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From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

1. From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

Depart from the areas of Punta Cana, Bávaro and Uvero Alto and travel by bus through the wonderful countryside of the Dominican Republic along rural roads. Discover magical locations that perfectly capture the most exquisite flora of the Caribbean. Journey along a new road that connects the area with the Bavarian town of Miches in just 1 hour. Marvel at the colors as you pass the towns of La Colonia and El Cedro en route. Arrive at the ranch in time for a tasty light breakfast snack. Then, go to a private dock to board a speedboat and set sail to look for humpback whales in their natural environment. Visit Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) to experience a tropical paradise surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Marvel at the magical setting of turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Then, continue by boat to the dock where you will board a comfortable air-conditioned bus to the village of El Limon. Take a horseback ride to El Limon Waterfall and stop for a hearty buffet or Dominican lunch at Rancho Los Cocos.

Punta Cana: Whale Whatching Sanctuary Experience

2. Punta Cana: Whale Whatching Sanctuary Experience

After having been collected from your accommodation, you will begin your day out on the water to watch whales in their natural sanctuary.  You will visit a beautiful natural area aboard a certified boat out in the privileged waters of Samaná and Miches Bay. The whale watching sanctuary in Samana Bay is the winter home of a sea giant, an acrobat of the sea: the humpback whale. From January to March, these waters are their stage and refuge as they come here to give birth to their young or to find a partner to perpetuate their species through further generations. Expert guides will take you to enjoy this natural wonder aboard boats that are specially designed for this activity. As you observe these enormous and majestic beings (which can reach 53 feet in length and 40 tons in weight), you will learn more about their biology, ecology and behavior.

Dominican Republic: Whale Watching and Montana Redonda tour

3. Dominican Republic: Whale Watching and Montana Redonda tour

Come for a day and discover this enormous mammal and the incredible story of its migration in Samana Bay. The departure will be around 7:30 am to arrive at the Miches pier around 9:15 am. Once at the piers, breakfast will be served. The Whale Watching will be operated on a comfortable motorized catamaran and lasts 2h00 and 3h30. You will come back to Miches port between 12h30 and 1h30. Departure from Miches for Montana Redonda (20/25-minute journey). The climb to Montana Redonda will be done in a Safari truck (get ready, it will blow your mind!). Lunch is served on the mountainside with a panoramic view of the Atlantic coast. On the menu: pork, chicken, fish fillet, rice, salads and fresh fruit. Return to the hotels via the interior, through a natural and authentic Dominican Republic, far from traditional tourist circuits. After all these wonderful discoveries, return to your hotel around 5.30pm / 6.00pm.

From Punta Canta: Whale Watching Cruise with Cayo Levantado

4. From Punta Canta: Whale Watching Cruise with Cayo Levantado

Departing from your Hotels through the Eastern Plain, between green landscapes with large pastures and small towns, between the Mountains and the Sea, to live this unforgettable Adventure. Our first stop is at Las Cañitas Dock to board the boat that will take us to the Humpback Whale Sanctuary, on a sea tour of around two and a half hours. Once the sighting is over, we will head to Cayo Levantado or Isla Bacardi to enjoy a delicious typical buffet-style lunch in front of the sea. After lunch, the afternoon is to enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystalline waters of white sand or simply lie down under the shade of the Coconut Trees, enjoying a good Cuba-Libre. At the end of the beach time in Cayo Levantado, we board the ship again, cross the Bay of Samana back to Las Cañitas Pier, and take the bus to return to the hotels in Bávaro and Bayahibe.

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What people are saying about Miches

We didn't like the mass processing. In the times of Corona, we were on a speedboat with almost 100 people. We saw a whale family, but unfortunately those sitting in the middle of the boat couldn't see much because everyone sitting on the edge jumped up. That was a pity. Then we went on to Barcadi Island. There you had 1 hour stop for swimming. That was nice. Then it was on to lunch. Some rice with chicken and finally a small bottle of water! Finally came the El Limon waterfall. In the tour description there was nothing about a horse ride. We didn't think the horses were in good shape either, so we preferred to run. However, since the path is extremely muddy and you have to constantly avoid the horses, the walk there and back took over 1 hour. We only managed the small waterfall in time. But we had it to ourselves, which was very nice.

The excursion was well organized, our guide was very friendly and attentive. Once taken care of (when we got used to the idea that the pick-up time is quite random) everything goes without problems. The stops planned to operate local businesses are part of the business, normal when you know that there are 7 million tourists a year for a Dominican population of 11 to 12 million inhabitants. Sellers do not push for consumption: a single "no" is enough. Dominicans are a friendly and outgoing people. The whales show themselves or not ‍♀️ At the end of the season, we were able to see one or two, and saw a jump in the distance. The horseback excursion was fantastic, the horses very talented and the guides chosen perfectly. The meal was normal.

The trip was amazing! I would suggest bringing singles. For each activity there are workers who help you through each activity for ex. Horseback, bartenders, tour guide. It’s something I forgot to bring so just reminding you all. Also, the reason it’s a 4 and not 5 is bc during the horse trip some horse workers kept yelling and whipping their horse to go and that definitely made me feel bad for even being on them like that. Other than that make sure you eat a big breakfast bc lunch is not till 1 or 2. Bring sneakers and flip flops!! Also remember to breathe and embrace the water splashing you at the end beginning and end of the trip bc you will get wet! Overall great experience just a few quirks to smooth out.

Well-arranged trip, transfer from bus to boat to horse and back went very smoothly. The waterfall is really worth seeing, recommended to actually swim in it (albeit cold). A bit busy on the boat and therefore little space, but seeing the whales is very cool. Guide is fluent in 4 languages, hats off.

OMG !!! So many heartfelt feelings gathered in one day !!! Everything is excellent and developed with maximum professionalism. Nathanel, a 10 plus grade guide! MUST! MUST! MUST! DO! It's worth every penny.