Water activity

Samana: Whale Watching and Cayo Levantado Full Day Tour

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

Activity provider: Moto Marina Tours

Samana: Whale Watching and Cayo Levantado Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Moto Marina Tours

From US$ 68 per person

Live the unforgettable experience of whale watching and enjoy the paradise island of Cayo Levantado. Take a full day to explore Bacardi Island, with its turquoise waters and white-sand beaches.

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Duration 7 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Admire the Humpback Whales in the height of mating season
  • Explore the Bay of Samaná, with glistening white-sand beaches
  • Swim in the serene waters at Bacardi Island
  • Feel the breeze on your face as your ride the seas by catamaran
  • Feast on a buffet lunch on Bacardi Island, after a morning on the water
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Ride by catamaran to explore the Bay of Samana, which harbors thousands of humpback whales during their winter mating season. Next, enjoy the picturesque views of Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island. Swim in the serene waters and sunbathe on the white-sand beaches before heading back.

Depart from Samana and head towards the Bay of Samana, scanning the waters for majestic Humpback Whales at the peak of mating season. Enjoy being out on the water and feel comfortable with snacks and drinks on board. Take photos of these large animals and learn important facts from your guide.

Next, sail towards Bacardi Island or Cayo Levantado. Admire the turquoise waters and the white sand that surrounds the Island. Sit and relax on the warm beaches and bathe in the sun. Take the chance to dip into the serene waters and enjoy the rest of your day before heading back to the dock.

  • Local Snacks (Coconut slices)
  • Buffet Lunch at Bacardi Island
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Boat ride
  • Guide
  • Whale Watching experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

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I’d highly recommend this tour with Moto Marina Tours. It was very well organized and very professional. Also very easy to find the location. The tour guide gave us a lot of information about the whales, for English speakers as well. The next time I’d not book a tour to Levantado Island (Bacardi Island), just because the island was way too packed with people (maybe because we went on a Sunday) And also do your research on what the best season is to spot the whales. We did spot a female humpback whale with her baby, but it took us about 2 hours to find them. At the end we got surprised by some dolphins who jumped out of the water. Overall this was a great experience!

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March 28, 2022


Very good, the guide explained all the information about the whales, very interesting.

March 28, 2022

CAYO LEVANTADO is definitely the most beautiful place in the DR.

March 24, 2022

Product ID: 413245