Tours and Excursions in and around Cabarete
The following are a sample of excursions offered. Actual prices and departure times will vary according to your base-city. Please contact us for details.
Playa Grande Championship Golf Course, Rio San Juan
Golfers dream about playing the well-known Pebble Beach Course on the Pacific coast of California, but for most it stays a dream. Very few golfers know of the existence of a much better course in the Caribbean. Before loosing his sight designer Robert Trent Jones Sr. cried of joy after visiting the coastline because he knew that all the possibilities were present to create a true and unique masterpiece. After completing the course he said: "This is the most beautiful course I have designed and it is the last one!" Well he is right. Simply a dream! The location is absolutely fantastic and so is the course, no wonder it has been nicknamed "The Pebble Beach of the Caribbean"! "Comparing the two courses, Playa Grande wins with 10 of its 18 holes situated ocean side on the dramatic coast line near Playa Grande, Dominican Republic" - Jens Keeper, Golf Journalist. A world-class golf course that you must play! Golf host, air conditioned transportation, 18 hole green fee, shared golf cart and Dominican Tax included.
Playa Dorada Golf Course, Puerto Plata
Playa Dorada Golf Course is designed by Robert Trent Jones and is located in the Playa Dorada complex only 5 minutes from down town Puerto Plata. This 18-hole par 72 course has 4 ocean front holes. Even though it is a resort course, relatively flat and is considered to be forgiving, it can be a challenge in the Caribbean breeze and if you don't use your course management skills - especially hole 5 is perfect for course management lessons. Several holes are located between the resorts. On 8 holes the water hazards are in play around the greens or affects your second shot. The par 5 holes are long, especially hole 18. Golf host, air conditioned transportation, 18 hole green fee, shared golf cart and Dominican Tax included.
Other golf courses are available. Please inquire for more info.
Shopping Tour in Puerto Plata by Tours Trips Treks & Travel
Shop until your drop, and let someone else do the driving! Harrison's Jewelers, Amber Museum, Mercado Modelo handicraft market, public vegetable and fruit market, and department and grocery stores are all possibilities. The exact itinerary depends on the interests of the the group. 2 hours. Rating: All levels. Every day. 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shopping Tours are also available in Santo Domingo and Santiago. Excellent Public Market opportunities available in both cities.
Photography Safaris by Tours Trips Treks & Travel
Programs from half-day to 10 days. Let our Photo Host and Trip Leader escort you around the island in search of "The Shot". From rich to poor, city to backcountry, coastal beaches to high mountain ranges, palm tree tops to ancient depths of subterranean caves, our aim is to expose you to the widest range of perspectives and light conditions that this tropical and vibrant country has to offer. All media and mediums are welcomed and encouraged. You and your equipment are safely transported in air-conditioned coach. Each guest receives a "STOP NOW. THAT'S THE SHOT!" card which may be used to stop the bus for unplanned opportunities regardless of our previous itinerary. Itineraries may also include transportation via boat, helicopter, and airplane. Multi-day tours may include guest speakers and workshops on techniques and equipment use.
Blue Lagoon Coach Tour by Blue Lagoon Tours
See Caribbean wonders and the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic's North coast from the comfort of an air-conditioned mini-van. This value packed, educational tour makes 17 stops featuring authentic shopping opportunities, fish, animal, honey bee, and almond farms, a woodworking factory, three beaches, sweet-water and mangrove lagoon, and a police station, church, and more! Includes roundtrip transportation, guides, drinks, and lunch. Rating: All levels. Sun, Tues, Thurs. 8:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Magic Mountain Sunset Coach Tour by Blue Lagoon Tours
This comfortable and educational tour takes you over the Septentrional Mountains and into the Cibao Valley: the Merrengue-heart of the Dominican Republic. Visit a sugar cane factory, a factory where cigars are made exclusively for the US White House, REAL Dominican cities, and several handicraft, flower, rattan furniture, amber, and fruit stands along the way. Your final stop before home is just before sunset for a refreshing swim, cocktails, and unique dining experience in the mountainS. Includes roundtrip transportation, guides, drinks, and dinner. Rating: All levels. Mon, Wed, Fri. 12:00 m. To 9:30 p.m.
Outback Safari Jeep Tour by Outback Safari
Adventure, culture and fun! Take off into the Dominican backcountry in rugged open-air 14-passenger jeeps. Shop at a local rum shack, visit local school and home, meet a Dominican family, cool off in a river, and boogie-board in the ocean. A great day's adventure, free-flowing drinks, and Dominican buffet-lunch included. Rating: All levels. Every day. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monster Truck Safari Jeep Tour by Brahman Tours
Join us on the Unique and Most Popular Safari of Big Trucks! An "all-inclusive"
full day out with professional guides exploring the unspoiled Dominican countryside! See breathtaking landscapes while going through back country roads, crossing rivers, streams and sugar cane fields. Visit small colorful villages and have a first hand experience with the local people. Taste fresh brewed coffee, enjoy mouthwatering buffet, take a refreshing swim at a river while sipping a "cuba libre". See more than anyone else in these fantastic 8x8 all-terrain trucks. Many photo stops with great views. Open bar with free-flowing drinks will ensure you never go thirsty. Rating: All levels. Every day. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fun City Go-Kart Park by Trips Tours Treks & Travel
And you thought driving on Dominican roads was wild! Come check out the best and wildest go-kart park in the country. Perfect for a little friendly competition, Fun City features a fast track, family track, speed track, bumper cars, roller coaster, and pitching games. Need a little break? Head to the bar for a refreshing pick-me-up, and get back out there! Rating: All levels. Every day. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Golf at Playa Dorada in Puerto Plata by Golf & Casino Escapes
Golf & Casino Escapes represents the world renown Ken Venturi Golf Academies in the DR. Just minutes from your hotel, enjoy 18 holes on a Robert Trent Jones course on the lush grounds of Playa Dorada. Includes roundtrip transport, greens fees, and shared motorized golf cart. Daily tournaments with prizes! Rating: All levels. Every Day. Tee-times available all day.
Golf at Playa Grande in Rio San Juan by Golf & Casino Escapes
Golf & Casino Escapes represents the world reknown Ken Venturi Golf Academies in the DR. Enjoy 18 holes at Playa Grande Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones. Play the Dominican course frequently compared to Pebble Beach in USA along 100-foot ocean-side cliffs and over gaping ocean inlets. Includes roundtrip air-conditioned transportation, greens fees, and shared motorized golf cart. Rating: All levels. Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri. 8:25 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Horseback Riding and River Tubing by Rancho el Norte
Enjoy your day in the foothills of the northern most mountain range in the Dominican Republic while on horseback, along with tubing in the Yásica River. This ride starts way out in the back county, and includes refreshments, a light meal, guides, and roundtrip transportation. Rating: All riding levels. Swimmers only. Tues through Fri. 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mountain Horseback Riding by Rancho Montana
Escape from the busy tourist areas to the virgin Dominican wilderness. No access by motorized vehicles. The perfect cultural, ecological, and picturesque adventure for your holiday. Ride western style though the forest, rivers, canyons, and Dominican villages. Mountain trails that originally served the native Taino Indians are used today by local farmers to move cattle. This ride includes refreshments, lunch, guides, and roundtrip transportation. Rating: All riding levels. Mon through Fri. 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
National Park Hike, River Exploration & Beach Bonfire Dinner by Tours Trips Treks & Travel
Check out one of the newest national parks in the country. An incredible 77 square kilometers of jungle, lagoon, caves, forest and open backcountry to explore. Can there be a better way to learn the Spanish names of various plants, trees, and fruits than through smelling, touching, climbing and tasting the real and natural thing? Then just before sunset head down to the banks of the Islabon River where our friend Wilson Zapeta has a small ranch of wildlife in temporary captivity. Here we have the opportunity to see some of the Dominican Republic's more elusive wilderness creatures. We board a small launch and travel down the Islabon River, through dense stands of water lilies to our evening meal and bonfire amongst the sand dunes of the remote La Boca beach. Includes roundtrip transportation, snack, drinking water, park entrance, mini-zoo entrance, boat passage, guide, bonfire, national drinks and dinner. Rating: Beginner-Intermediate hike. 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Canyoning by Get Wet
Rappel down a 50 meter waterfall to enjoy challenging jumps from as high as 12 meters. Includes professional guides, refreshments and fruit, equipment, a day of guaranteed adventure, and roundtrip transportation. Rating: Intermediate-Advance hikers looking for an intense experience. Swimmers only. Every day. Pleasure Dome Full Day(8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.). Magic Mushroom Half Day(8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).
Quad Runner (Funny Bike) Tour by Premium Adventure
Enjoy a fast and furious day of independent adventure piloting your own Yamaha 250cc 4-wheeler through Dominican backcountry with the only tour that never sees a paved road. Mountains, rivers, and farms are no obstacle for you and your machine. Come get dirty! Full day includes roundtrip transport, 4-wheeler, instruction, snack, lunch, guide, and a guaranteed day of adventure. Rating: Intermediate. No previous riding experience necessary. Every day. Full Day(9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Half Day(9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m).
Dirt Bike Tour by Get Wet
Up and into the foothills of the Septentrional mountain range behind Cabaret, river crossings, rocky trails, and knee-deep mud awaits! Roundtrip transportation, guide, Yamaha 125cc dirt bike, and gasoline included. Rating: Intermediate-Advance dirt bike skills. Swimmers only. Every day. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dolphin Swim by Ocean World
The Dolphin Swim is a 30-minute interactive session with two of our playful dolphins and structured by one of our experienced trainers. The fun interactions include petting, feeding, kissing, hugs, and maybe a foot push or a dorsal fin tow. Each swim is limited to 10 guests. 3 hours. Rating: All levels. Swimmers only. Every day.
Dolphin Encounter by Ocean World
The Dolphin Encounter is not a swim program but gives you the unique opportunity to meet these incredible mammals up close and personal in waist deep water. Both fun and educational for all ages. Each encounter is limited to 30 guests. 3 hours. Rating: All levels. Every day.
Sea Lion Encounter by Ocean World
Our Patagonian Sea Lions are known as the "Clowns of the Sea". After a brief educational lecture, a training session and show will amaze you with their acrobatic skills and antics. Then you can pet and feed these playful mammals, even receive a kiss and hug!
Rating: All levels. Every day.
Columbus Aquapark by Tours Trips Treks & Travel
Come get wet with us at the biggest waterslide park in the Caribbean featuring 14 slides, the Lazy River, Pirate's Island, the Black Hole, and the 45 miles/hour Kamikaze! Great for families, groups, and rainy days!
Snorkeling, Sosua Bay by Northern Coast Aquasports
Enjoy P.A.D.I. 5 Star quality in safety and service. This 3-hour journey into the beautiful world of the ocean includes visits to two reefs by boat, guide, equipment, and bistro lunch with drinks. Rating: All levels. No prior snorkeling experience necessary. Swimmers only. Every day. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Snorkeling, Full Day Snorkeling in Rio San Juan by Northern Coast Aquasports
Enjoy P.A.D.I. 5 Star quality in safety and service. Travel east on the coastal highway to the lazy town of Rio San Juan known for its beautiful beaches and mangrove lagoon. Boarding the "Alegrisima", we pass through the mangrove lagoon, and out into the warm waters of the Atlantic in search of sea-life. We will be on the lookout for Squirrelfish, Arlequin Bass, Fairy Basslet, Groupers, Yellow Snappers, Spotted Drum, Stingrays, and more. The coral formations are quite beautiful as well, and we can expect to see at least six different types growing abundantly. After freshening up, we eat at a small Dominican restaurant perched atop mangrove root systems in the lagoon before heading back to the hotel. Day's adventure includes roundtrip transport, equipment, instruction, guide, snacks, and lunch. Rating: All levels hike. No prior snorkeling experience necessary. Swimmers only. Every day. 7:50 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Scuba Diving, Introductory Scuba Diving Course & Dive in Sosua Bay by Northern Coast Aquasports
P.A.D.I. Discover Scuba Diving (D.S.D) course for beginners includes a morning class in a pool and an afternoon shallow water (15 meters) dive in Sosua Bay. The D.S.D. certifies participants for shallow-water dives accompanied by a Dive Master for a period of 14 days. Two-hour instructional class generally begins at 9:00 a.m. Open water dive at 2:45 p.m. In between time is your to relax, eat lunch, and explore the town and beaches of Sosua. Includes roundtrip ground transportation, boat to the reefs, Dive Master, and all equipment. Every day. 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Deep Sea Fishing out of Puerto Plata Bay by Coconor
Bonefish, snapper, barracuda, and grouper are running in January. Join Ramon aboard his professional 45' fishing cruiser to get where the fish are biting faster. Includes roundtrip transportation, sandwiches and refreshments, equipment, and guide. Rating: All levels. Every day. 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Giant Catamaran Downwind Sail and Snorkeling by Tip Top
Join us for a day of smooth downwind sailing exploring the remote coastal areas between Maimon Bay and Luperon. "Peace and Tranquility Rule" aboard the luxurious and spacious 24-meter Tip Top with 180m2 of roomy deck space. Start the day off right with a refreshing welcome drink and Caribbean rhythms soaking up the sun and magnificent landscapes on our way to an amazing coral head for snorkeling. An authentic Dominican feast awaits a little farther west on Cambiaso Beach. We'll have plenty of time to explore the serene community living in isolated tropical paradise, relax and swim before boarding the Tip Top for our final downwinder to the Luperon Yacht Club nestled among the mangroves in the naturally-formed harbor. Our 45-minute return to Maimon Bay is provide in comfortable air-conditioned coach. The Tip Top and her crew proudly fly the Diva Dominicana Blue Flag signifying their dedication to the highest standards of safety and comfort. Includes: roundtrip transportation in a/c coach, 5.5 hours of downwind sailing and exploring, snorkeling equipment, savory lunch (with fresh lobster available for supplement), open bar, and the dedication of the Tip Top crew to insure an unforgettable day. Level: All levels. Flotation devices available for non-swimmers. Departure at 9:00 a.m. Return at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Full Day Paradise Island Luxury Yacht Tour
Get ready to be pampered! Begin where Columbus settled the first town in the “New World”, La Isabela. A relaxing coastal cruise with VIP service and champagne awaits you. Swim in Mother Nature’s crystal clear waters at the most beautiful beach of the North Coast. VIP lunch will be served on the beach at Punta Rusia before heading out to the beauty of Paradise Island where the colorful undersea world of tropical reefs awaits you. Both of our exclusive yachts, Paradise and Minglewood, are equipped with flybridge, air-conditioned state room, bar and bathroom. Exclusive tour includes roundtrip transportation in modern coach with a/c; light breakfast, snacks and drinks on the yacht; delicious hot lunch with fresh salad and fruit and drinks at Punta Rusia; sandwiches, fruit and drinks on the island; and visits to El Castillo beach, Ensenada beach, Punta Rusia beach, Paradise Island and mangroves of National Park of Monti Cristi. Rating: Exclusive. (Pick-up times vary. Depart from Punta Rusia for return at 6:30 p.m. Charters also available.
White Water Rafting in Jarabacoa by Get Wet
A beautiful adventure in breath-taking surroundings. The Yaque del Norte river is the longest in the DR, and offers fantastic rapids, demanding technical stretches, a narrow canyon, and adrenalizing drops. Rapids are soft and gentle in the beginning allowing enough time to learn skills and commands. The second part offers rafting at its best with awesome drops, like Mike Tyson and the Mother-in-Law. Includes roundtrip transportation, boat, equipment, guides, instruction, light breakfast, and lunch. Rating: Class III. Swimmers only. Every day. 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Surfing at Playa Encuentro in Cabarete by No Work Team
Mini Surf includes 1 day board rental, 3 hours of surf lessons, roundtrip transportation, and drinking water. Rating: All levels. Swimmers only.
White Water Kayaking in Jarabacoa by Caribbean Adventures
An exhilarating day on the white water of the Yaque del Norte river in Jarabacoa is waiting for you. Includes a light breakfast, equipment, guides, lunch, a couple of drinks, and roundtrip transportation. Rating: Class III. Swimmers only. Every day. 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Excursion by Air! Helicopter Tour by Helidosa Helicopter Tours
It's all about fun! Discover the unspoiled beauty of Puerto Plata by air...Let our pilot bring you to a deserted beach, take you near the Isabel de Torres mountain or just give you a leisurely tour of the magnificent Amber coastline....A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed! Rating: All levels. Every day. Times vary.
Exclusive Paradise Island Helicopter Tour by Helidosa Helicopter Tours
Imagine a deserted island with golden sand and calm, turquoise water lapping gently at its shores. Imagine the Atlantic stretching out to infinity on one horizon and lush mountains climbing out of the other. Imagine finding yourself…nowhere…accompanied only by tropical fish, colorful reefs, warm Caribbean sun and, of course, your own personal bartender. We are pleased to welcome you to spend an exclusive afternoon with a few friends, your special someone or by yourself on the exotic Cayo Paraíso. Let our Robinson R44 (up to 3 pax) or Bell LR (up to 6 pax) helicopter fly you over the beautiful landscapes of Puerto Plata, Cofresi, Maimon and Luperon to the small coastal community of Punta Rucia and the sandbank known locally as Cayo Paraíso. You are free to snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island, or just relax and enjoy your pampered afternoon with food and drink while the ocean breeze takes you far away from reality. Includes round-trip ground transportation to helipad, round-trip air transport in our helicopter, snorkeling equipment, speedboat guided tour of the Mangrove National Park, beer, rum wine, soft drinks, shrimp and fish cocktail, light snacks, and assistance from the small staff on the island. Please note that Cayo Paraíso is not a private island. We can not guarantee that we will be the only ones on the island, but we are quite skilled at making that happen. Please contact us for excursion specifics.
Ultralite Flights by Stefan Deportes
Available for both the adventurer on vacation and arial photographer, nothing is quite like flying in an Ultralite. Flights are based out of Cabarete, but available for charter flights all over the Dominican Republic.
Paragliding Tandem Flights and Lessons by Stefan Deportes
Truly there is nothing closer to soaring free like a bird than paragliding. Great for individuals, couples and groups with simultaneous flights with multiple tandem piolots, opportunities are availabe throughout the North Coast and Jarabacoa.
Helicopter Airport Transfers
Don't want to wait for the bus? We can provide helicopter transfers from all airports to all locations throughout the Dominican Republic. Contact us for details and pricing.
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