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Cayo Levantado Whales Fun Day Experience from Punta Cana provided by Go Excursions

Cayo Levantado Whales Fun Day Experience from Punta Cana

Cayo Levantado Whales Fun Day Experience from Punta Cana
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 71455P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Light Morning snack
  • Grilled buffet lunch at Cayo Levantado
  • Bottled water
  • Open Bar at Cayo Levantado Beach (National brands only)
  • Soda/Pop
  • Exotic Tropical Drink (Piña colada or Coco Loco)
  • Entry/Admission - Playa Esmeralda
  • Entry/Admission - Samana Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Whale Samana
  • Entry/Admission - Cayo Levantado
Exclusions
  • Photos/videos available to purchase
  • Souvenirs
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels in Punta Cana . For residences, we will set up an specific pick uo location
  • Ports:
  • Cap Cana
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Light Morning snack
  • Grilled buffet lunch at Cayo Levantado
  • Bottled water
  • Open Bar at Cayo Levantado Beach (National brands only)
  • Soda/Pop
  • Exotic Tropical Drink (Piña colada or Coco Loco)
  • Entry/Admission - Playa Esmeralda
  • Entry/Admission - Samana Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Whale Samana
  • Entry/Admission - Cayo Levantado
Exclusions
  • Photos/videos available to purchase
  • Souvenirs
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels in Punta Cana . For residences, we will set up an specific pick uo location
  • Ports:
  • Cap Cana
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Playa Esmeralda
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Samana Bay
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Whale Samana
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Cayo Levantado
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

3.0
4 reviews
Excellent
2
Very good
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Simeonov H
9 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Hi I'm Hari from 🇧🇬 Bulgaria . The favorite part was our happy meeting with the Whales 🐋. Was a very happy moment and will never forget. The Lemon Waterfall was a great adventure. Than at the end our relaxing time on Cayo Levantado Isle ,very chill and happy relaxing moments. Our gid guy Samuel was great recommend him.Have enjoyed the whole time.

Unfortunately I'm absolutely disappointed from our local Bulgarian organisator and gid in Punta Cana for this journey. Her name is IVA. Absolutely unprofessional behaviour. Have paid her 3 local trips and she did not appear at all on any of them. No tickets for the trip , no telefonnumber.Absolutely nothing. I don't recommend her.The people must know about that.
Written 23 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoExcursions2019
Thanks Hari, for your message !! For us and the whole team it is good to know that you had a super pleasant day with all our Staff and with our Guide Samuel. We will take action about the incident with IVA. We are always here to serve you !!
Written 18 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kurztrip22
Europe15 contributions
Go Excursions was our tour operator for the Samana Whales full day excursion which included Whale watching, a visit to Cajo Levantado beach and the Cascada el Limón waterfall via Horseback ride.

Samuel, our designated tour guide for the day held an introductory speech and shared various "information" on how and how not to understand some of the things we were going to see during our bus ride to the port.

In retrospect, this "information" was most likely shared to pre-empt complaints and strange situations.
Example: His interpretation on the horses' condition that take visitors to the Cascada el Limón waterfalls was that they are 'fitter' than other horses instead of being in at least questionable condition. More to that as this review progresses.

We were also informed that "not having fun" or complaining just might result in being sent home. Folks, if that doesn't set the right tone to the trip, what else would?! It gives oneself the feeling that there have been disputes in the past that are trying to be prohibited upfront.

Before arriving at port, we were also briefed, that whale watching had been rescheduled to the afternoon due to high boat count in Samana Bay.

Pick-up time was before 7am in the morning and after traveling by bus, a pit stop, boarding a boat to set over to Samana and getting into a safari open air truck, we arrived at Cascada el Limón waterfall horseback sight at ca. 11:30am.

Unfortunately there was no prior information from Samuel, that the horse guides to the waterfall work on a voluntary basis.
This makes them dependant on tips received for the horseback guiding as there is no regular pay from tour operator for their services. When charged $150 and more for such trip, this is questionable to say the least.
We found out afterwards that several Travel operators have taken Cascada el Limón horseback out of their program due to these circumstances, condition of the horses and state of path to the waterfall.

Also, Samuel urged to use the horses because trekking to the waterfall wasn't too safe after it had rained for several days prior to our visit and he couldn't guarantee for our safety.
He forgot to mention, that there were free boots and socks (additional cost) available for the trek. From perspective of the before mentioned guide volunteers, this is a courteous move, but it certainly isn't transparent.

After completing the visit to the waterfall and some nice fotos, we were urged back into the safari buses to head back to Samana and board the ship to head to Cajo Levantado island for lunch and leisure time.

Latest here it is worth mentioning, one could get the impression of being on a tightly scheduled transport mission rather than a relaxed day of exploring, whales and leisure.

Arriving at the island at around 2:30pm, lunch time was more than late.
After most visitors had been picked up before breakfast venues opened at their hotels and no snacks or food were included from Go Excursions until then.

As we still had the main attraction of whale watching planned, time was precious and we were scheduled for departure at 3:50pm. With lunch and a short selling program for the local merchants before, there wasn't much time left to leisure. Lunch and drinks were good and standard for day excursions and off site catering.

After boarding the ship again, we had a great and adventurous time watching the whales with some nice foto and video opportunities. The afternoon time did not seem to impact the whale experience. Duration was sufficient and well worth the wait over course of the day.

All in all, the full day trip was a tight time schedule adventure.
As previous reviews have also stated, the day is filled with additional tipping and "spend your money" opportunities which is fine, but the tour operator has optimized its spend to exploit turnover and profit.
I wouldn't recommend Go Excursions for what is described above. The whale watching was certainly fun but more importantly there is necessity for critical improvement.

In future, I would not book this trip or the tour operator until conditions improve for the real contributors of the day and these are the local residents.

Best regards and happy travels!
Written 28 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoExcursions2019
We are very sorry that you have not been able to fully enjoy the experience, we are going to take action with this issue, your opinion is valuable and we will keep it in mind in order to improve our excursion, thank you for your comment.
Written 30 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dave B
Grand Rapids, MI577 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Me, my wife, and daughter took a day long trip to snorkel, watch whales, and visit an island. The bus rides to the boat were uneventful. The breakfast while waiting for the boat was a joke. But then the fun begins! First, the boat was too crowded and the three of us had to sit on the back of the boat next to the outboard motors...noisy and had to smell the gas fumes for hours. I also thought the size of the boat was too small for the conditions...lots of big waves in an overloaded boat just didn't cut it. The snorkeling part was enjoyable, but only 20 minutes of a 12 hour day. While there isn't a lot they can do to see the whales, it was a lot of effort (hours on the boat) for maybe 30 seconds of whale time. But, we did have those 30 seconds which is something. The trip to the island was nice, with a nice lunch and drinks. The only downside was a fight between two women on our tour over a beach chair. Rather comical. The boat ride back was uneventful and we cut our trip on the island short to be sure to get better seats on the boat. The bus ride back (two hours) was terrible since there was something wrong with the bus and a warning beep went off every ten seconds. They tried to cover up the beeps with loud music...between the beeps, music and crying babies I thought I was going to lose my mind. I was never so glad to see the end of a day! I will say that the people were nice...boat and bus. Picked up at our hotel at 7 a.m. and dropped off at 7:30 p.m. Transport time was long, so plan on lots of bus time if you decide to go.
Written 25 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GO Excursions (Customer Experiences)
Hello, Mr. DAVE We regret the comments that you post on our platform. We welcome you contact us via email, and in the subject , please put the word TRIPADVISOR COMENT. Our email is hola@goexcursions.com. thanks in advanced.
Written 16 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Go Excursions
ShiBurr12
ShiBurr12
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Okay
The bus picked us up at 6:40am on time and we had to stop at another restaurant to wait for other people. They offe
kurztrip22
kurztrip22
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Cannot recommend Tour Operator and Guide
Wanted to give you a thorough insight on todays whalewatching trip - full day excursion. Hope this can be of some u
cherylhP2792XJ
cherylhP2792XJ
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Long Day!!
Experience needs to be improved. Long day!!. No photographers in water during Snorkeling. Long wait to get transfer
N2050BFalexanders
N2050BFalexanders
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Very bad experience with GO Excursions!
The travelling organisation was terrible! Late bus puck ups, switching the vehicles, waiting on some parking lots w
Rhonda W
Rhonda W
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Excellent day
The beach at Samana is worth the trip! Long bus ride to the boat but that was made clear to start. We had a wonder
GeorgeO1518
GeorgeO1518
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VERY VERY BAD TREATMENT OF CUSTOMERS
VERY VERY BAD TREATMENT OF CUSTOMERS Be aware of a guide - in our case Toni - and his advices- he is a cheat. Aske
lhlh1606
lhlh1606
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beautiful places outshined by the animal cruelty
Bacardi Island is truly a paradise. The tour can be a bit rough if you are not the sporty type. The long bus ride w
ahereau
ahereau
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Samuel is a great tour guide.
Be prepared for a 13+ hour trip. Besides the long bus drives, the trip is great. You'll stop and a small store, tak
361yacairav
361yacairav
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Awesome
Excellent tour. Samuel Martinez was awesome and very knowledgeable. Great trip. The kids and family enjoyed themsel
12435jayr
12435jayr
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You end up traveling more than participating in activities
You do more traveling than participate in the activities. Depending on where your hotel is, it's about 3-4 hours ea
dallased25
dallased25
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Saona Island a must do
Loved this trip! I do recommend though that you show up in your bathing suits, they don't tell you this in advance,
QMW13
QMW13
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Saona Island a very nice experience!
Spending 3 hours at the main beach on Saona Island! The beach was beautiful, staff was friendly and lunch was good!
972justicem
972justicem
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Nice but beware.
The island was nice. I would have rather had more time on the beach than a three hour boat ride for the photographe
MariaIacovinoJones
MariaIacovinoJones
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Beautiful day, beautiful experience.
Excellent experience. All were friendly, informative and helpful.. From the staff on the bus and boats, to the beac
201trishah
201trishah
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Put this excursion on your list!
This was an incredible overview of Samana! Our tour guide Samual was incredible, he made us feel welcome and had a
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