Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Punta Cana Excursions for Families


Punta Cana, located on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, offers an abundance of family friendly resorts and family-friendly activities including snorkeling, golfing, fishing, sailing and safari tours. Here are some great excursion recommendations for your next family vacation to Punta Cana!

Enjoy an unforgettable day-long excursion with your family as you zip line across the Dominican forest, meet and feed squirrel monkeys and then visit a local family at their home during this Zip Line & Monkeyland Adventure. This excursion lasts 6 hours and is offered every day of the week except on Sundays. Minimum age to participate is 6 years old. An alternate option available for all ages is the Monkeyland & Plantation Safari which includes time in the botanical garden. The tour duration is 5 hours and is offered every day except Sunday.

Private fishing charters are available for 4, 6 or 8 hour charters. Charters include transportation, drinks, and food is also available for charters 6 hours or longer. Maximum number of guests is 5. This tour is offered daily with departure time of 7:30 am.

This Dolphin Encounter experience offers a great opportunity to get up close and personal to dolphins even if you are not a swimmer, making this the perfect excursion for younger children! All interactions take place on a platform as the dolphins will give a handshake, a kiss and a hug. Also enjoy access to La Isla del Pirata and the Beach Club. This tour is offered every day except Monday and lasts 40 minutes. Minimum age is 6. For a more extensive dolphin experience check out this Dolphin Swim Adventure or Dolphin Royal Swim. Minimum age for these tours is age 8.

If your getaway calls for adventure check out this ATV 4x4, River Cave, Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour. Travel the landscape of the Dominican Republic on a powerful ATV, visit an organic farm and sample chocolate, coffee, pineapple and Dominican Rum. Next head to a natural cave and a river of underground water before stopping at Macao Beach to relax and swim a bit before heading out on a Catamaran for 3 hours. Enjoy music, food and drink onboard as well as time snorkeling in a natural pool. This tour lasts 8 hours and is offered every day except Sunday. Minimum age is 3.

Depart from the RIU Hotel on a 2-hour family friendly snorkeling adventure. Snorkel among the beautiful reefs of Punta Cana and stop for a bath in a natural pool before returning to the RIU. This excursion is offered daily, minimum age is 8. 

Visitors to Punta Cana in the winter months will enjoy this boat trip to Miches to see the humpback whales this tour includes a visit to the natural pool, home of giant starfish. Snorkeling equipment included. This tour is 8 hours and is only offered January - March on Mondays and Fridays. Minimum age is 4. For a longer tour including a visit to Salto del Limon waterfall and Cayo Levantado “Bacardi Island” check out Whale Watching from Samana. Minimum age is 3.

Punta Cana offers many different options for golf in the area if you family would like to spend the morning or afternoon hitting the links. Check out these options, all include transfers. 

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