Punta Cana

Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

Cap Cana, Caribbean
Saona Island Paradise From Punta Cana

From $68.00

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


Experience the idyllic Saona Island on this full-day tour from the mainland via speedboat and catamaran. Zip out to the island on a fast boat, which ensures you have plenty of time to hang out and relax or participate in watersports. Cruise back aboard a sailboat, sipping drinks from the open bar and dancing to island rhythms. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for an easy round-trip experience.
  • Traditional Dominican buffet lunch
  • Open bar and bottled water
  • Entrance fees to Saona Island included
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    06:30 AM

    Pickup details

    We pick up in hotels lobbies, apartaments Airbnb or specified meeting point pick up normally starts at 6:30 am. you will be informed with the exact pick up time the day before of the tour

    What To Expect

    Saona Island

    3 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Bayahibe (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 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.

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    Traveler Tips

    They pick you up at 7am and don’t feed you on time at 1pm.


    619 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Great experience
    Rabaitu_T, Sep 2023
    The boat ride over to Sanoa island was beautiful. Captain and crew were very nice and the food was delicious as well.
    Waste of time
    Joao_M, Sep 2023
    Cheap coke cheap sprite cheap rum cheap food wrong side of the island to take a swim waste of time. The guide should have told us to go swim on the side where the boat arrived. Our side was awfull
    Gorgeous Island
    Phillip_P, Sep 2023
    Definitely recommend! We had an amazing and lovely experience. This excursion is full day you’ll be back at your hotel around 5 or 6 pm (what takes the most time is picking up and dropping everyone off). The food at the island personally wasn’t the best but can’t complain. The bus driver and information tour guy was very knowledgeable, kind, and friendly. Overall this island is amazing and breathtaking.
    natalie_J, Aug 2023
    Great communication, and rite on time for pick up. kinda small van ride at first but you’re not on there for to long before you transfer to bigger bus. rum drinks was flowing like a river. The natural swimming pool is awesome. and the pictures the photographer take is on point. The island itself is very rocky, but a once in a lifetime experience.
    All day fun
    Dennis_R, Aug 2023
    Our guide Eduardo was awesome. He stayed with us all day and gave us clear direction. The island was beautiful and the people were friendly. The water was beautiful. The food on the island was great too. We got the lobster and it was delicious. The catamaran ride back was fun although a little long. Prepare to spend about 12 hours on this tour. We had a great time though.
    This should be a MUST on your things to do in DR
    Oswaldo_c, Aug 2023
    This was by far the best thing on our trip to DR. The crew that picked us up was amazing, super curious, very attentive and on time. The entire experience is something that you need to do when in the country. The san bar, the island, the food served on the island, the catamaran, the speed boat, the whole thing was an amazing experience.
    Must do!
    Andrea_L, Jul 2023
    Bring snacks!!!! We got picked up at 6:30 am and didn’t get lunch till 1ish. Very memorable and worth it! A must do, we enjoyed it and our tour guide Eduardo was amazing!
    Trip To Soana Island
    Ayesha_F, Jul 2023
    I had a amazing experience at Soana Inland Ferry Trip. Very good service and hospitality. I will recommend others to visit those places and it’s safe and comfortable.
    Soana Island
    Colleen_F, Jul 2023
    Mikey and Alex are fantastic. Wonderful experience. Brought us to a pool and then the island. Gave a lot of background about the island and locals.
    Not really family atmosphere.
    Shawn_l, Jul 2023
    Catamaran in photo is not even close to the 1 we sailed on. OPEN bar not really rum, Kola, Kola Lime and water. Music way too loud and dancing a little inappropriate for the young kids on trip. If you want to just drink rum and dance this is your tour. Pick up at 6:30am then a long drive to boat. Then long drive back. We were gone for 12 hrs. Lunch was so so but very limited. Then a very short time on island.
    Great Time!
    Joshua_B, Jul 2023
    Always a good time, this was our 3rd trip from this company. Best bus driver, always the best guides, and crystal clear water.
    Relaxing and Fun
    Nadia_J, Jun 2023
    Alex, our guide was PHENOMENAL. He gave information about the land, the culture and the people. He was kind as fun. All the staff was wonderful.
    Best value for money
    Kaylee_H, Jun 2023
    You must visit Sanoa Island when in Punta Cana. The tour was amazing and our guide was very helpful and informative. We got to swim in the natural pool and also got buffet on the beach. It was a great experience. I would highly recommend. Best value for money.
    Awesome experience
    Kaylee_H, Jun 2023
    This was an awesome experience. Value for money!! I would recommend this tour and also booking via viator.
    A very busy paradise
    Adam_M, Jun 2023
    Speaking to a lot of people beforehand and seeing other reviews and excursion recommendations Saona island immediately stood out as a must do. Here are a few things to consider before booking: - The island is busy. It’s the most popular tourist destination in the area - The island itself is beautiful and you can imagine how nice it would be if it was busy -The tour advert describes speed boat out and catermaran back which is why I chose it. A lot of tours left at the same time and I thought this way I would get to the island before as many tours got there. Annoyingly the tour was the other way around - we had a slower catermaran there and speed boat back so island was packed by the time I got there -The catermaran is half shaded and half not and will be full so make sure you bring enough sun block and clothes to cover burns in case you are in the sun -As others have stated, it is a long day. Make sure to try and get food before hand as it will be a while until lunch -tour guide and boat crew were absolutely brilliant. Funny and knowledgeable. Couldn’t praise them highly enough - drinks and food. Drinks were plentiful after the coach journey to port. No limit on drinks and could purchase additional food and drink at port but you don’t need to. Food is not brilliant but ok - you have to understand that it is prepared on the island and for a lot of people (2000 people visiting on a busy day) Overall it was ok. I wouldn’t recommend to a friend or go again but also when you consider the price and the length of tour it was reasonable value for money.
    Go for the transport experience rather than the beach!
    Wendy_K, Jun 2023
    Overall the tour was very good. The main experience is the travelling there, so you need to bare that in mind. The speed boat was great fun but you must expect it to be very bumpy and to get damp. If you think and pay attention to the waves you can prepare your body to reduce impact. On arriving at Saona Island it looked stunning, we then took a walk through a lovely tree'd area to the other side where we got to spend about 2hrs. Sadly the beach we were on was not great, there were thick scratchy seaweed across a vast amount of the beach and in the sea. This took the enjoyment out of it, the waves were also fierce. Obviously no one has control over the weather and nature so It's a risk you have to take. Dinner period was very short due to many other groups having to also be fed. The usual range of drinks that you find on tour was available included. Or if you wanted a pinacolada in a whole pineapple you had to pay $10 which as a treat it's OK however we had DOP and got charged 600 yet on a previous purchase at Macao beach the same drink and cost of $10 we paid DOP500🤔. On the way back we were going via the Catamaran but had to initially go by speedboat and the transfer was very difficult. The day we took our tour there were several young adults, which made it less relaxing. I deliberately looked for a tour that wasn't a party boat but this one did land up being a party boat. When we stopped at the natural pool once again it was difficult to get on and off for a swim. Couldn't really see anything, it was only when we were back on the boat and moved off that we could see the giant starfish on the bottom of the sea. So never really got a good close look at them. So in my opinion if you are going to see a beautiful beach you are best off staying at your resorts beach. If you are going for the journey experience then it's right for you. I did enjoy but I could have enjoyed it more.
    Beautiful blue lagoon
    Debra_W, May 2023
    I think the commute was too long, Sona Island was very rough and rocky. Not enough time at Blue lagoon. But very beautiful overall. Papa. Jose was fun
    An excellent day
    Anass_E, May 2023
    Nothing bad to say, it was well organized. We had fun Thank you papa jose and Dominican people. I’ll do it again for sur ❤️❤️
    Papa jose the best host !!
    Ayshe_M, May 2023
    Papa jose was the most amazing tour guide. He was putting smiles on our faces the whole time with his vibrant energy. The island was absolutely gorgeous and I feel that this trip 100% fulfilled our expectations. What an amazing team and beautiful island. Couldn’t of been better without papa Jose.
    An amazing day! Our guide...
    Amanda_S, May 2023
    An amazing day! Our guide Alex was fantastic. Minus the travel time (which we know going in) was a perfect excursion.

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