Paradise Island Excursion

Visit the stunning “Paradise Island”

Snorkel among the stunning reefs

Enjoy a traditional Dominican lunch

Why you should go

Escape the crowds on this perfect day trip to the gorgeous atoll known as Cayo Paraiso. This tour visits some of the most pristine coral reefs in Dominica and is absolutely ideal for snorkeling.


An off-the-beaten-path adventure to explore the northern coast gem of Paradise Island

Explore the coral reefs -- one of the best snorkeling spots in Puerto Plata

Enjoy a traditional Dominican lunch in the beautiful countryside

Take in the beautiful Caribbean views from the comfort of the catamaran

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Trip Details


Adult $80
Child (10 & under) $65

Departure time


Meeting point

Resort lobby


Monday – Saturday, all year


Approximately 9 hours

Group size

Minimum 1, maximum 30 divers


  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Boat ride
  • Snorkeling (including gear)
  • Snacks & national drinks on the island
  • Free time on the island
  • Dominican lunch

Not included

Drinks at restaurant, photos, guide tip

What to bring

  • Voucher
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera/underwater camera
  • Spending money

Staff on tour

Tour guide, driver and snorkel guide

Participation requirements

All welcome!

Tour overview

The Paradise Island Excursion from Puerto Plata is a perfect adventure day trip to the gorgeous atoll known as Cayo Paraiso. This tour visits some of the most pristine coral reefs, ideal for snorkeling the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. No trees, no streets, no stress. We drive you through the mountains of the Puerto Plata province while a local tour guide points out the scenery and tells you about Dominican culture and habits. Upon arrival at the small fishing village of Punta Rusia, we will board the speed boat that take us to Cayo Arena, the official name of Paradise Island. On the island, you will receive snorkeling gear and life jackets for the guided snorkel tour around the island. You will observe the side of this huge coral reef as it gently drops off into the deep ocean, filled with marine life, colorful soft coral and coral rocks. After the snorkeling, you have plenty of time to soak up the sun, enjoy the view of the coastline, take your dream photos and snorkel some more inside the reef where the water is only 3 feet deep. On our way back, we’ll stop at a traditional Dominican restaurant for lunch.

This excursion visits a protected national park. It is prohibited to take seashells, coral, rocks or sand from the marine park.

  • Pick up in the morning at the meeting point given by SeaPro
  • We will take you to Punta Rusia
  • We will board the speed boat and drive to Paradise Island in Dominican Republic’s North Coast
  • You will have free time on Paradise Island, including guided snorkel tour
  • Back to Punta Rusia, where we will stop for lunch at a traditional Dominican restaurant
  • Arrive at Puerto Plata in the afternoon

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