-This tour will possibly use a 24' Panga style speedboat to cross the Samana Bay to Cayo Levantado. 30-45 min ride. It may get VERY rough although we try to reschedule if we can. We want all to know this upfront.
-You may get wet, so dress appropriately and bring a towel. Ride may be rough at times and we recommend you take sea sickness medication if you are susceptible at least 30 minutes before.
We have a new alliance with the famous Whale Biologist Kim Beddall, making her tours finally accessible from Punta Cana and Bavaro area! Truly an experience of a lifetime.
Each winter the humpback whales make the journey from the North Atlantic to the Samana Bay to give birth to their calves. Enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains that surround the Samana Bay. Enjoy the crystal blue waters of Cayo Levantado island (sometimes called Bacardi Island) and a buffet lunch.
-Pickup by Kim on Cayo Levantado public dock
-Sound system with underwater hydrophone - dead calm sea conditions required,
-Two modern bathrooms with running water,
-Souvenirs / Snack bar / Educational material.
-Marine Mammal specialist and Scientific data collection on every trip.
-Narration in at least two languages and interpreters available on board.
-Booklet "Whales of Samana" (Spanish, English, German or French).
-Pickup and Drop off from your hotel or villa.
-Soft drinks, water, crackers and mints are provided by Kim
-Soft drinks, water, beer and lunch are provided by us while you are on the small boat or on Cayo Levantado but not during lunch in the restaurant.
Rules for Whale Watching:
There are some rules for Whale Watching that must be obeyed by each boat. Only 3 boats can be on a pod of whales at a time so we'll have to wait our turn upon arrival. Once you see whales you will have about 30-45 min before the law requires us to move along. Kim usually moves along to other whales and you end up possibly spending more than the normal time seeing whales within the time schedule for her later tours.
After the Whales:
You will return to Cayo Levantado Island where the 24' Panga Speed Boat will be waiting to take you back to our vehicle on the other side of the bay. 30 min ride.
Please print out the PDF when you purchase. Kim uses the Main Public Dock on Cayo Levantado Island.
- Punta Cana
6:00 - 7:30 am Picked up in Punta Cana (please contact us before your tour to confirm pickup time.)
10:00 - am Depart Sabana de la Mar dock in our 24' Panga
10:45 am Arrive at Cayo Levantado Island
12:30 pm Buffet lunch on Cayo Levantado Island
1:00 pm to 2:00 beach time on Cayo Levantado Island Beach
2:00 Picked up by Kim Beddall's boat on Public Dock of Cayo Levantado
Whales Tour with Kim lasts 2.5 to 3 hours
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm dropped off at Cayo Levantado and immediately leave in our Panga (30 min ride) to return to Sabana de la Mar dock on south side of bay to our waiting vehicle
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Returned to your hotel