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#11 rubialoca

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    Posted 22 October 2009 - 07:46 AM

    Hi there!
    I lived in Punta cana for 7 months (working at a resort) so I tried most of the excursions since they were free for me. The one I think most people would enjoy is the trip to Saona Island. I believe it's offered by most of the hotels, and it's a full-day trip. You take a bus from the hotel, then a motorboat and a catamaran. You get to see live starfish, flying fish, swim in a natural pool, and hang out at a really nice beach. It's a great place for collecting shells and coral if any kids are with you. They also serve lunch at the island.

    I also enjoyed the shopping excursion in Bavaro since they took us to a cigar factory and a place that makes fruit flavoured rums in hand painted bottles (like banana rum, passionfruit, etc). They can personalize them however you want, which is pretty cool.

    I agree that you shouldn't bother with the dolphin thing...it's not worth the money. And unless you REALLY want to go to Santo Domingo, don't bother with that one either cuz it's a very long day and your guests will be tired after!

    If you have any questions send me a message!

    #12 TA Dina

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      Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:26 PM

      Amstar is probably one of the biggest and most well known on the island. Prieto Tours is another one (but I don't think their website has much info on it that is helpful) as well as Scuba Caribe (they are out on the beach). The handful of different companies all have desks at every resort so it really is true that you can arrange all of this when you get there. Of course your TA could prebook all of this for you ahead of time too if you prefer. The ATV's seem to be one of the very popular land excursions (and alot of fun too). As for the water sports, Ive had clients pay for fishing and snorkeling excursions thinking the "free" options at their resorts would be inferior only to come back and complain. Just do the free stuff...it's just as good.

      #13 TA Dina

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        Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:30 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by rubialoca
        Hi there!
        And unless you REALLY want to go to Santo Domingo, don't bother with that one either cuz it's a very long day and your guests will be tired after!

        If you have any questions send me a message!

        Ahhh yes, another one everyone regrets doing and complains about. Looooonnnggg day on a bumpy road. And I think it's rather costly too.

        #14 *~Tara~*

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          Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:02 PM

          Thank you guys sooooo much!!! You've been a HUGE help!!

          #15 Caribe

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            Posted 25 October 2009 - 02:32 PM

            Does anyone know Xtreme-Buggy
            Original Beetle 4 stroke engines, Original Dune Buggy Frames, imported from US Berrien Buggy! Xtreme-Buggy is the Original Dune Buggy Excursion don’t go 4 less. I had a lot of fun with Xtreme-Buggy..The Experience You must have!!


            #16 cogswellgray

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              Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:34 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by rubialoca
              Hi there!
              I lived in Punta cana for 7 months (working at a resort) so I tried most of the excursions since they were free for me. The one I think most people would enjoy is the trip to Saona Island. I believe it's offered by most of the hotels, and it's a full-day trip. You take a bus from the hotel, then a motorboat and a catamaran. You get to see live starfish, flying fish, swim in a natural pool, and hang out at a really nice beach. It's a great place for collecting shells and coral if any kids are with you. They also serve lunch at the island.

              I also enjoyed the shopping excursion in Bavaro since they took us to a cigar factory and a place that makes fruit flavoured rums in hand painted bottles (like banana rum, passionfruit, etc). They can personalize them however you want, which is pretty cool.

              I agree that you shouldn't bother with the dolphin thing...it's not worth the money. And unless you REALLY want to go to Santo Domingo, don't bother with that one either cuz it's a very long day and your guests will be tired after!

              If you have any questions send me a message!
              This is extreeemmly helpful! Do you remember the tour company it was that did the trips to Bavaro and the island? I've found some online from a website called "the realdr.com"
              Are there companys you can book online or is it mostly when you get there?

              #17 NyBeachBride

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                Posted 15 November 2009 - 03:58 AM

                i was there in march and i did the doon buggie excursion. it was long but lots of fun. i paid about 65 dollars and set it up with my resort. we drove the doon buggy all over to a beach and to a cave and got dirty and muddy. it was lots of fun
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                #18 DarcyJAde

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                  Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:33 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by babiexoxo
                  i was there in march and i did the doon buggie excursion. it was long but lots of fun. i paid about 65 dollars and set it up with my resort. we drove the doon buggy all over to a beach and to a cave and got dirty and muddy. it was lots of fun
                  We just did that excursion as well, but neither of us like it that much. It was fun, but we got so muddy that it sort of ruined it for us. So if you don't like getting dirty then this may not be a good option for you.

                  We also did a catamaran snorkeling with sharks and stingrays. That was fun! I would definitely recommend that one. We used VIP travel service. I have an e-mail from them with other tours, if you want I can e-mail it to you?
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                  #19 clemen

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                    Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:31 AM

                    Hi,

                    We had 60 guests On La Barcaza Boat and were so impressed!
                    The boat LA BARCAZA is very beautiful, they have maximum capacity of 100 people. Flori the coordinator is so helpful and sweet , she offer us a spectacular decoration.
                    The evening started with taking pictures and cocktails for about an hour. The scenery is so beatiful! The boat was beautiful and the food was great. The dinner was the best dinner we had all week, better than our 5 stars resort.
                    Pretty much all of our guests when for a dip in the natural pool and had so much fun.

                    We all had a great time, our guests couldn't stop talking about it. The boat was great, the food delicious, and the set up couldn't have been better one of the best moments on our whole trip to the Dominican!!
                    I would definitely recommend La Barcaza Boat for an excursion in Punta Cana or for receptions...

                    The food and service was fantastic.

                    #20 natalie1987

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                      Posted 07 June 2010 - 03:55 PM

                      anyone know a good idea for an excursion for large groups?




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