Cayo Sabinal’s virgin beaches are home to large colonies of Pink Flamingos. The Flamingos having chosen the South of Cayo Sabinal due to its rich fauna and ample feeding opportunities. You’ll see literally thousands of birds on the island, flocking in areas along the beaches and feeding in the undergrowth. Due to the virgin nature of Cayo Sabinal we urge visitors to apply mosquito repellant when visiting the island.
The tour begins by collecting participants at their respective hotels listed below. Collections begin at 8.am so please be at the reception of your hotel by then. The cost of the tour, sold at the below hotels (see links for details), is 40 CUC for adults and 19 CUC for children and includes lunch.
Setting off from the port of Santa Lucia Beach, our comfortable motorboat offers ample room for all 24 excursionists. As we jet across the crystal waters you’ll often be able to see flying fish and dolphins.
When we arrive 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.
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.
We depart back to port at 4pm, arriving back in Santa Lucia by 5pm.
Advice concerning this Excursion to Cayo Sabinal
- Apply and take mosquito repellant
- Apply and take sunscreen
- You do not need water or drinks as these are included
- You do not need lunch as this is included
- If you are taking valuables, bring a ziplock bag as you’ll be wading through shallow waters
- You do not need snorkels or fins as these are supplied
Booking this tour is through your reception desk at the above hotels.