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Whale Watching in Samana

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    Stop At: Malecon Puerto Plata, Malecon, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic

    We pick you up from your hotel in Puerto Plata

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sosua Beach, Highway 5, Sosua 57600 Dominican Republic

    We pick you up from your hotel in Sosua

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Cabarete Beach, Cabarete 57000 Dominican Republic

    We pick you up from your hotel in Cabarete

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Samana Bay, Dominican Republic

    Every year from the middle of January until the end of March you are able to see Humpback Whales in Samana. Samana is considered one of the best places in the world for humpback whale watching. These beautiful and giant marine mammals, breathe air and come out regularly to the surface, remain in apnea for about 20 minutes, but can remain under water for up to 40 minutes.

    Whales come to give birth to their little ones because the whalebone, when born, has a very thin layer of fat to withstand the cold waters. At birth it measures between 3.50 and 5 meters, and weighs a ton.

    After being collected from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua, or Cabarete, make your way to Samana and enjoy the amazing views of the lovely Dominican landscapes. Departing from the dock in the town of Samana, we will transport you in comfortable, fast and secure boats and navigate in search of whales.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cayo Levantado Beach, Bahía de, Samaná 32000, Dominican Republic

    Next we will head to Bacardi Island, Cayo Levantado is the local name of the island. On the island a delicious typical Dominican lunch will be served. After lunch and to finalize your wonderful experience you will enjoy turquoise waters and white sand of Cayo Levantado.

    It is a very long day but really worth  to visit.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Reviewed February 14, 2019

    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...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    richard s, Owner at Eric Tours International, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2019

    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.

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