Whale watching & Bacardi beach

A unique opportunity to observe humpback whales in their natural calving and mating grounds here in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic.

Listen to the male humpback’s solitary courting song and witness incredible displays of flippering, tail lobbing and breaching by the most active species of whale in the Atlantic.

Between December And March, about 2,000 humpback whales come to reproduce in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s an amazing sight waiting for you every year in the Samana Bay, humpback whales that come from the seas of Iceland, Greenland, Canada, and North America, who come to the Caribbean Sea to give birth and seek a mate in the hot water. From January to March, thousands remain in Samana Bay.

The show is impressive, when the 40-ton males jump up the water and fall down a few meters ahead. If it does not win any female reactions the male tries to attract them with a long and monotonous song that the whales can hear up to a radius of 30 kilometers. Only those who are diving can hear this song. After giving birth to their children, the whales prepare their return to the north. Since 1986 “Banco de Plata”, Samana, has become a sanctuary for the protection of whales.

Departure is in the morning from Las Terrenas to Samana where you get aboard to the catamaran or different boat depending on the size of group. After Whale watching, in the late morning, you will head west to the island of Cayo Levantado where you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch filled with a selection of the typical regional cuisine. Options include fish, chicken, rice and beans, pasta, fruit selection, salad, bread and either a refreshment or water, included in your excursion cost. You may also purchase alcoholic drinks, both national and international from local vendors, which are not included as part of the excursion cost. After lunch and to finalize your wonderful experience you will enjoy the turquoise waters and white sands of Cayo Levantado, with the warm Samana sun or a breezy shade from the coconut trees that abound on the island, you can’t go wrong.

You will be back in Las terrenas around 4pm.

INCLUSIVE: Return transportation, boat ride, guide, lunch.


January 15th to March 20th – excursion every 3 days

What to bring

Camera, swimsuit, sunscreen, mask and snorkel, beach towel


US $80 (from 4 people US $70)

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