Have you always wanted to swim with humpback whales in Dominican Republic?
On this special tour of swimming with humpback whales in Dominican Republic, you have front row seats to one of the greatest performances on earth! This incredible and very sacred “bucket list” worthy experience is 6 days/7 nights in the “The Silver Bank”. This is a sanctuary for marine mammals offering shelter, including the vessels that come to visit them. This is truly one of the best wildlife tours on the planet that will remind you of the importance of connecting to nature.
Humpback Whale Sounds
This the the place to hear the humpback whale “singing” up close and personal. To hear the humpback whale sounds is best to be experienced while swimming in the ocean. Here you will find natural and unscripted encounters with these beautiful creatures. As well, you will have the opportunity to take lots of humpback whale pictures to share with all your family and friends.
This Marine Sanctuary provides a safe haven for Humpback Whales who are gathering to court, mate, calve and rear their young. From January through April they arrive by the thousands to find the ideal mating and birth area. The sanctuary also provides safety and protection to females and their calves. When they are physically strong enough, they will travel back to the North Eastern US Coast. This place is one of 3 spots in the world where people can swim and snorkel with the whales. During this trip you will learn a lot of humpback whale facts.
During the 6 day itinerary, guests have the opportunity to observe the whales at close range. You can watch them spin and play and hear their beautiful songs resonating through the water. Considered to be one of the most intelligent mammals on earth, you will be awed by their immense power and grace.
Seven nights accommodations aboard, starting with guests boarding Saturday evening approximately 5:00 pm; and disembarking the following Saturday morning at approximately 8:00 am.
The excursion is seven nights and six days. Your arrival/departure days are included in those six.
You will have five days on the Silver Bank with up to four and one half (4.5) days of tender time to look for whales (up to nine tender excursions), weather permitting as per Sanctuary rules.
Three meals a day aboard the vessel, except for the last (Friday) night, which will be ashore.
Morning and afternoon snack.
All beverages, including carbonated, non-carbonated, and alcoholic (a limited selection of beer (local) and wine) are provided. Hard alcoholic beverages will not be provided, but may be brought on board the vessel if desired.
Fresh towel service upon request.
What’s Not Included
Any airfare or airfare related expenses.
Tourist Card required at arrival airport.
Excess baggage/lost baggage charges.
Transfers to and from or between airport, hotel, vessel, bus station, tours; any ground transportation.
Hotels or any type of shore accommodations.
Any required airport departure taxes.
Sanctuary & Port Fees (currently $600 pp, fees subject to change).
Any Fuel Surcharges (currently estimated at $50 pp, surcharge subject to change).
Gratuity for Crew (10% of fare suggested).
Any additional Permit Fees required for professional photography or videography in the Sanctuary.
Dinner the last (Friday) night, which will be ashore.
Distilled spirits or hard alcohol beyond the supplied beer (local) and wine.