The Los Haitises National Park Preserve is a very beautiful, untouched, lush Rain-Forest area. This tour consists of a scenic boat ride across the bay to the Nature Preserve/Bird Sanctuary area. Enjoy the scenery of the Samana peninsula from a new vantage point that you don't get anywhere else. Once arriving at the park the tour includes a number of small islands that make up the bird sanctuary part of the Park. Many species of birds use this protected area to raise their young, safe from humans and other predators. Then check out the Sharks Mouth Cave by driving the boat right into the mouth! Then we’ll guide the boat into another cave that is home to a small white bird called a golandron, maybe we’ll catch a quick glimpse of the mysterious little bird. Next we dock at the mouth of a larger cave with some spectacular photo ops. Walk from one end of the cave out the other side where the boat will be waiting at another dock to pick us up. Once safely back in the boat we are on our way to the pictograph caves where we’ll pass through the mangroves swamp en route. These caves are where you find the drawings on the walls from some of the original Taino Indians that were wiped out by the Spanish. The caves on this tour alone are worth seeing because they are very large and carry a very unique history.
Leave Samana City dock on a 24' Panga style tour boat made for up to 12 people.
This excursion ends with a stop at Cano Hondo Eco Lodge inside the National Park for a typical Dominican style lunch.
Rent Kayaks at the Eco Lodge to take in some more of the park if you like. (subject to availability - Tour Samana With Terry is not responsible for availability or conditions)
We do recommend sun screen, sun glasses and a hat as you will be in the sun much of the time. Sea sickness medication may also be recomended.
Please be aware that this tour takes place on the open waters of Samana Bay. You will be in a small 24' panga style v-hull boat with a small roof over part of it. We are not responsible for sea conditions or any adverse effects of sea sickness that someone in your group may encounter.
- Bird Islands
- Passing by Islands
- Cave of the Railroad
- River Mouth
- Cano Hondo Eco Lodge
Pick Up Times:
7:45 am Las Terrenas Hotels & Villas:
8:00 am El Portillo: At reception
8:00 am Las Galeras, Villa Serena & Grand Paradise: At reception
8:30 am Cayo Levantado: – Take 8 am Ferry to Mainland Reception 8:30 am Vista Mare: At reception
8:45am Cayacoa: must walk 3 min downhill to Tour Samana With Terry Office we are immediately in front of the roundabout with the horse statue
9:15 am Depart Samana Cross Samana Bay to Los Haitises National Park
1:00 pm Arrive at Cano Hondo Eco Lodge - Eat Lunch - Swim Time or Kayak Time (you rent the Kayaks - subject to availability)
3:00 - 4:00 pm Depart Cano Hono
4:00 - 5:00 pm Arrive at dock in Samana