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    Cayo Levantado

    Cayo Levantado, Semana-DR

    This is our first port of call. This way as we find out what different things there are to do or what we are interested in we can post it here.
    Helen

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    This is what is listed as excursions online through MSC.

    Shore Excursion

    SAM03 - JEEP SAFARI CAMIONETA ADVENTURE Duration approx. 4 hours
    Ready for a safari adventure? After a transfer by boat to the mainland of Samanà board a specially equipped 8-16-person capacity vehicle and spend an unforgettable half day. Admire various plantations where you will have the chance to taste local agricultural products, such as native fruits, coconuts, coffee, and chocolate. Then, off to Playa El Valle for a swim or just lie back and soak up the sun.

    Note: This excursion is not recommended for passengers with back problems or pregnant women. Comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes are recommended. Bring sunscreen with you. Each jeep can accommodate 8-16 passengers.

    Price per person staring from: US$ 77 Adults - US$ 69 Children


    SAM05 - SALTO DEL LIMON Duration approx. 4 hours
    Love the mountains? Then come explore the interior of the Samaná Peninsula where the mountain range reaches an altitude of almost 700 meters (or 2100 ft!) You will arrive at a ranch where your horse awaits to take you up a mountain where flora and fauna abound. After about a 30 min. ride, you will discover El Limon Waterfall, the largest of its kind in the peninsula. (Aprox. 35 meters or 120 ft.) Have a swim or just sit back and enjoy the scenery until it’s time to head back.

    Note: Long pants with appropriate shoes are recommended. Don’t forget your bathing suit and bottle of water.Participants must wear a helmet and rubber boots, provided on site.This excursion is not recommended for passengers with back problems or pregnant women. The horseback riding and the walking tour are carried out on very slippery and uneven terrain.We suggest you bring a change of cloths (socks, underware and pants) with you.As you will encounter water on this tour, bring your camera at your own risk.

    Price per person staring from: US$ 75 Adults - US$ 68 Children


    SAM07 - LOS HAITISES NATIONAL PARK Duration approx. 4 hours
    Calling all nature lovers! Board a speedboat and cross the Bay of Samaná and arrive at the National Park of Los Haitises. Discover a sanctuary of birds that reign over a multitude of small islands and mangroves. Explore caves covered with intricate stalagmites and stalactites as well as ancient paintings and sculptures that represent the gods of the Taino Indians native to this island.

    Note: The boats are open-air. We suggest you bring a hat and sunscreen. The trip by speedboat is bumpy. We suggest you wear comfortable shoes; the ground in the caves is very uneven and slippery. This excursion is not recommended for passengers with back problems or pregnant women.

    Price per person staring from: US$ 75 Adults - US$ 68 Children


    SAM09 - WHALE WATCHING Duration approx. 3 hours
    Jump on board an open-air powerboat and visit Samana Bay, where whales have made their birthplace for centuries. Enjoy a tour where you can see humpback whales with their new-borns. Discover why over 30,000 people a year visit Samana for some of the best whale watching in the world on our Whale Watching Experience. This is truly an experience of a lifetime.

    Note: Limited seats. Don’t forget to bring a hat and sunscreen with you. We suggest to wear comfortable shoes and bring cameras. You might get wet. This tour is available only from January 15th till March 15th.

    Price per person staring from: US$ 89 Adults - US$ 80 Children


    SAM11 - JEEP SAFARI 4X4 Duration approx. 4 hours
    After a transfer by boat to the mainland of Samanà jump on board a 4-wheel drive jeep and maneuver along dusty tracks and bumpy roads while discovering a variety of tropical plants and secluded beaches. After this exciting drive in the jeep you will have a stop in a typical Caribbean house, where you will try locally grown fresh fruits. The tour continues on foot through a natural path in the forest, to a river until we reach a waterfall. Driving back to the ship and enjoying the surrounding nature you will have a short stop at an enchanting beach on the Atlantic side of the island.

    Note: Due to bumpy roads, this excursion is not recommended for passengers with back problems or pregnant women.The guide will lead the group by driving the first jeep. Passengers must follow the guide, driving their own jeep. Valid driver’s licence required. The jeeps are open and are not air-conditioned. Each jeep can accommodate 4 passengers. For this reason, we would like to inform you that should all participants like to drive, they should make shifts.Comfortable cloths and appropriate shoes are recommended. Don’t forget your bathing suit, a towel and a bottle of water.Sun chairs not available for rent on the beach.

    Price per person staring from: US$ 85 Adults - US$ 77 Children


    SAM13 - SNORKELING AT CAYO FAROLA (half day)Your day begins from the Samana pier where you will board an open-air motor vessel. As you make your way across the beautiful waters of Samana Bay you will enjoy the wind in your hair and warm Caribbean sun on your face en route to a premier snorkeling area. Known for its colorful and diverse coral reef teeming with marine life, Cayo Farola is an incredible snorkeling experience for all ages.

    Note: Limited seats.
    Price per person staring from: US$ 40 Adults - US$ 36 Children



    SAM15 - SIGHTS OF SAMANADuration approx. 4½ hours
    Explore Samana and enjoy narration from your guide about La Churcha. This church, of 1860, was brought from England and re-assembled piece by piece in Samana. Then at small Whale Museum you will discover a few of the mysteries of the humpback whales. You will then make your way to the quaint town of Las Terrenas. This popular destination is now home to a variety of well-appointed gift shops and delightful, European-influenced restaurants and café’s.

    Note: We suggest you wear comfortable shoes. The transfer to Las Terrenas lasts approx. 1 hour.Some shops accept only the local currency, Pesos, but you will find Change Offices to change money.

    Price per person staring from: US$ 40 Adults - US$ 36 Children


    SAM20 - ATV EXPERIENCE Duration approx 3 ½ hours
    Travel off-road on our special ATV “quads” en route to a beach. Your adventure begins at the Samana pier where you will receive a safety briefing and instructions on the operation of your ATV. Then…you are off, caravan-style to discover the back roads and off-roads of the Samana Peninsula. You will pass through lush areas and then to the caribbean-type area of the Loma de la Piña. Your next stop will be El Valle Beach, an impressive beach of the peninsula. You will make then your way through a dense area with a road exclusively by our ATV’s to the Zumbador Waterfall, where you may also choose to relax and have nice pictures of the waterfall.

    Note: Each ATV can accommodate 2 people. Should you be single, we inform you that you will share the ATV with another participant and you will make shifts (at your discretion) in order to drive it. Shouldn’t we reach an even number of participants the tour will be cancelled.We suggest you wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. This is an off-road tour with strong curves and bumpy roads.

    Price per person staring from: US$ 88 Adults - US$ 79 Children
    Helen

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    Thanks again for putting the excursions here. That was a great idea. I really didn't see anything that stood out for us here, but I really don't mind just finding a quiet place on the beach and let the girls play in the ocean either!! Works for all of us. They LOVE the water.

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    Coming home with a tan will be nice when there might be snow at home.
    Helen

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    Three Best Beaches - Dominican Republic: Cayo Levantado, Samana - Dominican Republic

    Things are harder to find for this island. Here is one site.

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    Cayo Levantado is a small stretch of land off the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic in Samaná Bay. The area offers the beauty of natural rainforest vegetation, marvellous white sand beaches and crystal clear water. Cayo Levantado, due to its location, is the perfect spot to see humpbacked whales in January, February and March.
    Helen

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    A friend of mine was reading somewhere on the internet today that you should bring your own food and drinks onto this island. Has anyone else heard of this? Does anyone know for sure if the hotel still does the buffet thing? Just wondering. Also, will there be many tenders back to the ship, in case the food here is inedible?

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    Since it is a private island I would think they would provide the food. Delores will let us know for sure.
    Helen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystery Gal View Post
    Coming home with a tan will be nice when there might be snow at home.
    It was nice coming home from spring break with a tan. We still have snow on the ground and it has snowed several days since we got home.





    Kathy ~AKA~ Princes happy Feet

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    Has anyone made any plans for this island yet? I haven't as of yet. I am going to let the girls decide (with my help, of course). We will probably just lounge about one of the beaches.

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