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Hi am going to dreams over christmas this year & want to swin or see dolphins , Thomson say that excursions can only be booked in the resort. I would like to book something before we go as i think it will be really busy. Any Ideas

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If you're heading to Dreams in La Romana, you may have to jump through hoops with the dolphins. There isn't such a display in the area and it will require a trip to Punta Cana (where the dolphin park(s) are known for poor treatment of the dolphins) 90 minutes away. I'm one who believes that if you want to do something badly enough, 90 or 120 minutes to drive there isn't a waste of time considering it took me 12 hours to get there, but it is a deterrent to some.

Thomson is lying about booking at the resort. You can pre-book with some of the best private and independent local companies and then once at the hotel you can again get better tours and better deals off the resort. Make sure you know the companies so you aren't roped into buying from somebody asserting that theirs is better value or cheaper, yet they're unlicensed and have no insurance and the "captain" is just a guy who owns a boat. This applies more particularly to water tours and outings, like look into http://divingdominicanrepublic.com/ for diving and for the best snorkel tours, look to Seavis Bayahibe, starting with this one: http://www.seavisbayahibe.com/Saona_e.htm For the dolphin outing if you choose to proceed, look to Kerry, the Amstar rep in the lobby, who has a bunch of tours to sell along with those that Thomson will try to sell you.

They can take a lot of people at the dolphin thing and I've not heard of people pre-booking from La Romana before. If you want a jump on it, look into which day of the week it goes as soon as you arrive so you can plan your week. It may only be available on Mondays and/or Thursdays or something like that and you will miss out if you wait a day then.

Kaki

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