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The Whales (Las Ballenas)

Dominican Republic
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Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: This group of various-sized rocks creates a series of interconnected tunnels for divers.
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broadstairs
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A great day out ,you go out in a boat for about 4 hours, spend about 90 minutes watching the whales a fantastic experience

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Ottawa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The whale watching was Ok not $200 ok. We were told it would be 3 to 4 hours we were back at the dock at 1.5 hours we saw 2 whales.. it was Great to see being so close but we talked to many others that went and saw many more than us and spent the three hours minimum.. That... More

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Oneonta
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had met our outgoing boat to the whales right off our Explorer of the Seas and was met by a most energetic tour guide by the name of LEO. His crew took us out to sea via their vessel and we had the opportunity to see up close and personal a group of whales complete with a newborn. We... More

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Pwllheli, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Between January and March is the best time. After only a short boat ride you get to see lots of hump back whales including mothers and babies. It is amazing how close you are to them. Worthwhile trip.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Saw so many whales and so close up. It was amazing to be that close. We stayed out following whales for hours. It was well worth the cost.

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wales
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

likely chance of seeing one very remote as the guide says these are solitary mammals and there is a lot of ocean

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Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It was quite early in the season so not many whales sited while we were there. We saw three and it was amazing to see these huge mammals. Visited the whale museum in Samana as well.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Lovely day at sea, if your lucky you get to see whales and dolphins woth a trip out even if you dont see anything

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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

OH MY GOD!! it was MY DREAM to see a whale..i a realize my dream when I went to see them..I saw 3 of them 2 adults and a baby whale..such a gorgeous and beautiful experience..they were playfull and friendly :)

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We chose the Whale Samana tour because it is run by Kim Beddall who guarantees a 'whale sensitive' tour. The crew are marine biologists studying these amazing creatures, so you get a legitimate experience knowing that you're not contributing to an exploitative experience. The tour was less expensive than the resort tours and also on a boat that wasn't over... More

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