The Whales (Las Ballenas), Samana Province

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#4 of 7 in Nature in Samana Province
Come face to face with magnificent sea mammals at The Whales (Las Ballenas). During this boat tour, you'll see humpback whales in their natural habitat and mating grounds. Listen out for the male's melodic courting call, and witness a lively throng of whales playing, flippering, and lobbing tails. A marine biologist accompanies the tour, providing information on the humpbacks and answering questions. Bring your binoculars for a closer look. Before you head to Santa Barbara de Samana, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Santa Barbara de Samana online trip itinerary maker , to make sure you see all that Santa Barbara de Samana has to offer, including The Whales (Las Ballenas).
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  • What a great Bay, Playa Coson. Great to here by the Bay on foot to admire their catch, the fishermen, the grandchildren, search for urchins, crabs and shells. The House Casa Eldorado is just 60 metres from the beach at a resort which is guarded 24 hours a day. 15 minutes by car you can admire the waterfalls of El Lemon. Of course, on a horse, accompanied by kids, but very familiar. Begging do they all, so never more than 100 pesos tipping on top of their gage, who received them from the boss. Usually only 600 pesos on one day. In January-april, is a trip to Samana worth recommending to to see the whales. But, now the island Levantado in May is a great day out. Not to mention a trip by boat to the los Haitises National park. The Dominican Republic is "back to Nature". Friendly people and one goes here back in time, but be sure to check out unwind at the amazing beach of Playa Coson.
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  • Wonderful to see one of the world's largest animals in its environment. Mothers and babies are precious and a must see in the early spring.  more »
  • Just to be allowed ten to be near these amazing creatures is completely wild. Even if you sit in a boat, so many are a single vip with the tail it all worth it. The locals are very good at locating whales, but at the same time respect the whales also territory-it is, after all, a national park.
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