Once arriving at Catalina island at around 10am, you will be able to snorkel “the Wall”, where you’ll admire beautiful corals reef. Afterwards you will sail to the other side of the island, to the “aquarium” where you will enjoy a lovely meal on board of the catamaran.
Hotel pickup and drop-off (see options)
Live commentary on board
Unlimited beer, rum and soft drinks
What's Not Included
Pickup From Punta Cana : 30$ per person, from Uvero Alto/Macao : 40$ per person
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Transfers from other Hotels areas rather than Bayahibe are NOT included.
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 10
ADULT: Age: 11 - 99
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Public transportation options are available nearby
The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
What To Expect
Quetzal Cata Excursion
Board at 9 am on to the Quetzal and sail for an hour to the island of Catalina. You will arrive around 10am, where you will be able to snorkel “The Wall”, you’ll admire beautiful corals. Afterwards we will sail to the other side of the island, to the “Aquarium” where you will enjoy a lovely meal on board of the catamaran.
After lunch you will have time to relax on the beach of Catalina, snorkel and see loads of different kinds of fishes. We will leave around 3 pm to sail back towards Bayahibe.
On our way back we will take our time and cruise along the coast of Casa del Campo, where you’ll get explanations from our national guide. We’ll end the day by a cruise up the river Chavon, famously known for its beautiful jungle scenery used in many movies!
Admission Ticket Free
Perfect day! Only book with Quetzal, they are the best!
The boat was very big! Especially since we were with no more than 15 people. Other boats were packed. But on this boat the vibe is way more relaxed and more room for everybody. The staff on the boat was super friendly and the food and drinks were great
Objectively the BEST catamaran tour in Bayahibe
If you're going to do a catamaran trip from Bayahibe, this is the ONLY one you should consider. We passed a number of other catamarans and they we're all jammed packed with like 50-60 people jammed sholder-to-shoulder on deck without a spot of shade. By contrast, there were maybe 14-15 people, tops, on our trip on the smaller, but beautiful, Quetzal. Plenty of room in the shade both outside on the aft deck and inside the boat. And the space up on the nets over the water on the bow between the hulls was so amazing and relaxing.
If I had any complaint it would be that we never actually put the sails up, which makes sense considering the wind wasn't blowing in a favorable direction and we had a LONG trip to make, but the lack of sails didn't detract from the overall experience. From the boat, to the snorkeling, to the friendly guide and crew, to the amazing food they served, this tour was A++ all the way
Superb and a magical tour with a fabulous crew
This was our second trip with the company and it was just as perfect as the first trip. The thing that we really liked about this company is that they only allow small groups and it’s not a ‘party boat’ like you see everywhere. Why get absolutely blind drunk and not enjoy the superb snorkelling, scenery and wildlife? The trip is fantastic- superb crew on board and wonderful food. We highly recommend this company as you are treated like family. It was a magical day out.
Best day trip ever ever.
Being out on open water, snorkeling with curious and friendly fish friends in addition to the group of humans I was traveling with - there is little left to be desired in a day-long excursion such as this one. From the fresh, delicious local and responsibly-sourced food to the care taken by the crew to attend the needs and accommodations of guests this was truly a refreshing and delightful experience. Local guides offered historical context while Lola, our bright and funny pro-diving guide was knowledgeable and articulate - steadfast but not heavy handed in her approach to conservation - from gently modeling taking trash up and out of the reef to replanting/homing broken coral to the more heavily impacted side of the island. It was so empowering to see and we can’t wait to bring our kids back so they can meet her and the captain and crew of the Quetzal.
This was an amazing excursion, exceeded expectations! The snorkeling was fantastic, the friendly tour guide points out specific kinds of fish and ocean life. The food was great and made fresh on the boat. The staff treats you like adults there is no micro managing. The boat was not overcrowded with people, plenty of room. I would pay to do it again in a heartbeat!
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