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Old January 8th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Has anyone had any experience with this company?. The excursion looks really cool. It is a speedboat ride then thru mangroves, stopping at Saona island and then onto Piscina. Comes with a lunch and is reasonable.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 08:47 PM
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There have been some people here on CC that have done it & have had a good experience. They have good reviews on Tripadvisor.
We're going to be doing this excursion, 24 of us, in May.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 10:25 PM
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We are doing this on Feb 3 and will post something when we get back. Sounds like fun!
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Can't wait to hear back about this tour, it is about the only thing I have found that looks interesting. The only thing that worries me is not getting back to the ship in time. It does say we would be back by 3:15, so hoping that is correct. I will wait to hear about a few more experiences before I book this adventure!
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Old January 19th, 2012, 01:28 PM
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We have a private tour booked for 16 of us on April 10th.
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Please post a review or your insights when you return. I am also looking at booking this and would want to know! Thanks!
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Hubby and I are going on March 13th with Seavis tours so I'll report back once we get back from our cruise!
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Old May 13th, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Hello all,
Group of ~10 of us doing this in June from our Carnival Valor roll call. Here is the email from Ingrid at Seavis - hope it helps:

thanks for your email. So I changed your voucher to the Saona Special. Our Saona Special (http://www.seavisbayahibe.com/shoreexcursion_e.htm , follow the link please) fits the time table of Carnival. We leave Bayahibe around 09:45 am - 10:00 am and we return at 03:15 pm. For the ships that arrive at 10:00 am the schedule is shifted with 1 hour. The Saona Special is a shared tour with other people. This excursion will take you along the various highlights to the island of Saona. And the tour has something for everybody: some snorkeling, nature, artisan shopping, beach time and a nice lunch. All with an incredible scenery. The costs for the Saona Special are US$ 65 p.p., children < 12 years pay US$ 32. The price includes all drinks, snacks, lunch, English guiding and the use of the snorkel equipment. The lunch consists of tuna salad, pork chops, chicken drum sticks, dominican rice, various salads, potatoes, pasta, fruits and french bread. Non-alcoholic drinks are water, orange juice, cola, sprite. The alcoholic drinks are rum mixes the whole day and beers with the lunch on Catuano beach. Additional beers (outside the lunch time) are for sale on Catuano Beach.

The taxi fare from the cruise port to Bayahibe (25 minutes) and back will be arranged by "TAXI CASA DE CAMPO" (this is an independent company). As soon as you leave the ship you'll see the coordinator with a sign of the taxi association. Please report as soon as you can leave the ship to the coordinator, she will make sure you will be in the proper taxi and she will pool the people going to our tour or going to Bayahibe. For a detailed view of the port and the meeting points, please have a look here: http://www.seavisbayahibe.com/images...CruisePort.jpg . The costs for the round trip taxi fare is US$ 15 p.p., payable in cash to us. We'll then pay the taxis.

The payment for the tour is also in cash (US$, Euro or pesos; no cards) on arrival in Bayahibe. Below you see the voucher for the Saona Special tour on june 12. Can you check if everything is correct and reply to this email to confirm. In case something changes we'll send you an email.
I hope to hear from you soon,
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Has anyone had any experience with this company?. The excursion looks really cool. It is a speedboat ride then thru mangroves, stopping at Saona island and then onto Piscina. Comes with a lunch and is reasonable.
Just do a little research on cc (not much work, really, just search using key words) and you'll find a ton of helpful info on the Seavis Saona Special. Absolutely the best day you'll have on the water.
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It was a fun day to Saona and I would recommend this excursion. The starfish on the sandbar were so cool!
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It was a fun day to Saona and I would recommend this excursion. The starfish on the sandbar were so cool!
And as many others said the rum is free-flowing on the sandbar!
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This is a fantastic excursion and a great company. Just back from 5/29 stop in DR and my wife and I loved the Seavis excursion to Saona Island. As our ship pulled in to La Romana it was pouring rain and Carnival announced that several ship tours were cancelled, including their own speed boat tour to Saona Island. We were bummed and thought for sure Seavis would cancel as well, but still decided to head off the ship and meet up at the designated time and I am so glad we made that decision. Not only did Seavis continue with the tour, but the rain storm quickly turned to sunshine for a beautiful day. Lunch was delicious, and there was loooots of rum to make it even more fun.

Kirsten was our guide and she really made the tour special. She has a great personality and really adds a fun factor to the tour. This is an A+ organization. I highly recommend this tour.

I will try and post some pics once I upload from my camera onto my computer.
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Don't miss this tour, guys! It was the highlight of our cruise.
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Don't miss this tour, guys! It was the highlight of our cruise.
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Thank you for the review, loved all the pics, can't wait to go on this tour at the end of July!
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I'm sure you'll have a great time!
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After all these great reviews, we cannot wait to go on this tour in July! Now if July 21 would hurry up and get here so we can get on the ship!!!!!
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I'm glad everyone had a great time on their tour, however ours was not the fun it was hyped to be. A lot of us found the speed boat very bumpy and absolutely do not recommend it to anyone who is older or frail. The bumps when we hit the waves were very hard and I believe hard enought to cause spinal fractures in someone with weak bone density. Also on the way back after the tour, the speed boats were racing each other and we felt that one big wave hit the wrong way, we would flip over. Kirsten you were very nice and outgoing, but we were honestly frightened during the racing. We were on the June 12 tour.
We were also disappointed in the mangroves tour. The website looks like you actually go into the mangroves, but a short drive-by along the coast was nothing like we anticipated. Maybe I misunderstood....
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We used Seavis tours on June 5th (Carnival Freedom) and had the best time. Kirsten was our guide and she was wonderful. A few photos are attached. I highly recommend this tour.
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Where did you keep your stuff while snorkeling. We're there any places to secure it? We're you concerned about it?
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