Did you know the World Wildlife Fund considers the Dominican Republic one of the best places in the world to Whale Watch?
It is! Keep on reading so we can tell you why.
For the past millennia, Humpback Whales have been visiting the Dominican Republic for just TWO months out of each year. So, if you’re here from January 20 – March 20 you are locked out!
Will you ever have another chance to Whale Watch in your lifetime?
Not like this, you won’t. Whale Watching is unequaled in the Dominican Republic because¦
We’re not talking about dozens, scores, or even hundreds of Humpback Whales. We’re talking thousands of them! Yes, thousands of whales travel from the frigid North Atlantic Ocean to the warm waters of Samana Bay. Humpback Whales are the Dominican Republic’s original snowbird tourists!
Humpback Whales don’t come South to chill out. This journey is to give birth and to mate in Samana’s protected cove. Not only will you see full-grown adult Humpback Whales (some can be 50 feet long and weigh 8,000 pounds) but also newborn calves following their mothers. Is that cool or what?
Did we mention it’s the mating season? Male Humpbacks want to make babies! It’s typical to see large competitive groups (pods) of male Humpbacks jostling for the chance to mate with a single female. That means plenty of pectoral fin slaps, tail slaps, and even breaches!
What can we say, it’s the call of nature…welcome to the “Motel” of the Caribbean.
So we’ve explained why Whale Watching is unique but that’s not all! Our Whale Watching excursion from Punta Cana to Samana By Bus is a lot MORE.