Water activity

Samana: Whale Watching Tour

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3 reviews

Activity provider: Eric Tours Int

Samana: Whale Watching Tour

Activity provider: Eric Tours Int
Likely to sell out

From US$ 151 per person

Likely to sell out

It is an amazing sight every winter in Samana Bay, as the humpback whales move from their arctic home to the warm waters of the protected bay of Samana to give birth and mate.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick up from your hotel.


  • Discover Samana Bay
  • Enjoy the humpback whales breaching
  • Explore the turquoise waters and white beaches of Bacardi Island
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Dominican-style lunch
  • Whale watching
  • Boat ride
  • Local guide
  • Drinks with lunch are not included

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3.7 /5

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Bad bus, Waltour was too short

March 3, 2019

Didn't meet our expectations ...

Had booked a German speaking guide. The guide hardly spoke German. It was very difficult to understand. The seats on the bus were very tight. Unfortunately also fully booked. Also very loud due to the alcohol served. The excursion (whales and Bacadi island) was very nice. The bus ride and, as I said, the guide were just enough. I still booked tours on site that were much better from the guide and the bus.

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March 24, 2019

January 25, 2023

Product ID: 200929