Whales of Samana

The ultimate sightseeing tour

The whale adventure starts by heading to the Punta Cana airport where we will board the plane that will take us to Samaná. After arriving at the tiny Samaná Airport we board transportation that will take us to the famous Samaná Wharf.

Each year the Dominican Republic becomes the showcase for one of natures’ most incredible and natural phenomenons as literally hundreds of Humpback Whales make their way from the North Atlantic to the Bay of Samaná to breed and give birth to their young. Seeing these amazing mammals in their natural environment is truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Watch the humpback whales in the open sea!

This tour is a great opportunity to take some wonderful photographs, but you’ll find it quite tricky getting perfect shots, so video is often better. As you head out from the marina and into the open waters of Samaná Bay, the first thing you’ll be looking for are signs of spouting, flocking (showing of tails) and breaching in the distance.

Your English speaking host and boat tour guide will have an encyclopedic knowledge of Humpback Whales and will inform you of all of their habits. As soon as a whale is spotted, your boat will make its way cautiously over to where they were seen, there you will enjoy an impressive view of these wonderful creatures. You may even hear the eerie but soothing sound of the male Humpbacks singing their solitary songs which is believed to help attract a mate.

Tropical forest horseback riding

Make your way into the tropical forest, for a short horseback riding tour along the River Arroyo Chico. The dense vegetation will captivate your senses and leave you with a real taste of adventure. Ultimately, the trail leads to the picturesque Limón Waterfall.

Limón waterfall

An impressive 165 foot drop of fresh water, right in the middle of the jungle. Splash yourself in the refreshing waters of the lagoons at the base of the waterfall. And don’t forget to take the perfect picture of your family and yourself in this memorable place.

Cayo levantado island

On the island, you will be delighted by the panoramic view of the Bay of Samaná. Prepare to experience the white sandy beaches and the warm turquoise water of this unique and relaxing place. There, you can simply relax and enjoy a good cocktail on the beach of this lost paradise.

Lunch time

It’s lunch time! We will arrive at Samaná’s port where you will enjoy a delicious Dominican buffet style lunch at the Timon de Samaná Restaurant. There you will be delighted by the beautiful view of the famous Samaná Bridge and Malecón.
Now we’re ready to return to our hotels after a day full of adventure.


The order of the tour is subject to change. In order to guarantee the sight of whales, CultourAll retains the right to change the order of the tour – Amount of time at Whale Sanctuary: 45 minutes approximately. (In the case that we don’t see whales within this time, we will embark on a second boat shift)


  • Transportation by plane
  • Transportation by bus
  • Safe boats
  • Horseback riding
  • Visit to Limón waterfall
  • Authorized guides who speak your language
  • Sea sickness medicine
  • Informative pamphlet about Humpback whales
  • Lunch at EL Timon restaurant


  • Camera
  • Sun screen
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sun glasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Money