Full Day Samana Whales from Punta Cana with Waterfall, Bacardi Island & Lunch

34 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 12 hr

Samana is possibly the most beautiful place in the Dominican Republic. The Samana Bay, home of the Humpback whales, the impressive and magnificent Limon Waterfall, the gorgeous tropical island of Cayo Levantado are just few of the gems you can find and visit in this area. And guess what? With this tour you’re gonna see them all!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: LPC Tours by IRB Turismo

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Punta Cana

After an early pick up from your hotel in Punta Cana (from 6:00 till 7:00 am depending on the hotel) and a convenient stop in a meeting point to organize the transportation, you’ll move on a brand-new bus to the small village of Las Canitas, close to Sabana de la Mar. The ride takes around 1.5 hours and on the way, enjoy great views of the Dominican countryside and the East Coast while the guide gives information about the life and local customs of the Dominicans.

Stop At: Sabana de la Mar

After reaching the village of Las Canitas, in proximity of Sabana de la Mar, you will be welcomed by the local people and have the chance to relax, eat something, use the toilet, etc. before the real tour starts.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Samana Bay

Then let the adventure begin! It’s time to get on board the boat to ride through the beautiful Samana Bay, home for few months per year of the Humpback Whales. The whale season in the Dominican Republic goes usually from mid January till mid March. If you're lucky to do the tour during this time of the year you'll have also the chance to see the whales in their natural environment! We'll stay on board until crossing the bay and reaching the small town of Samana, called Santa Barbara. The boat ride takes around 1 hour during the year and around 2 hours during the whale season.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: El Salto del Limon

(For time reasons this stop is not available during the whale season to make place to the whale watching activity) From the dock, we'll get on a truck and make our way to the most magnificent waterfall in the country, El Salto de Limon (Limon Waterfall)! We’ll reach a ranch located in the mountain and be taken into the tropical forest, for a short horseback riding tour along the River Arroyo Chico. The dense vegetation will captivate your senses and leave you with a real taste of adventure. Ultimately, the trail leads to the picturesque Limon Waterfall: an impressive 170 foot drop of fresh water, right in the middle of the jungle. Splash yourself in the refreshing waters of the lagoons at the base of the waterfall. And don’t forget to take the perfect picture of your family and yourself in this memorable place!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cayo Levantado

At this time of the day you’ll probably start getting hungry. It’s lunch time! Climb again into the open air truck and head down to the dock to take a short boat trip to the gorgeous Cayo Levantado, also known as “Bacardi Island”. Here fill your belly with a delicious traditional Dominican lunch complete with rice, beans, meat, salad, fresh fruit and coffee to finish with. Drinks are included too! Take advantage of the open bar with rum, soft drinks and water. While the morning has been dedicated to the adventure, the afternoon will be focused on relaxing. Once on the island, prepare to experience the white sandy beaches and the warm turquoise water of this unique and relaxing place.

Duration: 2 hour

Pass By: Punta Cana

After around 1.5 hours spent at the island, it will be time to start to make your way back to Punta Cana, where you’ll have plenty of time to recall this wonderful experience.
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