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Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from La Romana provided by Passion Paradise Adventures

Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from La Romana

Full-Day Catalina Island Snorkeling Tour from La Romana
3.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18359P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Moto Catamaran boat ride
  • Access to beach on Catalina Island
  • Experienced guides
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Dominican 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
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Speciality 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 write your name of the hotel.
  • 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
  • Your pickup time will be confirmed after booking
  • Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations of less than 24 hours notice, or if you do not turn up at the pick-up point at the specified time
  • Can accommodate passengers with disabilities. Please contact local supplier to make all necessary arrangements.
  • It is recommended that you bring a bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, cash and a camera
  • 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 boat ride
  • Access to beach on Catalina Island
  • Experienced guides
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Dominican 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
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Speciality beers (available to purchase)
  • Snacks ( available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from All Hotels, villas and condors please write your name of the hotel.
  • 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
  • Your pickup time will be confirmed after booking
  • Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations of less than 24 hours notice, or if you do not turn up at the pick-up point at the specified time
  • Can accommodate passengers with disabilities. Please contact local supplier to make all necessary arrangements.
  • It is recommended that you bring a bathing suit, sunblock, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, cash and a camera
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 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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3.5
37 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Michael B
1 contribution
Family
Everything was great! The boat was lively. The snorkeling spot was nice. Beach was very nice. I would liked more time on the beach because we got there about 12:30 and left about 2:30. Overall though the crew and experience was good.
Written 13 June 2022
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Kevin W
Uhrichsville, OH12 contributions
This trip was awesome and the price extremely reasonable. I've been on several snorkeling trips but none compares to snorkeling here. The water is absolutely amazing and the reef is beautiful. The 2nd part of the trip on Isla Catalina was equally as beautiful. They had there own area of the beach where we had an incredible lunch. There was also a shop to purchase gifts. I highly recommend this trip for anyone looking for a getaway for the day.
Written 29 May 2021
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Cappy
Rose Hall, Jamaica19 contributions
What a great trip, well worth the drive from Santo Domingo to La Romana. Wonderful staff! Lots of shade under the palm trees on Catalina Island. Food and drinks were plentiful out there as well.
Written 21 July 2020
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PPAdventures
Hello Scott, 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. We are excited that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon. Our aim is to ensure you experience an amazing and safe time with us.
Written 23 October 2020
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David B
1 contribution
Started off leaving at 10:50 with a 9:30 departure time. The entire day was eight hours from pick up to drop off. He barely communicated with Snorkelers. They’re only concern was for the scuba divers. They had no guide for the snorkelers as indicated.

We would not recommend.
Written 5 February 2020
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Susan H
Naperville, IL6 contributions
Family
Wasted $600.Took group of 6 snorkeling.
One of the worst, customer service related outings, that I have ever experienced. Staff was beyond rude to the customers, they had no idea what was going on just throwing people on boats, at one point tried to split up our family. Stuck us on over crowded boat that was loading in a Mariana filled with garbage and trash floating in the water. It was shady at the beginning.
They tossed us on a boat that was filled with scuba divers we were snorkeling. We were given no guide and no instructions and left in the water alone with our group of 6. We are all beginners. The water was very rough and we were getting beating up.
Eventually we had to re board the boat. We waited a long time for the scuba group to come back. While on board we were offered flat soda and water not in a bottle. I asked for bottled water and they said don't worry it I filtered.
The guide yelled at an adult in our group when she asked for a drink. We were told at the resort don't trust anyone that says their water if filtered unless you see it being filtered. The English "GUIDE" yelled at my friend,in front of her sons, telling her she was a horrible person. The entire day was a disaster.
We also paid for" lobster &VIP services" and did not get either. We were told when we arrived that there was NO LOBSTER, because it was mating season. Didn't they know that when the booked that date? We were told we would have fish instead and was served fish with skin bones and eyes.
What was suppose to a luxurious snorkeling tour was: garbage filled waters, rude staff, no snorkeling guide and no VIP services of any kind.
When I inquired about refund and complained I got the run around and blown off.
I would NOT take your family on a trip with this company AVOID: "PASSION PARADISE" AND "VIATOR".
$600 for the worst adventure ever!!They had the opportunity to make it right and failed in every way.>
Reason of review: Bad quality.
Monetary Loss: $620.
Preferred solution: Full refund.
Written 24 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Deborah1956
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States20 contributions
Couples
This was a 5 hour trip but transportation took 7 hours so it was a total of 12 hours. To begin with, we were scheduled for the previous day but after waiting for an hour to get picked up, called the company. They had cancelled to trip because not enough people had booked. They said they called but did not leave message. No missed calls, messages but did receive an email the previous night at 9 pm confirming the trip. On the next day, we again waited for pickup. We showed the MEGA transfer company driver our paperwork and asked him on 2 separate occasions if he was there to transport us but he said he was not. After 30 minutes of waiting we called again. The company said the driver was at our hotel but could not find us. I told him to have the driver exit the van and stand in the front were we were standing. Sure enough, he was there for us...1 hour after our time. We proceeded to another hotel and there we sat for another hour. Finally, 3 people appeared, got on but were going on a different trip in a different direction. So there we sat for another 30 minutes while the driver called to talk to dispatch. Driver was still waiting for 4 more people at this hotel but being 2 hours past pick up time, could not find them. We finally got on our way only to stop at a gas station about 15 minutes away. This was a meeting place where we had to exit the van, stand around in the hot parking lot watching the drivers yell at each other, argue, call and wander around. Finally a couple who happen to be on our trip and could speak Spanish was added to our group and let us know what was going on. 45 minutes later, we finally took off. 45 minutes later, we stopped at another gas station so half the people could get off and board another bus going elsewhere! The return trip was little better. When we boarded, we had 4 out of 20 seats vacant so we needed to go to a different marina and wait for the other trip to end...another hour of sitting in the van. We picked up 4 from a Booze Cruise that were very intoxicated and had to ride an hour back to Punta Cana all while enjoying their full blast rap music full of very offensive lyrics. We again needed to stop by the side of the road on our trip back to exchange passengers. DO NOT BOOK anything with MEGA transfers.
When we arrived at the marina, we were 1 hour late and many had been sitting in the hot sun for over an hour waiting for our van so our excursion time was cut by an hour.. The Wall, the reef we snorkeled at, showed distress in it's coral. There was trash dumped in the reef including a toilet and buckets. I saw a few fish, visibility was good but the reef is far from spectacular. The lunch on the island was good but they did try to upsale you for seafood. Beach seating was limited and not much to see if you wanted to snorkel from the beach. Venders on the beach will approach you. If you suffer from motion sickness, the water is choppy and we had a poor lady get violently ill on the trip there and back. The boat travels at a snails pace and takes about an hour one way. With all the options available, I would highly recommend you look elsewhere.
Written 4 July 2018
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MadMacaroni
Utah5 contributions
Couples
I will start my review first with the pros of the trip: Booking the trip through TripAdvisor was easy, and cheaper than through any other booking site. The email received afterward informed me that I must complete confirmation of pickup prior to the trip, but did not say how. I was able to google Paradise Passions directly, and emailed their customer service department requesting confirmation. The girl that replied was helpful, thorough, and my confirmation was a breeze. I followed up with her the day of our departure to see what type of pickup it would be, and she described our tour van precisely. Our pickup was on- time, our tour van clean and air conditioned, our driver was fantastic, and we arrived at the marina in perfect time for departure. The food on the island was good, drinks were fantastic, bartenders were friendly, and the island itself was stunningly beautiful.

Now for the cons: After pickup, our tour van brought us through a city which was very dirty. I realize that there is a garbage crisis on the island caused by political strife, but none-the-less, it was very disappointing, and made it feel less than safe. The tour van took a detour directly in the heart of the city, where we arrived at a very crowded souvenir shop (with an armed guard?!?) and we were left there on our own for approximately 30 minutes holding our backpacks and expected to shop for trinkets prior to a day trip. After the shopping stop, we arrived at the marina, and got onto the boat we were ushered to our seats and were not spoken to by the staff hardly at all. Their "refreshments" were a couple bottles of sprite or pepsi, and a questionable pitcher of water. After departure, we were given dirty May West style life jackets, and snorkeling equipment was passed around. The snorkeling equipment was stored in mesh bags that were kept on the floor of the boat where everyone's feet and bags were. The equipment was far from clean, let alone sterile, and my mouthpiece had some sort of black mold growing on it. I exchanged it for a less moldy one, but opted to not to put it in my mouth anyway. Both my, and my husbands goggles leaked so badly they were hardly usable. There was a mix of snorkeling and scuba divers on board, and the crew spent all of their time with the scuba divers. I did see the crew confirming dive certifications with those on board diving, which was great, however the snorkelers were left to their own devices. When we arrived at "The Wall", we were given vague instruction (although the staff was fluent in Spanish, English, and French, which is amazing!), and ushered off the boat to float around in horribly choppy water where multiple other snorkel tour boats were stationed. The water was about 30' deep, and the coral reef below was very dirty and littered with trash. Very little marine life was seen. What few pictures I took have trash in them. We bobbed around for about an hour before we were brought back on the boat and taken to the island. The island, and the clear blue water around it was so beautiful, however once off the boat, we were herded like cattle to a specific part of the island, where we were told to stay within the crowded rows of yellow chairs, and that pickup would be at 3:00 pm. Before we even got to a chair to relax in, we were accosted by pushy sales people, insisting we buy their merchandise. Guys selling things placed necklaces around our necks and told us to pay him later (which he would not take them back nor take no for an answer, then approached us approximately 15 more times throughout the next hour to pay him for them, which we did pay him $5 just to shut him up, to which he approached us again before we left to pay him more money for them because the initial payment wasn't enough). A souvenir shop right next to our chairs had sales people constantly telling us to come in and buy, and other salespeople walked in and out of the rows asking if we wanted to buy one thing or another, including shrimp, red snapper, chips, and drinks, although there was a free bar behind us. The description of this tour includes "listen to the waves and relax on the island", however our chairs were right next to another shack which was constantly running a generator, and the pushy sales people were exhausting and frustrating. The water off the island was very clear and beautiful, however the sand and plants growing on the floor were sharp, I would recommend wearing some sort of water shoe.

The trip to Catalina Island was an interesting day trip, and I'm glad we experienced the excursion. Getting away from our resort and getting to see a little bit of the city was fun, yet humbling, and aside from the tourist trap element of it, the island itself was incredibly beautiful.

Although I do not regret going on this excursion, I would not necessarily recommend the trip to friends, and I would not go again.
Written 23 May 2018
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jo h
South East England, UK22 contributions
Couples
My boyfriend and I booked this trip directly with the dive team at our Hotel - Dreams La Romana so left from our resort which was nice to save time on the journey!

Catalina island was beautiful and the snorkeling from the boat was stunning but unfortunately the trip and snorkeling could not be enjoyed due to the disgusting life jackets we were made the wear the entire time!

The life jackets have clearly never been washed, they were very old and honestly the smell of them made me us both ill, several other people on our trip asked not to wear there's for the same reason but we were told we had to wear them at all times, the jackets also ruined the snorkeling experience as they made you bob around right at the surface making it hard to swim and really see as much as possible.

On the island there was only tiny cups of water available rather than bottles so we had to keep going back to the bar on the island every 10 minutes to get more and the bar staff seemed to get annoyed with us for asking for so many and would not fill up our water bottles for us but it was very hot and we wanted to stay hydrated, we were also hassled non stop on the island by various people trying to make us buy things so couldn't just relax and enjoy the experience.
Written 17 July 2018
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Indy-Gurl-317
Indianapolis, IN57 contributions
All day trip from 8AM till about 5PM. The motor bus was nice, large and comfortable, was able to take a nap round trip since it was about an hour drive. It was really nice, La Romana was beautiful, visited the Chavon River where the movie Anaconda was filed. Headed out to the sea to do some snorkeling, then off to Catalina Island. This was the most beautiful beach I’ve seen. It was clean, water was very blue, sand white (hot) and clean. Lunch was good too. It was worth it even though it was all day.
Written 26 June 2018
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Mary H
New Hampshire14 contributions
Solo
I booked this trip on short notice as I was dying to get out snorkeling during my recent visit to the DR and disappointed in the water quality near shore. I was lucky enough to be on the boat with Eileen, who started and runs the company. Ask her life story if you meet her! Her commitment and passion to the sport and the environment are evident. She is also a professional photographer and diver, and you can purchase photos from your dive if you wish (no pressure.) I had my own snorkeling gear, and was probably the only experienced snorkeler on the trip. The reef where we swam was OK, mostly about 15+ feet deep so you needed to dive down a bit to see much. My only complaint of the whole day was that the diving/snorkeling time was too short (but admittedly I could happily stay in all day.) I was signaled to come back to the boat after all the scuba divers had returned aboard. There was also some decent snorkeling off the beach of Catalina, but the reef there is not very healthy or extensive. Food was good, and weather was gorgeous. I wish I could go back!
Written 22 March 2018
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Gg61
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Air Canada vacation tour catelina island
We took the tour through Air Canada vacations at the ocean blue and Sand hotel, it seemed to take forever to actual
Aman A
Aman A
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Most chaotic diving experience ever. Do not recommend.
This was the most chaotic diving experience I have ever had. There were 50 people cramped on this boat with familie
Vince W
Vince W
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Lies lies lies
4 hour travel time as driver not a clue of where boat was. 3 harbours later we finally had to jump a speedboat to j
Ckj1515
Ckj1515
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Stay away from this company
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 arr
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
Hrothmir
Hrothmir
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OK overall. 10-11 hour excursion for 1.5 hours of snorkeling.
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,
carlhF8254ZO
carlhF8254ZO
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Best Excursion in Dominican Republic
This was amazing day .. on our way from the hotel to the marina there was a small collision, which was not the driv
Q7340YRkatef
Q7340YRkatef
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BEST VIP Experience
WOW ... the best ever experience. We got the ViP package we had an amazing fish and pina colada...Staff where so ki
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
Relax763019
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
beckycN8055HY
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
juancB9325IF
juancB9325IF
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BEST EXCUSSION ON THE ISLAND
Best Excussion we have ever experience, professional staff, follow all the protocol for the COVID.. Don't listen to
susanmichelleb
susanmichelleb
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Decent day
The snorkelling was amazing but a little short. The beach time at Catalina Island was maybe a bit too long but the
juancB9325IF
juancB9325IF
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Best Day Ever!! Recommend for all
Due to this difficult time , this company was great. The looked after us so well and made sure that we where safe a
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