MSC Puerto Plata Excursions

MSC Cruises offers an unforgettable journey through the Caribbean, with the Puerto Plata region standing out as a jewel in its crown. The excursions available promise a diverse and enriching experience, showcasing the beauty, history, and adventure that this destination has to offer. These MSC Puerto Plata excursions are selected among the very top reviewed by Taino Bay port passengers.

1. Playa Dorada Beach Day:
Kick off your Puerto Plata adventure with a relaxing day at Playa Dorada, a pristine stretch of golden sand lining the azure Caribbean Sea. Lounge under swaying palm trees, take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, or engage in water sports for an active seaside retreat. Contact the Puerto Plata concierge to book this and other excursions.

Aerial view of Playa Dorada Beach, Puerto Plata
Aerial view of Playa Dorada Beach, Puerto Plata

2. Sonador River and Tubagua Eco Lodge:
Immerse yourself in nature with a journey along the Sonador River. The excursion includes a stop at Tubagua Eco Lodge, a rustic yet charming retreat nestled in the hills. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared with local campo flavors, surrounded by lush tropical greenery.

Sonador River
Sonador River

3. Catamaran Experience:
Sail away on the Puerto Plata snorkeling catamaran adventure, allowing you to explore the coastline from a unique perspective. Bask in the sun on the deck, snorkel with the vibrant Sosua marine species world, and relish the cool sea breeze as you cruise through the Caribbean waters in a party atmosphere from start to end. The one in this article cover photo is also offered by the same tour agency.

snorkeling catamaran party
The Puerto Plata Snorkeling Catamaran

4. Historical Puerto Plata City Tour:
Dive into the rich history of Puerto Plata with a guided city tour. Explore colonial architecture, visit historical landmarks, and gain insights into the cultural heritage of this charming city. The tour includes the top landmarks such as the Cathedral, Victorian buildings, the red alley, and much more.

Historic center of Puerto Plata
Historic center of Puerto Plata

5. Ocean World Marine Park:
For marine life enthusiasts, a visit to Ocean World Cofresi is a must. Interact with dolphins, sea lions, and exotic marine life. The park also offers exciting shows and exhibits, providing an educational and entertaining experience for visitors of all ages. 

Dolphin show at Ocean World, Cofresi
Dolphin show at Ocean World, Cofresi

6. Sosua Beach Snorkeling:
Discover the vibrant underwater world of Sosua Beach with a snorkeling excursion. The clear waters and diverse marine life make for an unforgettable snorkeling experience in this picturesque bay. Contact the Puerto Plata concierge to book this and other excursions.

Snorkeling in Sosua Beach
Sosua Beach is famous for its superb snorkeling

7. ATV Adventure in Sosua:
Gear up for an adrenaline-packed ATV adventure through the scenic landscapes of Sosua. Traverse through tropical trails, farmland, mud puddles, and hidden gems waterfalls, experiencing the thrill of off-road exploration. 

ATV excursion in Sosua, one of the top Virgin Voyages Puerto Plata Excursions
ATV adventures are fun in Puerto Plata and Sosua.

8. Museums Tour, including San Felipe Fortress:
Delve into the cultural and historical fabric of Puerto Plata by visiting its museums. Explore the San Felipe Fortress, an iconic structure that has withstood the test of time, offering panoramic views of the city and the sea.

View of Scarlet Lady docked in Taino Bay, and the Fort san Felipe in the foreground
Fort San Felipe museum near the Taino Bay Port

9. Deep Sea Fishing:
Experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing in the rich Caribbean waters. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, this excursion provides an opportunity to catch some of the region’s most prized fish while enjoying the serenity of the open sea.

Puerto Plata deep fishing
Marlin fishing off the coast of Puerto Plata

10. Cabarete Beach Day:
Relax on the shores of Cabarete Beach, known for its lively atmosphere and water sports. Whether you choose to unwind under the sun or try your hand at wind or kite surfing, Cabarete offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure.

Cabarete beach day
Cabarete Beach

11. Historic La Isabella and Taino Museum:
Travel back in time with a visit to La Isabela, the first European settlement in the Americas. Explore archaeological sites and learn about the Taino culture at the Taino Museum, providing a fascinating glimpse into the pre-Columbian history of the region.

Inside La Isabela Museum
Inside La Isabela Museum
Taino Museum exhibits
Taino Museum exhibits

MSC Puerto Plata excursions promise a kaleidoscope of experiences, from serene beach days to adventurous explorations and deep dives into history and culture. Each excursion contributes to a well-rounded and memorable Caribbean cruise, offering something for every traveler’s taste. Contact the Puerto Plata concierge to book this and other excursions.