Samaná Province
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From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

1. From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

Depart from the areas of Punta Cana, Bávaro and Uvero Alto and travel by bus through the wonderful countryside of the Dominican Republic along rural roads. Discover magical locations that perfectly capture the most exquisite flora of the Caribbean. Journey along a new road that connects the area with the Bavarian town of Miches in just 1 hour. Marvel at the colors as you pass the towns of La Colonia and El Cedro en route. Arrive at the ranch in time for a tasty light breakfast snack. Then, go to a private dock to board a speedboat and set sail to look for humpback whales in their natural environment. Visit Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) to experience a tropical paradise surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Marvel at the magical setting of turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Then, continue by boat to the dock where you will board a comfortable air-conditioned bus to the village of El Limon. Stop for a hearty buffet or Dominican lunch at Rancho Los Cocos.

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Punta Cana: Whale Whatching Sanctuary Experience

2. Punta Cana: Whale Whatching Sanctuary Experience

After having been collected from your accommodation, you will begin your day out on the water to watch whales in their natural sanctuary.  You will visit a lost paradise aboard a certified boat out in the privileged waters of Samaná and Miches Bay. The whale watching sanctuary in Samana Bay is the winter home of a sea giant, an acrobat of the sea: the humpback whale. From January to March, these waters are their stage and refuge as they come here to give birth to their young or to find a partner to perpetuate their species through further generations. Expert guides will take you to enjoy this natural wonder aboard boats that are specially designed for this activity. As you observe these enormous and majestic beings (which can reach 53 feet in length and 40 tons in weight), you will learn more about their biology, ecology and behavior.

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From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

3. From Punta Cana: Samana Day Trip

Samaná is a peninsula located on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic. Full of incredible landscapes and pure nature, it is a member of the World's Most Beautiful Bays Club of UNESCO as well as having been classified as a World Eco-Tourism Paradise. Each year between the months of February and March over 3,500 humpback whales mate in the warm coastal waters just off of the coast of the peninsula. Your tour begins with a boat trip from Miches to the Bay of Samaná, accompanied by a beautiful view. After arriving to your location, you will embark on a horseback trek to the majestic 50-meter high Lemon waterfall, which contains a beautiful natural pool below and is surrounded by lush tropical forest. Following your waterfall tour, you will head on a city tour atop a safari truck through the city of Samaná. Discovered by the navigator Christopher Columbus in 1493, this was the point in which the first hostile meeting between Europeans and natives occurred. Following your city tour, you will sit down for a Dominican buffet lunch in a field restaurant, where you can indulge in a tasting of tropical fruits harvested in the area. After lunch, you will be taken in the safari truck back to the dock, after which you will head to Cayo Levantado or "Bacardi Island". After arriving at this 1-kilometer long island, you can enjoy some refreshing free time on its beautiful beaches complete with clear turquoise water. After this free time, you will be ferried back to the mainland before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

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From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

4. From Punta Cana: Samana Full Day Trip by Bus and Boat

Benefit from hotel pickup in the areas of Punta Cana, Bavaro, Uvero Alto, and Bayahibe, and then experience the amazing countryside of the Dominican Republic from multiple perspectives. Journey along rural roads and get endless photo opportunities. Start with about an hour's drive along El Seybo Highway from Bavaro to Miches. Head to the dock to board a speedboat to Santa Bárbara de Samaná. On arrival, climb aboard a safari-style truck, and travel to El Limón. Visit an island house and sample native and organic fruits from the plantation. Continue to the majestic El Limón Waterfall with a short ride through the tropical forest by horse. Get a unique view of the crystal clear waters from the mountain before saying farewell to the horses and hiking alongside the river to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall. Replenish with a typical buffet-style meal at Rancho Tipico and enjoy a short rest before going back to the dock in Samaná. Travel to Bacardi Island or Cayo Levantado by speedboat and bathe in the turquoise waters on arrival. Then, board your speedboat for one last trip to Miches, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

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Samana: Whale Watching Tour

5. Samana: Whale Watching Tour

Every year from the middle of January until the end of March you are able to see Humpback Whales in Samana. Samana is considered one of the best places in the world for humpback whale watching. These beautiful and giant marine mammals, come out regularly to the surface to breathe, remain in apnea for about twenty minutes, but can remain underwater for up to forty minutes. Whales come to Samana to give birth due to their whalebone when born, only having a very thin layer of fat so cannot withstand the cold waters. At birth, the calf measures between three and a half and five meters and weighs a ton. After being collected from your hotel in Puerto Plata, Sosua or Cabarete, make your way to Samana and enjoy the amazing views of the lovely Dominican landscapes. Departing from the dock in the town of Samana, a fast and secure boat will transport you in comfort, in search of whales. Next, you will head to Bacardi Island, also known as Cayo Levantado. On the island a delicious typical Dominican lunch will be served. After lunch and to complete your wonderful experience you will have the chance to enjoy the turquoise waters and white sand of Cayo Levantado. It is a very long day but really worth to visit.

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Bacardi Island & Samana Bay: Whale Sanctuary & Sailing Tour

6. Bacardi Island & Samana Bay: Whale Sanctuary & Sailing Tour

This exciting event takes place from January to March in the stunning Samana Bay. This tour is designed to be versatile, a combination of whale watching and scenic exploration. Be privileged and sail on a catamaran to witness this miracle of nature. Throughout the day you will: • Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Sabana de la Mar dock (ham and cheese sandwich, juice, coffee, milk, and fruits). • Sail on a stunning catamaran as you travel to the Whale Sanctuary. This gives you the chance to take in beautiful ocean and land views for 45 minutes.  • Sail to the paradise-like Bacardi Island. Enjoy a spot to eat at lunchtime, explore, or simply just put your feet up on the beach. Be sure to make the most of the open bar.  This exciting day is perfect for you and your friends. You will cap off your day with a sailing trip back to Sabana de la Mar where you will be picked up by the bus. From the bus, you will be taken back to your hotel for an evening of rest after a day of adventure.

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What people are saying about Samaná Province

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

This day trip was great from start to finish. Easy meeting place for pick up. Our tour guide was Natanael. He was very knowledgeable about the area and was educated in Dominican History so he added that dimension to his information. Samana is a beautiful place.I really liked the panoramic views during the bus ride to Miches and had plenty of time to enjoy the boat ride to Cayo Levantado and Samana bay,the horseback ride to El Limon waterfalls and a delicious Dominican lunch. Very well organized and clean. This was one of the best excursions I have ever experienced. I would recommend this tour and tour operator.

Very good excursion. Amassing view at el limon waterfall, riding the horse was amazing, lunch tasty , the guide Nata was excellent and beach was also nice. The only problem is transportation and communication with the local agency...we did not receive confirmation for exactly time of pick up and we wait for 5:15 am until 7 am in front of hotel...very frustrating to wake up at 4:30...

Very good day, very friendly guide and driver. Staff on the boat very involved in the search for the whales that we were lucky enough to see on several occasions. Magic show, I strongly recommend.

The tour was well organized, there is a lot to offer, very nice tour guide and did everything possible to offer us a successful excursion. We saw the whales too!

Super good excursion! The guides are great! TO DO!