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Punta Cana: Whale Whatching Sanctuary Experience

4.8 / 5

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Punta Cana: Whale Whatching Sanctuary Experience

From £118.62 per person

Enjoy an incredible full-day experience out on the waters of the Dominican Republic. You can observe whales in their sanctuary on a day trip full of adventure.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
Pickup included
Pickups are normally from hotel lobbies or hotel meeting points. Residences or apartments are at the main gate entrance.


  • Visit a whale santuary
  • Admire the panoramic views of the beautiful bays of Miches and Samana
  • Encounter the beautiful Bacardi Island (Cayo Levantado)
Full description
After having been collected from your accommodation, you will begin your day out on the water to watch whales in their natural sanctuary.  You will visit a lost paradise aboard a certified boat out in the privileged waters of Samaná and Miches Bay. The whale watching sanctuary in Samana Bay is the winter home of a sea giant, an acrobat of the sea: the humpback whale. From January to March, these waters are their stage and refuge as they come here to give birth to their young or to find a partner to perpetuate their species through further generations. Expert guides will take you to enjoy this natural wonder aboard boats that are specially designed for this activity. As you observe these enormous and majestic beings (which can reach 53 feet in length and 40 tons in weight), you will learn more about their biology, ecology and behavior.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Snacks on the bus
  • Entrance fee to the whale sanctuary
  • Visit to Cayo Levantado Island (Bacardi Island)
  • Visit to Waterfall El Limon
  • Exotic welcome drink
  • Open bar (consisting of beer and rum) in Cayo Levantado
  • Grilled buffet lunch in Cayo Levantado Island
  • Gift shop souvenirs
  • Photos/videos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Children under 4 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, people with impaired mobility, or people with severe back problems
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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Well-arranged trip, transfer from bus to boat to horse and back went very smoothly. The waterfall is really worth seeing, recommended to actually swim in it (albeit cold). A bit busy on the boat and therefore little space, but seeing the whales is very cool. Guide is fluent in 4 languages, hats off.

27 January 2022

Was a great tour, and there was actually a whale. As the guide said it’s a sea and not a aquarium. The guide provided information in 4 languages, (Spanish, English, French and German). So after a sandwich in the beginning of the tour, we went to the port where we where boarding the boat and went to the area where the whales can be spotted. Then we went to the Barcardi island for the lunch and to have a swim. Stayed there for around 45 minutes i think, time enough for the lunch. After we went with the boat to a Samoa island for a horse range to see a waterfall. That I found a bit less relaxed, the trail is very muddy and rocky so the horses have difficulty to get over the trail. The tour took longer then indicated, we had some trouble with one of the engines on the boat, but in all it was a great day. Thanks

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23 January 2022


26 January 2022

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