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Our most recommended Puerto Plata Cruises & Boat Tours

Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

1. Cayo Arena: Paradise Island and Mangroves Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, and then make your way by bus to the brilliant white sands of Punta Rucia, 67 kilometers east of Montechristi. Get amazing views of the countryside before you board a speedboat to cross to Cayo Arena.  Be welcomed by the turquoise waters and white sands of the paradise island. Go ashore to sink your toes in the sand and top up your tan. Marvel at the colorful marine life and coral gardens on an optional guided snorkeling tour, and enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and drinks.  Navigate the thick mangrove forest of Monte Cristi National Park by speedboat, and look for the abundant wildlife in the lagoons and channels. Get a feel for island life at a local market before taking the speedboat back to the mainland.

From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

2. From Puerto Plata: Cayo Arena Private Catamaran Trip & Lunch

Discover Cayo Arena, a paradise of coral reefs and tropical fish. Sail on the Ocean King catamaran on this private trip, spending time at Cayo Arena and Monte Cristi National Park. Indulge in a lobster lunch at Playa Punta Rucia and visit a cigar factory to learn the tricks of the trade. Get picked up from your accommodations and enjoy a scenic road trip through the picturesque countryside to Castillo de la Isabela. When you arrive, climb onboard the Ocean King catamaran, decked out with a solarium and water slide. Tour along the coast of Playa La Ensenada in your catamaran, enjoying Caribbean music and indulging in a few light refreshments. Drop anchor at Cayo Arena and spend around two hours swimming and snorkeling amongst the corals and tropical fish. Set sail to Monte Cristi National Park, feeling the wind in your hair. Look out for wildlife in the lush mangroves of the national park before stopping at Playa Punta Rucia. Land on the beach and savor the taste of freshly cooked lobster with a Caribbean lunch. Return to your hotel and visit an artisanal cigar factory, observing the process of cigar production and having the chance to buy some souvenirs.

Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour

3. Puerto Plata: Cultural Experience Tour

Accompanied by your guide, experience Dominican culture and learn about the people and the land. You'll visit the heart of the Dominican countryside where you'll discover the old Melasa Bread Factory. Next explore a tobacco plantation and learn how artisanal cigars are made. Then, enjoy beautiful panoramic views at an organic cacao plantation where you'll learn the whole process of chocolate-making and savor some of delicious chocolate created there.  Enjoy lunch in a typical Dominican restaurant and try some of the local specialties. You'll also visit a local cheese factory belonging to a traditional family of the Imbert community and explore the Imbert Park. At the end of your tour, you'll stop off at a beautiful hidden beach in countryside before heading back to your hotel.

Puerto Plata: Deep Sea Fishing Tour

4. Puerto Plata: Deep Sea Fishing Tour

Find out why the Dominican Republic is recognized as one of the best big game fishing spots in the world. Puerto Plata, Cabarete, and Sosua offer the best offshore deep sea fishing worldwide with perfect flats, deep water, and a wide diversity of big game fish. Whether you are a seasoned fisher or a first-timer out on the open waters, the experienced guides will share their techniques to ensure you have the best chance at catching a wahoo, mahi mahi, tuna or if you’re lucky, a great blue marlin! If you need a break, kick back and relax on the boat while you enjoy spectacular coastal views and refreshments. All equipment is included so all needed from you is to show up with a smile and a ready-to-catch attitude.

Sosua 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Boarding

5. Sosua 2-Hour Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Starting from Sosua Beach in Puerto Plata province, on the north coast of Dominican Republic, begin your day in a beautiful way on a stand-up paddleboard tour which can be done anytime from sunrise until sunset. You will be provided with an instructor who speaks English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish, and all of the necessary gear to keep you safe. Enjoy a fun and relaxing activity which is suitable for the whole family, starting from 8 years old. Admire the crystal clear waters as you practice your balancing and improve your skill.

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What people are saying about Puerto Plata

Great event...a special highlight was the speedboat ride across the sea to the island. Talking about an island is a bit of an exaggeration for me...more like an island in the sea...but a dream island! Otherwise everything was ok, especially since Eusebio, a German-speaking guide, accompanied the trip. Oh yes, a must for snorkelers ....!

2 snorkeling / swimming stops at the beginning afterwards from Sosua to Puerto Plata / Ocean World harbor. Food / drinks on board included and ok, nice crew, great atmosphere. Also suitable for families with children (I recommend from 10/12 years).

We really enjoyed this trip. We went to the island by boat. Fish very close, great snorkeling in crystal clear water. We fed the fish with bananas. Then we went by speedboat through the mangrove forest. We will do this tour again.

Great tour, good vibes we really enjoyed it. Good music, good vibes, lots of nice people. This tour is recommended. Thank you for this beautiful day.

The tour was excellent. They made sure they accommodated us as much as they could. We felt safe throughout the whole trip. The bus driver was great.