This is one of the largest and best humpback breeding sanctuaries in the world. Organized boat trip here are offered by several tour operators.

 
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Parks and Outdoors Review of Santuario de las Ballenas Jorobadas (Sanctuary of the Humpback Whales)

Away Travel Expert: Lynne Sullivan
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Nature,Sustainable Travel,Whale Watching
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Every winter, thousands of humpback whales migrate to Samana Bay to feed, mate, and give birth.
  • Take a boat tour with one of several reputable operators out of Bahia de Samana. Make arrangements with one of the independent boat owners on the dock or through the activity desk at your hotel. If you want sound equipment and scientific information from a knowledgeable guide, take an organized tour with one of the larger operators.
  • Humpbacks are known for their frisky behavior, so expect to see them spouting water, slapping their fins, and leaping high out of the sea. This is the male's way of attracting attention from females.
Santuario de las Ballenas Jorobadas is one of the largest humpback breeding sanctuaries in the world and an ideal place to go whale-watching. Most tour operators have sound equipment that allows boat passengers to listen in as the males croan lovely

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Address:
Bahia de Samana (Samana Bay)
Av. La Marina, Tiro al Blanco
Saman´┐Ż
Dominican Republic


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Telephone Number: 809- 538-2042
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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