Whale watching Samana Bay
Samaná Whale Watching & Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) From Juan Dolio
Overview Whale Watching
Excursion for Whale watching in Samana bay starting from Juan Dolio in a confortable transfer to our main port. Full day trip for whale watching in Samana bay and visiting the historical Island of Cayo Levantado plus Lunch on the beach.
First, we meet you in your hotel at Juan Dolio around 6:00 Am. Drive to Sabana de la mar port.
Then the Excursion starts at 9:00 Am and Finishes at 5:00 Pm. After aborting our Catamaran or Boat to visit the Whales in their own habitat.
From 9:00 Am until 12:00-noon Whale watching in the Sanctuary observatory and After this Whale trip we will visit Bacardi Island / Cayo Levantado. In Bacardi Island, Lunch Buffet from typical Dominican Style will be provided.
When lunch is finished you are allowed to swim until 4:30 pm. The excursion will be finished at 5:00 pm at the same port from where it will start. After this we drive back to Juan Dolio.
- Humpback whales in their natural calving and mating ground
- Entrance fees to Observatory included
- Typical dominican lunch at the beach
- Boat trip
- Spectacular views of the waterfront around Samana Bay
- Professional multi-lingual Tour Guide
What To Expect in the Whale Watching Trip?
Get your tickets for a day Whale Watching tour in Samana bay and a wonderful lunch and beach time.
The whale watching trips are organized by “Booking Adventures” starts at the meeting point set with the Tour Guide. Lunch at the beach and you can stay as long as you want swimming around. If you are Vegan we also can set some food for you.
Departure & Return
Our meeting and finish point is provided after the Reservation Process.
6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
If no whales are seen during your whale watch trip, your trip ticket will serve as a voucher to go out on another whale watch or any of our tours within three (3) years. Go out the next day, next week or next year.
- Buffet lunch on the beach
- Professional multilingual Tour Guide
- Catamaran or Boat Trip
- Beverage provided on the board
- Life Jackets (for Adults and kids)
- Entry/Admission – Sanctuary
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Transfer Car
- Alcoholic Drinks
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour.
Note: If you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/Excursion departure time, we can arrangements hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local Tour guide to organize pick-up arrangements
What you should bring?
Sandals to the beach
Cash for souvenirs
Additional Info Confirmation
- Tickets are the Receipt after paying this Tour. You can show the payment on your phone.
- Meeting Point Will be received After the Reservation Process.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund after fees, Cancel 24 hours in advance after reservation of the experience.
Benefits of Booking Private Trips
Avoid Big Groups of People
Private Whale Watching Tours & Excursions
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Samana Whale Watching Sanctuary
The Sanctuary Committee has established a set of rules or regulations designed to protect this endangered species and to guarantee the security of the people interested in observing them.
The humpback whale season extends every winter from December to April.
Boat captains and crew will continue to be trained. Environmental education programs directed towards the whale watching tourists will also be developed.
Whale Watching Regulations
-The vessels visiting the Sanctuary must obey the following regulations:
-The vessel and/or their occupants must not come any clos- er than 50m from where the whales are found, and less than 80m when in the presence of mothers with their calves.
-In the whale watching area, only one vessel may be ob serving the whales.
-The presence of various vessels together, be they small or large, confuse the whales.
-Each vessel must not stay longer than thirty minutes with any given group of whales.
-Each vessel must not make any sudden changes in direction and/or speed when near the whales.
-No objects may be thrown into the water, and no unnecessary noise may be made when near the whales.
-If the whales come closer than 100m from the vessel, the motor must be put in neutral until the whales are seen receding from the vessel.
-The vessel cannot interfere with the swimming direction or the natural behavior of the whales. (Whales can leave their natural habitat if harassed).
Whale Watching Measures
-Only 3 boats are allowed to whale watch at the same time, the same group of whales. Other boats must stay 250 meters away waiting for their turn to whale watch making groups of 3.
-Distances between boats and whales are: for mother and calf, 80 meters, for groups of adult whales 50 meters.
-When approaching the whale watch zone, at a distance of 250 meters, all engines must be in neutral until is their turn to whale watch.
-Boats are allowed to watch a group of whale for 30 minutes, if they want to continue whale watching they have to find another group. At the end of the
season the whale watch time could be half depending on the amount of whales and visitors.
-No boat is allowed to let their passengers swim or dive with the whales on Samaná Bay.
-All passengers on a boat less than 30 feet must have a lifevest on at all time.
-Flying over the animals is prohibited at less than 1000 meters of altitude