The Dominican Republic whale watching season begins every year around mid-January and lasts until mid-March. During these winter months, you have an incredible opportunity to witness the beautiful and majestic humpback whales in their natural habitat.
The Bay of Samana in the Dominican Republic is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. Here, the shallow and warm ocean provides a temporary home for thousands of humpback whales.
These whales travel from the cold waters of North America, Greenland, and Iceland to the Caribbean to court, mate, and give birth.
Like humans, whales are mammals, which means they nurture their young, breathe air, and are warm-blooded. The adult whales grow up to 12-15 meters long and weigh 30-40 tons.
Humpback whales are one of the most active whale species in the world and are known for their amazing repertoire of behaviors. These include slapping the water with their fins or tail, showing the tail when they are ready to dive deep, and jumping out of the water. All of these behavioral activities make the humpback whales extremely interesting and fascinating to watch.
Depending on the conditions, you will spend a few hours on the ocean watching the humpback whales play and swim. Keep in mind, though, that these whales are not in captivity. So, an actual sighting of the humpback whales is in no way certain nor guaranteed!
This tour also includes a visit to the famous Cayo Levantado Island (Bacardi Island) where you can enjoy lunch, go swimming in the ocean, and relax on the beach.
Pickup in hotels in Punta Cana, Cap Cana, and Bavaro (transportation may not be available or may be subject to an additional fee from some hotels) and transportation in an air-conditioned bus, tour guide, guided whale watching onboard a motor catamaran/motorboat, beverages on the catamaran/boat (water, soft drinks, and rum), buffet lunch with 1 beverage per person (additional beverages are available for purchase).
Full day approx. 10 hours.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a bathing suit, and eco-friendly sun lotion (without oxybenzone) that does not damage the corals and ocean life. Bring a beach towel, a bottle of water for drinking along the way, a camera, and cash money (US$) for photos, souvenirs, and gratuities.
This excursion may not be suitable for small children and/or infants. There is no minimum age for children to participate in this excursion. All children must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years old). Children must be 18 years old to consume alcohol.
All prices are per person (US$). The price for children is valid only from ages 3-12 years old.
The exact description of this excursion, what's included and prices are subject to change without prior notice!
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