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Whale Watching in Samana provided by Eric Tours International

Whale Watching in Samana
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
11–13 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11-13 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11-13 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 69492P10
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Dominican-style Lunch
  • Whale Watching
  • Boat ride
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Samana Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Dominican Republic
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks with the lunch not included
Duration
11–13 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • contact for the exact tour departure time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Dominican-style Lunch
  • Whale Watching
  • Boat ride
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Samana Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Dominican Republic
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks with the lunch not included
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11–13 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • contact for the exact tour departure time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Puerto Plata
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Sosua
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Cabarete
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Samana Bay
    Stop: 9 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Cayo Levantado Beach
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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baescobedo
Miami, FL2 contributions
When whale watching the boats go in front of each other and don't allow the other boats to see, the first 3 boats that get there are the ones that have the priority to watch the whales. Would not recommend this tour. Try to find another tour that has less people and try to stay in Samana to be the first ones out.

the guides were fine, they drove us and brought us back.
Written March 10, 2020
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Eric Tours I
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are sorry you had a bad experience. The whale watching season is short between Mid January until the end of March, so some days it will be a lot of people and a lot of boats. We also offer a private tour when we go with smaller groups and leave very early in the morning so we are one of the first ones there.
Written March 12, 2020
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NancyJ52674
Columbus, OH78 contributions
Samana is a beautiful place and the whales come here yearly to have their calves. The numbers are getting fewer and fewer. One reason could be the litter that is floating out in the sea. The second could be there are multiple tour boats that want to give their guests the best experience. So you board the catamaran and off to sea. Captains radio back and forth, then when a whale is spot we all race to where it is. The 1st 3 boats to the whales get to stay, the rest have to stay back.We saw 1 mom and her calf in the hour we were out. The guides stated in April they do more breaching. So my videos are mostly talls. But atleast we got to see whales. Also note on the boat there is not usually a restroom and no water to drink. But we did get a life jacket on the way out. On the way in they did not care if we wore it. Glad we made the 5 hr trip to Samana, check that off the bucket list.
Written February 14, 2019
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Nancy, thank you very much for sharing your Whale Watching experience tour with us. We will make sure that there is water on the boat in the future and talk to guide regarding the life jacket on the way back.
Written February 23, 2019
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Osahon E
Waldorf, MD3 contributions
The whale watching experience was unbelievable. We were able to get several sightings of the humpback whales. In addition the excursion includes lunch on Bacardi Island and a some time to relax, soak up the scenery, swim at the beach on the Island. Since we were staying in the Bayahibe/Dominicus/La Romana area the trip to/from Samana can be exhausting and you must plan for a 12+ hour day.
Written February 28, 2022
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Eric Tours I
Thank you for taking the time out to leave a review! Good to hear that you enjoyed the Whale Watching excursion.
Written March 19, 2022
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Maria F
Kristianstad, Sweden24 contributions
Touristtrap,
So many people on the boat that we mostly saw other peoples back. Had too pay 10 dollar for drinks to lunch on the island though it was all inclusive. So many tourist as possible on so short time as they could
Written February 2, 2020
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Eric Tours I
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are sorry you had a bad experience. The amount of people on the boat is different from tour to tour. Regarding the drinks it is marked in Exclusions , that the drinks with the lunch is not included.
Written February 3, 2020
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Phenomenal Day with Family!
Immediately after booking, we got a text confirming our tour. We were picked up on time and it was a quick 30-40 m
NewYorker77777
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Alain is your star
Alain is fantastic and really makes it more fun by himself. Promote him immediately. Good time otherwise as the s
laurie10909
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Amazing day snorkeling
Had the best day snorkeling the different reefs and feeding the fish. Lunch was very good and drinks (including the
Shiya E
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DO IT! ITS WORTH IT!!
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BEST EXCURSION !!!!
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Amazing experience
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Tammie A
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Best Vacation Experience
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Had a blast driving ATVs
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Book this tour immediately!
I cannot say enough good things about this tour. They contacted me in advance to confirm our hotel and pick up time
paulbA5433OB
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We had a great time!! Just keep in mind you will get muddy. Wear old bathing suits! Bring water proof bag for phones!
Great trip! Wear old bathing suits as you will get muddy!! Bring water proof bag to put your phones and wallets in!
tiffche
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Best experience ever
Best experience ever , I have went on this type of excursion before in other places such as Puerto Rico and others
jcool1985
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Fun but could be better with newer equipment
Fun overall with a few caveats. The pickup point is outside of the amber cove cruise port. Its down the highway to
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