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Swim With Humpback Whales in Dominican Republic - 6 Days

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.

If you’re still not sure about this, yet totally intrigued, please read my blog “7 Reasons to Make a Conscious Choice to See Whales and Dolphins In The Wild

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Imagine listening to one of the most magnificent water songs on the planet where you are completely immersed in the power of sound which is audible for miles. As our bodies are composed of mostly water, this allows for this acoustic energy to flow right through us, thus experiencing different resonance frequencies and even some reverberations in our chest as well as our arms and legs. This concert will move you to the core of your being!

See this recent video of a whale named “Canopy” and her son!

Here are the swimming with humpback whales dates for 2019.

January 26 – February 2

February 2 – 9

February 9 – 16

February 16 – 23

February 23 – March 2

March 2 – 9

March 9 – 16

March 16 – 23

March 23 – 30

March 30 – April 6

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Day 1
Saturday Arrival

5:00 pm Guests board vessel at Ocean World Marina, Cofresi, Dominican Republic; cabin assignments

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Vessel Safety and Operations orientation; required paperwork.

7:00 pm – ? Group introductions, dinner

11:00 pm Vessel departs Ocean World Marina

Day 2
Sunday

9:00 am (approx.) Vessel arrives on the Silver Bank, moors

9:00 am – 12:00 am Vessel cleanup; tender preparations; snorkeling and humpback whale orientations

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Whale excursion in tenders

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Sundowner celebration

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner

8:30 pm – ? Evening activity (discussion, lecture, slideshow, etc.)

Day 3
Monday

7:00 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 11:30 am Whale excursion in tenders

Noon Lunch

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Whale excursion in tenders

5:45 pm – 7 pm Sundowner celebration

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner

Day 4
Tuesday

7:00 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 11:30 am Whale excursion in tenders

Noon Lunch

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Whale excursion in tenders

5:45 pm – 7 pm Sundowner celebration

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner

Day 5
Wednesday

7:00 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 11:30 am Whale excursion in tenders

Noon Lunch

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Whale excursion in tenders

5:45 pm – 7 pm Sundowner celebration

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner

Day 6
Thursday

7:00 am Breakfast

8:30 am – 11:30 am Whale excursion in tenders

Noon Lunch

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Whale excursion in tenders

5:45 pm – 7 pm Sundowner celebration

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner

Day 7
Friday

7:00 am Breakfast

7:30 am Vessel drops mooring, departs Silver Bank anchorage

4:30 pm Vessel arrives Ocean World Marina

5:00 pm Free time to explore ashore, shop, dinner

The Trip Cost Includes

  • 6 days/7 nights accommodations aboard (Your arrival/departure days are included in those 6 days)
  • 5 days on the Silver Bank with up to 4 1/2 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
  • Morning in-room beverage service
  • All beverages , including carbonated, non-carbonated, and alcoholic; a limited selection of beer (local) and wine is provided
  • Nightly turn down service
  • Fresh towel service daily
  • Entertainment Library

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Tourist Card required at arrival airport
  • Travel Insurance
  • 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
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Any Sanctuary & Port Fees (currently $350 pp, fees subject to change)
  • Any Fuel Surcharges (currently estimated at $75 pp, surcharge subject to change)
  • Any additional Permit Fees required for professional photography or videography in the Sanctuary
  • Dinner the last (Friday) night, which will be ashore
  • Snorkeling and/or camera/video equipment rental
  • Souvenir Video DVD, and/or Photo CD, and/or Audio CD
  • Souvenir t-shirts and/or sundries.
  • Gratuity for Crew (10% of fare suggested)
Price From USD$4,295/person
4,295
Total $ 4,295 USD

Trip Facts

  • Yearly: January through April
  • Humpback Whale Communication & Behaviors
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