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Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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About Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise
Marinarium invites you to discover the wonders of the reef and the marine life. Join us for an exciting half-day cruise during which you will have the unique opportunity to snorkel with stingrays and nurse sharks.Snorkeling is followed by a beautiful sightseeing cruise along the coast of Cabeza de Toro and Bávaro. Finally, you will reach Paradise, where you will relax in the waist deep waters of Bávaro’s natural pool, with your favourite cocktail in hand.
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Snorkel and sightsee at the Marinarium and along the Cabeza de Toro coast on a half-day tour from Punta Cana. Enjoy the scenery on a sightseeing cruise along the coast, then jump in with provided snorkel gear to explore the underwater world. Stop at a waist-deep lagoon to relax and purchase drinks from the swim-up bar. Snacks and unlimited drinks included on board the boat.
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cheshiretraveller_9 wrote a review Yesterday
chester52 contributions31 helpful votes
We booked this trip through our TUI tour rep at our hotel. We asked about a snorkelling trip and he described this as 30 minutes of snorkelling and then a chance to see stingrays at a nature reserve and then you go and have drinks whilst standing in a lagoon. First I have to say the guys on the boat were entertaining but it wasn't what we expected. You arrive at a site where you can get in to the water and follow a rope to an enclosure. Help is available by the guys who have someone in the water with a ring, who will pull you along. The only fish you see are the ones that rush to the surface when pieces of bread are thrown in to the water. On the day we were there the water was rough so I was in and out in a minute. There was no possibility of snorkelling as we know it, as with the swell of the water and water visibility you were unlikely to see fish anyway. My husband managed to get over to the enclosure with some of the other guests. He was not impressed. When he got back he said there was one stringray where you were encouraged to have a photograph with it! Apparently there was a shark too but he never saw it. I'm suprised companies are able to sell these tours, as advertised as snorkelling. And, had we known that there was a stingray and a shark held in an enclosure we would never had gone. The two stars are for the team on the boat.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Tara S wrote a review 20 Jan
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Excursion was amazing! Beautiful waters, kind staff, and incredibly fun. The staff on-shore though were rude and slow. We waited almost an hour to leave on the boat but were scolded for trying to walk out to the beach. We had to wait in an empty white room with no updates on how long it would be. When we returned it became horrible. We were shown to our bus, told by staff it would be ten minutes and ended up waiting on the bus for AN HOUR. When we would ask staff how long it would be, they always repeated, “Ten minutes!” We missed our dinner reservations at our resort and were starving. This was incredibly disappointing after such a beautiful excursion. There was no apology from the staff OR our Amstar rep.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from Heike B, Costumer Service Assistant at Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Tara S, Thank you for your review and we are happy that you enjoyed the excursion. We apologize for the behaviour of the on-shore-staff. We will talk with the corresponding department to make sure that this will not happen again. We are glad that you told us since we are always interested to improve our services. Nevertheless we hope that you can keep the nice moments of the excursion in mind. We wish you all the best, Kind regards, Your Marinarium Parks
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dan25932022 wrote a review 13 Jan
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Overall very good experience. Boat was clean, excursion was fun, and staff was super entertaining and helpful. Only thing I think I would improve of is explaining that snorkeling gear has been thoroughly cleaned and better assortment of mask sizes.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from Heike B, Costumer Service Assistant at Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Dear dan25932022, Thank you so much for your review and your suggestion. We hope to see you again on your next stay in Dominican Republic. Kind regards, Your Marinarium Parks Team
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Painter3144 wrote a review 13 Jan
North Tonawanda, New York1 contribution
Our snorkeling cruise was one of the highlights of our vacation!! We were able to swim and see the sharks and sting-rays up close! The water and boat was perfect! Best part was the crew, they were professional, we felt very safe. They were fun and entertaining! Good job crew!!! I would 100% recommend and go again!!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from Heike B, Costumer Service Assistant at Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Painter3144, Thank you for your lovely comment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the time and the staff is happy that you mentioned them. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again on your next stay in Dominican Republic! Kind regards, Your Marinarium Parks Team
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Vencislav D wrote a review 11 Jan
Sofia, Bulgaria9 contributions8 helpful votes
Just look for Brenda and her Team. We'd had a splendid time on the boat and put in the water. Always having fun and party responsibly is their moto!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from Heike B, Costumer Service Assistant at Marinarium Excursions Snorkeling Cruise
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 987vencislavd, We are happy to read that you liked the excursion and the team! The staff will be glad to read your comment. Thank you so much for your review. All the best, Kind regards, Your Marinarium Parks Team
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