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From Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa, Mano Juan Village

From Punta Cana: Saona, Canto de la Playa, Mano Juan Village

From US$ 114.28 per person

Discover the beauty of the wild beach of Canto de la Playa, the fishermen village of Mano Juan and the Cotunabama National Park aboard a catamaran. Visit the turtle nursery and get a chance to see hatchlings.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup optional
The driver will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel or condo. The driver will have a list with your name and will drive you to the departure point of the excursion where a representative will be waiting for you.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available


  • Hear about Tainos Natives at the Penon cliff and see the mangroves
  • Enjoy a spot of snorkeling and relaxing at Canto de la Playa
  • Eat a Dominican lunch at the village of Mano Juan in a restaurant on the beach
  • Explore Mano Juan village and discover the local way of life of the fishermen
  • Learn about the turtles at the nursery and see the hatchlings if they are ready
  • Stand in crystal clear shallow waters with a drink at the famous natural pool
Full description

Cruise to Cotubanama National Park and South Saona with this tour with options to leave from Bayahibe Village, Dominicus, Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, Juan Dolio, and Boca Chica areas. Select the group or private option.

Stop at Cotubanama National Park and sail in front of El Penon where the English-speaking guide will give you some information about the history of this cliff and the indigenous Tainos, the first inhabitants of the island. Sail on to see the mangroves. Glide over to the sea to Saona Island to see the charming fishing village of Mano Juan. Walk through the colorful houses and shops in the village before going to the turtle nursery. Learn about the turtles, and see hatchings if they have left their shell.

Have an authentic Dominican meal in a restaurant with a splendid view of Saona beach. After lunch, leave for Canto de La Playa for two hours of relaxing and snorkeling. Finish, at a natural pool to see huge starfishes, swim, and sip rum.

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • 45 foot motorized catamaran
  • Small group of 27 people maximum
  • English-speaking guide
  • 2 hours ½ at Canto de la Playa
  • 2 hours at Mano Juan
  • 45 minutes at the Natural Pool
  • Complete Dominican lunch
  • Drinks on the boat and at the beach: sprite, coca cola, rum, beer and water
  • Snacks including: chips, cake, and pineapple
  • Beach towels
  • Photograph service (available)
  • Lobster (available)
  • Tips/gratuities

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Meeting point

The meeting point will be just in front of the Betty Blue restaurant. If you don't find your hosts at once, please ask for Marina and Nadine.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Beachwear

Know before you go

  • The lobster is available for lunch in season (July 1 to February 29) at the additional price of $20 USD per person
  • Return to the port of Bayahibe with wonderful memories.
  • Departure of this excursion is scheduled around 9:00 a.m. for a return around 5:00 p.m. Maximum on board: 27 people
Customer reviews

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A beautiful day with mixed weather but a fine crew! Small group ideal for this lively excursion. A nice trip on the water with stops to see the local village (far from the postcards of a deserted beach, quite a few other boats and tourists are joining us on the same spots.) We will see starfish and full of multicolored fish during stops. The picnic is very good and you won't die of thirst. The crew puts the atmosphere in local colors. In short, good value for money, always a little difficult at the end of feeling forced to give tips.

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March 29, 2022

Es war von Beginn bis Ende eine sehr angenehme Erfahrung, der Ablauf war genauso wie beschrieben, der Aufenthalt war vielleicht um 15-30 Minuten kürzer als beschrieben aber trotzdem in Ordnung. Loben möchten wir die Organisation und Durchführung, wir haben 5 Tagen zuvor diesen Ausflug gebucht, da aber in Juni Nebensaison ist fand an dem gebuchten Tag kein Ausflug statt. Aber die Nadine hat uns einen neuen Termin vorgeschlagen. Wir wurden exklusiv mit einem Minibus vom Hotel in Punta Cana abgeholt und nach Bayahibe gefahren. Die Fahrt hat 1 Std. gedauert und wir waren die einzigen, das war sehr angenehm. Auf dem Schiff, es ist kein Katamaran, waren wir nur insgesamt 14 Teilnehmer. Die Schiffsbesatzung war sehr bemüht uns Einzelheiten über die besuchten Orte zu erklären (spanisch, englisch und französisch). Insbesondere der Stopp in Mano Juan hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Hatten schon lange nicht mehr solch einen tollen und gut organisierten Ausflug gehabt! Vielen Dank nochmals an alle!

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June 29, 2022


wonderful trip! very professional and top notch team. I highly recommend

March 16, 2022

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