Tour from Santa Lucia to Cayo Sabinal

Flamingos Excursion from Playa Santa Lucia

Taking an excursion from your All-Inclusive hotel in Playa Santa Lucia to Cayo Sabinal’s virgin beaches is like visiting another country. This virgin island is home to large colonies of Pink Flamingos who have made the island their home due to its abundant fauna and excellent feeding possibilities. Thousands of birds flock to the island in barren areas along the empty beaches while feeding in the saltwater lakes. Due to the virgin nature of Cayo Sabinal we urge visitors from Santa Lucia to take ample mosquito repellant when visiting Cayo Sabinal.

Snorkeling Cayo Sabinal

The excursion begins by collecting participants at their respective hotels show on our website. Collections begin at so please be at the reception of your hotel by then. The cost of the tour, sold at the below hotels is 40 CUC for adults and 19 CUC for children and includes lunch.

Setting off from the port of Santa Lucia Beach, the comfortable motor yacht offers ample room for all 24 people. Jetting across the blue Jardines del Rey waters you’ll be able to see flying fish and schools of wild dolphins.

After arrival at Cayo Sabinal you’ll be able to snorkel for an hour from the boat or walk to shore through the warm shallow waters. Once on shore, our guide will take you to the Fort San Hilario and Faro Colon, we then progress down the coast to the Flamingo and Iguana Sanctuaries. These majestic birds are unfazed by human presence, as they strut elegantly through the waters, feeding on tiny crustaceans and marine life. Nearby you’ll experience one of only a few Dolphin sanctuaries, seeing these beautiful mammals nursing their young and playing in the sea is an almost spiritual sensation and one you will never forget.

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Returning to the boat we will head out to Cayo Ballenato, a tiny island and reef just off the coast of Cayo Sabinal, from which, you´ll be able to see the island in all its glory, including the majestic Columbus Lighthouse in the distance. Once again, this tiny island is home to several families of dolphins that can be observed while you eat lunch on the beach.

The tour departs back to the Playa Santa Lucia port at 4pm, arriving back by 5pm.

Advice concerning this Excursion from Playa Santa Lucia to Cayo Sabinal

  • Use and take mosquito repellant
  • Use and take sunscreen
  • You don’t need water or drinks as these are included
  • You don’t need lunch as this is included
  • If taking any valuables, bring a ziplock bag as you’ll be wading through some shallow waters
  • You don’t need snorkels or fins as these are supplied

You can book this excursion at the reception desk of your hotel. Click for more details about Cayo Sabinal