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Samana Whale Watching

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Spend some time in the sun and have the chance to see Samana's visiting whales.

Samana Whale Watching

After meeting your friendly local guide at the pier, make your way to the powerboat, which is waiting approximately 5-8 minutes from the cruise pier on foot.

Setting out into the blue Samana waters, begin your search for magnificent humpback whales. Each winter, the whales journey from the North Atlantic to the Samana Bay to give birth to their calves. From your waterside seat, survey the waters for sights of these gentle giants. Pass by the famous Cayo Levantado island (sometimes called Bacardi Island) and take in the spectacular views of the mountains surrounding Samana Bay. Beer and soda will be available for purchase on the boat (not included). Depending on the whales, your time on the boat may be up to two hours.

Once your journey has come to an end, you will be taken back to the small boat pier where you began. It is a five-minute walk back to the cruise pier via an open-air market.

Please note: Guests prone to motion sickness should take into consideration that you will be on a boat for the majority of the tour. The boat is a motorized catamaran with plastic forward-facing benches and covers over most of the seats. The seating area is not enclosed and most guests will be in direct sun at some point over the course of the boat ride. Total tour time will depend on whale sightings. All times are approximate.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $100.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, active
Tour Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Pier. Additional information will be provided upon booking confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible rubber soled shoes that may get wet. A towel, sun glasses and sunscreen (biodegradable preferred) are also suggested.
Minimum age to participate is 6 years old. Guests with neck, back, hip problems, who are pregnant or who are overly susceptible to motion sickness should not participate on this tour. Guests must be able to step down into / out of boat, as this tour is not wheelchair accessible.