Located on eastern shores of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana is home to a plethora of water related activities such as catamaran sailing, sport fishing, swimming with dolphins and whale watching. However one of the most popular activities that can be enjoyed by tourists of all ages, is the exceptional Punta Cana snorkeling and exploring of the local reefs just off the Punta Cana shores.
One of the best ways to experience Punta Cana snorkeling is via one of the many snorkeling excursions that head out by boat from shore. These often half day excursions offer the opportunity to snorkel with the docile and friendly nurse sharks as well as plenty of stingrays. Many of the excursions also will offer the opportunity to see the beautiful sights along the coast of Cabeza de Toro and Bavaro. The natural pool in Bavaro is a truly can’t miss location to relax with your favorite beverage in hand after a long day of snorkeling. As with most snorkeling tourist snorkel boat tours led by a guide, expect the tour to provide snorkeling gear as well as instruction on how and where to find some of the waters most unique and interesting pinpoints. As you will find in most Punta Cana activities, there will be at least one English speaking guide on your tours. Many snorkel trip tours offered in Punta Cana will depart directly from the beach of your hotel. Beyond the basic snorkel equipment, many companies offer a wet suit or snorkel jacket that will allow you to relax and float with no effort or swimming motions.
For one of the absolute best Punta Cana snorkeling experiences plan to head over to Saona Island for the day. The natural beaches are surrounded by stunning coral reefs and is one of the most pristine settings in all of Punta Cana. For friends or family that want to join you for the day but not snorkel, Saona Island provides the perfect compromise as there are other activities on the island to enjoy not to mention a massive paradise in the sandy white beaches that cover the islands outer rim. Punta Cana snorkeling trips are a great way to see this tropical island that you may otherwise never get to for any other reasons. The beautiful country of the Dominican Republic’s waters are home to everything from trumpet fish to balloon fish and even eagle rays, providing some of the ocean’s best companions when snorkeling its shores.