Whale Watching Samana Bay
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 20 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!
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.
- Jump on an open-air Safari Truck and go deep into Samana's mountainous countryside, a completely distinct region of the Dominican Republic.
- Stop at a traditional country home for a short introduction and tasting of the country's most treasured natural produce: chocolate, coffee, tobacco, papaya, mango, pineapple, rum and mamajuana, just to name a few.
- Ride on horseback to the infamous Limon Waterfall; tucked deep inside the forests of Samana, the cascade drops 170 feet into a cool mountain lagoon. Jump in!
- 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. 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, Safari Truck Ride, Horseback Ride, Visit to a secluded waterfall, Whale Watching and your toes in the sand of the renowned Cayo Levantado Island.
If you can do only ONE excursion while on vacation, 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!
- Ground transport
- Professional Guide
- Lunch at country ranch
- Bathing suit
- Bug Repellent
Approximately 15 hours
"Pickup times and locations vary depending on the hotel you are staying at. We will be contacting you shortly with the exact time and pickup location"
This tour operates
Sat, Mon, Tue, Thu
Hotel Lobby or specified meeting point
"Pickup locations vary by hotel location
We'll be contacting you with the exact location"
This tour is ONLY available January 20 - March 20. The young men and women who tend to the horses on the waterfall hike are from the local countryside and may ask for a gratuity. This is completely at your discretion and is always appreciated. We can ensure the proper treatment of the horses but it is difficult to compare them to horses in North America, for example. These are country horses mainly used for cargo. You may walk if you prefer not to horseback ride. The walk is about 25 minutes to the fall. Once you arrive, whether by foot or horseback, you will walk down a somewhat steep stairway to the base of the fall. There is a handrail, but it can be a bit physical for some visitors. Please note this is a long day. We recommend you eat a good breakfast and, although we offer a snack and lunch, we suggest bringing along something to munch on.
For groups of 10 or more, please contact us directly
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