Debbie's Dominican Travel.com Old Reviews - Reef Explorers
Reef Explorers - Punta Cana
CaraSue from Missouri
January 2009

We chose to do the Reef Explorer (owned by same people as the Marinarium). We absolutely loved this excursion! We were bussed out (maybe a 15-20 minute bus ride) to the Marinarium beach. There were tons of people doing Marinarium and maybe 20 doing the Reef Explorer. It was so nice to not be crammed onto a boat with 50 people at a time. It boils down to do you want to party or do you want to enjoy and relax? The Marinarium serves alcohol and the Reef Explorer serves fresh fruit, sandwiches, and juice. This was $89 per person (I believe). We were taken out in a small motor boat in groups of 6-8 to their island type platform. There were beach chairs, 2 chair massage stools, kayaks and snorkeling equipment. We were able to do all of those activities as well as swim with the sharks (nurse sharks which are docile) and stingrays (stingers removed). We also had our picture taken with the stingray. You can take pictures yourself and you can buy theirs as well ($10 each). We truly loved this trip and recommend going in the afternoon when we did.

Reef Explorers - Punta Cana
Canada
January 2009

We enjoyed a relaxed afternoon with Reef Explorer in Punta Cana. They take you out to a floating dock island where you can snorkel with sharks and stingrays, hang out on a beach chair in the sun and read, go kayaking, get a massage and have a healthy smoothie. It was a wonderful afternoon and I have a great photo of me holding a stingray!

Reef Explorers - Punta Cana
Tracy from Canada
December 2008

We didnt know when we signed up for this but it too had a shark and sting ray part to it. What a difference from the carribean festival!! This one was better than that one by so may points. Not that many people viewing at the same time, larger area for the animals they were swimming around freely and didnt crowd all into one corner. They had places to hide for a rest if they wanted too. The snorkelling was also way better than Carribean Festival. Fish were jumping out of the water here when fed breadcrumbs from the boat. Lots of fish to see and no other companies so just the 30 of us all together. But most people did different activites at different times. You could also sea kayak here, get a massage, float on a mattress near the dock etc. It was way more relaxing and you still got to see a lots of marine life. This was a good excursion.

Reef Explorers - Punta Cana
Amy
March 2008

We did the Reef Explorers tour and had a great time! It is a short drive to catch the boat and they take you to a floating dock just offshore where you can snorkel, get a massage or swim in the pens with stingrays (stingers are removed) and nurse sharks (very docile). Also, we got our pictures taken holding the stingrays which was very cool. We did the 1/2 day tour in the afternoon and found that it was perfect - we have done full-day tours in the past and found them to be too long. The staff and trainers who run this tour are very experienced and very funny - it was a great time and I would recommend this excursion to anyone.