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Whale Samana

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A unique opportunity to observe humpback whales in their natural calving and mating grounds here in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic. Listen to the male humpback's solitary courting song and witness incredible displays of flippering, tail lobbing and...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Santa Barbara de Samana 32000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was highly recommended to us and it did not disappoint. We were lucky to see a mama and baby whale that came right up to the boat. Kim is very knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting facts and answered questions.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whale Samana is the best whale watching operator in Samana. They may not offer the full package (i.e. transportation to Samana if you are staying elsewhere) but they certainly do the whale watching tours very professionally. You benefit from the insight and enthusiasm of a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bunnyhatgis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked directly through the Whale Samana website. Kim and her crew were great, were respectful to the whales and to the environment and were very informative. We were there on the very first voyage of the season, when the whales were probably all just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to whale watching at Cape Town as well but it was much better in experience Samana if you catch them in the right season (January). The whales were very energetic and one of them just jumped to the air right next to our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lucasuysal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wow this was the best humpback whale tour that we have been on we were able to see many whales and we even had one breach within 50 feet of the boat.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made the trip with Whale Samana and it was a great experience because it was not just go and see the whales, which is already awsome, but because they have a team of friendly and knowleadgeable people, so you also learn all about the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andres B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No complaints about this whale watching tour. Kim and crew seem truly concerned with the conservation and well being of the whales. Early on in the tour the crew gives instructions that when a whale is spotted, people on the whale side of the boat...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank courtneyb_12187
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved both trips I made with this great company. We saw plenty of whales each time but with very different behaviours which made it so interesting. The staff are so knowledgeable about the whales and obviously really care about them too. They also really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fionasmithkenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the whales were awesome. The organization, not so much. Our captain kept the whales on one side of the boat the whole time , not giving all passengers a chance to view the whales comfortably. as the seas were high standing up to see over...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hopnlx
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This was one of the best experience I have had. To come so close to a female whale and her calf was absolutely amazing.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Rosa B
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Adrian A
February 19, 2018|
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Response from Karolina K | Reviewed this property |
There are soft drinks, water, crackers, and Dramamine (as well as sea-sickness bracelets) provided on board as well.
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Steviep_13
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Whale watching. (4 Replies)
Is it possible to get to Samara bay from Ulvero Alta for whale watching in late February, early March.
November 17, 2017|
Response frombomberro|
you mean Samana bayahibe area. yes .. a long ride . We have seen them from the beach at Majestic Elegance the end of Feb. https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowTopic-g147293…
IslandDreamer-TA
NW Arkansas
Inter Island Flights and Whale Watching (1 Reply)
My wife and I are heading to Provo in 2 weeks. We want to do a half day whale watching excursion. Is the best thing to take Sky King to Grand Turk for the day and do the excursion from there? Do you have to book Sky King in advance? What is the best whale watching tour operator to use? Thanks!
January 26, 2007|
Response fromjustlaura|
i just read a post that had some good details about whale watching trips and an e-mail address for the right person to contact... it's the last commenton the few questions w/ no controversy post...
pjl122
Ohio
Whale Watching Tours (4 Replies)
Does anyone know the best way to see whales? Any specific companies to look for? Time of year? Thanks! Also..RickyB...where is the picture from that is by your name?? :) Thanks!
March 04, 2006|
Response fromPam1|
i saw some info about it while searching for things to do in Mayaguez, it think the season is over. Do a search on Mayaguez and some things will show up.