Tour Samana With Terry

FROM PUNTA CANA & BAVARO AREA:
With pickup and drop-off at all Hotels, Resorts and Accommodations 


WHALE TOUR WITH THE

LEGENDARY KIM BEDDALL

of WHALE SAMANA


NOTE: You cannot sign up for our tours through any of the hotels.  We are an
independent tour operator and family run company. Please reserve directly through our website.



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We pick you up but you tour with KIM! This tour is in cooperation with the famous Whale Biologist Kim Beddall of Whale Samana.  The pioneer of Whale Tours in the Dominican Republic for over 25 years. Truly an experience of a lifetime!

This Whales Tour option includes more time seeing whales than our other options (depending on the whales that day of course).

Why book with Tour Samana With Terry:
Kim doesn't provide transportation for any of her world famous tours. She must concentrate on the whales!  We provide pickup and drop off from all hotels in Punta Cana area.

A unique opportunity to observe humpback whales in their natural calving and mating grounds here in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic. 
Listen to the male humpback’s solitary courting song and witness incredible displays of flippering, tail lobbing and breaching by the most active species of whale in the Atlantic. 
On board, a Marine Mammal Specialist narrating and answering questions.


What's Included:

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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).
-Dramamine tablets and other Sickness prevention methods.
-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.


Note:
-This tour will use a 24' Panga style speedboat to cross the Samana Bay to Cayo Levantado.  Similar to photo below. It's a 30 min ride and waters may be rough or waves large sometimes.  We are not responsible for sea conditions that can change at any moment.


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.



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.  10-30 min ride.  
  
Please print out the PDF when you purchase.  Kim uses the Main Public Dock on Cayo Levantado Island but our guide will help you find Kim's boat.  



Prices:
(Does not include $Fee for Marine Mammal Sanctuary wristband tax.)


From Punta Cana & Bavaro Hotels:

Prices Start At                   $205 per person
Kids 5-11                       $110

Kids 4 and younger not recommended



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Important Note Regarding Kim's Guarantee:


Kim offers a guarantee that you will see the whales. If you don't see them you are welcome to come back on a day when she has room for you. We are happy to work with you if you do not see whales but in order for us to do so we must be able to coordinate your make up trip to see the whales so that it falls on a day when we have other people, from the same area as you, already going on Kim's tour.  Unfortunately we cannot come to pick you up only.  We are sorry about this policy but it's the best we can do.  Kim makes many trips with empty seats available for you and we do the same with our open seats on transportation that we have already going for her tours.



Itinerary:

6:30 - 8:30 am Picked up in Punta Cana

Whales Tour with Kim lasts 2.5 to 3 hours

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Returned to your hotel