Encounter the Humpback Whales of the Silver Bank, Dominican Republic
Join April and Bashar for an incredible adventure to The Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic, located 80 miles out to sea on the Silver Bank. Every winter thousands of whales gather here, among the coral heads of the warm shallow waters of the Silver Bank to mate and give birth. Aboard the 138-foot live-aboard boat -The Sundancer- you will be immersed in the world of the whales. You will see a dazzling display of behaviors from the deck of our custom whale boats, and swim eye-to-eye as you slip quietly into the sea to interact with these graceful giants in their ocean home.
Swimming with humpback whales in their natural environment, on their terms, during a Soft-In-Water Encounter- is an ultimate wild-animal interaction, and spending a week in this exceptional sanctuary is a journey unlike any other. Visitors arriving on the Silver Bank quickly realize they are in one of the truly special wild places on earth, a feeling that deepens as the days pass. The humpback whale behaviors you witness from above and the face-to-face experiences you have with them in the water will leave you feeling joy, awe, humility, gratitude, and respect.