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Samana Whale Watching from Punta Cana by Plane
Available again in 2018
Offline price: $313
You save: $18 (6%)
Duration: approx. 12 hours
Departure time: morning
Runs: Sat, Mon, Thu
- Whale watching in Samana bay
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guides
- Plane tickets
- Horseback ride
- Lunch buffet
- Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
What to bring
- Bathing suit
- Dramamine (for motion sickness)
- Bug Repellent
- Socks (to wear with the rubber boots)
Each year, thousands of Humpback Whales complete the journey from the North Atlantic to the warm waters of the Caribbean. From January 15 to March 31, approximately 300 of these whales are present in the Bay of Samana, making it the perfect spot to view these beautiful sea creatures. As a matter of fact, the World Wildlife Fund named the Bay of Samana as one of the best whale watching places in the world!
Get There Faster
After a private plane ride from Punta Cana Airport to Samana’s Arroyo Barril Airport, you will be transported to Samana Bay for your whale watching samana adventure! The excursion continues to the tropical island paradise of Cayo Levantado. You can relax on the island as you enjoy the gorgeous clear turquoise waters and smooth white sands.
The Fun Continues
Once we return to land, A delicious lunch will be served at a typical dominican ranch and after a short well deserved rest we will continue our adventure on horseback as we travel to the renowned Limon Waterfall. This majestic site in the forest of Samana features waters splashing down 52 meters from the mountain river above. Be sure to have your cameras ready!
Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime journey to the gorgeous Samana region to enjoy whale watching, tropical beaches and amazing waterfalls!
– Bring long socks to wear with the rubber boots provided for the trip down to the waterfall.
– Chewing candied ginger at least a couple of hours before departure will significantly reduce the chance of motion sickness during the plane and boat rides.
Tour departs from most Punta Cana / Bavaro area hotels. An extra pick up charge may be added to your cart depending on the location of your hotel.
Pick up time and location
Pickup time varies depending on the location of your hotel, you will be picked up in the hotel lobby or specified meeting point. The exact pickup time and location will be provided on your voucher after booking.
12 hours (approximate total duration from pickup to drop-off).
You will be dropped off at your hotel.
Days of operation
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
– Tours are non-refundable for no show.
– Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of the scheduled pick up time or there will be no refund.
– Should a tour be cancelled due to bad weather we will reschedule at your earliest convenience. If your dates are not flexible and the rescheduling cannot be done a full refund will be issued.
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Customer Questions & Answers
7 months 10 days ago
Hi I can’t find occidental caribe in the hotel pickup list.
7 months 11 days ago
Is this trip suitable for seniors (70+) and young children!
7 months 8 days ago
The tour itself IS suitable for seniors and children. The only portion of the tour where you need to decide if it’s ok for them to do is the ride/walk down to the waterfall in Samana. You can ride a horse or you may walk if you prefer not to horseback ride. The walk is about 25 minutes to the fall. Once you arrive, whether by foot or horseback, you will walk down a somewhat steep stairway to the base of the fall. There is a handrail, but it can be a bit physical for some visitors.
8 months 22 days ago
We are planning on staying at now onyx which is a new resort. I did not see it listed in the list of hotels to be picked up at. Would we be able to be picked up from there?
2 years 7 months ago
Due to the time of year we will be choosing the “Samana Whale Watching” tour as opposed to the “Samana Explorer by Plane”. As far as I can see they both offer the SAME exact things….the only real difference seems to be the price and that you get to go whale watching….is that correct? What is included in the plane tour that is NOT included in the whale watching tour?
Most importantly, we want to know if the below is included in the whale watching tour:
“Safari trucks will be awaiting your arrival in the scenic and peaceful port town to immediately begin your adventure into the mountainous terrain of Samana. At our first stop, you will enjoy some time to taste test some of the region’s most notable produce, including juicy pineapple, mouth-watering mangos, and succulent papaya. ”
Looking forward to your reply! 🙂
2 years 7 months ago
Hola Arielle! Yes, the Samana by Plane tour basically becomes the Samana whale watching tour from January to March due to whale watching season. It is done by the same tour operators with some changes to accommodate the new activity. Price goes up due high demand and the fact that a new experience is added to the tour. The description paragraph that you copied above IS part of the whale watching tour as well but please note that some days instead of a safari truck a minibus might be the means of transportation and that specific menu items may change according to seasonal availability.
Hope this helps! 🙂