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Whale Watching Punta Cana

Whale Watching Punta Cana
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours > Day Cruises > Sightseeing Cruise
$165
Duration: 10 hours
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Description

The visit to the Sanctuary of the Humpback Whales in Samana is one of the most beautiful excursions that exist in the Dominican Republic in the beautiful bay and in the Silver Bank, located in the Northwest of the country, where Every year, between the months of December and March, about 2,000 humpback whales come to reproduce in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

From Punta Cana / Bayahibe Whales Watching  By Bus

This tour is only available in the period from December 15 to March 30 of every year.

The visit to the Sanctuary of the Humpback Whales in Samana is one of the most beautiful excursions that exist in the Dominican Republic in the beautiful bay and in the Silver Bank, located in the Northwest of the country, where Every year, between the months of December and March, about 2,000 humpback whales come to reproduce in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Until recently it was believed that only 85% of the Atlantic humpback whales were born in Dominican waters and returned annually to mating and breeding. But a recent study revealed that all populations of the North Atlantic come to reproduce in our waters.

It's an amazing sight waiting for you every summer in Bahía Samaná: humpback whales that come from the seas of Iceland, Greenland, Canada, and North America, who come to the Caribbean Sea to give birth and seek a mate in the hot water. From January to March, thousands remain in Samaná Bay.

The show is impressive, when the 40-ton males jump up the water and fall down a few meters ahead. If it does not gain reactions from any female the male tries to attract them with a long and monotonous song that the whales can hear up to a radius of 30 kilometers. Only those who are diving can hear this song. After giving birth to their children, the whales prepare their return to the north. Since 1986 "Banco de Plata", Samaná, has become a sanctuary for the protection of whales.

Samaná is considered one of the best places in the world for humpback whale watching.
These beautiful and giant marine mammals, breathe air and leave regularly to the surface, remain in apnea for about 20 minutes, but can remain under water for up to 40 minutes. After the long trip they make and during which they do not feed, they spend part of the winter in the Bay of Samana, still without food. That way they will lose the fifth of their weight.

The visit to the Sanctuary of the Humpback Whales in Samana is one of the most beautiful excursions that exist in the Dominican Republic in the beautiful bay and in the Silver Bank, located in the Northwest of the country, where Every year, between the months of December and March, about 2,000 humpback whales come to reproduce in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean.