Virgin Islands & the Dominican Republic

Virgin Islands & the Dominican Republic

San Juan to San Juan

Mar 27, 2022 to Apr 3, 2022

7 Days

SeaDream II

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See the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands from a different perspective on a delightful journey to some of the world’s most off-the-beaten-path destinations. Discover a rare utopia in Punta Cana, where you’ll be greeted by magnificent views, turquoise beaches, and an abundance of island charm. Visit Isla Saona, a protected nature reserve of remarkable marine diversity and coral reef ecosystems. Explore the deserted isle of Culebrita, the crown jewel of Puerto Rico’s Archipielago, home to the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge and its distinct species of wildlife, and Vieques Island, framed by the world's brightest bioluminescent bay. Call on St. John’s delightful Cruz Bay for snorkeling and diving opportunities, and Jost van Dyke’s sheltered White Bay.

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Mar 27, 2022 San Juan,
Puerto Rico
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Mar 28, 2022 Punta Cana,
Dominican Republic
Morning Evening
Mar 29, 2022 Isla Saona,
Dominican Republic
Morning Evening
Mar 30, 2022 Esperanza, Vieques Island,
Puerto Rico
Afternoon Late Evening
Mar 31, 2022 Culebrita Island,
Puerto Rico
Morning Evening
Apr 01, 2022 Cruz Bay, St. John,
U.S.V.I.
Morning Evening
Apr 02, 2022 White Bay, Jost van Dyke,
B. V. I.
Morning Evening
Apr 03, 2022 San Juan,
Puerto Rico
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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cruz Bay, St. John

    Two-thirds of St. John Island has been dedicated as a national park and is the most virgin of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is blessed with many beautiful beaches and bays, fine anchorages and verdant hills. Enjoy the day with snorkeling trip to Trunk Bay with its underwater guided trail, or join our kayaking land adventure. Ask your Club Director for a guided hike to Caneel Bay stopping at beautiful Honeymoon Beach for a quiet swim. Rental Cars are available should you want to explore on your own or you could borrow a SeaDream Mountain Bike for independent exploration.

  • White Bay, Jost van Dyke

    The BVI’s barefoot island and home of the "Painkiller" drink. Population depends on the month – typically 250-300. This is another SeaDream destination where you may be served Champagne and Caviar in the surf followed by a beach barbecue lunch. A hike is always offered to guests to visit the famous Foxy’s Bar at Great Harbour (hopefully, the boutique is open) or you can stroll a few meters down the beach to the Soggy Dollar Bar. Snorkeling equipment is provided as well as some of our water toys!


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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  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Esperanza, Vieques Island - Bioluminescent Bay Encounter **ADDITIONAL SPACE**

    Description

    **Due to the popularity of this Yachting Land Adventure, additional space for prebooking has been added on this voyage. **

    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)

  • 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)

  • Cruz Bay, St. John - National Park Hike & Snorkel at Honeymoon Beach

    Description

    Explore the beauty of the Virgin Islands National Park on a one mile hike from the quaint village of Cruz Bay to Honeymoon Beach. Snorkel over a colorful coral reef and enjoy the beautiful down sailed views.

    Starting in the quaint village of Cruz Bay, visit the Virgin Islands National Park's Visitor’s Center before following your Nature Guide on a one-mile hike along the Lind Point Trail to Honeymoon Beach on the North Shore of St. John. Learn about the amazing diversity of plants and animals that exist here. Listen as your guide tells you about the island’s history as you follow along the trail to one of St. John’s most beautiful beaches, Honeymoon Beach. Once you arrive at the beach. You will be offered complimentary beach chairs. Snorkeling instruction is offered, along with snorkeling gear (personal flotation device will be worn while snorkeling), before heading out on a guided snorkel tour to explore the colorful coral reefs and sea grass beds that are home to many colorful corals and fish as well as sting rays and sea turtles.

    During your visit to Honeymoon Beach, you will enjoy breathtaking tropical ocean vistas at this private and exclusive beach. Bathe in crystal clear turquoise waters and relax in the water on a pool float. Guests have an option to either hike back along the trail, or take a taxi safari back to town. Once in town, you can ether opt to shop or go back to the yacht via the yacht's tender.

    Notes

    This Yachting Land Adventure involves hiking for approximately one hour and ten minutes. Please wear good shoes for walking on a unpaved trail, a hat and sun screen. Water bottles will be available at the gangway as you leave the yacht, please make sure you bring a bottle with you. At the gift shop there are changing facilities, bathrooms, foot shower, picnic tables and covered areas with scenic views. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some 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

    89 (USD)

  • Cruz Bay, St. John - National Park Kayak Adventure

    Description

    After disembarking your SeaDream yacht, you will experience the beauty of the Virgin Islands National Park by sea. Enjoy this wonderful adventure while aboard a stable, two-person kayak. Experience is not necessary, as the knowledgeable guides will instruct you in proper paddling techniques before setting off. You'll first paddle to beautiful Honeymoon Beach, and then continue to a tiny, uninhabited Henley Cay for superb snorkeling. The guides will also teach you about the natural history and ecology on both the land and under the sea. Snorkeling gear is included.

    Notes

    Guests participating should be in good physical condition and used to kayaking regularly. Please wear your swim suit and remember to bring sun protection. Towels will be available at the gangway for you. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All land adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard. Price is per person, therefore one guest in a kayak will pay a double fare.

    Duration

    3.5 hour(s)

    Price

    129 (USD)

  • Cruz Bay, St. John - The Underwater Snorkel Trails Of Trunk Bay

    Description

    Lounge on the beach or use the snorkel equipment provided to explore the National Park Service's underwater marked trails. The trails include plaques on the bottom of the sea, describing the coral formations and fish that inhabit the waters. Parrotfish and yellow tailed snappers over the coral reef are just a few of the colorful sights you'll see. The nearby grass beds afford an opportunity to spot stingrays and green turtles. If you are new to snorkeling, your guide is happy to provide instruction. If you are an "old hand", you'll find an abundance and variety of sea creatures and underwater terrains to explore. Simply put, it doesn't get any more beautiful than this!

    Notes

    Please wear your swim suit and be sure to wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Trunk Bay is subject to sea swells and snorkeling will be canceled should weather conditions not permit a safe operation. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All land adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard.

    Duration

    2 - 2.5 hour(s)

    Price

    79 (USD)

  • White Bay, Jost van Dyke - Sandy Spit National Park Snorkel Adventure

    Description

    From your yacht marina, you will board a motor snorkel boat and cruise throughout the Jost van Dyke collection of islands. The vessel will anchor off Sandy Spit National Park, where you can snorkel and swim over a fascinating reef. Then it’s anchors aweigh, and head for Diamond Cay - a tiny islet completely surrounded by powdery white sand, azure blue waters and an underwater world filled with colorful marine life. Swim, snorkel or sun directly off the boat before returning to the ship’s anchorage.

    Notes

    Wear your swimsuit under your clothes; bring a towel, dry t-shirt or sweatshirt, sunscreen and a hat. Alternative snorkel locations may be selected according to sea and weather conditions. This activity may be operated on a sailing catamaran. Masks, snorkels, and snorkel vests are provided as well as instruction for a novice. Approximately 1 ½ hours snorkel time. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard. Kindly note that you will be asked to sign a waiver prior to participating.

    Duration

    3 hour(s)

    Price

    99 (USD)

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


Testimonials

... we were again thrilled and enjoyed the same high as was the case in both previous sails. Peter & Liz CulnaneBrisbane, Australia
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