Full-Day Tour to Punta Rucia and Cayo Arena with Snorkeling

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From $89.00

14 reviews   (3.93)

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Departs: dominican republic, dominican republic

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Visit one of the most beautiful islands on the North Coast. Paradise Island will welcome you with turquoise water, white sand and colorful reef. Visit the Monte Cristi National Park where you can explore the mangrove jungle and see local wild life.

After being collected from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua or Cabarete, make your way to Punta Rucia and enjoy the amazing views of the lovely Dominican landscapes.

Here, climb aboard a speedboat that will take you to Cayo Arena ( the local name of Paradise Island ) Upon arrival on the island, you will be welcomed by turquoise waters and white sand. Go ashore to sunbathe and explore or take a guided snorkeling tour during which you will see a variety of tropical fish and coral. Enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and drinks which will be served on the island.

Before lunch, take a speedboat ride through the mangroves.

On the way back we make a stop at a local market.

What's Included

and fresh fruits on the island

Hotel pickup

Local guide


National Park fees

Use of Snorkelling equipment

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Drinks with the lunch not included

DVD (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 75

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Eric Tours International
Organizing the tour

• Admission Ticket Free

Pick up at the hotels in Cabarete

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pick up at the hotels in Sosua

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Puerto Plata
Pick up at the hotel in Puerto Plata.
Driving though the country side to Punta Rucia.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Playa Ensenada
At Playa Ensenada the Speed Boat is waiting to take you to Paradise Island.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
Cayo Arena, the local name of Paradise Island. Here you will get fresh fruits and drinks. Snorkeling gear will be provided and a guided tour.
After the visit of Paradise Island you go through the mangroves with the speed boat.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Punta Rucia
In Punta Rucia a typical Dominican lunch will be served.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Puerto Plata Province
On the way back we make a stop at a local market, after the market we continue back to your hotel.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Beyond Amazing and I would pay way more for this tour!
Angela_G, 18-08-2022
This tour was beyond amazing! It started out with a gentleman picking us up directly at our resort in a private vehicle to drop us off at another resort the Senator to catch a bus ride. The bus ride was amazing we went through all these small villages. We felt really safe. Going through one town we got to see someone shoot a pig in the head and tie a rope around the neck and drag the pig to the house (probably for dinner). It was really neat to see the authentic way the Dominican people live. We got to the ocean where there were little boats waiting to cruise us on the ocean and our driver was very experienced! He did every wave and bump perfectly and it never felt unsafe. I was a little nervous being on a small boat on the ocean as I have never done it before but the way he handled that boat eased my mind. The island was beautiful and the fish were amazing and the water was super clear and the water was shallow enough to swim and not struggle with any ocean waves or currents. If you are an inexperienced swimmer this is for you as well as experienced swimmers as the water can get deeper outside the coral. On the way back the water was choppy due to a storm brewing but for safety, they took us through the mangroves and he maneuvered that boat so well around all the trees without hitting any. I have never been through mangroves on a small boat and with such precision. It was so amazing and definitely memorable.
We all had a great time....
Renee_H, 02-08-2022
We all had a great time. Snorkeling was amazing. The lunch they provided for us was delicious. The boat ride out to the island was a lot of fun
Oscar nunez
Oscar_N, 21-04-2022
The callo arena is beautiful the trip ecelent but l di this trips five time in people boats cuts the ride I. The Mangalore check this is not nice for the tour l now the area very well tanks
Great trip!
Rebecca_G, 20-02-2020
What a great day! Great communication before the trip, during and after. Great price for a great full day! Bus ride was fine, boat ride was amazing, views and experience was breathtaking. Staff was friendly and helpful with our 5 and 9 year old who have now declared Puerto Plata their favorite place in the world
Paradise island/mangroves/cigar shop
Robin_F, 06-08-2022
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the climate and environment (flora and fauna) as we traveled to the boats. We were not bombarded by vendors when we arrived at the dock. We didn't get to see any birds in the mangroves, but our tourguide was able to give a lot of information on it. We got to the island and wow, what a view!! Arrived at high tide and the island was very crowded, but we got to take full advantage of snorkeling, swimming, and snacks. Stopped at a cigar factory and gift shop as well. Thanks for a great trip

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