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Sanoa Island Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana

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Punta Cana, Caribbean
Sanoa Island Helicopter Tour from Punta Cana

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Journey into Saona Island aboard a private helicopter and enjoy incredible views, world-class service and a day of adventure on this exotic excursion that includes pick-up, 25-minute helicopter ride, lunch, and relaxing beach time.
  • Enjoy a bird's eye view on a 25-minute private helicopter ride
  • Relax on white sandy beaches and enjoy tropical breezes
  • Savor a buffet lunch, complete with aged rum and local beer
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
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Round trip ground transportation
Snacks
Lunch
Beach chairs and bed
Bathrooms
Express Vip Check- in upon arrival at out base
Professional guide
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Please note that some hotels in the city are not included in our pick up itinerary. In case your hotel is not included in our pick up itinerary, we will contact you to indicate the closest hotel to which you will have to come for us to pick you up. You should wait for your guide in the indicated hotel lobby.
Enjoy a scenic 25-minute flight above the scenic Dominican Republic countryside and soar over white sandy beaches, palm trees and clear blue waters. Check out farms and fields from a bird's eye view and relax on the exotic island of Saona. Revel in beautiful beaches and unwind with cold drinks and tropical breezes. 

Savor a delicious lobster lunch and an all-you-can-eat buffet full of local delights, plus all the aged rum and Presidente Beer you want while on the island.
Itinerary
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Saona Island
An unforgettable experience of helicopter flight in combination with the beautiful Saona Island. This excursion consists of the following itinerary: Express VIP Check-In upon arrival at our base 25-30 minutes flight from Bávaro / Punta Cana to Isla Saona 1 hour and 15 minutes of total time on the beach Welcome drink (champagne or juice) upon arrival at the beach Restaurant with VIP lunch: Dessert: Tropical fruits Open bar included during the stay Water and soft drinks Champagne, golden rum, mojito, caipirinha, caipiroska, gin, vodka, whiskey Beer, Red wine, white wine Waiter service included Each couple, family or group will have their individual VIP table with beautiful decoration Each couple, family or group will have access to their cheilones 25-30 minutes flight from Saona Island to our base in Bávaro / Punta Cana Round trip ground transportation included
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to Bring: Sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, sunglasses and hat
  • Comments/Restrictions:Weight limitations may apply, maximum capacity 250lbs
  • Additional hours can be purchased.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Dominican Republic
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-5
Awesome Helicopter excursion
Eddy_T
, Apr 2022
Awesome experience i definitely will go back for another excursion the pilot and the rest of the people at helidosa were great
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Charge my card and deliver a cancelation message!
Dorai_P
, Mar 2022
My trip was canceled for the third time and I booked it one month before arriving. You attempted to charge my card after canceling my excursion.
star-1
Booking through Viator/Trip Advisor is useless
Trinity_J
, Nov 2021
Between Viator and/or the tour company I would leave zero stars if I could. I booked this tour for my girlfriend and I back in August (3 months in advance). I received email confirmation at the time, and again 5 days prior confirming my booking, and then the payment was processed as you can see in the pictures. Then literally the day before, I was notified that they had no availability for the day I booked. I contacted Viator inquiring how this was possible, considering I had booked well in advance, and they had already collected full payment. No assistance or remedy was offered. This was very frustrating due to the fact that this was a surprise for my girlfriend, and we had already arranged significant portions of our vacation itinerary around this excursion out of Punta Cana. To add insult to injury, I am still awaiting a refund.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
DON’T BOOK THROUGH VIATOR
Monesha_S
, Oct 2021
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND calling the place directly! Before booking this company Viator is a complete scam and the information that’s on the site regarding what’s included for your activities are lies! I paid Over $500 USD for this activity I was very excited thinking there would be a helicopter ride, snacks , and lunch on Sanol island! Finding out after the activity was over very hungry that there would be no lunch provided. The company told me I didn’t pay enough when the truth is there was only one option available for the date that I took! (The option the company is now saying I should have paid for, although there was never any other option) Had a difference in price roughly around $30 USD! If I am already spending such a high amount I know I would have Paid $30 more dollars to make sure my boyfriend and I ate some food after being on this activity for 3 hours and leaving at 8:00am on His Birthday! What’s makes everything worse is that lunch was included on my booking and now the company is trying to save its on ass instead of refunding me some of my money! After I was mislead! The helicopter ride was beautiful but ok it was very hot and at least 5 of us in there! The bugs on Sanol island are terrible but our pilot was amazing with Bug spray and so were the employees! It’s Viator I wouldn’t trust after having something similar happen in multiple countries! Very disappointed!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome day!!!
Martha_E
, Sep 2021
The ride was so smoothe. Great scenery and the food and drink were delicious! My husband really enjoyed the lobster. After explaining the I was very allergic to seafood, they took the time to separate all the food I could eat. Thank you for this and what a wonderful trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Saona island helicopter fly
Pavlo_Y
, Sep 2021
Saona island need more time minimum 3 hours cause they give you 1 hour 20 minutes and you pay for 2 people 680$. For that time you gonna just eat some rice bad lobster 🦞 take 2 photos and it’s time to fly back,so better take boat tour chipper and better more time to enjoy. Helicopter fly ok but it’s not a private you gonna fly with more people for sure! When I booked it’s say private but when I arrive and we’re get a fly it’s been 2 more people. So it’s didn’t cost those $$$$!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
786 / 5000 Resultados de traducción Dear Guest: Thank you very much for taking the time to share your valuable review. We are deeply sorry to hear that our services did not meet your expectations. Please, in order to investigate what happened in your case, as well as apply the appropriate corrective measures and be able to offer you a favorable response that can change the lost perception of our services, we ask you to help us provide the information. that we have requested through a private message or email customerservicedr@graylinedr.com, so that we can identify and track your reservation in our system. Once again, we appreciate your valuable feedback. We are waiting for the requested information to proceed immediately with the corresponding investigation.
star-5
Absolutely beautiful
Craig_B
, Aug 2021
An unbelievable experience! The views were magnificent! Our pilot was the greatest! An absolute must!!
star-5
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!
Zsanett_M
, May 2021
I purchased this tour for my husband birthday ! It’s was amazing ! It’s was the best experience on the whole vacation! Pick up was on time and the pilot Chirstian was awesome great pilot!! ! 30 min flying to the island we were seeing sharks he turned back to show it to us . We arrived in the island the photographer made beautiful pictures of us. The food was delicious, seafood chicken pork salad welcome drink and fruit salad at the end. We spent like 1.30 min the beach it’s one of the most beautiful beach we ever seen ! Highly recommend this tour! Worth the money for the experience’
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you for your opinion, we will continue working to make your vacations incredible.
star-5
Very reliable
nicolasR9067QE
, Jun 2019
We travelled in the helicopter with my wife, a toddler of 18 month old and a baby of 7 month old, flight was so smooth they both fell asleep, all staff very professional!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Glad to know you had an awesome time with us.
star-2
Miscommunication
kandra_p
, Apr 2019
The helicopter ride itself was great, however; we paid for the additional hour and was told we did not. When things got sorted out we spent most of our time fixing the kinks in the miscommunication of the company and could not fully enjoy our trip on the island. There was NO apology from the company either: The lunch was terrible a lot of waiting around and it wasted a lot of time. Not to mention the people that did not pay the additional hour got to stay longer on the island on our dime. The island is beautiful however if I were I do it again I would book and different tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2019
Thank you for your feedback, we will use it to improve our service so that the next time you have a better experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
The helicopter ride was awesome. The...
Blaine C
, Feb 2017
The helicopter ride was awesome. The view from the air is a great experience.There was not enough time do anything on Saona. One hour is not enough time to enjoy much. The beach, well there was not much of one and you see pics of all this open and gorgeous beach area, not were we were. The food was good and the service was excellent ! For almost 600 the experience needs to be great not good
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This excursion was pretty amazing! I...
Michael_M
, Oct 2016
This excursion was pretty amazing! I took a quick trip from my hotel via small bus to the heliport near the airport and from there we watched a quick safety video before heading to a nearby small 4 person helicopter. One couple went with a pilot directly to the island, and I had the awesome experience of going into another helicopter and being taken down the coast for a pickup directly in front of someone's hotel for another couple I assume they had booked a similar - more expensive - excursion that included helicopter hotel pickup. From there we all headed down across the beautiful green countryside to Saona Island. Saona Island is just off the coast, not very far from the mainland, and the waters there are the most amazing shade of blue you will ever see. When you think 'blue' or better yet 'azul' you will think of these colors! There isn't a lot to the island, really. With this excursion you don't get the BBQ style you hear about with other Saona Island excursions, you get a nice private little lunch in pretty white cabanas away from any crowds. You'll have huge platefuls of food waiting for you BBQ chicken, an entire split lobster, some beef or pork, rice, pasta, cabbage salad, stewed potatoes, and more. You also have your choice of beverages I had their signauture rum and some coke. During the off season, at least, the place wasn't crowded at all. It was beautiful and peaceful and we had a very nice quiet lunch. The food wasn't amazing, not even close, but it was edible and it was really the scene that made it relaxing. Note: there are a TON of flies, however, that will try to swarm your food. Other tables seemed to have more of a problem but I controlled it by carefully keeping the food wrapped in the plastic it came with and just kept enough food on my plate to eat. The other tables seemed to just unwrap everything and leave it out and it attracted the flies. Also during the lunch you will be accosted by a lot of locals trying to sell you things. I saw in other Saona reviews that people really complain about this but in my case a simple but firm 'no gracias' sent them on their way. There were like 5 different sellers, but none were pushy once I made it clear I wasn't interested. After lunch I spent some time exploring the small beach. The sand there is beautiful, and there's loungers if you just want to relax. There are also some nearby shops where you will be encouraged to 'looky looky' if you get close - I did, and was pleasantly surprised! Shirts were about 12 without haggling, which is about half the price of buying them in hotels or elsewhere. Totally worth some soveniers and the people at the shop were quite nice. After our 1-1.5 hours on the island it was time to head back. This time we went along the coast and our pilot showed us some amazing sights. Then I had the added awesome bonus of being dropped off at my hotel via helicopter! This isn't normally included with this tour but because the other couple had booked it and my hotel was next door I lucked out. Maybe you will, too, or you can ask about paying a little extra for a drop off. Nothing says rockstar lifestyle like landing on the beach via helicopter! : Overall I really enjoyed this and thought it was worth the price. You can enjoy your helicopter flight and beautiful white cabanas while you watch people coming in sunburned off long boat trips going to the rather boring looking BBQ nearby.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Ein herrlicher Tag!
Michael_B
, Mar 2022
Ein herrliches Erlebnis! Alles verlief reibungslos: Kommunikation vorab, Abholung vom Hotel, Flug und Aufenthalt auf der Insel. Wir flogen etwas mehr als 30 min zur Insel und hatten dort über eine Stunde Zeit zum Baden und Essen. Es gab leckere Meeresfrüchte inkl. Lobster mit Beilagen. Wir haben den Ausflug genossen !
star-1
Total enttäuscht
Norbert_S
, Oct 2021
Die Tour fand nicht wie ausgeschrieben statt. Im Nachhinein wurde offensichtlich die Beschreibung angepasst. Bei Buchung war neben dem Hubschrauber Flug noch ein luxuriöses Mittagessen mit entsprechenden Getränken sowie ein Hummer pro Person enthalten. Tatsächlich gab es aber nur eine Lunchbox aus Pappe mit magerem Inhalt. Der Pilot hatte auf unsere Nachfrage nur ein süffisantes Grinsen. Ich glaube Viator ist nicht bewusst, dass sie so einige Kunden dauerhaft verlieren. Schließlich will man auch das bekommen was angeboten wurde und was man bezahlt hat.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Parfait
Giovanni_D
, Sep 2021
Très belle excursion vous allez en avoir plein les yeux jusqu'à saona. Par contre arriver sur le lieu pas de homar comme écrit sur la description.. Le Pilote Christopher petit mention pour lui Très bon pilote hyper agréable Très confiant. Merci à lui
star-3
Erwartungen nicht erfüllt
Sabine_R
, Sep 2021
Wir wollen nicht ungerecht sein, aber hier wurde eine Tour ausgeschrieben, die so nicht stattfand. Es gibt die Classic Tour und die Luxury Tour. Die Classic Tour beinhaltet das Sandwich, ein Wasser und eine Stunde Aufenthalt an einem verlassenen Strand. Das ist die Tour die hier ausgeschrieben ist. Das andere ist nicht enthalten und haben wir auch nicht bekommen. Unsere Enttäuschung war riesig! Viator und auch der Veranstalter haben sich entschuldigt, nur hat uns das am Ende auch nicht mehr geholfen. Entscheidend ist jedoch der Helikopterrundflug. Der war fantastisch. Man sieht viel Landschaft, die Küste, das Wasser und auch Punta Cana. Das war schon toll. Und wir haben uns jederzeit sicher gefühlt
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear guest, Thank you very much for your valuable comments, we are sorry that you had an unfavorable situation in your experience, we have gladly sent your comments to the corresponding area to improve. In any case, we would like to offer you an apology and be at your disposal should you require additional support or information. It is a pleasure to serve you
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Geiler Azsflug
Dominik_T
, Aug 2021
Es war ein tolles Erlebnis. Nach einigem Nachhaken holte uns das Flug Unternehme Gray Line auch an unserem Hotel ab, was kein Problem zu seien schien. Der Pilot war super und hat - trotz Sprachbarriere- uns viel gezeigt. Der Flug war atemberaubend. Durch den Flug sind wir sehr zeitig auf Saona angekommen und hatten die Insel erst einmal für uns allein. Auch der Rückflug war sensationell und der Trip war-wie so oft-viel zu kurz. Der Ausflug war sein Geld auf jeden Fall wert. Einziger Wehmutstropfen: im Angebot war ein Hummeressen inclusive, welches fehlte. Vielleicht ist es den zeitigen Erscheinen auf der Insel zuzuschreiben.
star-5
Best bIrthday gift that you can make
Florian_M
, Jul 2021
Wir sind schonmal mit dem Heli geflogen aber das Erlebnis mit dem Heli nach Sanoa zu fliegen und da zu essen, war etwas unvergessliches und ich kann es nur weiter empfehlen, dieses Event zu buchen
star-1
FRAUDE Y ROBÓ
JuanManuel_F
, Jan 2019
La salida fue 1 hora después de lo programado El tour es de 4:30 de acuerdo a nuestra solicitud por lo que en en Isla Saona deberíamos estar por lo menos 2 horas y solo estuvimos 50 minutos porque el atraso de la empresa de helicópteros Helidosa retrasó a todos los que estábamos en espera y ellos para.NO tener atraso en todo el día lo resolvieron reduciendo el tiempo de tour de nosotros y supongo que el de los demás pasajeros en sus diferentes intinerarios Es un robo y fraude
1 traveler found this review helpful

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