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Whale Watching Tours in Samaná

By Viator, March 2018

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Samaná Bay is one of the best spots for whale watching in the Dominican Republic. Located on the Atlantic coast, the bay’s idyllic beaches, lush rainforest, and tranquil coves provide a magnificent backdrop for a boat cruise. Here are your options for Samaná whale watching tours. 

When to Go
Visit between January and March, when more than 4,000 humpback whales descend upon the cool turquoise waters of Samaná Bay in search of protection during their annual breeding season. 

What You'll See
Samaná Bay is located on the global “Humpback Highway” migration route, so humpback whales are most commonly seen here. Weighing in at more than 30 tons (27,216 kilograms), these massive mammals often breach the water's surface, and it’s possible to hear the male humpback’s haunting courting song. At the end of breeding season, you might also spot whale calves swimming alongside the whale pods. 

How to Go 
Set sail from Puerto Bahia Marina in Samaná aboard a small boat or catamaran specially equipped with an underwater hydrophone. Cruise the waters of Samaná Bay with a marine biologist guide such as Kim Beddall, one of the most renowned whale experts in the Dominican Republic. Alternatively, visit on a full-day tour from Punta Cana or combine your whale-watching excursion with activities such as snorkeling, horseback riding on Bacardi Island (Cayo Levantado), or hiking and kayaking in Los Haitises National Park.

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Samana Whale Watching Tour with Biologist Guide, Samaná, null
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Samana Whale Watching Tour with Biologist Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This option for those staying in the Samana peninsula area. Kim Beddall is the foremost Whale Biologist in the Dom Rep. Each winter the humpback whales make ...  Read more

Location: Samana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.00
Samana Day Trip: Whale Watching and Bacardi Island, Samaná, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Samana Day Trip: Whale Watching and Bacardi Island

Board a 28 foot power catamaran for a full day out on the water. Cruising at speeds of up to 20 knots, you'll sail to a location known for whale spotting ...  Read more

Location: Samana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
Punta Cana Day Trip to Los Haitises National Park, Punta Cana, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Punta Cana Day Trip to Los Haitises National Park

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Los Haitises National Park is a genuine trek into the Dominican wilderness. Haitises means "highlands" or "mountain range" in the Taino Indian ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $312.50
Samaná Whale Watching Excursion from Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Day Trips
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Samaná Whale Watching Excursion from Punta Cana

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

On this whale watching excursion, a tour guide with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Humpback Whales will inform you of all of their habits as you will be ...  Read more

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.00

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