Whale watching Samana Bay from Las Terrenas
Samaná Whale Watching & Cayo Levantado from Las Terrenas
Overview Whale Watching
Excursion for Whale watching in Samana bay starting from Las Terrenas. After we pick you up at Las Terrenas we will drive to Samana 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 at your location in Las Terrenas areas and drive to Our Office in Samana.
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 take you back to Las Terrenas areas.
- 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 after reservation process. 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
After the Reservation Process sent us in note or by whatsapp the place where you need pick up.
7:00 AM – 6:00 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 charge
- Transfer from Las Terrenas areas
- 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 with not extra Charges. 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.
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.
La temporada de ballenas jorobadas se extiende todos los inviernos de diciembre a abril.
Los capitanes y la tripulación de los barcos seguirán recibiendo formación. También se desarrollarán programas de educación ambiental dirigidos al turista de avistamiento de cetáceos.
Regulaciones para la observación de ballenas
-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