What to Expect:
We pick you up but you tour with KIM! This tour is in cooperation with the famous Whale Biologist Kim Beddall of Whale Samana. The pioneer of Whale Tours in the Dominican Republic for over 25 years. Truly an experience of a lifetime!
This Whales Tour option includes more time seeing whales than our other options (depending on the whales that day of course).
Why book with Tour Samana With Terry:
Kim doesn’t provide transportation for any of her world famous tours. She must concentrate on the whales! We provide pickup and drop off from all hotels in Punta Cana area.
A unique opportunity to observe humpback whales in their natural calving and mating grounds here in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic.
Listen to the male humpback’s solitary courting song and witness incredible displays of flippering, tail lobbing and breaching by the most active species of whale in the Atlantic.
On board, a Marine Mammal Specialist narrating and answering questions.
We have a 3 person daily minimum from Puerto Plata-North Coast area. You may book with less people but we must have a total of 3 or more on any particular day to ensure we can do the tour.
Each winter the humpback whales make the journey from the North Atlantic to the Samana Bay to give birth to their calves.
Enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains that surround the Samana Bay.
Pass by the crystal blue waters of Cayo Levantado island (sometimes called Bacardi Island).
-Pickup by Kim on Cayo Levantado public dock
-Sound system with underwater hydrophone – dead calm sea conditions required
-Two modern bathrooms with running water
-Souvenirs / Snack bar / Educational material.
-Marine Mammal specialist and Scientific data collection on every trip.
-Narration in at least two languages and interpreters available on board.
-Booklet “Whales of Samana” (Spanish, English, German or French).
-Dramamine tablets and other Sickness prevention methods.
-Pickup and Drop off from your hotel or villa.
-Soft drinks, water, crackers and mints are provided by Kim
-Soft drinks, water and lunch are provided by us before heading back to Puerto Plata-North Coast area.
You will need $6us or equivalent to pay the government’s Marine Mammal Sanctuary wristband tax at the dock before you board Kim’s boat.
If we have to cancel and you cannot re-book to another day or tour, we will refund 100%
If you need to cancel:
48 hours or more in advance 100% refund
48-24 Hours in advance 50% refund
24 hours or less No Refund
Rules for Whale Watching:
There are some rules for Whale Watching that must be obeyed by each boat. Only 3 boats can be on a pod of whales at a time so we’ll have to wait our turn upon arrival. Once you see whales you will have about 30-45 min before the law requires us to move along. Kim usually moves along to other whales and you end up possibly spending more than the normal time seeing whales within the time schedule for her later tours.
After the Whales:
You will return to Cayo Levantado Island where you will have lunch and some time on this beautiful Island Beach.
Please print out the PDF when you purchase. Kim uses the Main Public Dock on Cayo Levantado Island but our guide will help you find Kim’s boat.
5:00 – 7:30 am Picked up in Puerto Plata-Sousua-Cabarete-Rio San Juan (please contact us 1 day before your tour to confirm pickup time.)
8:45 to 9:45 am Arrive at Departure Point – Samana Dock (depending on the start time of Kim’s Tour for that day. In a rare instance it may be necessary to take Kim’s afternoon departure, we will advise)
1:00 to 2:00 pm Buffet lunch on Cayo Levantado Island (NOTE: subject to minimum participants limits, lunch may be in Samana town)
1:00 pm to 2:00 beach time on Cayo Levantado Island Beach (NOTE: subject to minimum participants limits)
Whales Tour with Kim lasts 2.5 to 3 hours
2:00 to 3:30 pm Leave Cayo Levantado to our waiting vehicle
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Returned to your hotel