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Saona Island + Chavon River Day Trip

  • 375 reviews | 4,044 travellers
    Small group activity. They picked us up at the indicated time and returned us to the hotel around 6:00 p.m. Highly recommended excursion. We had a guide, captain and sailor, all of them very friendly and explained to us everything we were seeing. At the first stop they gave us empanadas and tequeños. Saona's food is very complete. Throughout the day you had drinks on the boat.
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  • Free cancellation up to 1 hours before the service starts
  • Hotel pick up
  • Free cancellation up to 1 hours before the service starts

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Dominican Republic with our Saona Island and Chavón River excursion—a captivating experience you won't want to miss!

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Dominican Republic with our Saona Island and Chavón River excursion—a captivating experience you won't want to miss!

Tour Highlights

We'll pick you up from your hotel at the scheduled time, transporting you to the heart of the Dominican Republic. Get ready to uncover mesmerizing landscapes!

Our first stop is along the banks of the Chavón River, where a scenic 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) river walk awaits, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the local fauna, including the remarkable rhinoceros iguana.

Continuing our voyage, we'll sail to the mouth of the Chavón River, then navigate the Caribbean Sea to explore the Atlantis Princess, an ancient sunken freighter nestled near reefs—a perfect spot for snorkeling. Afterward, we'll head to a nearby sandbank, offering another opportunity for a delightful snorkeling experience.

The sea journey proceeds to the Catuano Channel, a natural divide between Saona Island and the mainland, serving as a refuge for marine species like manatees. In Catuano, discover the Caldera—a sanctuary for numerous boats during hurricane threats.

Our course then leads us to Saona Island, renowned as one of the Dominican Republic's most beautiful destinations. You'll have approximately three hours of free time to stroll along the beach, swim in crystal-clear waters, and relax under the shade of towering palm trees.

Delight in a buffet lunch at a beachside restaurant featuring Arab rice, pasta, vegetables, breaded fried chicken, grilled pork chops, and a refreshing green salad.

Concluding our expedition, we'll head to the natural pools of Saona Island—one of the world's largest sandbanks. Enjoy about 45 minutes of free time to enjoy the surroundings and take a refreshing swim if you wish.

At the tour's end, we'll transport you back to your hotel, concluding this 9 to 11-hour adventure.

Important

If your hotel is located in either the La Romana de Casa de Campo or Bahia Principe La Romana, you'll have to pay a supplement of US$ 70 per person on the day of the tour for hotel pickup.

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Price

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Duration

9 hours - 11 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other languages.

Included

Hotel pickup & drop–off

Transport by bus or minibus & boat

Boat ride on the Chavón River

English–speaking guide

Snorkeling mask

Buffet lunch & drinks

Not included

Snorkeling tube

Pickup from hotels near La Romana Casa de Campo or Bahía Príncipe La Romana: US$ 70 per person

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

Sustainability Code

Our providers commit to:

  • Provide a safe and satisfying experience.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Incorporate eco-conscious technologies.
  • Uphold fair employment standards.
  • Foster the growth of local communities.
  • Preserve the integrity of local culture.
  • Safeguard both cultural and environmental heritage.
  • Ensure ethical treatment of animals.
  • Operate with honesty and transparency.
  • Encourage sustainable behaviors among customers and staff.

This particular activity contributes as follows:

  • No printing of documentation required.

Provider

Destiny Caribbean Tours Show more

  • Destiny Caribbean Tours

    Corporate name: 3.0 Destino Caribbean Tours

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Are there any physical restrictions in order to participate in this activity?

    A - This tour isn't suitable for pregnant women.

  • Q - Why do this activity with Civitatis?

    A - At Civitatis we guarantee the best quality and prices, click here if you want to know how we select our activities.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

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