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    Default whale watching tour from punta cana?

    I and a friend will be at the Iberostar Bavaro in Punta Cana and would like to do a whale watching excursion - expecially the Kim Beddall tour on Victoria Marine/Whale Samana. I was wondering if anyone knows of any operators in that area that would be able to provide us with a round trip package and what the ballpark price would be.
    Thanks - Johnny

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    Default did you manage to go whale watching from punta cana?

    I found this post and am going to Punta Cana (same resort actually) at the beginning of March.
    Did you manage to go whale watching?
    If so, how did you arrange it and do you have any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Damn that's kinda cool. I am also interested to see if you got to go.

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    Near Miches at Punta El Rey you can go with the catamaran Sonya from Jumbo to the whales.
    I was there tourguide to the whales.

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    the mentioned Jumbo is a great contact, i highly recommend that swiss guy, he knows what he is doing.
    basically, i would say don't do any targeted whale watching, those animals come back here to their own birthplace to give birth to their next generation, let 'em live in peace and don't bother them.
    to the Q "did you see 'em".
    yes, i saw 1 yesterday while fishing, the first ones are around since 10 days now here in the punta cana waters.
    don't PM me, i don't offer tours for such and will sure never set up such.
    we see them while fishing "accidentally", pictures from the distance are o.k., anything else i do not support.
    for all the ones who want to 'hunt down' those beautiful animals to get their picture of a lifetime:
    there's no real need to travel to Samana on full day excursions or even by airplane, the humpbackwhale population present here off the Punta Cana coast is the same sized than the one present off the bay of Samana. if you rent a boat from your watersports center here in PC you have the same chances to see them than by travelling all the way up north to Samana which takes finally a full day excursion and costs much more per piece.
    happy travel
    Mike

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    Default follow up question on whale watching from bavaro

    Quote Originally Posted by Dre Broeders View Post
    Near Miches at Punta El Rey you can go with the catamaran Sonya from Jumbo to the whales.
    I was there tourguide to the whales.
    @Dre: How far is "Miches at Punta El Rey" (is it a bar? a restaurant? a hotel?) from the Iberostar Bavaro resort, and how do recognize it?
    Do I need to reserve in advance, and if so, how?
    Any help is much appreciated.

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    If you drive von Otra Banda to Miches.
    I think 10 kilometers before Miches you see a sign Punta El Rey to the right side.
    There you drive to Punta El Rey.
    You must call Jumbo to reserve for the trip with the boat and the lunch.
    Ask him whichs days he leaves to the whales.
    And departing time.
    Here is his website:
    Punta el Rey - Leo's and Jumbo's - Urlaubsparadies in Miches Dominikanische Republik - Karibik
    Last edited by Dre Broeders; 01-27-2009 at 08:38 AM.

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    Leo and Jumbo sold their place, Leo is as far as my knowledge living in Santo Domingo now and Jumbo is together with Andy, a German guy, running "Harley's heaven".
    that place is the best spot you can visit here, the excursion to their place the best offered on the Isle, like before been the excursion at Punta del Rey run by Jumbo and Leo, now it is Andy and Jumbo, great guys, their spot is known as Playa Limon.
    i don't know if they have their newest excursions "3 waters" started, yet, i know they work on that, will be a blast.
    to reach their place is from the above mentioned Iberostar Bavaro around 2 1/2=3 hrs ride, but well worth it.
    their newest website is on
    Hotel Harleys Heaven - Playa Limon - Dominikanische Republik
    have fun
    Mike

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    I was tourguide to Laguna Limon.
    I made more and less 40 different excursions in this country.
    And for me this trip is the best and most interresting trip in Dominican Republic.
    (The most complete tour)
    The tour goes by bus, safaritruck, horses and boat.
    The boat for whale-watching (Sonya) is now in Playa Limon or still in Punta El Rey?

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