Puerto Plata Highlights and Golden Beach Escape

A great tour.
August 07, 2023
Our guide was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. The beach was beautiful, and we were able to conveniently get some of our souvenir shopping out of the way without feeling ripped off. This is a tour we'd sign up for again.
Reviewer: David Michael Shurtleff
4 Stars
GREAT TOUR but no beach
July 10, 2023
Our tour guides - Alex & Chandler & Emil were AMAZING. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw many sights and learned a lot about the Dominican. The only negative was that we did not have beach time as the description stated. I still highly recommend this tour due to our wonderful guides and bus driver
Reviewer: Pam
5 Stars
Pier to Plata
June 05, 2023
This was a excellent tour. The guides were really informative. They were helpful and considerate and nothing was too much trouble. We had plenty of time to explore and we went to a lovely beach.
Reviewer: Pam
5 Stars
Awesome day!
May 13, 2023
We were taken to the downtown area and were escorted to various locations including a church, pink street, umbrella street and then the beach. I felt very safe downtown with our tour guide. The beach we went to was absolutely beautiful and we had a sun bed waiting for us. It was the perfect day.
Reviewer: Robin Buchman
5 Stars
10/10. Ask for Winston!!!
April 14, 2023
Our Shore Excursion Group tour in Puerto Plata with Winston as our guide was excellent! Winston was knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about showcasing the area's beauty and culture. The tour was well-organized, and we visited a variety of locations, each with its own unique charm. Winston's attention to detail and ability to tailor the tour to our interests made the experience unforgettable. The transportation was reliable, and we never felt rushed or crowded. Overall, we had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a memorable experience in the Dominican Republic.
Reviewer: Robert Rimmer
5 Stars
enjoyable excursion
March 12, 2023
very knowledgeable, local guide. Clean, organized tour. Small group. Time for shopping, saw the highlights, went to beach. Laid back, relaxing tour. Would use this company again as tour cost considerably less than same tour offered by cruise ship
Reviewer: Nancy Della Maestra
4 Stars
Puerto Plata Highlights and Golden Beach Escape
March 01, 2023
Picked up right outside of the welcome facility at the pier. Smaller group on a small bus that was in clean and excellent condition. Tour guide was very informative. Stop at the beach u resort location that provided the beach lounges and umbrella. Would take again if ever back in Puerto Plata.
Reviewer: John Asmussen
5 Stars
Exceeded Expectations
February 18, 2023
This tour exceeded our expectations! We enjoyed a short walking city tour, and, since we were there on a Sunday morning (and New Year's Day to boot!), the ability to wander into a mass being conducted. The beach was the highlight--lovely white sand for a long walk, then we snagged a beach bed and had some snacks and drinks while lazing in the sun. The tour guides kept watch on us and our stuff, making us feel very safe. There was even a small straw market for a bit of souvenir shopping. A great way to start the new year!
Reviewer: Sandy Hubbard
5 Stars
Great Escape
February 15, 2023
Initially getting of the boat and finding your actual tour group was out on the city street from the dock and dozens and dozens of locals hustling and in your face about you need this and that distracting you. And you absolutely have to make sure you are with the right group and they have your name on the list. Everyone is telling you they have your name and will take care of you. I had to get attitude and stick my hand out to tell them to leave me alone. After finding the correct tour van, everything went really well and totally enjoyed the tour of the town and history. But you have to make sure you plan to make time for the beach. It was so nice to lay on the beach in a cabana or chair and sit in the sun talking fellow cruise people laughing and swimming in the beautiful water. While on the beach you weren't bothered by the staff servers, they only came when you waved at them to get drinks and food. It was really nice.
Reviewer: Berne Massett
5 Stars
Great day in Puerto Plata
February 15, 2023
My wife and I greatly enjoyed this excursion. It gave us a quick site seeing visit to the town with a walking tour of the town square, beautiful church, Umbrella street, and the pink alley. All are close together so it is not a long walk, and breaks were provided at several places. Then the final stop was at the Golden Beach. What a view and a great beach accommodations. We loved the bed to relax and enjoy some refreshments. The beach was clean and water was waist high within a short distance into the water. The Shore excursion team provide great communications on pickup and drop off at each stop. Great excursion for seeing 2 sides of the island.
Reviewer: J. McRae
5 Stars
Great tour and beach
February 15, 2023
We had a wonderful day seeing the beautiful area with our tour guide Alex. He did an amazing job with his insight about the island. The beach was great and we felt safe. Wish we had more time! Thanks for the experience!
Reviewer: Mary Burkee
5 Stars
Excellence in so many ways!
February 10, 2023
Fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable tour guide who was very accommodating and flexible with all passengers of this excursion He took time to talk to each of us individually and shared rum punch - a nice welcome!! 😊 He provided history and context at each site and we had just the right amount of time to explore each site. I would definitely rebook this excursion and recommend same to my friends and family!
Reviewer: Wandamaria Lopez
5 Stars
Puerto Plata highlights and golden beach escape.
January 04, 2023
The excursion was informative. Puerto Plata was beautiful. The beach was very nice.The only downside was it was a long walk to meet the excursion group.
Reviewer: Randy Reuter
4 Stars
Waw experience!!
December 12, 2022
Very nice experience, driver was excellent. We had a good time!!
Reviewer: Erodia Cherubin
5 Stars
Best Day Ever
September 15, 2022
Guide was very helpful when we got onto the bus l was unaware that there were three different tour groups onboard dropping off the first group than it was our time to get off and with our helpful guide that walked around Puerto Plata showing all the things to see. When we were done, he called for the bus to pick us up and then we drove to one of the best beaches l have ever been to with Restaurante and bar water was clean and clear and sand was soft and white.
Reviewer: vincent j milo
5 Stars
A nice day
September 06, 2022
The excursion bus was a lovely new air conditioned comfortable ride. We did the city tour and beach excursion. It was odd because we had people on our bus doing only the beach part so we drove them to the beach then continued on our city tour. We made several stops on the tour and felt rushed at most of them. There was no time to explore the city on your own as we were always being directed by our guide. When we got back to the beach we weren’t disappointed. It was absolutely beautiful and there were plenty of chairs and cabanas for us to use at no additional cost. There were very persistent vendors walking up and down the beach trying to get you to visit their shop but they were very friendly. The rum punch was delicious and they offered plenty of refills.
Reviewer: Gail Dieterich
4 Stars
City tour/Beach day
June 08, 2022
Had a great time our guides were great and the beach was beautifu!! We highly recommend the city toyr/Beach day
Reviewer: D.F.
5 Stars
April 20, 2022
All excursions with SHOREEXCURSIONSGROUP come with good written instructions on how to find your tour, but this is the first one that also included a drones-eye view photograph of the port with a dotted line from the ship to the meeting spot. That was pretty brilliant thinking on the part of this tour operator. This was our first excursion IN YEARS and we were anxious to get to a beach. This one was exactly what we wanted. We visited a few key spots like the PINK street and Parque Central and learned a little about the history of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and why the two nations that share Hispanola are so different. We then went to a resort on Golden Beach and spent a few hours just bouncing in the waves or napping on a lounge chair. After being dropped off back at the entrance to the cruiseport, we shopped our way back to the ship.
Reviewer: steve bromley
5 Stars