Whale watching in Samana by land starting from 150 USD !!!
**Thanks to the new Miches highway the time needed to reach the port is now just 1.5 hours despite the past where you needed around 3 hours one-way. Therefore now the land tour is a valid alternative to the classic tour by plane for those who are looking to live this truly magical experience for a more accessible price.
Get ready to live a lifetime experience
Yes it’s all true. This tour is simply a lifetime experience! There are few more emotional experiences in nature than viewing Humpback Whales up close in their natural environment. Taking the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures will leave you with memories lasting a life time. The Humpback Whale season in Samana is at it’s peak from January to end of March!
After an early pick up from your hotel in Punta Cana you’ll move in a brand-new van to the town of Miches. The ride takes around 1.5 hours and on the way you’ll have the chance the enjoy great views of the Dominican countryside and the East Coast while the guide will give information about the life and local customs of the Dominicans. After reaching Miches, you will be welcomed at an exclusive dock where you will enjoy a healthy breakfast and receive a short briefing regarding the boat and the whale watching experience. Through a close and constant contact with the captains of the other boats in the area, a reporting system has been developed.
Let’s the adventure begin! You’ll board on the boat that will take you to the Whale sanctuary at Samana to do the Whale watching! Humpback whales have been migrating to Samana Bay (which connects with the Atlantic Ocean) for centuries during the months of January to March, their calving and mating season. You will be greated by their majestic presence. An average of 300 whales enters the bay of Samana each day. It is very rare that no sighting is recorded on any one day. The staff will have an encyclopedic knowledge about the whales and will inform you of all of their habits. Remember to bring your camera! This is definitely one of the best and most complete tours in the Dominican Republic!
By around 12:30 you’ll be back in Miches. This unforgettable day continues towards a sea-side ranch, the Rancho La Cueva. Here you will have the chance to enjoy an exquisite typical Dominican buffet. After a nice break you will learn how tobacco is locally made and you’ll make your own cigar!
But that’s not all! After that you will enjoy a horseback ride along the beautiful virgin beach of Playa Limon: a lost paradise in the coast of Miches, enjoying some coconut water or a Cuba Libre. After some spare time at the beach, you will hop back on your horse for a final ride and then back to the van to start your return to Punta Cana.
Duration: 8-9 hours
Availability: Every day from mid January till end of March
Adults: 150 USD
Children (till 12 yo): 90 USD
– Round Trip transportation
– Authorized multi language guide
– Horseback riding
– Boat and whale watching activity
– Anti-Seasickness pills
– Lunch & Drinks
Things to Bring
– Swimming suit
– Solar cream
– Insect repellent
– Money for shopping and tips
– Duration of Whale watching sanctuary: 45 minutes
– In case that you are unable to watch whales within this timeframe, a complementary second trip will be offered to ensure whale watching