The Snorkeler’s Checklist: 6 Must-Haves for Your Underwater Adventure

Snorkeler's Checklist

Imagine gliding through the serene underwater world of Saona Island, surrounded by a kaleidoscope of marine life and coral gardens. Snorkeling offers this mesmerizing experience, but a successful outing hinges on proper preparation. To ensure your excursion is as breathtaking below the surface as it is above, here are six essential items to pack for … Read more

What to expect on a private Tour to Saona Island

Private Tour to Saona Island

A private tour to Saona Island is an exceptional opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful and tranquil destinations in the Dominican Republic. Situated off the southeast coast of the island, Saona is a small island that boasts of pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, lush vegetation, and diverse wildlife. A private tour offers the … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: Update for Punta Cana

Hurricane Irma

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Which One is Better: Isla Saona or Catalina Island?

Palm Coast of Catalina Island

There are two amazing places in the Dominican Republic that you must visit before the end of your vacation. They are Saona Island and Catalina Island, located southwest of the island La Española. Both fulfill the prototype of paradisiacal Caribbean islands, with crystal-clear waters and beaches of fine yellow sand that will make you live … Read more

Snorkeling on Saona Island

Snorkeling off Saona Island

A very popular place to visit while in the Dominican Republic is Saona Island known for its beautiful beaches and turquoise water which is home to many colorful and interesting creatures. The huge biodiversity found in the ocean surrounding the island makes for a great place to go snorkeling.

Getting to Saona Island

In order to enjoy snorkeling, you have to get to the island first. You can drive about an hour and a half from Punta Cana and then hop on a speedboat or catamaran. Many businesses, however, offer day excursions where you’ll be taken out on a catamaran and brought back on a speedboat and dropped off at your hotel. It’s just that easy.

The best place to snorkel or scuba dive in Bayahibe, a town just outside of Punta Cana and that is on the way to the island. Choose a scuba excursion that fits your experience level and takes you to the places you want to see.

Types of Excursions

You can schedule different types of excursions based upon your desires. If you want to do a day trip excursion that includes activities on the island, then you can choose from many sources.

You can also find excursions that are more secluded and private where you’ll be taken away from the busy catamaran shores of the island that are filled with tourists. These tours will also mainly focus on the snorkeling rather than other island activities. You will visit more than one stop on your excursion if you choose this one.

What You’ll See Snorkeling

Depending on where you’re taken on the snorkeling excursion, you might be able to see quite a number of unique things. Some snorkeling tours take you near shipwrecks. You’ll be sure to see many different types of sea creatures possibly including colorful, tropical fish, stingrays, nurse sharks, dolphins, seahorses, puffer fish, trumpet fish, and starfish.

What You’ll Need to Take

 Swimsuits
 Towels
 Sunscreen
 Sunglasses
 Beach wear (sandals, cover up, etc.)
 Money
 Camera
 Sense of adventure

Saona Island is one of a kind. Snorkeling in the crystal clear, blue-green waters near Saona Island is priceless. You and your family will never forget the magical trip and snorkeling trip you took to this paradise.