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Paradise Island & Mangroves Tour provided by Eric Tours International

Paradise Island & Mangroves Tour

Paradise Island & Mangroves Tour
4.5
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About
Visit one of the most beautiful islands on the North Coast. Paradise Island will welcome you with turquoise water, white sand and colorful reef. Visit the Monte Cristi National Park where you can explore the mangrove jungle and see local wild life. After being collected from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua or Cabarete, make your way to Punta Rucia and enjoy the amazing views of the lovely Dominican landscapes. Here, climb aboard a speedboat that will take you to Cayo Arena ( the local name of Paradise Island ) Upon arrival on the island, you will be welcomed by turquoise waters and white sand. Go ashore to sunbathe and explore or take a guided snorkeling tour during which you will see a variety of tropical fish and coral. Enjoy a selection of fresh fruits and drinks which will be served on the island. Before lunch, take a speedboat ride through the mangroves. On the way back we make a stop at a local market.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • 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
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 69492P13
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Buffet lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Soft drinks and fresh fruits on the island
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Boat ride through the mangroves
  • Entry/Admission - Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
Exclusions
  • Drinks with the lunch
  • DVD (available to purchase)
Duration
9–11 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • Don't forget to bring your towel, swimwear and sunblock
  • Please bring another set of dry clothes the bus ride back
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Buffet lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Soft drinks and fresh fruits on the island
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Boat ride through the mangroves
  • Entry/Admission - Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
Exclusions
  • Drinks with the lunch
  • DVD (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9–11 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Don't forget to bring your towel, swimwear and sunblock
  • Please bring another set of dry clothes the bus ride back
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Eric Tours International
  • 1
    Cabarete
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Sosua
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Puerto Plata
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Playa Ensenada
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Paradise Island & The Mangroves (Cayo Arena)
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Punta Rucia
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Puerto Plata Province
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
8 reviews
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Rhonda C
1 contribution
This tour does not disappoint
Aug 2021 • Family
Today was an amazing day. Kind of last minute we decided to upgrade from a 2 hour snorkeling trip to a dull day Paradise Island trip with a ride through mangroves. Eric Tours International provided an amazing day. Richard was an amazing host/guide. He was very knowledgeable about many topics in conversation. He was amazingly patient and a great teacher as we snorkeled. We had plenty of beverages and lunch and breakfast croissants were delicious. Our day was leisurely, yet right on schedule. The snorkeling at Paradise Island was amazing. So many fish and so many beautiful colors under water.

We also did the Monkey Jungle with the zipline through Eric Tours International. I highly recommend this tour group if you end up in Sosua, Dominican Republic.
Written 19 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Eric Tours I
Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing day and appreciated our service. Hope to see you again!
Written 4 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jmllgallego
Kihei, HI6 contributions
Great hospitality and a fun day!
Jul 2021 • Family
Great excursion! Papo was an excellent guide and Luis was a great driver. The bus ride is long (2 hours) but Papo shared some information about the area along the way. The tiny island gets crowded but the snorkeling was great! The mangroves were really amazing to see! Our boat driver was great too. Lunch was very yummy and the kids swam while we waited for lunch. Great hospitality and a fun day for all.
Written 10 July 2021
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Eric Tours I
Thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate your feedback. It is a long ride, but it is the best place for snorkeling on the north coast and beautiful nature.
Written 27 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mr. RG
Puerto Rico6 contributions
Amazing Experience
Wow, Wow, and Wow. An absolute awesome excursion. Is definitely one of my best excursions I have ever experienced. Mu was an excellent host. From the front door pickup to hosting the entire trip. This company shows how excursions should be conducted. Thank you very much for this lifetime experience.
Written 23 April 2021
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Eric Tours I
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed it and had a great experience.
Written 24 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pierre B
28 contributions
Great snorkeling and fun boat ride on the return
Jul 2019
The place can get pretty crowded, we were told to go on a Monday, but thwere was still around 250 people! Snorkeling is nice around the reef. Long, very long bus ride (2.5 hours) from the Cabarete region.
Written 1 August 2019
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Eric Tours I
Hello Pierre, thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Now during the summer the island can be very quiet;however some days can still get pretty crowded. If you come back one day, we also offer a private tour to Paradise Island and we leave very early so we arrive before all the regular tours arrives.
Written 3 August 2019
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canadiantravels30
canadiantravels3037 contributions
Saturday full day tour
Feb 2019 • Couples
This was booked through Sunwing. I wish the had told us that it was a 3 hour bus ride both directions. The island is cool to see but PACKED. Hard to snorkel without getting flippers in the head.

Lunch was fantastic!
Written 27 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello, sorry you booked through Sunwing and NOT through Eric Tours International. We do not work with Sunwing.
Written 9 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Buggy tour with hike and waterfall adventure.
This is a great excursion. You get to ride Polaris RZRs throughout the countryside and cross a few streams. Then yo
oliverll7
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Most worthy tour experience in Sosua beach
Friendliest people in the whole beach, speak many languages, teach you new things, quick and smooth process, defini
Alfoncina60
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Never again!!!
Horrible experience! We had a very expensive fishing excursion WITHOUT ANY FISH! Not even a tiny one! And we got no
aletswarts
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Most beautiful flue waters
Remember to take your snorkel gear !!!! Go early in the morning because it gets really busy and dirty on the island
jerardr2014
jerardr2014
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terrible
The boat was an hour late and disgustingly dirty from the previous charter. The boat staff drank all our liquor an
TammyLC64
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Great day sailing and snorkeling
We spent the day on the Tip Top 2. The crew is fantastic. The are very attentive and attempt to engage everyone ,
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Fun, muddy and FUN!!
Ok..so this was one of the most fun excursions we've ever done! So muddy, we threw the clothes away 😜😜...I love
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Beautiful! Amazing! Excellent
The crew were absolutely amazing!! The drinks, entertainment and views were spectacular!! I would recommend this fo
Dani_BP
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A must do in the DR
So much fun! Snorkeling was amazing, food and drink perfect, and the people were friendly and fun. Met a lot of int
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A true adventure !
Breathtaking scenary! I felt like Columbus must have felt when first arriving to POP. After living here so many yea
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Sun, sand, and snorkeling
The tour arranged pickup at our AirBNB and the day was very well organized. The snorkeling spots were beautiful and
Q1395ZEemilyb
Q1395ZEemilyb
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Awesome
I am deathly afraid of the ocean, so why not paddle board?? The owner Richard spent alot of time with me to get the
msvickig2019
msvickig2019
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Just Do It!
Excellent day and the price includes everything but the tips. The staff is great so do bring some money for the tip
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Great Guides & fun tours
For us Eric is a full service tour company. Not only did we do 3 different tours with them but they also recommende
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Great tours & guides
Simply the best. They even arranged for us where to stay during our vacation. On the tours that Richard took us we
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