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Samana Whale Watching
Season & Tours

Between 3,000 to 5,000 humpback whales migrate to the warm protected waters of  the Bay of Samana every winter to mate or give birth.

The prime whale watching period in Samana Bay is from mid-January to the end of March.

Named a Marine Mammal Sanctuary by the Dominican Republic in 1966, Samana Bay is the final destination of the humpback whales which journey here all the way from the arctic to mate or give birth.  Whale watching excursions depart Samana City for as long as whales remain in the Bay.

By April, most are making the return migration to the far arctic waters of the north.  Considering the considerable size of Samana Bay --200 square miles (518 square kilometers)—finding whales is not always as easy as it might seem. The absolute best month for whale watching is February, when the largest number of humpbacks generally are present.  Kim Beddall

At times it’s possible even to view the whales from shore in Las Terrenas, Las Galeras and  Samana City. hose who don’t want to brave the often rough waters of Samana Bay will appreciate the country’s first Land Whale Observatory at Punta Balandra near Samana City.

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