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Watch the Whales in Samaná Bay

Samana Bay, Dominican Republic
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Watch the Whales in Samaná Bay   Dominican Republic

Watch the Whales in Samaná Bay

Humans aren’t the only mammals who make their way to the warm waters of Dominican Republic each winter. Some 3,000 to 5,000 humpback whales return every year, from mid-January to March, to Samaná Bay on the country’s north coast. Here they give birth and nurse their calves. While the official whale-watching season lasts for two and a half months, boat tours depart as long as the majestic animals are in the bay. It’s also possible to watch them from dry land, at the lookout point on Punta Balandra located at the eastern end of the Samaná Peninsula.