Puerto Plata

Tip Top Catamaran

Puerto Plata, Caribbean
Tip Top Catamaran

From $84.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the ocean from above and below during this full-day, sailing tour on a 75-foot (22-meter) catamaran that includes two snorkeling stops. Swim among the colourful fish and vibrant coral at Sosua Bay and enjoy lunch onboard while sailing down the coast. Relax on the deck in sun before heading back to shore.
  • Visit two different snorkeling sites to swim with tropical fish
  • Spend the day cruising the north coast on a catamaran
  • Enjoy lunch onboard the boat as you sail
  • Round-trip transport included as an added convenience

What's Included

  • IMPORTANT : Give us your hotel name for pick up time
  • Buffet lunch (only for full day tour)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beverage
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  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Meeting point at your Hotel lobby

What To Expect

Tip Top Catamaran

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Sosua Beach

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pick up time at hotel : please contact us
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
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  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Wonderful experience on the Tip Top excursion! Our guide went out of his way to allow us to see an underwater statue as we snorkeled back to the group. It was an amazing experience, and we highly recommend! Thank you for being so kind and gracious!


108 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Fun on the Water
Adam_M, Jul 2023
The water was A+ and love the tour guide! He was from Fort Lauderdale too and very friendly and accommodating!
Excellent Snorkling!
Adam_H, Jul 2023
Wonderful experience on the Tip Top excursion! Our guide went out of his way to allow us to see an underwater statue as we snorkeled back to the group. It was an amazing experience, and we highly recommend! Thank you for being so kind and gracious!
Highly recommend
Kelly_B, Jun 2023
Great time and food was great also. Would have preferred clearer snorkeling in shallower water though.
Great tour!
tamara11sk, May 2023
Super friendly and welcoming staff!! My group had a great time and we enjoyed every minute. Gave us plenty of time to snorkle and do whatever we wanted
Amazing through and through!! Loved it!!!
Katherine_R, Apr 2023
This cruise was amazing!! The crew was an absolute blast! Very helpful, very entertaining, and super organized. Food and drinks were awesome too! We would do this again, and again! It exceeded our expections, and so glad we chose Tip Top, because it is "Tip Top" in my book! Loved it!! Don't miss out! If you're looking for an excursion, this it it!! Met lots of nice folks aboard too, and I didn't see anyone that was not having the time of their life! Thanks again, and next time we're down in DR, we'll be back on board!! :)
A Nice, Relaxing Day on the Water!
Lynn_W, Jan 2023
Our TipTop catamaran tour was on 12-31-22. It rained a little during the first 30 minutes so I was glad I had my jacket, but it quickly cleared and the rest of the day was sunny and warm. The catamaran was full, but not too crowded. People were good about moving about and switching spots - from the shaded tables to the front nets, to the side hulls. Our crew: Alain, Alex, and Sonia (I think), were all very nice and accommodating. I really enjoyed our first snorkeling stop at Three Rocks and feeding the beautiful fish. Our second stop near Sasua Beach was not as good but the water was surprisingly warm at both sites. Other than seeing our resort and Sasua Beach from the water, there wasn’t a lot to look at. So, we were just cruising along, enjoying the food, drinks, and music. The buffet lunch was great with chicken nuggets, cold cuts, coleslaw, large shell macaroni salad, cucumber salad, and bread. The bar was always open and the drinks were good (cocktails, beer, soda). It was fun! The only thing that I hadn’t realized, was that our tour was not going to end at Sasua Beach where we started. Instead, we landed at Ocean World Marina and had a 50 minute taxi ride back to Sasua. It was fine, but not expected. We DID have a good day on the water and I would recommend TipTop for a fun catamaran outing!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for your review
Great crew
Charlie_F, Nov 2022
This is our second time saling with tip top. It gets better each time. Andrew, Alex, Sonia just to name a few are all fantastic and what makes this trip most memorable. If we are in this area again, we will most definitely be using Tip Top again. Thanks guys for a great time as usual. And thanks Alex ,Andrew for getting my wetsuit back to me.
day excursion
Terri_T, May 2022
The crew was helpful and accommodating, I would've appreciated more time snorkeling and not as much time sitting in one location 'sailing ', which took more time than snorkeling.
Response from Host, May 2022
Many thanks for your review.
Me and my girlfriend had a great time would do it again and definitely would recommend it to a friend Saturday morning C
matthew_s, May 2022
Me and my girlfriend had a great time would do it again and definitely would recommend it to a friend
Response from Host, May 2022
Many thanks for your review.
Great time overall
Liza_F, Apr 2022
Was such a nice and relaxing experience, also the crew was very welcoming and warm. Shout out to Alex for being very sweet and entertaining the crowd. The food was also good and the drinks were better <3
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thanks for your review. Have a Nice day.
Michael_M, Mar 2022
Super fun! Staff awesome and friendly. The atmosphere was fun and laid back. The staff really made sure everyone had a great time. Lunch was delicious and the water was unbelievable!!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hello Michael. Thanks for you review. Hope to see you soon onboard. Have a safe trip back.
Amazing excursion
Amanda_A, Dec 2021
Enjoyed our catamaran tour. We saw lots of fish and other marine life while snorkeling. The water was so clear. Sailing was peaceful and relaxing. Our crew was great. Alex was especially entertaining. Definitely would recommend!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hello Amanda. Thanks for your review. Hope to see you soon again aboard.
Best Birthday Trip ever
Adrian_P, Nov 2021
From the beginning where we needed to be picked up, everything was effortless. Papo our tour guide individual was so sweet, was on time, and made everything amazing. I have traveled and been on other excursions but I have to say this was the best one I have ever been on because of the prompt and amazing service. It was my mother's 60th birthday and I knew they made it so special and one to remember. The best crew ever were on and made it a memory one to never forget!
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hello Adrien. Happy to see that. I will forward this to the crew. Have a Nice day. Sincerely
Book with them. They're the best!
Clara_R, Aug 2021
What an amazing experience! We only had two issues with it, it is a tad bit too short and people need to be told not to step on reefs which actually injure the reefs. (Also, note to you future snorkeler: when booking this trip *only wear reef safe sunscreen-zinc oxide- the other ingredients in most sunblocks bleach reefs.) Outside of that, what an amazing experience. The crew is amazing, they even went as far as to help people who did not want to snorkel due to fear. They got in the water with them and very patiently glided their booey along the water so that they could see the wonderful world below-that was beyond customer service, that is kindness and understanding. The crew is amazing. On the way back we basically wound up dancing the sail away while looking at the beautiful island. The total amount of time in the water is about 1:30-2 hours. The sail back to port takes about 2 hours and the ride there about 1 hour. Make sure to book with them and if you can, tip appropriately, this crew deserves it. They made a beautiful memory that we will never forget.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks for your comment. Have a great day.
Great fun on a beautiful boat with a great crew!
Michael_W, Jul 2021
Great boat, great crew, great party! Fun day on the ocean!! PS my wife insisted I say “the cleanest boat head ever!!!”
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks a lot for your review. Have a nice day.
Excellent Sight seeing
Michiah_L, Mar 2020
The staff was amazing. This was a great full day in the sun! You will love feeding the fish. The lunch was great too.
Marcela T, Aug 2019
Full day Catamaran was great! Snorkeling was beautiful! All the employees were awesome! Alex was hilarious! Food was delicious! It was good for us adults, teens and my 8 year old! Overall it was a lot of fun!
Great Day On The Water
Odyssey19747897514, Jan 2019
Did this excursion yesterday and had a wonderful time. The staff goes above and beyond for their guests. I got to play with a star fish and a sea urchin that one of the crew went down to get. The food was very fresh and tasty. I also have to add tht it wasn’t just the crew on board that was wonderful but also the office staff. I booked online and was very happy that an office member immediately contacted me via email, and sent me regular updates regarding the voyage. I highly recommend this extremely professional company.
ERIC_G, Feb 2023
Une excursion à faire durant votre séjour à Puerto plata.Un accueil fabuleux,une super journée en catamaran.Un grand merci à tout l'équipage et à Alain notre compatriote Varois !!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Merci pour votre commentaire.
Une belle journée avec TIP TÖP Catamaran
Lise_B, Feb 2023
Nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir. Nous avons fait 2 plongées en apnée dans la baie de Sosúa et avons eu la chance de voir beaucoup de beaux poissons. L’équipe d’animation sur le catamaran sont très bien! Alice nous a fait bien rire.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Merci pour votre commentaire

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