Whale Watching Tour

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What you can expect

  • Boat excursion
  • Professional guides
  • Buffet lunch
  • Beach time
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Whale Watching Tour in the Samana Bay

The Humpback Whales are regular visitors in the Bay of Samaná. Every year from mid-January, these huge mammals leave the arctic to mate and give birth in the protected bay of the Dominican Republic's east coast. Every year, more than 4,000 whales visit the Bay of Samana for breeding.

The whales have been wintering in this region for centuries. This is evidenced by old Taino cave paintings in the nearby "Los Haitises" National Park which depict "blowing" whales.
The Humpback Whales are water mammals known for their liveliness and singing. They can attain a length of 15 meters and weigh up to 30 tons. Their huge front flippers (pectoral fins) can reach one-third of their body length for an impressive display"

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Our Whale Watching Tour

Our tour begins taking the road to Cañita's marine dock where we go on board to an exciting adventure watching the giant Humpback Whales, and arriving at Cayo Levantado beach for lunch.

During the whole tour, we include an official tour guide who will explain everything related to this tour.

We depart from Cañitas pier directly to search for the whales onboard one of our catamarans. We have soft drinks, water and rum (alcohol is only served after the whales observation) during the navigation. The time of navigation will depend on the distance from the departure place the whales are. Normally it goes from 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours.

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Cayo Levantado

After the tour, we will head to Cayo Levantado public beach. Cayo Levantado is the gorgeous pristine island we all remember as Bacardi Island, because of a successful advertising campaign that dates back to 90's.

Once we reach the beach, you will have some free time to relax and enjoy the Caribbean sun and the crystal clear waters that surround the island.

Lunch is served at 12:30pm and the buffet includes mixed salad, pasta, rice with beans, steamed vegetables,grilled chicken, grilled fish, fresh fruit and coffee. Each guest also has 1 alcoholic drink and 1 Piña Colada at the beach bar. The use of the lounge chairs on the beach is also included.

Around 3:30pm, after some free time on the beach, we depart from Cayo Levantado to reach Cañitas. Travel time is about 45-55 minutes. Arrive in Cañitas around 4:30pm and the journey back to Bavaro takes about 2 hours. You will be back in Bavaro and then at your hotel at about 7:00pm.

  • Full day tour
  • Suitable for all ages
  • 06:30: Pick up Punta Cana
  • 08:30: Arrival at Cañitas pier
  • 09:00: Departure from Cañitas pier
  • 9:15: Start of the Whale Watching tour
  • 11:30: Arrival at Cayo Levantado
  • 12:30: Lunch
  • 13:30: Beach time
  • 15:30: Departure from Cayo Levantado
  • 16:30: Arrival at Cañitas pier + departure
  • 18:30: Arrival in Bavaro
  • 19:00: Arrival in hotel
  • US$ 159 per adult
  • US$ 80 per child
  • Transport from hotel to boat
  • Boat ride
  • Buffet lunch
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Professional guide
  • Towel
  • Sun screen
  • Flip flops
  • Extra money for souvenirs
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat/Cap
  • Camera
  • Seasickness medicine if necessary

The itinerary of the tour and the services offered may differ from those described on this page due to weather conditions, logistical factors and availability of goods.

This activity is not suitable for pregnant women.

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