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From Punta Cana: Samana Whale Watching Day Tour by Airplane

4.3 / 5

3 reviews

From Punta Cana: Samana Whale Watching Day Tour by Airplane

From $310 per person

Take a short flight to explore the best of Samana during whale-watching season with a professional guide. Hop in a boat and marvel at humpback whales in Samana Bay, ride a horse to visit El Limón waterfall, or relax at the beach in Cayo Levantado.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 12 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, Russian, German
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and dropoff in the Bavaro, Punta Cana, Cap Cana and Veron areas are included in the price. The bus driver will wait for you at your hotel lobby. You will be picked up between 6–7 AM. Your exact pickup time will be sent to you after booking.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Enjoy a short plane ride to Samana and discover the area with a professional guide
  • Admire the wonderful humpback whales in Samana Bay
  • Ride a horse to the picturesque El Limón Waterfall and cool down in the pool
  • Savor an included Dominican lunch on the ranch
  • Benefit from included hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana/Bávaro, Uvero Alto or Bayahibe
Full description
Begin your day early in the morning with pickup at your accommodation in Punta Cana/Bávaro, Uvero Alto or Bayahibe. Head over to Punta Cana Airport, then fly to Arroyo Barril Airport in Samana. Enjoy drinks and snacks during the approximately 35-minute flight. Upon arrival in Samana, you'll be transported to the ship that will take you to Samana Bay for the sighting of humpback whales. Admire these magnificent animals in their natural habitat during whale season from January 20 to March 31. On Mondays and Fridays after whale watching, enjoy a horse ride toward the renowned Cascada del Limón, a 52-meter (170-foot) waterfall immersed in the forests of Samana. Relax and cool off in the waterfall's spa pool, then replenish your energy with lunch at the ranch. On Wednesdays, enjoy lunch in Cayo Levantado and relax on the beach for the rest of the day. After a wonderful day in Samana, begin to head back to Samana Airport for your return flight to Punta Cana. When you arrive at Punta Cana Airport, your bus driver will be waiting for you to take you back to your accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Punta Cana, Uvero Alto or Bayahibe (depending on option selected)
  • Land transfers in Punta Cana and Samana
  • Roundtrip airfare from Punta Cana to Samana
  • Professional guide (English, Spanish, Russian, German, or French)
  • Lunch
  • Whale watching
  • Horseback riding to El Limón Waterfall
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photo (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Horse riding available on Mondays and Fridays only
  • Relax at Cayo Levantado beach on Wednesdays only
  • This tour may be operated by a multilingual guide
  • This tour is not recommended for participants with back problems, pregnant women or people with mobility impairments
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • For the Punta Cana/Bávaro pickup option, hotel pickup and dropoff in the Punta Cana, Bávaro, Cap Cana, and Veron areas are included in the price
  • You will receive your exact hotel pickup time confirmation after booking
  • Please bring a valid ID card, driver's license or passport
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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Too many people in the boat to see the whales. We could have paid a little more to have a boat for 10 people maximum. Too much people! Otherwise it was very good

February 29, 2020

February 27, 2021


Eine sehr schön ausgewogene Tour und einmal mit einem Privatflugzeug fliegen.

March 26, 2021

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