La Altagracia
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Punta Cana: Dolphin Explorer Swims and Interactions

1. Punta Cana: Dolphin Explorer Swims and Interactions

Spend your time in the Caribbean swimming and interacting with dolphins in their natural habitat. Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience while learning about the conservation of terrestrial and marine biodiversity. All options of this interactive dolphin experience include interesting information about dolphins, their diet, care programs, as well as some tips on how to help save their natural habitat. Choose from the following options: Explorer Swim Hold hands with a dolphin and let it take you for a swim. Learn how to cue and watch as the dolphin leaps right over you. This program includes 50 minutes of water time with the dolphins. Excellence Swim Have an adrenaline-filled experience that was only up to now reserved for trainers. Get a personalized introduction to the dolphins that will swim with you. The trainers will coach and prepare you for the famous foot push where the dolphins will push you full speed across the ocean surface. This program includes 60 minutes of water time with the dolphins. Funtastic Dolphin Encounter Be greeted with a dolphin “pec shake” and experience the magic of a dolphin kiss. Learn facts about dolphin anatomy as well as useful tips on conservation. This program includes 40 minutes of water time with the dolphins.

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From Punta Cana: Sanctuary Whale Watching Day Trip

2. 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. Stop for a hearty buffet or Dominican lunch at Rancho Los Cocos.

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Punta Cana: Private VIP Catamaran Party Cruise and Snorkel

3. Punta Cana: Private VIP Catamaran Party Cruise and Snorkel

Embark on a private VIP party cruise aboard a catamaran and spend a day of fun on the water with family or friends. Snorkel amongst natural coral reefs, spot tropical fish and dolphins, and relax while enjoying snacks and drinks. Start your experience with pickup via private transportation and VIP check-in. Then, board the catamaran and set sail. Bring your own drinks or choose from the on-board drink bar featuring Sprite, Red Rock, Piña Colada, mojitos, Cuba Libre, rum, beer, Coca-Cola, Diet Coca-Cola, fresh natural juices, water, vodka with cranberry, and mamajuana. As you sightsee from the boat, listen to upbeat music and savor snacks including tropical fruits and nachos with salsa. Float past Dolphin Island and stop for 40-minutes of snorkeling for up-close views of marine life (gear included). Before the end of the cruise, stop at a natural pool or sand bar where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet.

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Punta Cana: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

4. Punta Cana: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

Experience the thrill of whale watching on this half-day tour from Punta Cana. Watch as the visiting humpback whales break the water's surface and wow visitors by slapping the water with their tails, jump out of the water, blow through their blowhole, and more. Learn all about these behaviors from the commentary on the tour. Snacks will be provided on the way to Miches, then at the private pier, you can enjoy a hot drink before sailing straight to Samana Bay to watch the whales for about 45 minutes. Next, sail to a natural pool filled with colorful sea creatures, including starfishes and other stunning sea life. Drinks will be served as you take a dip into the natural pool. Sail back to the private pier where the bus will be waiting to drop you off back to your meeting point.

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Punta Cana: Whale Whatching Sanctuary Experience

5. 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 lost paradise 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.

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From Punta Cana: Full-Day Whale Watching

6. From Punta Cana: Full-Day Whale Watching

This tour is only available from the period between January 20 until March 30 each year. Until recently, it was believed that only 85% of the Atlantic humpback whales were born in Dominican waters and returned annually for mating and breeding. But a recent study revealed that all North Atlantic populations come to breed in these waters. On-board a specialized boat, you will enjoy the following: impressive mating acrobatics, romantic male chants and jumps of the consorts. Samaná is considered one of the best places in the world for the sighting of humpback whales. Join this whale watching excursion with a visit to the beautiful beach of Cayo Island (Bacardi Island) and enjoy an exotic excursion (if option selected).

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What people are saying about La Altagracia

Transportation was on time. The dolphin encounter was fun and something the entire family could enjoy. My mom was told she could have her phone on her since she paid to watch and not participate but when she tried to record a short video of me with the dolphin the staff told her she couldn’t. The photo packages are a bit expensive and we still planned to purchase photos I was under the impression she could record but in actuality could not. Overall it was still a great experience to mark off the bucket list.

We really enjoyed the Excellence Tour with the dolphins. We were able to interact with the dolphins a lot and beautifully in a way that is seldom seen. The dolphins are so well trained and did everything great. We were very satisfied.

The first time I was this close to dolphins, I was very surprised at how docile these animals are. For me it was a successful experience touching these wonderful animals.

Its been my forever dream to swim and interact with a dolphin! Thanks for making it happen

Super good excursion! The guides are great! TO DO!