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Whale Samana

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Santa Barbara de Samana 32000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-538-2494
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sail on bye

Great trip, if they stop to pick you up! Booked online and confirmed by email just to watch the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Markus_Bloggs
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London, United Kingdom
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Before you board the 50ft boat you take the Dramamine pill provided (if you suffer from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dee995
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Amherstburg, Canada
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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. An experience of a lifetime, not to be missed! Dates January 15th to March 25th Departure Samana: From January 15th to January 31st; depart daily at 10:00AM from the main town dock and picks up passengers on Cayo Levantado 30 minutes later on the public dock, by reservation only. February 01st to February 06th departure; 9:00AM with pick up Cayo Levantado at 9:30AM 07th of February to the 07th of March; two trips daily at 9:00AM and 1:30 PM with pick ups on Cayo Levantado 30 minutes later. 08th of March until the 14th of March; departure 9:00AM Cayo Levantado 9:30AM 15th of March until the 25th of March; one departure daily at 10:00AM with pick up on Cayo Levantado at 10:30 each morning, On board Pura Mia, 55' Custom Whale Watch vessel VHF Radio, approved life jackets and rain gear Capacity 65 persons, with lots of space to move around We comply with the Samana Bay whale watch regulations Services Sound system with underwater hydrophone Two modern bathrooms with running water Souvenirs/snack bar /educational material Marine Mammal specialist Scientific data collection on every trip Narration in two languages and interpreters available on board. Includes Soft drinks, water, crackers, and mints Booklet "Whales of Samana" (spanish, english, german or french) Dramamine tablets
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Santa Barbara de Samana 32000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great trip, if they stop to pick you up! Booked online and confirmed by email just to watch the boat pass Cayo Levantado, Clerical slip ups destroy dreams and waste precious time. Managed to get on board the morning after, my last day. Trip was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Before you board the 50ft boat you take the Dramamine pill provided (if you suffer from seasickness). Also provided are motion bands You have your choice of lower or upper deck . Upper deck gives a most amazing view. Kim and her crew are fantastic,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Best boat, great crew, pro show- All the other detailed reviews are true- No reason to consider anyone else.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best whale watching tour in Samana, Kim is very knowledgeable, she’s a marine biologist, her staff is professional and friendly. Book on her site directly, safe and easy, and to boot her tour is $30USD cheaper than if you book with the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were on the afternoon whale watching trip late last week. The seas were choppy and the boat rocked a lot, so beware if you are prone to seasickness. They handed out "seabands" when we boarded (I already had mine on!) and...More

Thank Christine A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very professional and knowledgeable tour guides who definitely show their passion for the humpback whales! We thought it was great they spoke in several different languages to accommodate the diverse group who was on our tour. Upon boarding the vessel, we were treated to a...More

Thank deb1962barglof
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Professionally run with authoritative and friendly guides. A great way to get (respectfully) close to and learn about these beautiful animals. PS. I accidentally clicked the helpful button on one of the few negative reviews. Yes it is helpful to warn people about the risk...More

Thank ronanoconnell
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start with a caution: DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR IF YOU ARE PRONE TO SEASICKNESS. This is not a knock on Kim B and her team, but a friendly warning that applies to all similar tours. Whales are in the open bay, and...More

1  Thank Ysabelle P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with Kim's whale watching in January 2018 and had a really good trip. Good service from the boat crew by handing out seasickness bracelets as well as soft drinks, whenever needed. The biologists on board are really well prepared and knowledged about the...More

1  Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the easiest review of our holiday - just beacuse everything Kim and her team offered was perfect :-) We went on the tour at the beginning of the whale season, yet we were lucky enough to see more group of whales, also the...More

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Adrian A
19 February 2018|
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Response from polishpuff | Reviewed this property |
There are soft drinks, water, crackers, and Dramamine (as well as sea-sickness bracelets) provided on board as well.
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Jay J
23 January 2018|
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Response from whalewatchwithkim | Property representative |
Hi Jay Sorry to say that our whale watch season begins every year on the 15th of January and ends at the end on March. Kim and the Whale Samana team
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Lois830
21 March 2017|
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Response from whalewatchwithkim | Property representative |
Hi Lois Sorry this program starts on the 15th of January every winter until the 30 of March. Kim
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