On many occasions, when we choose a trip we do it because we want to do something specific in the destination and not just because we want to get to know a different city or rest on a beach. That is what happens with the Dominican Republic, where many people travel with the main objective of being able see whales, something that can be done there very close.
Of course, it is not the only thing you can do there, since it is known by all that it is a true paradise for those looking for beaches and tropical settings in which to enjoy a quiet vacation. It is important to know that the Dominican Republic It is one of the best places in the world to spot whales, so you can live a unique experience at any time of the year.
Quite a show
The whale watching It is one of the best shows you can find in the country, and you can do it in the samana bay, in the north of the country, the place where a humpback whale colony passes. This area is practically a natural sanctuary where you can observe the whales with complete tranquility and in a wide space of about 80 nautical miles. There they swim, jump, interact ...
Where to see them
Being able to see it from such a wide space, there are several places that are especially recommended for sighting. The best one is the underwater platform of the Banco de la Plata, and there are also other very good ones such as the Banco de la Navidad or the Marine Sanctuary. Remarkable the Whale Land Observation Center, which has a large capacity and you can be at the best time of the day to see the whales parading. The sighting season begins at the beginning of the year and runs until the end of March. The rest of the year you can see some but it is not safe.
Whale Watching with Kim Beddall | Go Dominican Republic (June 2020)