Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
Samaná is the ideal location to observe North Atlantic Humpback Whales, who spend the winter in the warm marine sanctuary of Samaná Bay before beginning their lengthy journey to their summer pastures, which can be found as far away as Greenland and Iceland!
Although not all humpback whales travel in groups, there are at least 300 whales in Samaná Bay at any given moment during the whale-watching season. With so many whales around, you'll have plenty of opportunities to see various behaviors - it's a matter of patience more than luck.
More than 300 humpback whales travel to Samana Bay every winter, from January to March, to give birth or reproduce...
These are the same whales who left the frigid waters of the North Atlantic for the warm waters of the Dominican Republic!
It is therefore an opportunity to witness mother whales with their offspring and these guys in seduction mode... enough to see spectacular leaps and fin deployment!!
Our French-Dominican staff would be delighted to welcome you aboard our extremely comfortable boat, designed and built by the skipper himself. During your visit, do not hesitate to sit beside the Captain at the helm and listen to his narrative. Or strike up a nice conversation with our two French crew members, who have left everything behind to go on an adventurous journey in the Caribbean. The two Dominican sailors who have been with them since the catamaran's construction will look after the boat before, during, and after your amazing day with us. We can talk to everyone on our small group tours.
We depart about 7 a.m. for a 2-hour journey to Miches, accompanied by your English-speaking guide, where you will be greeted aboard a catamaran with breakfast.
We spend 3 hours at sea in the harbor of Samana seeing humpback whales while your guide explains their manner of life, their origin...
Back on land, you'll board a Safari vehicle and go to the Retonda mountain...A stunning vista in the Dominican Republic where you may snap extraordinary photos with friends or family! It will then be time to refuel with a traditional Dominican lunch before hitting the road and seeing the island's hidden gems!
Our boat, a luxurious 21.5m catamaran, was built in 2013. It provides enough of room for lounging and sunbathing in a secure setting. The boat can accommodate up to 50 passengers, however we decided to limit the maximum number of daily passengers to 25 for comfort reasons.
There is no cancellation fee if you cancel at least 7 days before the scheduled departure. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days before your intended departure, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within two days of your intended departure, you will be charged a full refund.Additional Details
Subject to availability, confirmation will be sent within 48 hours after booking. Please notify us of any special dietary needs at the time of booking. Transfer times are estimates; actual times will vary depending on the time of day and traffic conditions. An adult must accompany children. Vegetarian options are available; please specify at the time of booking if you want them. Wheelchair friendly, Operates in all weather conditions; please dress accordingly and bring sunglasses, towels, and sun lotion with you.Included: Lunch at the restaurant, Beer, rum and soft drinks, Live commentary, Professional guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off (included for Bayahibe and Punta Cana area hotels) Extra Costs : To buy souvenirs Prices For adults: 178 USD, KIDS from 3 to 12 years old: 104 USD, For Babies under 3 years are Free
This listing is listed for following charter options.
With Captain and Crew both
Based on the choice of charter option set for this listing and your choice to avail these options under the process of booking this charter, an extra fee may be applicable, for eg; for availing Crew service.