Mega Whales Puerto Plata tour

Each year the Dominican Republic becomes the showcase for one of natures’ most incredible and natural phenomenon’s as literally hundreds of Humpback Whales make their way from the North Atlantic to the Bay of Samana to breed and give birth to their young. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see these amazing mammals in their natural environment with this Puerto Plata tour.

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Enjoy a smooth bus ride along the Dominican north coast and have a nice stop for breakfast in the small village of “Rio San Juan” by the sea. Later you will reach the Samana peninsula where you will be boarding the whale observation boat.

Each year the Dominican Republic becomes the showcase for one of natures’ most incredible and natural phenomenon’s as literally hundreds of Humpback Whales make their way from the North Atlantic to the Bay of Samana to breed and give birth to their young. This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these amazing mammals in their natural environment.

This Puerto Plata tour is a great opportunity to take some wonderful photographs but you’ll find it quite tricky getting perfect shots, so video is often better. As you head out from the marina and into the open waters of Samana Bay, the first thing you’ll be looking for are signs of spouting, flocking (showing of tails) and breaching in the distance. Your English speaking host and boat tour guide will have an encyclopedic knowledge of Humpback Whales and will inform you of all of their habits. As soon as a whale is spotted your boat will make its way cautiously over to where they are located where you will enjoy an impressive view of these wonderful creatures. You may even hear the eerie but soothing sound of the male Humpbacks singing their solitary songs which is believed to help attract a mate.

After all that excitement, you will enjoy a nice Dominican lunch buffet and it’s time to party. So, get ready for a visit to the famous Cayo Levantado, known as the “Bacardi Island”. Beautiful powder white sand, swaying palm trees and time for a dip in turquoise tropical waters of this island makes for a perfect way to end the day before returning home.

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WHALE SEASON IS JANUARY 20 - MARCH 20
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Additional information

bathingsuit Beach clothing, beach towel, sun block, hat (optional)
kids Infants and children are allowed under the supervision at All Time of an adult (+18 years old). Infants less than 2years old are FREE. Children category: from 2-12 years old. Adults category: 13 years or more
motion sickness Precaution for people suffering from motion sickness.
change Bring extra cash for small souvenirs and pictures (optional)
camera Do not forget your camera!
This tour is approx. 10-12 hours (transfer time included)
 Availability: WED and SUN from January 20 until March 20
Itinerary
  • Transfer by bus from Hotel to Samana:3:00 hours*
  • Breakfast and short talk about Safety: 30 minutes
  • Transportation by Boat to Mega Whales Sanctuary: 45 minutes
  • Whale watching guided by English speaking & knowledgeable tour guide: 45 minutes
  • Transport by Boat to Bacardi Island: 30 minutes
  • Swimming/relaxation time at Bacardi Island: 1:30 hour
  • Transport By Boat to Samana: 10 minutes
  • Lunch and City Tour: 45 minutes

* Each way
** The length of each activity depends on the time required to Whale watching. At Aventuras, we Guarantee Whale watching experience!

Pick-up time
Hotel Pick Up Meeting point
RIU HOTELS 5:00 Lobby
HACIENDA RESORT 5:15 Lobby
COSTA DORADA 5:35 Lobby
PLAYA DORADA 5:45 Lobby
SOSUA 6:15 Lobby
CABARETE 6:30 Lobby
BAHIA PRINCIPE SAN JUAN 7:10 Lobby