• Tour code: 26170P17
  • Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Discover rugged jungle and a pristine coast on a full-day sightseeing and whale tour of the Samana Peninsula from Punta Cana. Take a safari truck into the Dominican countryside, ride a horse to a the stunning El Limon Waterfall, then explore the coasts on a whale-watching vessel. Watch for the enormous humpback whales that thrive along the Samana coast, slapping their pectoral fins and breaching in the clear bay water. This seasonal experience operates from February through March.


  • 12-hour Samana tour
  • Explore the jungle on horseback
  • Visit a scenic waterfall
  • See whales in a natural environment
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly

What You Can Expect

Samana Day Trip and Whale Watching Excursion from Punta Cana

Whale in samana

Meet your guide at your Punta Cana hotel for the scenic trip to the Samana Peninsula. Board a safari style truck for a countryside ranch, where you’ll greet your traditional-style ride: a friendly Dominican horse. Follow your guide on horseback to picturesque El Limon Waterfall in Cayo Levantado, the perfect place to cool off in the water before sitting down to a classic Dominican lunch.

After your meal, continue to Samana Bay for a whale watching experience. This sheltered, tropical bay is a natural calving and mating ground for humpback whales, which migrate to the coast in thousands during breeding season.

Watch for male whales tracking females, see mothers caring for their calves and spot them competing in showy displays. Listen for the deep, low blast that signals a dive, and keep your camera at the ready during this portion of the trip, as the humpback whales commonly slap their giant fins against the water, sometimes breaching dramatically. Finish the day with return transfer to your Punta Cana hotel.

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