Tour Samana With Terry

EXCURSION #4a:  Whales Tour With Famous Kim Beddall

From about Jan. 15th to April 1st:


For Samana Peninsula Hotel Guests

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We have a new alliance with the famous Whale Biologist Kim Beddall.  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 has to concentrate on the Whales!  So we provide pickup and drop off from all hotels and accommodations because Kim doesn't.

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.  Pass by the famous crystal blue waters of Cayo Levantado island (sometimes called Bacardi Island).
-Sound system with underwater hydrophone - dead calm sea conditions require, 
-Two modern bathrooms with running water,
-Souvenirs / Snack bar / Educational material.
-Marine Mammal specialist and Scientific data collection on every trip.
-Narration in two languages and interpreters available on board. 
-Soft drinks, water, crackers and mints.
Booklet "Whales of Samana" (Spanish, English, German or French).
-Dramamine tablets.
-Pickup and Drop off from your hotel or villa.


Note:
-This tour does not visit Cayo Levantado and includes no lunch.

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:
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:
After your trip on Kim’s boat you may have an hour or two to wander around Samana depending on our tour schedule that day.  
  
Please print out the PDF when you purchase.  Kim uses the Main Dock on the Map in the PDF.  
  
If it will be necessary for your to wait for other tours to return
We recommend eating at Taberna Mediterrenaea, #1 under restaurants on the map.  
El Timon Restaurant is right in front of Kim’s office and is a good place also.    

Meet at our office at the time the driver and guide tell you and you’ll be on your way back to your resort.  If you arrive at our place early, have a seat and use our WiFi for free and enjoy cold $1 beers.  


Prices:
Does not include $3 Fee for Marine Mammal Sanctuary wristband tax.


From Cayacoa Hotel - Samana Town :
(You walk to Kim's office - this allows you to pay in full with a credit card)
$59 for adults $30 for kids 11 and under



From Cayacoa Hotel - Samana Town :
(We pick you up and drive you to Kim's office)
$75 for adults $45 for kids 11 and under



From Bannister Hotel - Puerta Bahia:


$75 for adults $45 for kids 11 and under




From Dominican Tree House Village:

$85 for adults $56 for kids 11 and under




With pickup at Las Terrenas Hotels and El Portillo Resort:

$85 for adults $56 for kids 11 and under (minimum of 2 adults)




With pickup at Las Galeras Hotels, Grand Paradise Resort and GBP Samana Don Pablo:

$85 for adults $56 for kids 11 and under (minimum of 2 adults)




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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:

7:30 - 7:40 am Pick up in Las Terrenas

8:00 am Pick up in El Portillo

8:00 to 8:15 am Pick up in Las Galeras & Grand Paradise Resort

8:30 am Pick up in Vista Mare

8:40 am GBP Samana Don Pablo Collection

DEPARTURE FROM SAMANA DOCK

10:00 am - (January 15th to January 31st) 

9:00 am - (February 1st to March 15th)

10:00 am - (March 16th to April 1st)

Whales tour last 3-4 hours

Drop off at dock in Samana

Walk to Samana Whale Museum, Restaurants or Tour Samana With Terry Office
(Download the PDF with your tickets for included map.)

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm Leave Samana to be returned to your hotel