Samana Whale Watching

Whale Watching Tour in Samana
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Price: $100.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, active
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Pier. Additional information will be provided upon booking confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress 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.
Restrictions 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.

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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March 13, 2013
I went to Samana last year, and heard about the whales, so I knew I wanted to take my grandsons whalewatching on this trip. I was a little leary about booking an excursion off the ship, but i couldn't have been more pleased. The staff was ecpecially wonderful with the kids,my younger grandson, and a couple of other guests got ""sick"", and they stayed with each one of them untill they felt better. The staff to guest ratio was wonderful. We drove around untill we saw whales, one was under our boat! Some crew members took our cameras, and help capture beautiful shots! I knew the trip included the beach, but how did I not know it also included lunch in this beautiful outdoor resturant! Beer, and soft drinks were included, my grandsons loved the different sodas'! We had a great day, and a once in a lifetime experience, it was wonderful!
Reviewer: mema
5 Stars