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Mississauga, Canada
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Tours

We are planning a trip to Dreams La Romana in Feb and was wondering if it was best to book tours:

1) privately in advance

2) through the tour operators at the resort

or

3) with vendors on the beach

I've seen lots of reviews for Pro Excursions and Seavis. Are the quality of their tours that much superior to what you can book at the resort?

Bayahibe, Dominican...
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1. Re: Tours

Best to book privately in advance. Because...

Some of the best excursions/activities are only available online (hotel tour ops demand huge commissions).

Those popular excursions/activities book up fast and often months in advance.

You get to deal directly with the supplier of said excursion/activity so you can ask if you have special needs or requirements plus no hidden surprises!

Vendors on the beach also add large commissions and very few are officially affiliated with any excursion company.

Bayahibe, Dominican...
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In answer to your last sentence about ProExcursions and Seavis - IMO Yes. They have well trained guides who understand the value of good customer service. They deal in smaller groups so they can provide a quality service to all their clients. When you are on a boat with 70+ others you won't get the individual attention you deserve for your money.

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Thanks YB1 for your input. I think I'll research the offerings through our tour operator and compare to booking privately.

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We booked 2 excursions through Pro Excursions and Saona Island through Seavis all 3 excursions were fabulous. Very well organized, the staff very knowledgable and they were very good value for money. We booked in advance on their websites then popped to their offices when we arrived to confirm the bookings and pay.

Katie

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