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Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour provided by Happy Fish Catamarans

Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour

Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour
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Tour snapshot
Small-group catamaran tour from Punta Cana means more personalized attention
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
A small-group tour limited to 16 people sets this catamaran tour apart from its competitors. Set sail on a premium ship equipped with shareable net hammocks en route to a snorkeling stop at Cabeza de Toro Natural Reserve and a sandbar. Plus, unlimited drinks from an open bar, round-trip transport, and use of snorkel equipment make it easy to vacation without handling the stressful details of the day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Snorkel near tropical fish habitats at Cabeza de Toro Natural Reserve
  • Juice, beer, and cocktails from an open bar keep you refreshed
  • Sunny hammocks and shaded seating available on board for a comfortable ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included for your convenience
What to expect
Begin your tour with hotel pickup prior to your selected morning or afternoon departure time. Head to the pier, board a catamaran, and set sail on the Caribbean Sea. Recline on net hammocks in the sun, or stay under the boat’s shaded portion as you make your way out on the water. After a short ride, arrive at your first stop in Cabeza de Toro Natural Reserve, near Cabo Engaño on the eastern side of the island. Snap on your snorkeling gear, and dive into the waters at a spot famously known as a tropical fish habitat. Continue to a sandbar surrounded by shallow water. Enjoy drinks from the floating open bar along with snacks such as nachos and fresh fruit before returning to your original departure point. This tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Snorkel near tropical fish habitats at Cabeza de Toro Natural Reserve
  • Juice, beer, and cocktails from an open bar keep you refreshed
  • Sunny hammocks and shaded seating available on board for a comfortable ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included for your convenience
What to expect
Begin your tour with hotel pickup prior to your selected morning or afternoon departure time. Head to the pier, board a catamaran, and set sail on the Caribbean Sea. Recline on net hammocks in the sun, or stay under the boat’s shaded portion as you make your way out on the water. After a short ride, arrive at your first stop in Cabeza de Toro Natural Reserve, near Cabo Engaño on the eastern side of the island. Snap on your snorkeling gear, and dive into the waters at a spot famously known as a tropical fish habitat. Continue to a sandbar surrounded by shallow water. Enjoy drinks from the floating open bar along with snacks such as nachos and fresh fruit before returning to your original departure point. This tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 20120P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Premium aged Rum, Presidente Beer, Tequila, Vodka, Margaritas, Rum Punch,Soft Drinks, Soda Pop, Signature Cocktails, Bottled Water
  • Light Snacks, Nachos Tortilla Chips and Salsa, Fruits of the Season.
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off on Air Conditioned vehicles
  • Stand up Paddle Board
  • Bottled water
  • Restroom on board
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will send you an email with your departure information, please check your email.
  • Plaza Bibijagua, MHCX+3HJ, C. P.º del Sol, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic We are located at Plaza Bibijagua
  • Airports:
  • Punta Cana Airport, Punta Cana Dominican Republic
  • Ports:
  • Cap Cana, Punta Cana
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair 100% accessible, please advise, we can review every case
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Premium aged Rum, Presidente Beer, Tequila, Vodka, Margaritas, Rum Punch,Soft Drinks, Soda Pop, Signature Cocktails, Bottled Water
  • Light Snacks, Nachos Tortilla Chips and Salsa, Fruits of the Season.
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off on Air Conditioned vehicles
  • Stand up Paddle Board
  • Bottled water
  • Restroom on board
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will send you an email with your departure information, please check your email.
  • Plaza Bibijagua, MHCX+3HJ, C. P.º del Sol, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic We are located at Plaza Bibijagua
  • Airports:
  • Punta Cana Airport, Punta Cana Dominican Republic
  • Ports:
  • Cap Cana, Punta Cana
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Not wheelchair 100% accessible, please advise, we can review every case
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Jul 2020
A note from Small-Group Sailing and Snorkeling Catamaran Tour
All necessary hygiene measures have been taken, employees are instructed to stay at home if they feel/have any symptoms, we only run Small Groups Tours, Occupancy on our boats is 50% or less of its capacity to guarantee social distancing, crowded public areas will be avoided, no check in lines.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Gast91
London, UK5 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This was an amazing trip and the team makes sure to keep everyone safe by following COVID safety measures. I went with my partner and we had the whole boat to ourself. A once in a lifetime opportunity to see and swim in the most beautiful water you will ever see.

I can highly recommend this tour and would encourage you to book the morning slot as the water is so much prettier in the morning.
Written 25 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rod and Ronda
Calgary, Canada30 contributions
Not enough stars available to rate these guy’s. we booked the 16 person tour and upon arrival discovered we were the only people on the tour. Most companies would have postponed or canceled. Not this amazing company. They honoured our booking and made us feel like rock stars. Luis , Franky and Raphael made sure the party started the second we were on board. Drinks were flowing music was pumping and that was just the beginning. We had an amazing snorkel tour that I’m sure we saw 1000 fish, most other companies do a 1/2 hr snorkel experience but we got the “Happy Fish” 45 minute tour, then we went to the sand bar and again nothing was rushed and we got to enjoy paddle boarding the slide on the boat and music tailored to us .Then they dished the snack omg fresh pineapple,watermelon, guacamole, salsa it was all amazing. We really can’t say enough about our experience. Thank you so much
Written 25 February 2022
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dagansutherland
San Diego, CA4 contributions
Feb 2020
We had a great time with Happy Fish Catamaran on an afternoon snorkeling/boat trip on 2/1/2020. We signed up for the 16 person small group sailing trip, but only had 11 people on board, so we felt like we got amazing personal attention from Daniel and Jorge. Daniel personally led the snorkeling trip in the water at Cabo Engano and was great at pointing out different fish and features to my wife and I. We didn't expect the snorkeling to be that good, but we saw a huge number of fish and the reefs at the snorkeling location were very interesting. We brought our own snorkeling gear, but the boat had snorkeling gear for everyone else that looked like it was in great shape. I broke the strap on my mask during snorkeling and the boat/crew had a replacement band that they fixed and gave to me no extra cost. The whole crew (3 people - I forgot the captain's name) were very attentive and went out of their way to always make sure that we were comfortable and having a great time. Also wanted to mention that this tour company had a stand up paddleboard that was available to use at the natural pool/stop. We didn't see any other boats that had this, which made that stop extra fun.

We also stayed at the Westin Puntacana and the Company provided a shuttle to get us to the location - the driver was great after the excursion. We wanted to look at some of the gift shops right on the beach and he let us stay as long as we wanted before giving us a ride home. Would absolutely recommend for great snorkeling and a tour company that definitely puts the customer first.
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CMan81
Pasadena, MD10 contributions
My family and I did a small group catamaran excursion with Happy Fish tours… From the moment we got on the boat our guide Franky started rocking American party music and made sure the drinks were flowing…. Franky and the other members of the staff were extremely helpful and made sure we had anything we needed. My family and I highly recommend using Happy Fish for your excursion needs. We will definitely use them again when we return to the DR..
Written 19 August 2021
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April S
5 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This was by far the best experience we had in the Dominican!! This crew was completely involved with the guests and provided plenty of entertainment. We were the only ones in the van for pickup and the same driver was there at the end to return us back to our hotel.
Out at sea they provided hands on experience with sea urchins and sand dollars. There was a slide on board and then at the sand bar stop there were paddle boats provided and a friendly game of catch.
I highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a smaller crowd and great entertainment.
Written 11 June 2021
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Kristina D
7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We absolutely LOVED our boat ride. This company is amazing. From pick up to drop off at our hotel, we had the best time. The guys taking us out on the boat we’re great. My friend can’t swim and they got her in the water and snorkeling! Nino, the main tour guide, never left her side and calmed her nerves the entire time. I highly recommend the Happy Fish drink. Yum! These guys don’t just take your picture when asked…they come around offering to take pictures for you through the trip. Class acts…family friendly…super fun people. Try the pineapple from the fruit tray…so good!! Most importantly…this company makes you feel safe and at ease. If you’re still reading this and haven’t added this trip to your cart…do it now. You’re in for a treat.

Oh…and great music!

And be prepared to meet new people from all over the world. We have new friends from France and Nebraska. 🙌🏼
Written 30 April 2022
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timboskratch
Maidenhead, UK17 contributions
Jan 2022
Excellent service and great communication from before booking through to drop-off back at the hotel. The boat was a good size and very clean and well maintained. The crew were very friendly and welcoming and made us feel like family right from the start. In total there were only about 10 or 11 guests on board so plenty of space to relax and enjoy.
The drinks and cocktails were delicious - especially recommend the Happy Fish cocktail! The nachos and homemade guacamole were also amazing!
Thank you Antonio for showing us the best parts of the coral and attracting all the fish to us - was a really great experience.
We are so glad we chose you to take us on our tour. Muchas Gracias Happy Fish!!
Written 9 January 2022
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Carol O
Raray, France14 contributions
Mar 2022
Absolutely amazing trip, can't say enough good things about our day out with Happy Fish. Nino, Pineapple and Captain Rafael made sure we saw tons of fish snorkeling and that we all had a full drink and a good time. Unlike most of the other catamarans we saw, Happy Fish limits the number of people on board, which makes for a much better experience. We have gone on a lot of catamaran snorkeling tours in the Caribbean and our day with Happy Fish ranks at the very top. Go!
Written 7 March 2022
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Sarah A
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
There were only 4 of us on our tour (my boyfriend and I and another couple) which made the experience very personal, we were really well looked after from the moment we were picked up at our hotel. We were fortunate to have a private transfer to the boat which was very punctual in picking us up. On the boat our drinks were kept topped up and the tour guide was very clear with all his instructions and explanations. He came in the water with us when we went snorkelling and point out things for us to see. We were there for about an hour. It was in the open water with some reefs so the fish were free and not kept in any form of captivity. We got to the snorkelling well before any other boats so had it to ourselves most of the time, all other boats arrived and left within the time we were there so they couldn’t have had more than 15mins in the water. When at the sand bar we had freshly prepared fruit and a floating bar where they made any drinks you want. All other boats had at least 20+ people on so ours felt very private. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a half day trip on the water.
Written 10 January 2020
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ajkori
Boston, MA4 contributions
Mar 2021
The Catamaran, the trip itinerary (sailing, snorkeling, then sand bar party), and the drinks were all superb. It would have been 5 stars with just that.
But what sets this trip apart are the crew. Awesome team on the boat. They were constantly cracking jokes and made it feel like a private adventure among friends. I've been on similar Catamaran trips cross the globe and this was easily my favorite because of the crew.
OH- and I dropped my phone while snorkeling in a reef. One of the crew members literally dove 15 feet, searched through all the corral, and somehow found it. And literally refused any tip for that even though losing my new iphone on vacation would have been an immense hassle for me.
Stop reading and just book it.
Written 1 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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