Saona Island Tour from Santo Domingo

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Discover one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic! Explore the island of Saona on a day trip from Santo Domingo and marvel at the natural beauty of the island.


  • Enjoy a day trip from Santo Domingo to Saona Island

  • Take a 25-minute boat ride going to the island

  • Learn how to dance merengue and learn about the history and culture of Dominican Republic

  • Admire the spectacular views around Saona Island

  • Take delight in a delectable lunch buffet and an open bar of drinks including the famous Dominican cocktail, Mamajuana


Tours from Santo Domingo
Departs From:
Santo Domingo
Meeting Point:
Pick-up from hotels in Santo Domingo city center
12 hours
daily except Monday at 7:00 AM
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Experience an unique Dominican adventure accompanied by white-sand beaches, coconut palms and crystal clear turquoise waters. With its perfect combination for an unforgettable adventure, discover the majestic wonders of Saona Island, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Dominican Republic. Marvel at the natural beauty of the island often used as a stereotypical desert island setting for various films and products. Discover the rich wildlife of the island, with species like tropical birds and fishes, and be mesmerized with the breathtaking views of the island as you bask in the sun and enjoy a day of fun activities.

After hotel pick-up, head towards Bayahibe Sightseeing Sugar Plantation and enjoy the scenic views of Boca Chica and San Pedro Town as the guide talks about the sugar industry and famous baseball players born in the region. Continue to Bayahibe Port to board on a boat going to Saona Island. Learn how to dance merengue from the staff and take delight in an open bar of drink, such as the popular Dominican cocktail Mamajuana, as you cruise your way to island of Saona.

Upon arrival, take in the picturesque scenery of Caribbean's exquisite paradise. With many activities, such as volleyball, dancing and other games in the sand, start making your way into the island. Take a refreshing swim and snorkel into the crystal clear waters and have a glimpse of Saona Island's rich wildlife. Savor a typical Dominican lunch buffet expertly prepared by the locals for lunch.

Enjoy some free time and treat yourself with a massage or have fun under the sun as you marvel at the amazing panoramas surrounding you.

Board on a boat for your return trip to Bayahibe Port, enjoying the scenic views along the way.


07:00 Depart from Santo Domingo Hotel

07:45 Break (Guests may go to the restroom or buy something.)

08:49 Arrival at Bayahibe Sightseeing Sugar Plantation

09:30 Arrival at Bayahibe Port

10:00 Free time

10:15 Arrival at Saona Island

13:00 Lunch buffet

16:30 Depart from Saona Island*

17:00 Arrival at Bayahibe Port

19:00 Arrival at Santo Domingo Hotel


  • Pick-up from hotels in Santo Domingo city center

  • Round-trip transportation

  • Professional guide

  • 25-minute round-trip boat ride to Saona Island

  • Open bar

  • Lunch buffet


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 3 years old and below are free of charge if accompanied by paying adult.

  • This tour has a 2 minimum passenger requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • *In case of bad weather, there is a possibility to leave the island before scheduled time.

  • Ticket is valid for the day of the excursion only.

  • A PADI license is required to deep diving.

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

  • What to bring: swimwear, sun protector, hat, sunglasses, beach towel

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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