Full-Day Small-Group Saona Island Tour

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From $165.00

173 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: dominican republic, dominican republic

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This is a unique experience to Saona Island offering for a small group, following all protocols, with a very personal services.
In our experience we visit places not visited by the masses, we will take you to the town of Mano Juan, the only places inside the island where theres people leaving in a small community. Here we will know a community leader who run the turtle conservation area, we will have the time for learn about Turtle and how important they are for the planet. In Mano Juan, we will serve you a breakfast, with sandwiches, juices and fruits.
After Mano Juan Beach, We will be visiting a secret location beach, with beautiful landscapes, white sands beaches, perfect beach for jump in the water and enjoy the Caribbean Sea of Dominican Republic.
After we will continue to the famous Abanico Beach, here we will enjoy a private self service buffet lunch with Dominican Food. After lunch we will continue to Palmilla Beach to The Natural pools to see star fish.Snorkeling

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Alcoholic Beverages

Bottled water



Private transportation


Use of Snorkelling equipment

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 6
  • YOUTH: Age: 7 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 17
  • SENIOR: Age: 18 - 90

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Isla Saona
Abanico Beach, Saona Island. Here we stay around 4 Hours.
Having Lunch and Enjoying The Beach.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Parque Nacional del Este
Secret Location Beach.Here you will be with not too many people.
Our guide will sail with you to all different attractions inside Saona Island, explain you the history behind each places.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Saona Island
Mano Juan Town, Saona Island. Turtle Conservation Area.
Breakfast at Mano Juan, Talk with Local Leader "Negro" founder Turtle Conservation Area. 10-15 minutes Walk in Mano Juan Town.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Amazing and one of a kind!
JanDustin_G, 15-09-2022
This was one of the best tours we have ever been a part of. It is one of a kind! Melvin is so knowledgable about the Dominican Republic’s history and he is such a kind man! He cares for everyone and ensures everyone has a great time. Food was great! Also, I adore the fact that he takes us to the turtle sanctuary to learn more, contributing to the well-being of not only the people living at Saona Island, but also for Mother Nature. The experience was unlike anything, we all enjoyed the entire day. Also, we are always the first on the beaches so we got the space mostly to ourselves before the rowdy crown arrives. It is a pleasure to support him and the people of the DR.
A MUST DO! Amazing private adventure away from the crowd
Where do we even begin. Melvin was amazing from the beginning. He spoke very well and explained the history of the DR which was very interesting! He also provided breakfast and lunch which was delicious. Every stop we went to we were the first people there so we got to experience the beautiful beaches without the crowds, we were a small group and he always referred to us as family! He also always ensured everyone had a drink! When we got to the main beach where it was getting busy he had his own private section of the beach for our group and we got to have a private lunch away from the craziness. He took photos of everyone and sent them to us. He took us to a small village and introduced us to a man who protects the sea turtles and we got to see the babies. We also were taking to a sand bar where he showed us starfish! Lastly we arrived at the coral reef where we all jumped in for some snorkelling. This excursion is a must do, it is by far the best tour we have ever done, felt very private and personalised and Melvins hospitality was amazing. Definitely pick this one over the big tours you will not regret it. Thank you Melvin!
Best excursion in the Dominican
U4569HQalexandera, 12-09-2022
This was the highlight of our trip. We picked that excursion based on the positive reviews; even though I was skeptical of the number of reviews, I am glad we did it.
Melvin was the perfect tour guide for our day. He is highly knowledgeable about the history of the Dominican Republic and gave us detailed explanations during various parts of the day. He knows it all.
In addition to his knowledge, he is extremely thoughtful, friendly, and generous. He took us to places that most guides won’t take tourists to in order to show us real life in the DR. Yet; he also took us to marvelous beaches that tourists go to. The good thing about having Melvin as our guide is that he knew when we should go to each beach; for example, when we went to Palmilla beach, he made sure we went there early so we could take some private photos before it got crowded.
The other thing I appreciated and enjoyed is that all the food we ate on the island was handmade by Melvin, and IT WAS DELICIOUS!
We were only 9 on the boat, and we got to know each other well. Melvin took care of taking photos of us throughout the day and emailed them to us at the end of the day.

I highly recommend this excursion even if you have previously visited Saona island.
Paradise found
Llundquist, 10-09-2022
This was.such a wonderful beautiful experience. This is a do not miss. I almost didn't book this tour as I didn't want to lay on the beach all day. This tour was so much better than I expected.I am so glad we chose the small group as we arrived before all the other tour boats and received very personalized service. First of all Melvin was so very informative about the Dominican Republic . I learned more about the history in fifteen minutes compared to the hours spent in history class. You can tell Melvin takes pride in the Island and cares deeply about conservation. We went to the turtle rescue sanctuary and found it very informative and important. We went to several locations that other tour groups didn't go. It was fun to see the starfish in their natural habitat. The beaches are absolutely beautiful. We had a nice lunch spread. This excursion is really a piece of paradise.
Amazing jaw dropping experience!!
Brittnee_G, 10-09-2022
Don’t think about it, JUST BOOK IT!!! This was the most amazing excursion to Saona Island, if you are looking for a more private and personal tour this is the one to book! You get to see other spots of the island that the bigger tours do not get to go to, endless drinks and a delicious home made lunch. Melvin has his own roped off section of the island just for his small group, it is so amazing!! Melvin and his crew are top notch and truly care about your enjoyment. Highlight of our trip!!! Melvin is the absolute best!! You will regret booking with any other Saona island tour but this one!!!

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