Day Trips in DominicaEdit This
One of the best Dominican Republic day trips is going on a snorkeling cruise to Catalina Island. One of the best reasons to go on this nine hour snorkeling cruise is because of how beautiful and clear the waters are around Catalina Island. Not to mention that the boat anchors right above a coral reef, so you don’t have to swim far to see the beautiful world that awaits you below.
Departure and Pricing
The Catalina Island snorkeling cruise departs every morning at 7:00 a.m. from the beach in front of the Riu Naiboa and neighboring hotels. Luckily, you don’t have to be a guest of one of the beachfront hotels to take part in the snorkeling cruise because a shuttle is available from the Barcelo Bavaro section of town. Tickets for this cruise start at just $99 a person, but depending on the activities you select, it can go higher.
Snorkeling is perhaps the biggest activity on the cruise because the snorkeling equipment is free for everybody to use. However, snorkeling is not the only activity that you can choose from aboard the cruise. If you enjoy diving, you can also go diving on board the cruise, but that is going to cost extra and you must be certified in order to dive. After you are done snorkeling or diving, you will be whisked away to the white sandy beaches of Catalina Island to enjoy a nice lunch that is provided to you courtesy of the cruise line.