Good news, the whales are back; new whale-watching protocols

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The official whale-watching period began on Friday, 15 January 2021 in the Dominican Republic. The season extends until the end of March. The unique, and visceral, close-up observation of the humpback whale is one of the most important events of the tourist season. It is a north coast attraction that not many people really know about and there are very few places in the world where these huge creatures can be observed up close.



Between 1,500 and 2,000 humpback whales travel from their feeding grounds in the North Atlantic to the warm waters around the Dominican Republic every year. The whales come here for two reasons. To mate and to give birth.



Samaná, the northeastern peninsula, is the center of most whale-watching excursions. This is where the show is really great. While it Is possible for the occasional sailor off the coast around Rio San Juan to come across one of the behemoths...

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You no longer have to travel to Samaná to see whales in this country. They're everywhere you look now a days.
 
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