Our Cayo Arena Island private boat snorkeling tour from Santo Domingo makes for an amazing day in the best snorkeling spot in the country. This tiny island is truly a hidden gem was recently named #34 out of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world by CNN Travel. A 20 minute boat ride from the lovely small beach town of Punta Rusia beach take you to the island of “Cayo Arena” also known as “Paradise Island” where you can spend a few hours enjoying the gorgeous beach there, or snorkeling alongside an amazing variety of beautiful and colorful tropical fish by the reef that surrounds most of the island. This is a place that can be truly be described as the quintessential Caribbean paradise.
Once off the island, we take a peaceful and scenic boat ride through the second largest mangrove forest in the Caribbean, which is part of the nearby Montecristi National Park. Once back in Punta Rusia, we enjoy a delicious fresh seafood lunch at a small family run restaurant, one of our favorite places to eat in the country. This all makes for a day you will likely never forget!
(Approximately 3 hours from Santo Domingo)
FULL DAY NATURE TOUR (Approximately 12 hour tour)
Nature Tour Includes:
-Experienced, English speaking nature guides
-Transportation in comfortable private vehicle to and from Santo Domingo
-Boat ride to Cayo Arena Island (20 mins. approx.)
-Visit and guide snorkeling in one of the most amazing reefs in the Caribbean
-Full snorkeling equipment
-Free time at the beach
-Boat ride through a beautiful mangrove forest in Montecristi National Park
-Delicious Fresh Seafood Lunch at Punta Rusia Beach
-Refreshments and snacks: Water, Juice, Cookies
Private Tour Pricing from Santo Domingo:
*Kids age 12 and under travel free. (2 adult minimum)
2 person private tour: USD $215 per person
3 person private tour: USD $150 per person
4 person private tour: USD $120 per person
5 person private tour: USD $105 per person
6 person private tour: USD $90 per person
7 person private tour: USD $85 per person
8 or more person private tour: Contact us
***SPECIAL COVID MEASURES: Our guides are fully vaccinated and, in order to guarantee your well being, we are committed to the best health practices possible. Beyond our always present philosophy of small private tours which take you away from the crowds and off the beaten path, be assured that social distancing from other groups will be practiced. Team members will regularly have their temperatures taken and must wear face coverings during your tour. Also, our vehicles are thoroughly sanitized before and after every tour. If needed, tours may be cancelled up to 5 days before your tour date for a full refund of your 25% reservation deposit, or a credit towards a future tour date. Cancellations made within the 5 days prior to a tour will receive a credit of their deposit for a future tour date.