Approx 12 Hours
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Whale Watching and Bacardi Island

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Original price was: $199.00.Current price is: $159.00.

Available January 2025! Is the Dominican Republic the best place to Whale Watch in the world? It is! And we’re going to show you why. Whale Watching by Bus from Punta Cana to Samana is several excursions rolled into one: Bus ride, Boat Ride, visit to an offshore key and, of course, Whale Watching. Only have time for ONE tour? Then this is it.

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Did you know the World Wildlife Fund considers the Dominican Republic one of the best places in the world to Whale Watch?

It is! Keep on reading so we can tell you why.

For the past millennia, Humpback Whales have been visiting the Dominican Republic for just TWO months out of each year. So, if you’re here from January 20 – March 30 you lucked out!

Will you ever have another chance to Whale Watch in your lifetime?

Not like this you won’t. Whale Watching is unequaled in the Dominican Republic because…

  • We’re not talking about dozens, scores, or even hundreds of Humpback Whales. We’re talking thousands of them! Yes, thousands of whales travel from the frigid North Atlantic ocean to the warm waters of Samana Bay. Humpback Whales are the Dominican Republic’s original snow bird tourists!
  • Humpback Whales don’t come South to chill out. This journey is to give birth and to mate in Samana’s protected cove. Not only will you see full-grown adult Humpback Whales (some can be 50 feet long and weigh 8,000 pounds) but also new born calves following their mothers. Is that cool or what?
  • Did we mention it’s mating season? Male Humpbacks want to make babies! It’s typical to see large competitive groups (pods) of male Humpbacks jostling for the chance to mate with a single female. That means plenty of pectoral fin slaps, tail slaps and even breaches!

What can we say, it’s the call of nature…welcome to the “Motel” of the Caribbean.

So we’ve explained why Whale Watching is unique but that’s not all! Our Whale Watching excursion from Punta Cana to Samana By Bus is a lot MORE.

Did we mention you also…

  • Hop on a comfy bus from Punta Cana to the sleepy fishing village of Miches. You’ll transverse the scenic Oriental Mountain range to reach the southern shores of Samana Bay.
  • Board a spacious boat to cross Samana Bay. Admire the open water and unforgettable scenery with mountain ranges to the North and South.
  • Sit down for a traditional Dominican lunch of rice, beans, meat, salad, fruit and sweets. It’s all served at a tranquil country ranch in Samana’s pristine, tropical wilderness. No one goes home famished!
  • Set foot on Cayo Levantado – more famously known as Bacardi Island. Some 300 years ago it was the hiding place of British Pirate Jack Bannister but now this sandy sanctuary is one of the country’s most coveted offshore keys with powdery sands and lapping turquoise waters.

RECAP: Bus Ride, Boat Ride, Whale Watching and your toes in the sand of the renowned Cayo Levantado Island.

If you can do only ONE excursion while on vacation from January to March, Whale Watching By Bus from Punta Cana to Samana should be it!

You have only TWO months a year to admire these majestic mammals of the ocean. Obviously, space is incredibly limited so book ASAP to reserve your spot.

It’s Whale Watching people! Time to check a BIG one off your bucket list.

Don’t miss the BUS to Samana!

What’s Included

  • Ground transport
  • Professional Guide
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch at country ranch

What to Bring

  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Bug Repellent
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash
  • Dramamine
Plan your next trip now, and join us in 2024

This tour is ONLY available January 20 – March 30. We recommend you bring along something to munch on as the tour is a long day.

3 reviews for Whale Watching and Bacardi Island

  1. Edward (verified purchase)

    The whale-watching trip was seamlessly organised. The plane saved a lot of travel time and allowed to enjoy longer the whales and the El Limon waterfall. Strongly recommend.

  2. Braylen (verified purchase)

    I’ve read the reviews before we purchased our tickets. I’ve found that everyone has pretty much the same advice, which I agree with now. Follow the advice before you go on board in terms of things to bring and possible sea sickness. Keep in mind, everyone will have different experiences! Ours was amazing! We went with our son on January 28th. It happened to be a calm, beautiful day. Our son is obsessed with whales, so we were worried if we did not see any whales. They advertise that they guarantee whales. We saw so many humpback whales that day, as well as a huge pod of dolphins following the boat. Then we got the real treat…a humpback calf appeared alongside the boat. That was the most amazing site I’ve seen. Enjoy, this trip was worth it!

  3. Tyler (verified purchase)

    Well worth the money!

    Today was absolutely incredible.
    Whale watching excursion took us up close to some of the largest animals on the planet!

    We drove an open bus through the local cities of Samana D.R. and walked through a forrest to a local waterfall. We then took another boat to a small island with the most gorgeous beach I’ve ever seen.

    We were able to eat some of the local fare, saw just about everyone riding motorcycles, and got to see a glimpse of life in another country. I’m blown away and this place has exceeded all expectations

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