Speedboat back and forth
Mano Juan and Canto de la Playa

Are you ready to visit the southern part of Saona Island with a fast boat? Welcome among us, away from the crowds, to discover the white sand beach of Canto de la playa and the colorful fishing village of Mano Juan as well as the spectacular natural swimming pool and its giant starfish.


This ''made in Dominican Attitude'' excursion is available from Bayahibe / Dominicus, Punta Cana / Bavaro, Juan Dolio / Boca Chica. We will pick you up at your hotel with a transport organized by us.

We have planned everything for you to have a wonderful day aboard our speedboat!

We take care of everything, you just have to take place in our speedboat and enjoy the amazing landscapes of Saona and its beautiful white sand beaches.

Departure from your hotel whether you are in Bayahibe/Dominicus, Punta Cana/Bavaro or Juan Dolio/Boca Chica. At the time of booking, we will send you a confirmation with pickup time and place.

We will be waiting for you in Bayahibe, starting point of the excursion, to embark on our fast boat. (This tour is not available for children under 3 years old, pregnant women and people in wheelchairs)

Let's go, we leave for Cotubanama National Park! A short stop in front of the Penon where our English-speaking guide will give you explanations about this cliff and the Taino natives, the first inhabitants of the island.

We will then discover the mangroves, which are trees growing directly in the sea water.

First stop on the island of Saona, at the beach of Canto de la playa. We will spend 2h30 on this magic white sand beach surrounded by coconut trees. Relaxation for some, snorkeling for others, whichever suits you best....

After these marvelous moments, we will take the fast boat to go to the village of Mano Juan for a Dominican lunch.

Once done with lunch, let's take a cap and sun cream to visit the village of Mano Juan with our English speaking guide and get a glimpse of the local life (wooden house, anecdotes, local shops, national sports...).

We will finish by visiting the typical turtle nursery, a project maintained by a local family. With the means at hand, they take care of the incubation of the eggs during the laying period and the release of the baby turtles into the sea. It is not 100% guaranteed to see hatchlings, it will depend on the season and the hatching cycle.

Yes, once the visit is over you will have a little time to take a nap at the water's edge or test your bargaining skills in the small local shops.

To top it off, we'll go to the famous natural pool where we'll be able to see the huge starfish (be careful, we can't touch them, we can only admire them and take pictures), have an aperitif in the turquoise Caribbean water and enjoy a wonderful moment together.

Return to the port of Bayahibe with beautiful memories, where your transportation will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

The departure of this excursion is planned around 9:00 am for a return around 5:00 pm. Maximum on board: 27 people

Bateau rapide sur le port de Bayahibe prêt pour embarquer des passagers pour l'île de Saona
Cocoteraie de las Palmillas, vue lors d'une excursion à l'île de Saona
Magnignifique plage exotique et sauvage dans le sud de l'île de Saona, Canto de la Playa
Paillotes sur la plage de sable blanc de Saona, parmi les cocotiers
Racines d'arbres de palétuviers poussant dans l'eau de mer et formant les mangroves, proche de l'île
Quai de Mano Juan, sur l'île de Saona en République Dominicaine
Commerces locaux sur la plage de Mano Juan, île de Saona, République Dominicaine
Mouettes suivant un bateau, en quette d'un morceau de pain, République Dominicaine
Palmier sur la magnifique plage de sable blanc de Canto de la Playa avec la mer des Caraibes en arri
Feuilles d'arbres de palétuviers dans les mangroves proche de l'île de Saona en République Dominicai
Eaux turquoises et cristallines de la Pisne Naturelle proche de l'île de Saona en République Dominic
Plage exotique de Canto de la Playa avec eau turquoise et cristalline en premier plan, île de Saona,
Bébés tortues à la nurserie de Mano Juan sur l'île de Saona, République Dominicaine

Activity price

$79.USD per adult exclusive offer for any reservation from our site and $45.USD for children under 12

From Bayahibe / Dominicus transport is included
From Punta Cana / Bavaro you need to add $ 20.USD per adult and per child

From Juan Dolio / Boca Chica you need to add $ 25.USD per adult and per child

Get 10% on your 2nd excursion
Get 15% on your 3rd excursion

For this excursion do not forget:

  • Swimsuit

  • Beach towel  

  • Sunscreen

  • Mosquito repellent

  • Camera

  • Some change (For your personal expenses ex: massage on the beach, souvenirs, ...)

  • Hat or cap

  • A sweet shirt for the end of the day

What's included

  • Speedboat

  • Captain and nice crew to spend a wonderful day

  • Our English-speaking guide to make you smile and take care of your safety

  • Snorkeling equipment (mask and snorkel)

  • Drinks: Coca Cola, Sprite, water, rum and beer

  • Typical Dominican meal. (Lobster is optional and available from July 1 or February 29). Please add $ 25.USD per person and tell us the number of lobsters to plan when booking)

Motorized catamaran with brown canvas roof, docked on a white sandy beach lined with coconut trees, Canto de la Playa, Saona Island, Dominican Republic
Motorized catamaran seen from inside with wooden floor, brown canvas roof and turquoise sea in background
Bateau rapide sur la plage près du port de Bayahibe, République Dominicaine