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Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursion: 2 person Buggy Tour
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Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursion: 2 person Buggy Tour

By Eric Tours International
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Ages 0-120, max of 14 per group
Duration: 4–5 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Amber Cove pickup and drop off
  • Buggy
  • Bottled water
  • Guide
  • Taino Bay pick up and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
  • Entry/Admission - Amber Cove
What's not included
  • Pictures available to purchase


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • The pick up is from the outside of the main gate of the terminal entrance by the highway. We will send you a map of the exact location for the pick up. From December. 15 -2021 we also pick up from Taino Bay, Puerto Plata.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Amber Cove Port
    • Taíno Bay Cruise Port, Shore Excursions, Av. Antigua Via Férrea Muelle Turístico entre Av. Penetración Portuaria y, Calle Duarte, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69492P26

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      How much is Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursion: 2 person Buggy Tour?
      Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursion: 2 person Buggy Tour price starts from C$174.29. Discover and book Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursion: 2 person Buggy Tour on Tripadvisor
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      Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursion: 2 person Buggy Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursion: 2 person Buggy Tour on Tripadvisor
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      Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursion: 2 person Buggy Tour is hosted by Eric Tours International. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Eric Tours International on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursion: 2 person Buggy Tour on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 69492P26

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      Itinerary
      • You'll get picked up
        See departure details
      • 1
        Amber Cove
        Stop: 45 minutes
        See details
      • 2
        Taino Bay Puerto Plata
        Stop: 15 minutes
        See details
      • 3
        Golden Beach (Playa Dorada)
        Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
        See details
      • 4
        Amber Cove
        Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
        See details
      • 5
        Puerto Plata Province
        Stop: 3 hours
        See details
      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Eric Tours International
        246
        Sosua, Dominican Republic
        Joined in November 2013
      • lakeerahs
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I loved it
        The food was good, the atmosphere was awesome! The tour guides was so cool. You must do this! I can’t swim and they helped me in the water and made me feel very comfortable
        Written May 14, 2024
      • Jennifer W
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Exciting and Adventurous
        I've been on many ATV excursions and this was by far one the the best. This was the longest actual ride I've ever experienced
        Written May 1, 2024
      • kimatgerstner
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Excursion on the Island!
        This was hands down the best excursion ever! Our crew was great! The bus ride to get there was 2 hours - but worth the wait! The "island" is actually a sand bar surrounded by a reef that you can snorkel over. Clear waters and lots of life to see. Don't think you will have it to yourself - there was about 250 people there all at once - 3 big boats each holding 50 people and about 10 or more speedboats each holding about 12 or so... but still very cool!
        Written April 24, 2024
      • brianhQ310WT
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Give this “ Adventure a missfor improvement
        Friendly staff. But no instruction. Machines old, not well maintained,some broke down repeatedly. First stop at the gift shop,not sugar cane field as on brochure,was a run down gift shack. A plastic chair collapsed with a woman injured,laying on the floor,no assistance from the untrained staff was forthcoming. ( Or first aid kit. ) The second stop was on a beach, with a run down shack offering food, beer. Behind with the jungle was literally a rubbish dump,filled with garbage. Value for money,not really.
        Written April 18, 2024
      • MannyCandace
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Extraordinary
        Was amazing this is my second time going and it is a great experience everything was perfect the excursion and the people. Would recommend for anybody.
        Written April 14, 2024
      • michaellX2384VM
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good Time
        Trip was fun…great crew…good food and drinks…Michael Jackson dancer was excellent…friendly people and great swimming/snorkeling
        Written April 7, 2024
      • puntagordapaul
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Communication and customer service.
        Great communication from Nathalie from the time you book your trip. I had the opposite experience with another tour operator in the area. Sadly the day we were going to depart , there was intermittent rain and the chop on the water was a bit rough. I figured I was going to lose my money, but I decided to cancel our booking as I did not think my family would enjoy the trip under those conditions. I emailed them to let them know and much to my surprise they said they understood and would refund my money. I will defenitly rebook with them next time I’m in Sousa. Thanks again for the great customer service!!!! So sad never got to go
        Written March 23, 2024
      • kensleyv2022
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best day ever
        We had the best time on our catamaran charter! We especially loved Franklin - he was so nice and fun. The food was 10/10, especially the wings, and the beer and rum punch were great too! Couldn't have been better.
        Written March 17, 2024
      • Jonathan S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Must do if you like offroading
        Had a great time here, these guys were calm and patient and very focused on customer service. They were a lot of fun and the route we took was a lot of fun. I would do it again
        Written March 1, 2024
      • Global538375
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience - must book if you're in Puerto Plata!
        This excursion was amazing! The small island was pretty crowded but I couldn't fault people for wanting to visit, the water was so clear and there were so many fish to see underwater! The pick-up was on-time, the ride to the beach was smooth and the speedboat trip to the island was great! Our guide, Matias, was very knowledgeable about the island and made sure we had a great time. Snorkel gear was provided to us and we even received some bread to entice the fish! The island was about 1 KM by 2 KM - we were told that closer to summer, the island gets bigger. We passed the Mangroves and it was really cool to see oysters and crabs. I recommend this excursion to anyone staying in Puerto Plata! You won't regret it :)
        Written February 28, 2024
      • Lisa_Torres
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Too much driving
        Negatives - much too much driving! We were picked up at Cabarete, the drive was FOUR HOURS to the speedboat via small van, then large bus because of so many pick ups en route. Misleading when we were told it would be two hours there and back. The sand bar is lovely but many boats and people, so not at all as pictured. This was a 13 hour excursion (p/u 7am, drop off at 7:30pm !!) because of all the driving, with just 2 hours in the water at the sandbar. Positives - our multilingual guide on the bus was excellent, so knowledgeable! The boat was fun (but bumpy), and the snorkeling is good, plenty of things to see! I’d only recommend if you are staying close to Cayo Arena - not from east of Puerto Plata because of the distance.
        Written February 19, 2024
      • 636lorik
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        This experience was good but still a little ruff around the edges.
        This was a good excursion but, still has a few hiccups with transportation. You have to walk quite a ways to get to the transportation but, it is walkable. The boat that we went out in was very small so if you get seasick on small boats this is not for you. We went to some great snorkeling spots and saw lots of fish. I felt confident in the crew and felt safe. We spent an hour on the beach after snorkeling and you can snorkel from the beach.
        Written February 6, 2024
      • tracylmcw
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Meh!
        Experience was just OK, not quite as advertised. In the buggy for less then 1.5 hours, a good part of which was on busy roads. Parked at the beach, didn't actually get to drive on it. They charge 5$ US per beer, gouged, and we were asked to buy a beer for one of the tour crew! 2nd stop was at a "river" in a small neighbourhood , not scenic at all! The highlights were seeing some of the countryside and local neighbourhoods. Overall not impressive unfortunately!
        Written February 6, 2024
      • susanpE2594EI
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful time
        Fun trip. Speed boat was a lot of fun and the snorkeling was amazing. Everyone should experience this excursion while in puerto plata
        Written February 6, 2024
      • P3129GPronw
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Disappointed
        Getting from the beach to the catamaran was very challenging. Only one small motorboat was available. It took 4 trips to get everyone on from the beach to the catamaran. Also after excursion was finished sitting in the bus waiting to go back to resort took almost an hour. They were waiting for one person to show up to return. Still waiting on bus. Lunch and drinks were great.
        Written February 4, 2024
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      4.5 of 5 bubbles35 reviews
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      Kjm
      Auburn, WA21 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great ATV buggy experience and the photo/video package is a must get. You will get mud splashed and completely drenched so make sure you put your items in a locker(small fee/$cash) or have water proof bags. They provide helmets and goggles. We used disposable surgical masks that helped with the dust and to minimize water in mouth but was less effective after the drenching of course. They picked us up directly from our villa.
      You can pair up and switch drivers or drive alone to drive the entire time, price is per vehicle. A third of the way in we stopped by a village shop to taste coffee, cigars, chocolate and have an opportunity to purchase things. Bring cash to avoid the 18% credit card fees. The Larimar, amber and pink coral jewelry was similar cost to others places but don't forget to barter. Options to switch drivers are at the village and at the beach that we dropped by toward the end of ride to rinse off, drink bottle of water provided and have more photo ops.
      Written March 20, 2023
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      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Glad to hear that you had a great experience on the Buggy / ATV tour.
      Written March 28, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      hhorne98
      virginia202 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great fun!!! We had a great time on our ride. Communication was great explaining the pick up, they were punctual with pick up and drop off. Felt like they took great care for us to have a good time.
      Written May 21, 2023
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      Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave review. We are glad to hear that you had a great time and liked the service.
      Written May 24, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Freedom768465
      Largo, FL1 contribution
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      The van driver did not speak or understand English. The drive thru the city was a little scary and chaotic. The Dune Buggy should come with all necessary equipment like goggles and mask. There should also be a warning that you will get muddy from head to toe! And your clothes will be ruined. It was a fun adventure.
      Written March 19, 2022
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      Hello, thank you for taking the time out to leave a review. On the viator page for the excursion, under what to expect it says to Please remember to wear clothes that you can throw away, Sunglasses and something for the dust and mudd. Glad to hear that you had a good time!
      Written March 19, 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Scary43
      Boys Town, NE18 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We booked the two person dune buggy tour through Pop Excursions. It was considerably cheaper than anything from the ship.
      A few things we didn’t expect:
      When you walk out of the port area hang a left. About a block up will be people standing by trucks and buses. Those are your people. We were expecting a building of some sort. It’s a short ride on a truck to the location.
      Dune buggy tour was a load of fun. You will get soaked so protect your phones and electronics. I almost lost my sunglasses too. You will get extremely muddy so wear clothes you can throw away. Same for shoes.
      Overall a great tour
      Written February 10, 2023
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      Thank you so much for review on Amber Cove & Taino Bay Shore Excursion, 2 person buggy tour. Appreciate your feedback.
      Written February 10, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      BRETT J
      1 contribution
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023 • Friends
      It was raining the day we were in port. They picked us up outside the cruise ship terminal for a 35 minute ride to the buggy location. The transportation is an open air truck with bench seats and a shade cover. Not enough cover to hold back the rain so we were soaked by the time we reached the buggy location. If it wasn't a rainy day that ride would have been fine. No offer to cancel due to the weather. Would recommend checking the forecast a few days before while you can still cancel. The actual buggy tour was fun and would have been better if we weren't cold and wet to begin with. A little bit concerned about going through water and mud that has animal feces. You get covered with mud and water that has animal waste in it. You will get soaked even if it's not a rainy day. The tour operators were friendly and did a good job.
      Written March 25, 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you so much for taking the time out to leave a review! This excursion goes out in all weather conditions. You had bad luck with the rain that day as we have had very nice weather the whole March.
      Written March 28, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Stephanie B
      8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This excursion was so much fun! It truly was the highlight of our trip! Edwin Tours picked us up at 9am right on time and took us over to UTV/Buggy place. Everyone was so professional and there was always someone that spoke English.
      Do not miss this excursion!!! Edwin Tours made our trip so relaxing and fun
      Written March 13, 2024
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

      Angela S.
      Sarasota, FL41 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Family
      My 12-year old son and I booked this excursion, while on a cruise. They picked us up, outside of the port gates. It was a little bit of a walk but nothing impossible. We were driven to the location and loaded up. We were in a convoy with another family on 4-wheelers and my son wished we had gotten those, so one of the tour guides took let him ride with him for a little while and he really enjoyed that!

      The tour guides were very friendly and accommodating! They even had one person designated to taking pictures and videos of everyone, with the option to purchase the USB drive when we got back to the site. I will say, it hadn't rained in a while so it was pretty dusty and not many mud puddles, besides green ones, to speed through! LOL We were a little sad about that.

      We, also stopped at Playa Bergantin in Puerto Plata. It was absolutely beautiful! We both enjoyed our Pineapple concoctions, mine had a few "spirits" in it, as well.

      After our excursion was finished, they drove us back to the Port with plenty of time left to do some shopping before boarding the ship.

      We would definitely do this again! We had a complete BLAST!
      Written October 3, 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are glad to hear that you and your son had a blast.
      Written November 5, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      mike
      Scotland, UK7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      My wife and I loved this off road experience. We never do stuff like this on holiday and we're glad we did.

      That being said, you WILL get very wet and very dirty...there's also very little in the way of padding in the buggies, so you will feel every bump on the road...and there are many.

      I highly recommend wearing a bandana and pool/sea shoes as your feet get wet too. Also, wear clothes that you're happy to throw away afterwards, or you can wash out very quickly after the trip.

      Heads up! As well as driving through the beautiful DR countryside, you also drive through small villages and have to cross main roads.

      The jewellery sellers at the beach stop can be a nuisance, but just be firm and you'll make it off the beach without emptying your wallet.

      I'd highly recommend this trip.
      Written May 14, 2024
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      Laura W
      1 contribution
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023
      It was a lot of fun! Definitely want to come prepared with goggles, balaclavas and wear clothes you don’t want to keep. It’s not pretty or high end but great people and mud made it a great time.
      Written April 2, 2023
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      Thank you so much for your review! Glad to hear that you had a lot of fun.
      Written April 3, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      cruzer4
      1 contribution
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023
      this is not a review but a question
      after reading several reviews expecting to get muddy and someone said there's a shower to rinse off , but can you bring a backpack or bag to store a towel or clean dry clothes in on the buggy or anywhere? we have this booked for March, 2023 cruising on the Carnival Mardi Gras. Also how much time do we need from disembarking the ship to get to the tour meeting area to leave for the scheduled tour time?
      Written February 18, 2023
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      Hi, you can bring a bag with change of clothes and store it at the office at the location. Count on 10-15 minutes to walk up to the meeting point.
      Written February 20, 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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