Humpback Whales + Los Haitises Park + Cayo Levantado
This excursion is only available in the period from January 12 to March 30 of each year.
The visit to the Humpback Whale Santuario in Samana is one of the most beautiful excursions that exist in the Dominican Republic in the beautiful bay and in the Banco de Plata, located in the Northwest of the country, where every year, between the months of December and March, some 2,000 Humpback whales come to breed in the warm waters on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
Until recently it was believed that only 85% of humpback whales in the Atlantic were born in Dominican waters and returned annually to mate and reproduce. But a recent study revealed that all populations in the North Atlantic come to reproduce in our waters.
It is an amazing show waiting for you every summer in Samana Bay: the humpback whales that come from the seas of Iceland, Greenland, Canada, and North America, that arrive in the Caribbean Sea to give birth and find a partner in the hot water. From January to March, there are thousands who stay in Samana Bay.
The show is impressive, when the 40-ton males jump up the water and fall down a few meters ahead. If he does not gain reactions from any female the male tries to attract them with a long and monotonous song that the whales can hear up to a radius of 30 kilometers. Only those who are submerging can listen to this song. After giving birth to their little ones, the whales prepare their return to the north. Since 1986 "Banco de Plata", Samaná, has become a sanctuary for the protection of whales.
Samaná is considered one of the best places in the world for the observation of humpback whales. These beautiful and giant marine mammals, breathe air and leave regularly to the surface, remain in apnea for about 20 minutes, but can remain underwater for up to 40 minutes. After the long trip they take and during which they do not feed, they spend a part of the winter in the Bay of Samana, still without eating. Thus they will lose the fifth of their weight.
The whales come to give birth to their little ones because the calf, when it is born, has a very thin layer of fat to withstand the cold waters. At birth, it measures between 3.50 and 5 meters, and weighs a ton. To constitute a protective greasy layer and acquire enough strength to follow his mother for the return trip, he will consume, daily, about 200 liters of breast milk that is very nutritious, the calf will take 45 kilos a day.
It is an emotion to see the mother play with her offspring. In this regard, the whale has only one small and this, every 2 years. The duration of pregnancy is 11 to 12 months. Well, she comes to give birth to her baby where she conceived him! Although it is rare, sometimes it happens that some are coupled during the same season as childbirth…
Chao Cacao Tours offers you this beautiful excursion to the Humpback Whale Sanctuary leaving from all the hotels of the different areas of our country, leaving in comfortable and safe boats from the picturesque port of Samana ', with lunch and drinks included and accompanied by a Marine biologist, where people can approach a few meters from these colossal mammals and contemplate this fascinating panorama that will leave them stunned with such beauty. This excursion is possible only from January to March.
Humpback whales can be easily observed, either in their feeding or breeding. Whale watching has become an increasingly popular activity throughout the world, and the Dominican Republic is fortunate to have one of the largest and best sanctuaries for breeding whales in the world. The Dominican government enforces strict whale protection laws and guidelines to ensure the safety and conservation of these wonderful animals. Whale watching can be an exciting experience for anyone interested in nature and the preservation of our natural resources.
We must continue to respect and protect these incredibly gentle giants so that we can enjoy them for a long time. The following photos are images of what one would see on a typical whale watching tour in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic. We have already had 8 bright seasons. We invite you to the fascinating world of humpback whales with the most professional team of Chao Cacao Tours. The tours are done only in comfortable and safe catamarans. All inclusive: comfortable transfer from your hotel, breakfast, large buffet lunch, juice, rum, water, soda, coffee. Best price and superior quality guaranteed: from 55 usd with departure from the meeting point in Samana and Miches..
Desde punto de encuentro en Santa Barbara de Samaná - 55$
Desde punto de encuentro en Miches (las Cañitas Capitan) - 65$
Con nuestra recogida desde los hoteles en Samaná - 55$
Con nuestra recogida desde los hoteles en Las Terrenas y Las Galeras - 75$
Los niños hasta 5 años viajan gratis. De 5 a 11 años la mitad de precio. A partir de 12 años como adulto.
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