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Capitan Gringo - Saona Tours
Ranked #1 of 20 Tours in La Romana
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We been in DR in November 2013 and booked Saona trip with Captain Gringo (via email, before leaving for the holiday) and that was the best idea we had. Everything was excellent. We don't like big groups of people so they recommended for us a trip with only 10 persons and that was amazing. Too bad for us it was mostly cloudy in Saona during that day (even some showers) but that was not Captain Gringo fault. Everything else besides the weather was perfect (and usually I'm difficult to please). We had the speed boat, we had the best spots on the island, the most interesting stops and the best beach launch I can imagine. The staff is very nice and they make their best to make you feel good. For another trip in a different destination we hired a different company (unfortunately Captain Gringo doesn't have that destination on his list) and things were not the same, nothing was special. So please do yourself a favor and if C. Gringo has your destination on the list, then go with him (C. Gringo himself was not in the trip with us, probably he is not doing that anymore, but he trained his stuff very well so no problem here).

1  Thank Bogdan P
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

Just returning from Punta Cana and I had such a great experience in my trip to Saona island with Capitan Gringo. Everything was amazing, we were transported in 2 speedy boats to insula Saona, an expectacular place, we were treated we Rom and cola, then had a very goog lunch - langusta, meet pork, pasta.
The hightlight of this trip was the party on catamaran and the 'baptism' of Rom, a very funny ritual, also all the attention of the crew.
Truthful I recomand this activity fom all my heart, I had such great experience with them!
Gracias Capitan Gringo:)

Thank Andreea M
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We went to Saona Island with Captain Gringo during our stay in the DR and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We booked before leaving the Uk but were not expected to pay anything until we went on our first trip ( we also booked Samana by Air). We were collected on time from our hotel and driven to the embarkation point in a small bus. The speedboat rise out to the island was great and the crystal waters and white sand really are amazing. We went first to a small beach away from the busy part of the island and were served fresh fruit and our choice of drinks, while being given time to swim. Lunch was fine and the food had all been covered prior to our arrival so we didn't have the fly experience people on other tours complained about. After lunch we visited the small turtle sanctuary and held some baby turtles that locals are trying to protect before moving on to the "natural swimming pool" where we all enjoyed looking at and holding the enormous starfish on the sandbank, accompanied of course by lots more rum! We really enjoyed the gentle catamaran ride back to shore accompanied by dancing and you guessed it, more rum! There is plenty of fun to be had on this trip and if you don't like to party there is a quiet upper deck where you can simply enjoy the ride. We sat up top because one of our party is unwell but I was itching to join in with the party downstairs. The trip is all-inclusive and was enjoyed by all of our party who ranged in age from 13-48. The only possible drawback was that many of the crew spoke very little English but it really didn't matter at all as we could understand everything important to the trip and Captain Gringo's daughter, who was visiting from the US translated for us. We ceratinly weren't deterred from booking the Samana trip. This Saona Island trip would not be suitable for wheelchair users due to the transfer between boats at sea but could be manageable for the slightly less mobile like our friend. The crew are happy to help.

1  Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

It was an excellent day! Staff was very attentive and professional, especially Capitan Viruta. If you have a chance take the VIP tour, they take you to many more areas and beaches than the regular tour

1  Thank Mel M
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

My wife and I had an awesome trip with Capitan Gringo. We went with a speedboat to one of the most beautiful island we have ever seen - Saona Island. The crew was great and we have an excellent lobster cookout . We returned with a large catamaran, where we had a really fun party, dancing and great music!
It's an all day trip ,cost only 75 dollars. We highly recommend this DR excursion. Make sure you go with Capitan Gringo , its absolutely gorgeous and really professional.

Thank claudiu1981
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