Tour Whales, Samana Province

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Come face to face with magnificent sea mammals at Tour Whales. 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 Tour Whales.
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  • We booked our tour via hotel in Samana, Since we where the only 4 guests to book we expected to be on a small tour. The start was supposed to be at 9:00 am. We where shuffled on a big catamaran, sitti...  more »
  • I cant honestly remember which company we went with, but were picked up from our hotel ( Iberostar Punta Cana) 20 minutes later than planned ( should have been 6.30 am) and then transferred twice at h...  more »
  • Several guides/agencies offer these boat trips to observe humpback whales, at the start of the port of Samana. The observation is regulated and taxed, a guide to the Ministry of the environment is present on each boat to control the flow of tourists and the movements of boats. The observation/excursion is possible only from 15/01 to 15/04 each year. We used the services of Gregory towers Samana for our journey with a stop on the island of Cayo Levantado in the back. The whales being released, the observation is very random but the boats are used to places and observe their presence. Count 20' to get to the place of observation and 1 h about on-site, the pitching at the stop also implies some digestive discomfort and a lot of customers (including me) were sick at sea (it should be whales!). Wait, watch and have the chance to meet the whales, we were able to observe 6 or 7 so far here including a MOM with her boyfriend and a male who has turned on itself very close to us, but no caudal fin or jump too bad. It remains a great time to meet its huge and magnificent marine mammals and we can't see it anywhere in the world so go ahead if you're in the area!
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