Picture Whales and
Picture whales leaping magnificently out of the shallow waters of Samana Bay, and picture dolphins seemingly ‘laughing’ as they speed ahead of your boat!
OK - so THIS short video 'treat' may not be of whales in basking in beautiful Samana Bay in the Dominican Republic - but it is of the same humpback whales that make their way to the Dominican Republic every January through March to breed and provide a wonderful natural spectacle:
You will have plenty of opportunity to take a picture of whales as they feed and play, and maybe even tend to their young in the warm waters off the North-East tip of the Dominican Republic. You will also not want to miss a chance to photograph dolphins, the friendly ‘clown’ of the sea as they frolic in the same waters, a regular delight for visitors to these parts.
If you were asked what...
You would probably already picture whales in your mind...Some of the key facts about whales show that these incredible marine mammals...
Can you picture whales now usually living in family groups of 2 to 5 individuals, called ‘pods’. When you go watching whales you may be fortunate to see a mother with her young calf. There is a very strong bond between them and the mother will suckle her baby (as mammals do) for many months after their birth.
In this brief picture of whales, that we provide here, it is also the case that:
It’s sad to think that whilst you may all be lucky enough to picture whales and what they look like now, it is still a real possibility that they will disappear forever before too long. Humpbacks may already only number about 15,000 in the whole world! A critically low amount and...
Whales are still, sadly, being ‘hunted’ nearly to the point of extinction by ‘Man’!!?
Now please click here to see 'Picture Whales and Picture Dolphins' (page 2)
Page 2 also includes some of our favorite pictures of whales and pictures of dolphins.
Ruth & Esther
Are You Vacationing on The North Coast?
(1) The Whale Watching Experience
One of the most beautiful tours in Dominican Republic is a visit to the Humpback Whale Sanctuary in Samana, Dominican Republic which is well known as one of the best places in the world to observe these magnificent creatures. Each year, thousands of Humpback whales return to the Samana Bay and adjacent waters to give birth and mate for the following year.
These whales may be observed under carefully controlled conditions aboard excursion boats staffed by knowledgeable personnel.
Samana's whales are truly an international treasure and are fully protected by the Dominican government.
Breakfast, Boat, lunch and whale watching included.
Available: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Price: US$120 per person
a place on one of the strictly limited excursions
Are You Vacationing on The North Coast?
(2) OceanWorld - Dolphin Swim
"Dolphins share a special affinity with their human cousins. Playful and friendly, they're anxious to welcome us into the waves with them and at Ocean World; we make this magical meeting a reality.
"With the help of the center's highly trained staff, those lucky enough to take part in the Dolphin Swim slip into the warm Caribbean waters of 'Dolphin Cove' to meet these amazing sea creatures face to face, and hand to fin. You'll be able to stroke their glistening skins, watch them leap and dive and finish up your amazing encounter being carried through the water between two dolphins in a 'dorsal fin' tow..."
Local hotel transfer to and from Ocean World included
Price: US$175 / Children under 12 years US$130
Limited Availability --Be Sure of Your Family's Place
You might also like to take a closer look at some wonderful prints and photographs that picture whales and their habitat, all currently available through Art.com. Click to see the Pictures of whales in larger version:
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