Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana
Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall - Everything Punta Cana

Private Whale Watching Tour from Punta Cana – Samaná Humpback Whales Sanctuary, Bacardi Island, El Limon Waterfall

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Samaná Bay in the Dominican Republic is famous for its breathtaking beauty, including dense tropical forests, waterfalls, and beaches. But what makes it truly unique is that it’s a bay where you can see humpback whales during their migration period!

Join our private full-day tour for an unforgettable experience! Begin with a comfortable ride from Punta Cana and enjoy breakfast in Las Cañitas. Then, hop on a private catamaran for an exciting whale-watching adventure with a knowledgeable guide, making the journey both thrilling and informative.

Relax on the renowned island of Cayo Levantado, where a white sand beach, loungers, and a complimentary drink await, creating a perfect setting for unwinding and enjoyment. Later, savor a delicious Dominican lunch with an Open Bar, all while enjoying a stunning bay view. Take a horse ride to the stunning El Limon Waterfall, surrounded by natural beauty.

Afterwards, revel in the scenic trip back with views of the ocean, mountains, and tropical landscapes, wrapping up a day of adventure and discovery! Enjoy the comfort and exclusivity as you explore the beauty of this area!

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this impressive natural phenomenon! Only from January to March, humpback whales swim into the bay for breeding and giving birth to their offspring. Hurry up!

Private Whale Watching Tour Program

Private Transportation

Private Transportation

7:30 AM - We offer private and comfortable transportation from any hotel or location in Bavaro/Punta Cana, featuring air-conditioning, skilled drivers, and a professional multilingual guide.

Breakfast Stop in Las Cañitas

Breakfast Stop in Las Cañitas

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Upon reaching Las Cañitas, our first stop involves a nutritious breakfast to prepare for a day filled with exciting events. Enjoy coffee, milk, juice, sandwiches, and fruits as we kick off the day.

Samaná Whale Watching Experience

Samaná Whale Watching Experience

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - We board a spacious catamaran in the harbor for a whale-watching journey. Certified guides provide insights into humpback whales, offering education during encounters. The catamaran pauses at the whale-watching spot to avoid disturbing them. Witness tails, fins, and if lucky, see whales jumping or spot baby whales. The experience lasts approximately 1 to 2 hours.

Cayo Levantado

Cayo Levantado

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Relax on the stunning white sands of Cayo Levantado, also known as Bacardi Island. Complimentary sun loungers are provided, and you can choose from refreshing beverages like cola, sprite, rum, rum with cola, rum with sprite, or water. Take in the moment with clear water, a tropical beach, and breathtaking views.

Dominican Lunch & Open Bar

Dominican Lunch & Open Bar

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Enjoy a Dominican buffet lunch featuring diverse dishes and an open bar with coffee, water, sprite, coke, and rum — all set against the breathtaking backdrop of Samana Bay.

El Limon Waterfall

El Limon Waterfall

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM - After lunch, take a 40-minute ground journey to the ranch. Change into rubber boots for a 30-minute horse ride through lush trails, exploring local flora, fauna, and cultural richness. A 5-minute walk leads to the captivating El Limon waterfall, where you can soak in the enchanting atmosphere for around 20-25 minutes.

The Return Trip

The Return Trip

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM - After a day brimming with emotions and events, we head back to Las Canitas. The land journey back to Punta Cana offers breathtaking views of the ocean, mountains, and tropical landscapes, ensuring the trip is both scenic and unforgettable.

Please note that we will do everything possible to find the whales. We almost guarantee that you will see the backs or tails of the whales, but we cannot guarantee that the whales will breach out of the water!

Pick-up and drop-off is included in the price for most hotels and residences in Bavaro-Punta Cana area. Additional charge may be applied for pick-ups from Uvero Alto, Cap Cana, Miches, Veron, Bayahibe and La Romana.

Whale Watching Excursion Details

  • The tour price: $2400 per group of up to 10 people.
  • Available on: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
  • Approximate pick up time from your hotel or pick-up point: 7.30 a.m.
  • Duration: 12 hours.
  • Tour languages: English, Spanish, Russian.
  • What to bring: comfortable clothing, socks for horseback riding (or available for purchase at the ranch), swimming suit, photo camera, sun protection cream, small change for tips, good mood.
  • For safety reasons, children under 10 years old should ride horses accompanied by an adult. From the age of 10, they are allowed to ride horses independently.
  • Due to the physically demanding and challenging nature of the catamaran tour for whale watching, we want to emphasize that this excursion is not suitable for children under 5 years old.
  • It is strictly prohibited to feed, touch, swim with, or throw anything at the whales. These actions may be subject to legal consequences under the laws of the Dominican Republic.

The price is quoted for a group of up to 10 people, but if you have a larger group, please contact us for a customized tour cost calculation.

We kindly request guests to prepare gratuities in the range of USD 2-5 for the catamaran captain, USD 2-3 for the driver, and an additional $10 for the horse wrangler in advance. Thank you for being kind to our staff – it really means a lot to them!

Key Features of Whales in Samana Tour
(from Punta Cana)

Culture DiscoveryExperience Dominican culture during the tour. Taste local food, learn traditions during the horse ride - it's like a taste of local life.

Whale Watching Fun and LearningEnjoy watching whales with our certified guides who will share fascinating information about humpback whales during the experience.

Chill and ReflectRelax on the stunning beach of Bacardi Island after seeing amazing whales. Take your time to think about the awesome things you experienced.

Food and Drinks on UsStart with a full breakfast, enjoy a local lunch with a view, and stay refreshed with drinks throughout your tour. We've got it all covered.

Warm HospitalityEnjoy friendly and professional service throughout the tour. We're here to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Helpful Guides Speaking Your LanguageOur guides know English, Spanish, and Russian. They share cool facts about whales and the Dominican culture, making your trip more interesting.

Safe and ComfyYour safety and comfort come first. Our drivers are experienced, and we take care of everything so you can focus on having fun.

Flexible PlansYou decide how long we stay at each stop. We want your experience to be just the way you like it.

Beautiful Views EverywhereEnjoy stunning views on the boat, at Cayo Levantado, and on the way back. It's like a picture-perfect journey with oceans, mountains, and tropical scenes.

Take-Home MemoriesBring home special memories with souvenirs. Capture moments like whale sightings or beautiful views to remember your adventure.

Perfect for Groups and Families:Our tour is designed for up to 10 people, ensuring a tailored experience for families, friends, or any group looking for adventure. Safety and enjoyment are our top priorities.

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What Is Included in this Excursion?

  • Private comfortable transportation (modern shuttles with AC, two way)
  • Accompanied by an experienced guide
  • Private catamaran tour to the Samana Bay with whale watching
  • Visit to Cayo Levantado (Bacardi island)
  • Chaise lounge and one beverage of your choice (cola, sprite, rum, rum and coke, rum and sprite, or water) at Cayo Levantado Beach
  • Visit to El Limon waterfall
  • Horseback ride through the forest
  • Breakfast: coffee, milk, juice, sandwich, fruits
  • Traditional Dominican lunch with open bar: salad, rice, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, Dominican bean sauce, local coconut sauce with ‘Samaná’ eggplants, fruits; coffee, water, sprite, coke, rum.

Additional options for lunch: shrimp at $35 or lobster at $45 per person, with advance booking.

March to June is lobster breeding season. It’s prohibited to fish and sell spiny lobsters during this time. This also means that restaurants can’t serve lobster during these months.

Pros and Cons of Whale Watching Tour

Pros:

  • Watch humpback whales.
  • Explore the diversity of famous Bacardi island and Samana bay.
  • Go on an adventurous tour to El Limon waterfall on horse.
  • Free drinks and the Traditional Dominican Lunch.

Cons:

  • The excursion is very long, so make sure you sleep well the night before.
  • The excursion is not recommended for people with heart or back problems.
  • Pregnant women, individuals with physical disabilities, and children under 4 years old should not participate in this excursion.

Note that you are able to see the Humpback Whales in Samana only from the middle of January until the end of March! If you’re vacationing during a different time, we offer you this alternative group program Cayo Levantado & El Limon Waterfall Excursion Samana, the Dominican Republic. Or contact us to inquire about pricing for the private program excluding whale watching in Samana.

Dive into the extraordinary with our whale watching tour – book your experience today!
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    When is the best time to go on this tour?

    You can watch fantastic whale mating games in Samana bay in February and March. In our view, mid February is a great time for going on this watching tour to observe mothers and calves.

    Can children go on Samana whale watching tour?

    Yes, children can participate in the Samana whale-watching tour, but we strongly recommend against bringing children under 4 years old. The catamaran journey in search of whales can be challenging for young children.

    What should I bring going on Samana whale excursion?

    We recommend to have comfortable clothing and footwear, swimming suit, hat, photo camera and long hair tied up to enjoy this tour and El Limon waterfall.

    How long does this Samana whale excursion last?

    This tour is one of the best excursion in Punta Cana. It is a full day tour which lasts about 12 hours.

    How long does it take to go from Punta Cana to Samana?

    The distance between Punta Cana and Samana Bay is about 300 km, The road takes about 4 hours. As you can see, Samana whale watching excursion is very long, but it is worth seing, so make sure you sleep well the night before.

    What distance will we be watching whales in Samana far?

    Mostly it depends on whales. But generally you can watch whales in Samana from a distance of 10 meters. You can also watch them passing right next to the boat. Book this excursion and enjoy this amazing experience.

    Is Samana whale watching excursion dangerous?

    No. This whale excursion is not dangerous.

    Is it allowed to take pictures during this tour?

    Of course, you are free to take pictures during it! Make your memories of amazing whales remained in your memory and in photos for a long time.

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