Things to do in Samana Province

Los Haitises National Park mas Cayo Levantado Island provided by Moto Marina Tours

Los Haitises National Park mas Cayo Levantado Island

Los Haitises National Park mas Cayo Levantado Island
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Visit several cays teeming with birdlife as your guide navigates the mangrove canals of Los Haitises National Park. This day trip for nature lovers in Samana informs visitors about bird habitat and behavior, as well as native flora, at this important reserve. Visit natural caves painted with prehistoric art and stop at idyllic Cayo Levantado for a beachside lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
Los Haitises National Park with a stop at Cayo Levantado included
Explore mangroves in the reserve, home to myriad birdlife
See indigenous cave paintings and visit fascinating cays
Guide shares expertise and provides beachside lunch
What to expect
After you enjoy the beauty of Los Haitises National Park we will head east to the island of Cayo Levantado where you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch filled with a selection of the typical regional cuisine. Options include fish, chicken, rice and beans, pasta, fruit selection, salad, bread and either a refreshment or water, included in your excursion cost. You may also purchase alcoholic drinks, both national and international from local vendors, (Pina Coladas, Cerveza Presidente) which are not included as part of the excursion cost. After lunch and to finalize your wonderful experience you will enjoy the turquoise waters and white sands of Cayo Levantado, with the warm Samana sun or a breezy shade from the coconut trees that abound on the island, you can’t go wrong. At the end of the day we return to our point of departure in Samana, where we hope you can continue to enjoy the beauties that the peninsula has to offer.Throughout the excursion you will be accompanied by one of our experienced guides fluent in multiple languages who will help to make your adventure an unforgettable one. Aboard our boats you will be offered a selection of water, refreshments and rum as well as snacks of pieces of pineapple and coconut for your enjoyment. What is included? • Professional local Tour Guide • Refreshments • Cuba Libre • Santo Libre • Snacks • Water/Coke • Lunch depends on your booked • Bacardi island depends on your booked • Life Jackets • Lightweight rain jacketWhat is NOT included? • Towel • Bug Repellent • Entrance fee: Los Haitises Tour is $3 per person (cash)What to pack... • Sunglasses • Hat for Sun • Sunscreen • CameraPlease note: Unfortunately the caves are not conditioned for visitors who may suffer from certain physical disabilities.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59450P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Beverages • Bottled water • Buffet lunch • Snacks
Exclusions
Excess luggage charges (where applicable) • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
7h
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Beverages • Bottled water • Buffet lunch • Snacks
Exclusions
Excess luggage charges (where applicable) • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
7h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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 45 travellers
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Luke V
1 contribution
Great!
Apr. 2021
Very helpful staff. Due to Covid there were not enough people to start the tour but they made sure we were able to go and enjoy ourselves. Amazing tour and very helpful guides and staff.
Written April 28, 2021
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Gabriella A
1 contribution
Great experience
Mar. 2021 • Couples
The trip was amazing, the guides were entertaining and helpful and the trip itself was great filled with beautiful views and very well organized
Written March 31, 2021
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Melanie G
1 contribution
Unforgettable experience
Mar. 2021 • Couples
From beginning to end its was an amazing experience... not just watching the whales also learning about them! It’s just amazing how the moto marina crew treat you and make you feel so comfortable with the experience. I want to do it every single year!
Written March 2, 2021
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John D
Summit, NJ5 contributions
MOTO MARINA IS THE ONLY PLACE TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR TOURS IN SAMANA!
Jan. 2020
My family and I contacted Moto Marina to arrange a trip to Cayo Levantado and Los Haitses and we have never had such a wonderful experience in any vacation!

Everyone on the phone and in person demonstrated the utmost professionalism and courtesy and everyone...not just my family, but everyone was treated as if they were on a private tour!

If you do not make your trip with Moto Marina, you will be making a mistake!! Ask for Ileana!!

JD
Written January 22, 2020
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Sam Hittle
St. John18 contributions
Fun day trip and great crew!
My boyfriend and i booked this at 5pm the day before thinking it probably wouldn’t work out but gave it a shot. We got a very quick response and were told we could go the next morning and be picked up at 8am. We were so pleased with the quick response! The trip was such a great day (despite a little rain on the way but that’s part of the fun!) The national park is so beautiful and caves were super cool! The crew and the guide on the boat blew us away. The gentleman knew 5 languages and was able to share really incredible knowledge of the national park with everyone. Would highly recommend if you’re looking for a fun day adventure!
Written December 11, 2019
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Lin J
9 contributions
Good tour with the national park
Jun. 2019 • Family
Very good tour to the national park. Island is kind of boring.
good service
always service drinks and even provide rain coat when on the boat
Written June 4, 2019
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Lauren B
Washington DC, DC35 contributions
Highlight of our Trip to Samana
May 2019 • Couples
This company was excellent to work with in booking, and the day ended up being our favorite out of all our days in the Samana area. Very easy to book online (pay a $10 / person deposit to reserve your spot in advance). Ample free parking around the office. Very professional and fun guides with fluency in multiple languages - knowledgeable about Los Haitises. Boat was great and provided rum and other drinks during travel. Cayo Levantado was beautiful and a fun, relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Would highly highly recommend using Moto Marina to anyone traveling to Samana!
Written May 12, 2019
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jeff197025
Lake Orion, MI160 contributions
Relaxing trip / long day
Apr. 2019 • Family
The National Park was beautiful and if you are into nature and have the time it's worth it to see. The island that you visit after the National Park was also beautiful and had the nice sugary beach as seen in the photos.

I thought it would be fun for my kids to do (13, 10 and 10) but they were pretty bored after an hour. The boat ride to the National Park is about 45 minutes each way and then you are at the park for probably 1 to 1.5 hours and then you go to the island to relax for a few hours.

My take if you have kids this is probably going to be a boring trip for them, save your day at the hotel, if you are into nature then going to the park is pretty cool.
Written April 7, 2019
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Pathfinder80103
Nelson, Canada2 contributions
Samana Bay and Los Haitises National Park
Feb. 2019 • Family
The pick up from the hotel was on time but it was a bit disorganized at the dock. A beautiful day on the water. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and able to speak several languages. The vessel was a fairly new twin hulled boat. Held about 40 passengers in reasonable comfort. We saw a couple of humpback whales on the way to the National Park. The caves were very interesting to see. A nice buffet lunch was provided on the stop on Cayo Levantado Island before returning to the harbour.
Written February 21, 2019
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dcg3560
Denver, CO1 contribution
Tour was beautiful but beware of photo scam.
Nov. 2018 • Family
We did the boat tour to the national Park and Bacardi Island with my two teenagers. The trip was beautiful which is really why I was so sad that our experience tarnished the trip. When we got on the boat there was a photographer taking pictures who told me that they were free and so I put my camera away. At the end of the trip he wanted to charge me $100 for the photos. It was very unfortunate because again the trip was beautiful but I ended up with no pictures. Posting so others don’t make the same mistake I did.
Written December 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Wonderful experience!
In my opinion, this is one of the greatest places to go to if you're planning to go to the Dominican Republic in an
emillg2021
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Excellent
Friendly staff and a very knowledgeable whale watching guide, a nice, clean boat with space for those concerned abo
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DR 2021
If you want to be part of the beat tours with the most excellent people n crew you must take this tour with Luis th
Hoku556
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Fun day for everyone.
This is an excellent tour I would highly recommend it. We were a group of about 9 including older adults, younger
JDSantosF
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Excellent trip to Cayo Levantado for my 40th birthday!!
We booked a catamaran to celebrate my 40th birthday going to Cayo Levantado and doing some snorkeling and couldn’t
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Fitzgerald B
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Las ballenas y cayo levantado
Departure by bus from Santo Domingo 6am. Very nice hostess who makes sure everyone’s questions are answered. Road t
Awkwardlyawkward
Awkwardlyawkward
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The best Whale tour in Samana!
SUPER RECOMMENDED! We went whale watching and it was amazing. The crew had amazing energy and they had a lot of inf
LJuis
LJuis
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Cayo Levantado plus humpback whales sightseeing
Marvelous experience. Timing plus the expertise if the captain and the crew were exceptional. At a close, yet safe,
LauraMazzilli
LauraMazzilli
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Amazing experience!!!
Me and my firends visited the beautiful beach in Cayo Levantado and then went whale watching with Moto Marina. It w
Becky C
Becky C
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Choose half day whale watching, not full
The whale watching in the morning was great, although brief. The guide was informative but we did expect to see mor
morgandnb
morgandnb
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Half day whale watching.
Went on a half day whale watching tour. We were able to see whales right away. The tour guild was extremely helpful
Chelly_bean77
Chelly_bean77
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National park tour heavy on languages light on content
We took a tour to the National Park with Moto Marina. They repeated everything in four languages, which while impre
643katiec
643katiec
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Amazing experience!
Boat trip to see Los Haitises, caves, Bacardi beach- decent lunch included on beach. Highly recommend!
DPecorelli
DPecorelli
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Stayed on our boat in bay
We saw these tours coming in and out of the bay and into National Park. Looked like a great tour company but since
X540FNvickis
X540FNvickis
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Awesome Tour!
By recommendation from our Air Canada Rep. Herman, we decided to go with Moto Marina for our whale watching tour.