FYI: We would like to have the cab driver pull over for a short while on our way to the beach so that we can give the local children some small items; just and FYI in case that's a deal breaker.
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You read our minds. We would like to join you. We are a Canadian family of six (four kids ages 8-16). What will be the final cost?
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In the past 24 hours I've found out some other info. There are two other people from the boat that CD (Casa Dorado) offered to set us up with to defray taxi costs (I don't think they are taking the boat but will confirm) and I accepted since I had not read this post yet.
Since that will make 6 for the taxi, I don't think we can fit another party but I'm sure Casa Dorado can reserve another one for your use to come with us on the boat.
Can you mail me a deposit (we've already mailed them a deposit for the whole boat) for your party by March 6th (or let us know when a good date is for you) for $50?
CrusingfromNH, you can also contact Casa Dorado to see about another taxi. http://www.casadoradodr.com/excursions.html
See me at mintania at hot mail to get the mailing information for the deposit if you are interested. I've included the information CD sent us for you use.
Thanks and looking forward to a nice cruise!
Below is the info on our excursions. All prices are
based on up to 10 people, not per person. Many cruise
ship passengers have found additional people on the
cruise ship to fill up their excursion to make it more
Playa Rincon Excursion - Conde Nast Traveler ranked
this beach as one of the world's 10 best. It's so
splendid, in fact, that many Dominicans refer to it as
the most beautiful on the island. Over three miles
long, Playa Rincon is surrounded by coconut palms and
almond trees, not to mention a 2,000 foot mountain on
one end. The best way to get to this isolated beach is
by boat; a ride that is definitely worth it.
Round-trip boat ride from Las Galeras main beach to
Playa Rincon is $140 for up to 10 people. There are
several small restaurants on Playa Rincon, where you
can order a fish, lobster or chicken lunch.
We can reserve a taxi that will be waiting for you on
the Samana boat Dock and will bring you straight to
Las Galeras main beach and return you at your leisure.
The taxi is $70/roundtrip for up to 8 people and
$80/roundtrip for 9-10 people. The taxi is a large
van/small bus that easily fits 10 passengers.