Samana whales in bus- Punta Cana / Bávaro
We start very early in the morning from Bavaro, Punta Cana (approximately 05.30am) in order to have enough time to reach the port of Samaná and exit to the Bay of Samana. You can see from our bus as the Dominican Republic slowly comes alive during the morning. Breakfast is also part of this tour.
The Bay of Samana in the Dominican Republic receives hundreds of “humpback whales” each year, which remain from the beginning of January until the end of March and then return to the North Atlantic. During this period they reproduce and give birth to their young. Enjoy the unique opportunity to see these amazing mammals in their natural environment. Officially the whale season is open from January 20 to March 20 and in recent years the number of allowed spectators has become more restricted for conservation purposes and out of respect and consideration to these graceful creatures.
During the trip you will have the opportunity to take wonderful pictures. When we leave the marina and in the open waters of the Bay of Samana, the first thing we are looking for are jets that announce the presence of the whales. Your tour guide will have an encyclopedic knowledge of Humpback Whales and will inform you of all your habits, food and reproduction. You will discover firsthand everything you need to know, and anything you do not know, please feel free to ask. As soon as a whale is detected, the boat will navigate cautiously to where they are and you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view of these wonderful creatures in their natural habitat. You will even hear the mysterious but soothing sound of the male of humpback whales singing their solitary songs .. This is a truly amazing experience.
After all that excitement, it’s time to party, so get ready for a visit to the famous Bacardi Island, as seen in several commercials. This is a little piece of paradise not far from where you will have lunch. Enjoy here beautiful white sand, palm trees and the weather for a dip in the tropical turquoise waters of the island. This will be the perfect way to end the day before returning home.
- Lobby of your hotel
The tour includes:
- Professional guide
- Transfer to and from your hotel
- Lunch at Bacardi Island
- Local Drink
What to bring:
- Comfortable clothes
- Close shoes
- Solar protection
- Repellent against insects
The tour takes place:
- Tuesday and Thursday