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Amber Cove Puerto Plata Highlights and Blue JackTar Beach Resort Excursion

Amber Cove, Dominican Republic (Excursion ID S3100)

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  • Duration
    4 hours
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    6 Years Old
  • Languages
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  • Air-conditioned round-trip transportation from your Amber Cove cruise terminal in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (van or minibus according to the number of participants)!
  • City sightseeing highlights - Fort San Felipe, Malecon - Neptune Statue, and Independencia Park!
  • Beach time at the famous Blue JackTar Hotel on Playa Dorada - Golden Beach!
  • Welcome Rum Punch at Blue JackTar Hotel!
  • Lounge chairs, Umbrellas (First-come-first-serve), and use of facilities!
  • Free WiFi at the Blue JackTar Hotel!
  • Rum punch is available in the vehicle until depleted!

Discover what the lovely city of Puerto Plata has to offer. Learn some history while visiting the Fort San Felipe, the Neptune Statue, and the Parque Independencia. Then relax at the famous "Golden Beach" and enjoy the facilities of the Hotel Blue Jack Tar!

This Amber Cove Sightseeing and Beach Excursion start at the cruise center's main gate in Amber Cove. Your local Dominican Republic shore excursion guide will be waiting for you and will then show you to your comfortable air-conditioned transportation. Your first photo stop will be at Fort San Felipe, which is also known as El Morro de San Felipe. Commissioned by King Felipe II of Spain in 1564 it wasn't completed until 1577. Its strategic location helped to guard the entrance to the city's seaport for hundreds of years.

Next, you'll stop for views and photos of the famed Neptune Statue which is situated on a small island just off the coast. Although quite impressive now, this statue has seen its share of woes. The 22 ft. bronze sculpture has been hacked for valuable metal, toppled over several times, and finally hacked to bits. However, the Islanders have a true love for their guardian of the sea and it was returned to its full glory and now, with the support of 3 cables, once again rules the sea.

Your next sightseeing excursion stop will be at the Parque Independencia, which is the center of town. With churches, gazebos, scattered benches, and local music often playing, it is a true taste of Puerto Plata.

Finally, you will be taken to Playa Dorado, known as the "Golden Beach" of Puerto Plata, which is located near the famous Hotel Blue JackTar, where a welcome drink awaits you. The ambiance is strictly tropical and friendly and boasts lovely beaches and surroundings. Take a stroll, take a dip, it's your choice.  

Your guide, as always, will inform you of the beach and resort activities available to you. You are welcome to purchase food and drinks from the hotel bar. You may use the lounge chair and other use of facilities including complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. 

After a great sightseeing excursion and beach resort day pass in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic you will be returned to your Amber Cove Puerto Plata cruise ship terminal!

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What a great Amber Cove shore excursion day pass to introduce the lovely city of Puerto Plata. Air-conditioned comfort with several sightseeing stops Fort San Felipe, the Neptune Statue, and the Parque Independencia with a final stop at what's known as "Golden Beach" where you can enjoy some of the best relaxing times at the famous Blue JackTar Beach Resort!


8 Reviews

North Carolina
     5/5  (Visited on November 2019)
Such a great time with Henry, Misreal, and Daniel! So glad we decided to do this one! We got a little tour of the island which was enough for our first time here. Henry was a great guide amd very informative about his native island. We were the only one from our group who went to the beach so they actually had one of our guides stay with us at the beach til the bus came back with the others from the rest of their tour. That made us more at ease because we knew for sure we wouldn't be forgotten and left behind :). We had about 2 hrs on the beach which was just enough time for us. Plenty of chairs, umbrellas, and those comfy beach beds, with excellent food if you wanted a snack or lunch. Very relaxing...only a few beach people came up to ask us to buy things but they weren't pushy and moved on if see said no thanks. When they arrived to pick us up from the beach we were greeted with all the rum punch we wanted and had a fun ride on our way back to the ship! We stopped for a photo at the Neptune statue and Henry got us all bananas from a local stand. ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND THESE GUYS!!!!
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Nice and relaxing
     5/5  (Visited on April 2016)
The walk to get to the meeting point was a lot further than we anticipated but once we got there it was wonderful. The guide took us around pointing out historical places. There was several pushy people in the markets surrounding the stops but the guide did a good job of interfering when they wouldn't stop at "no thank you". We visited right after a storm so the beach wasn't real clean and the waves were too rough but it would probably be perfect if we have went a few days later. The waiter came through often and the food/drinks were good. We would definitely revisit.
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Definitely worth the Walk
     5/5  (Visited on June 2018)
This was our favorite Excursion of our whole cruise. We had Wi-Fi and water when we arrived to the bus. Everyone was so amazing and friendly. The tour was informative and fun. We had VIP service from start to finish. When we arrived the Blue JackTar Beach resort we had beautiful beach beds, the drinks and food were excellent. On the way back to the port we stopped for fresh bananas. They were delicious. I can't say enough good things about the people and this tour. Will definitely take this tour again when I am back in Amber Cove.
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Great value!
     4/5  (Visited on March 2018)
Perfect combination, exploring and beach time. Our guide Milton was great. A guide that enjoys their job really makes a difference. He was very knowledgeable about the area and did not rush us in each spot. While we were at the malecon a few local vendors would salute Milton and everyone was friendly. Our time at the resort was the best way to end our day. There were not a lot of hotel guests so we had the service and amenities basically all to ourselves. The staff was great and the rum kept on coming! Love the variety of the menu. Not your typical "touristy" meals but had a variety of seafood platters and dips.
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O'Fallon, MO
     5/5  (Visited on November 2017)
Loved every single detail of this excursion! Friendly guides and great locations! The central plaza was the best and the beach break was exactly what we needed after a sunny day exploring!
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combo excursion
     5/5  (Visited on June 2017)
had a great time exploring the city and the beach break included was the best at the hotel Blue Jack. food and drinks were great and plenty of activities to rent. great prices and great service
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Jonesboro, GA
     5/5  (Visited on March 2017)
Really enjoyed the city tour and for the JackTar beach resort we had such a great time we decided to stay a little bit longer and we just paid a cab back to our port. Food, service, drinks, activities, everything you need for a relaxing day at a super price!
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Newark, N
A lovely excursion!
     5/5  (Visited on May 2017)
This tour was amazing, all the stop in the highlight were very interesting and our guide provided a lot of important facts about the culture and country. After that, we visited a nice beach hotel, very clean and had an open airy feeling. We had some amazingly fresh and very tasty lunch at the beach.
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