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Marinarium Snorkeling Cruise

US$ 53 child - 106 adult

4.67 out of 5

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Offline price: $112
You save: $6 (5%)

Duration: approx. 4½ hours
Departure time: morning & Afternoon
Runs: every day

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What’s included?

  • Marinarium Snorkeling excursion
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guides
  • Boat ride to Marinarium
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages

What to bring

  • Beach clothing
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash


Enjoy a fun-filled half-day with the Marinarium snorkeling cruise. Spend a half-day traveling along the waters of the Punta Cana coast in the Dominican Republic. Besides taking in the peace and tranquility of the scenic view, our glass bottom boat will allow you to watch the brightly colored fish and marine life in the depths of the ocean.

In Marinarium, you will find a remarkable oasis for marine life. Here you’ll be able to snorkel, swim with nurse sharks and stingrays. Afterwards, we’ll head on over to Cabeza de Toro where besides appreciating the beauty of voyaging on the clear waters, the bar will be open and snacks will be served. It’s a lively place, with Latin music and dancing.

Cruise the azure waters along a coast lined with palm trees to our final destination—a natural swimming pool where you can wander in waist deep water, sipping a Caribbean cocktail, soaking in the rays of the sun on your skin, and listening to the evocative sounds of local music.

If you would like a wonderful day out on the water, consider this cruise to Marinarium.

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Helpful tip
– Bring raw oatmeal or plain bread in a plastic bag and take it with you when snorkeling to feed the fishes, be warned though, you will be surrounded!

Departure point
Tour departs from most Punta Cana / Bavaro area hotels. An extra pick up charge may be added to your cart depending on the location of your hotel.

Departure time
Morning and afternoon. You may request to go either in the morning or the afternoon trip, we will try to accommodate your request depending on availability.

Pick up time and location
Pickup time varies depending on the location of your hotel, you will be picked up in the hotel lobby or specified meeting point. The exact pickup time and location will be provided on your voucher after booking.

4½ hours (approximate total duration from pickup to drop-off).

Return details
You will be dropped off at your hotel.

Days of operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Cancellation Policy
– Tours are non-refundable for no show.
– Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of the scheduled pick up time or there will be no refund.
– Should a tour be cancelled due to bad weather we will reschedule at your earliest convenience. If your dates are not flexible and the rescheduling cannot be done a full refund will be issued.

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6 reviews for Marinarium Snorkeling Cruise

  1. 5 out of 5


    Read original review on Tripadvisor

    First off, I loved being able to book my excursions before arriving. It took the worry out of carrying enough cash, or international card use charges once on vacation. Plus, it is the same exact vendors that your travel company will tell you about once you arrive at your resort.

    Marinarium Cruise Review:

    Had such a great time on this cruise! The staff was super friendly and entertaining. The snorkeling excursion was great, if you are comfortable snorkeling/swimming and want to see more of the ocean make sure you go with the Advanced group! We made the mistake of doing the beginners, and missed the exploring part, but Jordan was kind enough to take my sister and I on a quick extra swim after the Sharks portion.

    The natural pool was soooo fun! Seriously wish we could have stayed longer. There were several other cruise boats docked so it was like one big party! Make sure you walk around and mingle!

    Lastly, when you get back on the boat for the return party cruise’ DANCE and enjoy yourself! We are on vacation!

    Can’t wait to do this again on our next trip!

  2. 4 out of 5


    We had a great time on this excursion, however was hoping for more time to swim with fish and sharks/rays. We also wanted to hang out on the beach for longer. The staff was great and very accommodating. The food was a ham and cheese sandwich.. most of which I threw out. Could be better but a fun excursion!

  3. 5 out of 5


    This was an absolutely amazing excursion! The team on this boat are phenomenal. They absolutely love their jobs and they go above and beyond to make every guest feel VIP. It was refreshing to see such a great team of people. They were attentive, caring and entertaining. This excursion is not just any excursion, just when you think the fun is over the team is taking you somewhere new or bringing you out to dance or blending up a specialty shot. There isn’t a moment of boredom. My only suggestion for improvement would be better direction and assistance with the snorkeling. It was my first time and I was a bit lost, however, I could have also just missed the speech about where to go. Otherwise, this was our FAVORITE part of being in DR.

  4. 5 out of 5


    First the trip from the hotel wasnt very far which kept your since of excitement high once you arrive they get you onto the boat they take pictures right before you get on the boat which is cool. Once on the boat I didnt see a glass bottom thou but the boat is very big we went up to the second deck which i would recommend because its beach chairs up there and a beautiful view of the whole coast and water. Perfect place to work on your tan. The tour guide is great he spoke in every language. They do a good job of getting you loose by playing local music and some hits from the US. They then get you into your gear to prepare for your swim now here’s where you have to READ CAREFULLY they have two sides one for beginner and the other for advanced but either side you have to get in the water and swim a good distance so if your not comfortable getting into the ocean you might wanna think about it. They have a rope you can use to pull yourself to keep from swimming. They also have guides that have life rafts to assist with swimming to the cage. After your swim around with the sharks and stingrays they take pictures and you swim back to the boat to go to a natural pool that has sand that is about 5ft deep and they serve drinks and you dance and party in the ocean for about 30 mins a great way to unwind. This was the BEST

  5. 5 out of 5


    First I’d like to mention the organization of this tour, superb! we were picked up at our hotel right on time (they actually arrived earlier than the time it said on the voucher, but we were also a little early so it was perfect timing). The boat departed within 5 minutes of the time it was supposed to. Another bright point in this excursion is the crew… everyone was extremely friendly and the guy animating the boat was actually very funny (in all 3 languages he spoke!) The atmosphere was happy, there was music but I liked it (I also saw seniors and little kids havinga good time.. I’m 28 years old.)

    The snorkeling was great, very clear waters, good equipment and the site is also perfect for snorkeling with lots of different fish species and coral reefs teaming with creatures). The Marinarium itself (the place where the rays and nurse sharks are kept) is nothing special but the experience is cool… I thought I would be nervous around the sharks but I had no sense of being in danger. Touching the rays was very cool and one of the highlights of the snorkeling.

    After the snorkeling you sail to a “natural pool” which is a very beautiful waist deep beach where you get to relax listening to music, and having drinks while swimming by the boat. The whole scenery is beautiful and the color of the water is just mesmerizing.

    Two thumbs way way up for this excursion 🙂

  6. 4 out of 5


    Great trip. The snorkeling was great. Boat crew was friendly and lots of fun. A few drinks, a little dancing. Can’t wait to come back and do it again;)

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Customer Questions & Answers

1 month 1 day ago

I have a 3 year old a 5 year old and a 7year old will they be able to participate in these activities?

1 month 21 hours ago

Hola Lindsey. Yes, all three of your children can come on this excursion =). There are life vests available for every passenger on the boat to use during the snorkeling part of the tour. I’d recommend bringing a special life preserver for your 3 year old that you’ve used before. The staff will be very accommodating and keep a close eye on you and your kids.

1 year 9 months ago

I would like to rate this excursion, 1 star if that. Terribly unorganized. Opportunity to swim with string rays.. They had one which wasn’t even swimming, it was just being tossed from one person to the next to take a photo… The stingray looked sick. As for the opportunity to swim with nurse sharks.. Their were three, which equally looked miserable. The marine life which pretty much none existent. They provide snacks, a sandwich, with one slice of cheese between the two slice of white bread, and pineapple slices. Not worth the money!! Cannot believe this made the top ten list.. I highly recommend any activity at Cap Cana, very organized, worth every cent!

1 year 10 months ago

Can I book at location or do I have to book here online ?

1 year 10 months ago

We strongly advise you to book online before arriving at your hotel, this way we can guarantee pricing and availability.

2 years 1 month ago

What are the times for morning and afternoon excursions?

2 years 1 month ago

Hi Meredith,

The times are 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Please note pick up begins earlier than those times. Exact pick up time will be displayed on your voucher after booking.

2 years 1 month ago

Thank you!