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Samana Bay

Open Now: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Open today: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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  • Poor3%
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“whale watching”(28 reviews)
“humpback whales”(11 reviews)
“santa barbara”(3 reviews)
This bay is best known for the frequency with which humpback whales and dolphins are seen here.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

Beautiful area in the DR. Very friendly people. Great for whale watching between January and March. Visit this area often and love it here.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 27 July 2018

this trip was great! samana is beautiful resort was awesome. don't forget when you walk at night on the resort watch the bushes, there are firefly s !

Thank glynis m
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This is a sea side town full of local venders making a living. Quite busy too. A lot of hustle and bustle. Great cafes for local food. Everyone we met was wonderful. There is alot of garbage on the streets so they need to work...More

1  Thank Gerri M
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful. People very gentle but warning in shop. Dont be shy To negociat for product. The price in my hostel was more cheaper than shop price.

Thank Marie-Michèle D
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This place is a true paradise. If you want to go and disconnect and unwind with incredible scenes, friendly people and a true carribean paradise don't miss Samaná on your next Dominican Republic vacation.

Thank tremontgrp
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I went on a boat hoping to see whales, which I did but my main concern was the amount of boats, and as I had feared the whales seemed reluctant to stay around as soon as the boats came near. I observed 2-3 whales breaching...More

1  Thank Christina P
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Let’s start with the positives. This is a well run tour that prepares you for the long boat ride. There are few things more exciting than seeing whales up close. I’ve seen them in different parts of the world and it never gets less magical....More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We visited Samaná town for 4 days. Rubbish is thrown everywhere. The pretty painted houses are a facade with just a couple of shops and a tourist office. Plenty of tat to buy and the noise from the seafront cafes, motorbikes, loud speakers on vans...More

1  Thank Simon G
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I cant honestly remember which company we went with, but were picked up from our hotel ( Iberostar Punta Cana) 20 minutes later than planned ( should have been 6.30 am) and then transferred twice at hub points so that after one hour after pick...More

Thank Hayley O
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Was staying in the area and took a cab with others to the samana bay. We walked the "bridge to no where" and then snorkeled underneath. although the water near the shore was pretty dirty as you get out (swim along the bridge base) into...More

1  Thank omahaquadfather
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Vero B
8 January 2018|
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Response from rajpanchal | Reviewed this property |
Sorry ...we didn’t enter the water