Spanish Caribbean Journey

Spanish Caribbean Journey

San Juan to La Romana

Mar 12, 2022 to Mar 19, 2022

7 Days

SeaDream I

12212

Club Voyage

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Mar 12, 2022 San Juan,
Puerto Rico
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Mar 13, 2022 Culebrita Island,
Puerto Rico
Morning Afternoon
Mar 13, 2022 Esperanza, Vieques Island,
Puerto Rico
Afternoon Evening
Mar 14, 2022 Boqueron,
Puerto Rico
Afternoon Evening
Mar 15, 2022 Samana,
Dominican Republic
Morning Evening
Mar 16, 2022 Punta Cana,
Dominican Republic
Morning Evening
Mar 17, 2022 Casa de Campo,
Dominican Republic
Morning Late Evening
Mar 18, 2022 Isla Saona,
Dominican Republic
Morning Evening
Mar 19, 2022 La Romana,
Dominican Republic
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • San Juan

    San Juan, founded in the 1520’s by Spanish settlers, is both the largest city and the capital city of Puerto Rico. A territory of the Unites States, Puerto Rico is comprised of the large main island as well as five smaller islands, including the popular islands of Vieques and Culebra (both ports of call on select SeaDream voyages). SeaDream docks in Old San Juan, the oldest part of the city. Parts of this historic port city are still surrounded by stone walls dating back to the 1500’s. Narrow cobblestone streets, small shops, and points of interest like Cathedral of San Juan Bautista make this charming city a great place to stroll. Guests sailing into or departing from San Juan will enjoy views of Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, a mid- 1700’s Spanish fortress. San Juan Luiz Munoz Marin Airport is approximately a 30-minute drive to the port in Old San Juan. Currency in Puerto Rico is USD.

  • Culebrita Island

    This tiny island is a NATURE LOVERS PARADISE and part of a wildlife refuge, located just about one mile east of the island of Culebra. Because of its special status, the only permanent structure you'll find on the island is the abandoned lighthouse high on the hill; for the energetic, the trail hike up there is well worth the views over the surrounding area (it is prohibited to enter the lighthouse!). The island's beaches are also nesting grounds for sea turtles, so please avoid any nesting areas " marked or unmarked; but do keep your eyes open, you just might spot one of them in the water. When coming ashore, wear your swimsuit, bring a towel, water and plenty of sun protection; then enjoy your day on this beautiful unspoiled and natural island, walk along the trails & beaches, snorkel amongst the reefs or swim in the clear blue waters. The local trees along the beach provide some shade, but there are no restrooms or changing facilities on the island. Kindly also leave the island unspoiled and free of litter.

  • Esperanza, Vieques Island

    Esperanza is a charming “barrio” located on the south side of the island-municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico. It is known for El Malecon, which means “The Strip,” the fishing tradition, the fight against the US Navy, and Esperanza Beach, one of the only locations in Isla de Vieques with restaurants and restrooms close by. Children enjoy jumping off the pier at the beach, and for those who enjoy good food and local entertainment without the hustle and bustle of a busy nightlife, El Malecon in Esperanza is the place to be. The island’s name, Vieques, is said to mean “small island” in Taino, and its nickname is Isla Nena, meaning “Little Girl Island”. Puerto Rico’s little sister island - Vieques measures 55 square feet with under 10,000 inhabitants. Along with Culebra and other various small islands, the archipelago makes up the Spanish Virgin Islands, or “Passage Islands.” Vieques was also referred to as “Crab Island” by the British. English and Spanish are both recognized as official languages of the area. As with the other Puerto Rican islands, pre-Columbian history is limited in clarity. Archaeologists believe Vieques was home to Native Americans who migrated from the American continent between 3000 and 2000 BCE. A fragmented human skeleton named “El Hombre de Puerto Ferro” was discovered northwest of the popular Bioluminescent Bay, estimated to be from 1900 BCE. Best known as the people in later centuries of Puerto Rico, the Taino culture was comprised of groups from Venezuela, Cuba, and Hispaniola, who migrated in waves up to 1000 AD. The Taino flourished until Europeans discovered Vieques in the 15th century - often credited to Christopher Columbus. Vieques became the center of the Taino rebellion against Spain, which ultimately ended in the Taino downfall. Despite this, Spain did not colonize for many centuries and Vieques, along with Culebra, became a sanctuary for pirates and outlaws. The French, Danish, Scottish, and English all attempted to secure Vieques but failed - Spain permanently settled by 1811. When the Spanish-American War concluded in 1898, Spain turned the Puerto Rican islands over to the United States, which by the 1940’s (post-WWII) served as a firing range for the Navy. Up until 2003, a multitude of protests continued for decades, pressuring the United Stated Navy enough to withdraw from the islands. Vieques is now a National Wildlife Refuge and growing tourist destination. Because of the lack of human interference, most of the areas previously closed off to civilians by the Navy feature over 40 gorgeous beaches, and many natural ecotourism locations for exploration. Blue Beach features an excellent place for snorkeling, Bioluminescent Bay has quickly become a popular spot for its notorious glowing dinoflagellates, and the island is also known for free-roaming 'feral paso fino 'horses.

  • Boqueron

    In the heart of Cabo Rojo, you’ll find an intimate and exclusive village known as Boquerón. Famous for having Puerto Rico’s most beautiful beaches, Boquerón prides itself on soft sands, sparkling clear waters, and an invigorating culture. Spot native birds amid tree canopies, step into rustic restaurants, and lounge under swaying palm trees while taking in the sun-kissed moment.

  • Samana

    Samana is one of the Dominican Republic’s less known yet equally exotic gems. Its natural wonders take the shape of coconut palms contouring the sea, tropical rainforests, and charming villages. Take a walk around the local markets, dine in seaview restaurants and if you’re lucky spot some humpback whales. For adrenaline-infused adventures, take an ATV tour or go ziplining in Samana Bay.

  • Punta Cana

    Discover a rare utopia in Punta Cana, where you’ll find multi-cultural crowds, magnificent views, and an abundance of things to do. Along the turquoise beaches, you’ll find lots of people swimming, kitesurfing, parasailing, and boating. For nightlife experiences, don’t miss out on the Coco Bongo Show along with other exciting bars that aside from entertain, help create the greatest of memories.

  • Casa de Campo

  • Isla Saona

    Home to some of Dominican Republic’s most beautiful beaches, Isla Saona is part of the East National Park, or Parque Nacional Del Este. The island was discovered in the 1400s and remains untouched by time. A protected nature reserve by the government of Dominican Republic, Isla Saona has no major developments or structures, resulting in a truly pristine destination. The island is ideal for snorkeling as it is home to remarkable marine diversity and coral reef ecosystems.

  • La Romana

    Time to seek inspiration in La Romana’s curious atmosphere. Surrounded by major sugar plantations and the enormous Casa de Campo resort further east, La Romana has many sites to explore. Refuel yourself in palate-worthy dining options, or simply go for a walk along the old fishing town of Bayahibe. Enjoy an array of land and water activities in the heart of La Romana


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $392 per guest


Single Supplement for this voyage is 175% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.


Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

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  • Culebrita Island - No Yachting Land Adventures - Culebrita Island

    Description

    Paradise found. This undeveloped, pristine island is best known for its unspoiled beaches and a lighthouse dating back to the 1880’s. Enjoy the tranquil, slow life with a nap under the palm trees, snorkeling in the balmy, calm sea, or shelling along the many beautiful beaches for your independent exploration. There are no Yachting Land Adventures offered in this port.

    Notes

    Duration

    hour(s)

    Price

    (USD)

  • Esperanza, Vieques Island - Bioluminescent Bay Encounter

    Description

    Enjoy this one of a kind experience, nighttime kayaking in Mosquito Bay, at one of the world’s brightest Bioluminescent Bays.

    From the small fishing village of Esperanza, you will take a short bus ride to Mosquito Bay where you are met by your guides. They will provide a thorough pre-training covering all aspects of the tour and operation of the kayaks. Once inside your double kayaks and under the blanket of night sky, you will watch the sparkling swirls of water created by the paddles’ flow through the water and search for streaks of light created by darting fish around you. Continue paddling across the bay learning about the mangrove forests, wildlife that inhabits the area and the marine life that uses the lagoon as their sanctuary. Learn what gives the water its mysterious light and the different ecosystems found in the area. Tiny organisms known as dinoflagellates create the mysterious blue-green light. A trip into the bay is a magical and educational experience not to be missed when in Vieques in the evening.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure MUST be prebooked prior to embarking the vessel. Any remaining space will be sold on board based upon availability. Local transportation (not deluxe coaches) are used for the transfer to and from the pier. The journey is short, approximately 10 minutes, and sometimes over gravel roads. Water shoes (or flip flops) are recommended to board the kayak in ankle deep water. A minimum number of participants are required to operate this adventure and space is very limited. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    2 hour(s)

    Price

    159 (USD)

  • Boqueron - Chiliboat Waterbike Adventure

    Description

    Explore la Parguera cays, canals, and mangroves, aboard a Chiliboat Waterbike! Experience this unique Caribbean Nature Reserve in a fun and offbeat way, it will be a fabulous experience that you will never forget!

    A Chiliboat is a high performance waterbike catamaran, in which you will navigate in a recumbent bicycle position, providing you with exceptional stability for a smooth and effortless sail. As you begin the tour, you will be immediately immersed in nature and the picturesque surroundings that make this town a Caribbean dream. Its colorful houseboats, peaceful sailboats, mangroves, and canal create the perfect setting to this charming southwest coastline.

    As you pedal through the mangrove canal you won’t be able to miss Parguera’s most popular cay, Cayo Caracoles. Surrounded by shallow waters, the cay seems to form a natural pool in the middle of the ocean! Enjoy the refreshing waters and party atmosphere that have made this cay the favorite amongst locals, frequently filled with warm Caribbean energy and festive Puerto Rican music.

    On your way back, lay back and allow yourself to absolve your surroundings one last time, the sun rays, the water under you, seemingly being transformed into energy with each pedal stroke, the salty caress of the wind, the entrancing aroma that characterizes it, and those colors only found on the Caribbean color palette. What a memory to reflect upon and share with your friends on board and at home.

    Notes

    Please wear shorts, water shoes, hat, sunglasses and your bathing suit under your clothes. Sun protection is essential due to exposure for two hours while riding the chiliboat. A small water-resistant bag is provided for essentials. Bring a towel and a change of clothes or coverup is recommended. There are no changing facilities at the tour launch site.
    Covid note: Please wear your during reception, safety talk and landing. It can be removed during navigation and at the beach (at your discretion). RESTRICTIONS: Minimum height – 4’6”, maximum height – 6’5”, and maximum weight – 240 lbs. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    299 (USD)

  • Boqueron - Salt Flats & Los Morillos Lighthouse

    Description

    Visit the Salt Flats that give Cabo Rojo its name, explore the hyper saline lagoon, climb to the top of an Observation Tower, and enjoy a hike highlighted with some bird watching. Afterwards, take a hike to the Faro Los Morillos Lighthouse, for a breathtaking view, including a photo opportunity of “Puente de Piedra” a small naturally formed bridge made of rock, with a brief stop at Playuela Beach.

    Boqueron is located in the beach town of Cabo Rojo, which derives its name from both the reddish color of its salt-flats and the reddish tint that characterizes the seaside cliffs along its southern coast. Today you will travel to the Salt Flats for an experience that includes a visit to a small museum with exhibits and information about the ecology and history of this area. Also, you can climb the Observation Tower for an amazing Panoramic View of the Salt Flats and learn about this 500-year-old industry. Next enjoy an easy hike through the dry forest and hyper saline lagoon spotting birds along the way. At the end of this visit, there is time to browse the small gift shop, and see a short video about the reserve. In the gift shop you will receive a sample of salt to take home with you!

    From here, we’ll continue to Faro Los Morillos Lighthouse, located in a Natural Reserve. You will depart the vehicle for a short hike to the Lighthouse perched atop a cliff. While the Lighthouse is not normally open, its surroundings offer a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea, the rocky cliffs, and the nearby beach. Your guide will also take you for a great photo opportunity of “Puente de Piedra”, a small naturally formed bridge made of rock that has been eroded over the centuries. Be sure to bring your camera to capture these moments and sharing with friends.

    Following there will be a short stop at beautiful Playuela Beach for more picture taking, and even getting your toes wet for those who wish before returning to your yacht waiting in Boqueron.

    Notes

    Please note there are no restroom facilities at Playuela Beach and cover from the sun is limited. Comfortable clothes and non-slippery closed toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses are recommended. Also, please wear sun protection as you will be exposed to the direct sun during the walking portion of the tour. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    239 (USD)

  • Samana - Explore Samana's Hidden Treasures

    Description

    Join us to explore the natural hidden treasures of Samana. Depart from the pier on board a comfortable open truck with the destination heading to Boca del Diablo. This is a natural geological phenomenon in which the seas rush into a cavern to form a jet of water that can reach several meters in the air and above sea level. After the visit to Boca del Diablo, be prepared to enjoy an unforgettable hiking experience through the lush beautiful tropical forest of Samana up to Playa Fronton. Once at the beach, take part in the snorkeling activity or enjoy some leisure time to swim, relax or sunbathe at this beautiful and secluded beach. Next, board your speedboat with a destination to visit Madama Beach. This is an isolated and practically virgin beach, accessible only by boat, where you will enjoy a refreshing swim before heading back to the pier and your SeaDream yacht.

    Notes

    Snorkel equipment included: snorkel, mask and lifejacket. Please wear comfortable shoes for the hike and your bathing suit under a cover up. Don't forget to bring your towel from the yacht. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Samana - Samana ATV Adventure

    Description

    Travel off-road, caravan style to discover the interior of the beautiful Samana Bay. Departing from the pier, drive to the meeting point in Las Galeras. After the safety briefing, it is time to begin your off-road adventure to explore the most iconic sites of the Samana Countryside. Your first stop will be at Boca del Diablo, a natural geological phenomenon in which the seas rushes to form a jet of water that can reach several meters above sea level. Continues driving to reach Caño Frio, a small oasis surrounded by mangroves with abundant flora and fauna. Upon arrival, enjoy a refreshing swim in its calm and clear waters. Afterward ride the ATV to the meeting point to board your coach for transportation back to the pier.

    Notes

    Price is per person and based on 2 guests per ATV. If you wish to drive single, a double fare is required. Please wear comfortable clothes (swimsuit underneath), shoes, sun protection, hat, sunglasses and bring a beach towel. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    139 (USD)

  • Punta Cana - Buggies & Cave Adventure

    Description

    Burst through distant farmland, visit a quaint country ranch and dip into the sub-terrestrial waters of a natural cave during this thrilling experience.

    On this Yachting Land Adventure, you will go roaring through remote farmland on a 2-seat buggy adventure, passing palm trees and tobacco plantations with the Oriental Mountain Range deep in the background. These narrow, secluded country roads shelter deep pools of mud that you will go bursting through again and again. At first, you may try and avoid the dirt, but soon you'll give in to the grime. We all do... that is part of the fun on this exciting buggy adventure.

    You also have an amazing opportunity to descend into a cool, dark cave with a calm subterranean lagoon perfect for swimming. Take a dip and wash off some of that mud before returning to the pier refreshed and invigorated.

    Notes

    The driver of the buggy requires a valid driver´s license to participate. This price is per buggy and only 1 ticket is required if you have up to 2 guests in the buggy. You will get muddy on this adventure and please dress accordingly. Be sure to wear light comfortable clothes, a bandana, bring your swimming gear, beach shoes, towel, sunscreen, hat, change of clothes sunglasses, and sun protection. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    229 (USD)

  • Punta Cana - Cigar Factory & Altos de Chavon Village

    Description

    Explore a handmade cigar factory and visit a replica of a 16h century Mediterranean village during your call to Punta Cana.

    The journey starts with a 60-minute drive to La Romana for a visit of the Vega Fina Factory and Boutique. Here you will learn about the elaboration process of premium handmade cigars, from the rich tobacco fields to the packaging center.

    Afterwards, take the air-conditioned coach to Altos de Chavon for a visit of a replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village. This village is a place of inspiration, learning and artistic expression for the locals and visitors alike. Diverse educational and artistic activities are performed in a breath-taking natural and architectural setting. Thereby allowing Altos de Chavon its unique ability to stimulate creativity and cultural interchange. A walk down the cobblestone paths of Altos de Chavon reveal, at every turn, architecture reminiscent of another era. You will enjoy a guided tour of Altos de Chavon and free time before returning to the yacht in Punta Cana.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Casa de Campo - Altos de Chavon & River Boat Cruise

    Description

    Altos de Chavon is a replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village. The village is a place of inspiration, learning and artistic expression. Diverse educational and artistic activities in a breathtaking natural and architectural setting give Altos de Chavon its unique ability to stimulate creativity and cultural interchange.

    A walk down the cobblestone paths of Altos de Chavon reveals, at every turn, architecture reminiscent of another era. The village has an amphitheatre for open-air concerts, which was inaugurated by a performance of Frank Sinatra and is now used by famous national and international artists; and a small church, St. Stanislaus, finished in 1979 and consecrated by Pope John Paul II, which contains the ashes of Poland’s patron saint and statue from Krakow. There are also several shops, an art gallery, handicraft stores, a discotheque and exclusive restaurants, some of them linked to the famous resort, Casa de Campo.

    After the visit to Altos de Chavon, you will board your air-conditioned coach for a short drive to La Represa to board traditional boat for a scenic cruise along the Chavon River, surrounded by a beautiful tropical landscape, better known as “the tropical jungle”.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    139 (USD)

  • Casa de Campo - Barcelo Rum Tasting

    Description

    The Barceló Rum Historical Center offers a comprehensive museum display on the history of rum making in the country, its role in the culture, and Barceló’s manufacturing process.

    Talking about San Pedro de Macorix means talking about cane sugar and the sugar industry. After the introduction of sugar cane to the island by Christopher Columbus in 1493, sugar remained, until recently, the main source of the Dominican Republic’s wealth. Another industry that grew from these beginnings was to become even more crucial to the survival and progress of the country: rum. This industry is today one of the strongest in the Dominican Republic and has produced internationally recognised brands like Ron Barceló. Ron Barceló was founded in 1930 and is currently one of the most prestigious brands not only in the country, but around in the world.

    Join us on a journey to The Ron Barceló Historical Centre in San Pedro de Macorix, where you can learn more about the beginnings of an industry and a brand that today are an inseparable part of Dominican culture. A tasting of Ron Barceló drinks, accompanied by a small snack, will be the perfect ending to this enjoyable land adventure.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    4 hour(s)

    Price

    149 (USD)

  • Isla Saona - Saona Island Beach Retreat

    Description

    “Saona” island is a unique natural attraction, radiating tropical sun, long stretches of brilliant white sandy beaches, with giant coconut trees that seem to melt into iridescent turquoise waters and your beach retreat for the day.

    The journey starts by boarding the ship´s tender to Saona Island. Once at Saona Island, relax under the amazing coconut trees, sunbath, or swim in the clear crystal waters of Saona Island. When you are ready, a delicious lunch buffet, including BBQ meats and seafood over an open bar are waiting for you. You will have a smile on your face as you return to the yacht reflecting on the time you have just spent in a genuine Caribbean paradise.

    Notes

    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    4.5 hour(s)

    Price

    119 (USD)

  • Isla Saona - Scuba Diving Experience

    Description

    Explore the most popular scuba diving sites in Saona Island. Admire the healthy reef teeming with lots of amazing small and medium sized sea life.

    On this amazing 2-tank private scuba diving experience your first dive is at El Peñon, a beautiful long reef divided into 3 dive sites from 12 to 28 meters deep in front of the national park. Peñon means rock and this site is named after the rocks on the side walls. At this great site for diving, you will see a pristine untouched coral reef, full of reef fish and also full of surprises. You never know what you can find there: eagle rays, turtles, a nurse shark and occasionally you may even see a hammerhead shark. There is also a second dive of 12 meters at La Victoria Reef to enjoy the show of creatures full of life and whipping around this beautiful reef.

    Notes

    This Diving Experience is available for Certified Divers only. Diving certification is required and equipment is included.
    A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    169 (USD)

Prices are per person, in USD. Duration is in hours.


Testimonials

The best vacation we have ever been on. The combination of relaxed atmosphere and impeccable service was perfect. Mr & Mrs Kurt PedersonGlastonbury, Connecticut
Fabulous yacht, magnificent food, great people, superb service, I can think of a few more adjectives, but to summarize – save and go on it – probably the best vacation I ever went on. Ian CaseySan Francisco, California