation. The first snorkel point is at The Wall which is for an hour and then the rest of the snorkeling is located at the beach where there is an amazing coral reef in front to explore. Thirdly, Our staff are carefully picked to ensure they provide the warm and friendly atmosphere. Many Thanks
Written 22 November 2019
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marbur1943
Strasburg, CO91 contributions
Best snorkeling and suba in the Dominican Republic
Oct 2019
This was the 4 time I have been on this tour you can scuba dive or snorkel from the same boat so if you travel with people who scuba and some that don't this is the perfect tour. They have a great meal on the island and if you like lobster upgrade to the VIP package.
Written 11 October 2019
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KAYA CETINSU
2 contributions
Forget all the comments so far
This tour is the best i have ever seen. Sometimes other people may have bad experience, but our experience was very nice. Even we got there on time. They care about the customer pleasure.
Written 23 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Davied P
Davied P
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Fantastic Experience
This was the best Excussion we have been on. The instructors are very professional, our instructor was Joel, we saw
rodonsea
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Slums of La Romana
PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY if you have children, elderly people. This excursion is more of an obstacle course than it i
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Isla Catalina trip
This trip was awesome and the price extremely reasonable. I've been on several snorkeling trips but none compares t
robertoharari
robertoharari
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Terrible Experience
At first when we arrived to the dock we were sailing from everything seemed great. But as soon as we started the bo
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Relax763019
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FALSE ADVERTISING AND MISLEADING PICTURES - FRAUD!
FALSE ADVERTISING AND MISLEADING PICTURES - FRAUD! - The boat in reality was very old and torn down. In the pictu
jone76
jone76
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Fun for me, reckless for my friend
Bought a SCUBA trip for myself and a friend; I am certified but he is not. We were told it would not be a problem
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beckycN8055HY
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Great Experience
Great value for money, staff are amazing and helpful. Organization is great as well as the transportation was excel
Scott A
Scott A
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Wonderful hospitality and great snorkeling. The island has lots of shade in the palm trees.
What a great trip, well worth the drive from Santo Domingo to La Romana. Wonderful staff! Lots of shade under the
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ZIPLINE!!!
Ive never left a trip advisor review, and im quite ashamed to being doing so, But these guys deserve it. As a guide
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davidbT7882DL
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Sadly disappointed.
Started off leaving at 10:50 with a 9:30 departure time. The entire day was eight hours from pick up to drop off. H
Elias H
Elias H
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Isla Catalina
Comfortable boat and very friendly staff! The snorkeling itself is fun, safe and very clear water. The island is in
juancB9325IF
juancB9325IF
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Great Company
Excellent service, food was amazing and hot, staff where professional and helpful. We where picked up on time, exce
marylI2837LE
marylI2837LE
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Excellent Scuba Diving
This has got to be the best excusion we have been on in our stay in the Dominican Republic. The instructor Joel was
FellowTraveler255733
FellowTraveler255733
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Day Excursion
We came in from a cruise ship and arranged for a late arrival with local owner who after a sketchy taxi ride greete
Davied P
Davied P
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EXCELLENT TRIP
this was the best excursion we have ever been on, they are a reliable company and transportation was excellent they
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