Trip reference number: 7736

Trip Operator: Dive Worldwide

Snorkelling With Humpbacks On Silver Bank

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The ultimate whale encounter – swim with humpback whales on the Silver Bank, in the Dominican Republic's Sanctuary for Marine Mammals. 

Each year between January and April, the largest gathering of North Atlantic humpback whales on the planet occurs at the Silver Bank, in the Caribbean Sea north of the Dominican Republic. Over this period as many as 3,000 whales gather to court, mate and give birth. Live your dream by spending a week on a comfortable 45-metre liveaboard vessel in the company of these amazing creatures, and be thrilled by spectacular displays of breaching, pectoral fin slapping, lobtailing and spyhopping.

The highlight of this unforgettable trip is swimming in warm tropical waters to encounter humpbacks eye-to-eye in their natural environment, on their terms. Accompanied by experienced personnel you'll see mothers and playful calves, swim in bone-rattling whale song, witness courtship dances and more. And through this utterly remarkable experience, you'll develop a profound understanding of humpback whales and the threats they face. 

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Fly to Miami
  2. Day 2: Fly to Puerto Plata
  3. Day 3: Puerto Plata, Cofresi – en route to Silver Bank
  4. Days 4-8: Silver Bank - snorkelling with humpbacks
  5. Day 9: Silver Bank to Puerto Plata, Cofresi
  6. Day 10: Depart
  7. Day 11: Arrive UK

Please note: Prices shown are for Standard Twin cabin (two cabins sharing a bathroom). Deluxe cabins (twin or double beds) and Master cabin (queen bed) are available at a small supplement. This tour is extremely popular and can get booked up years in advance - we urge you to book early!

  • Available*: Jan to Mar
  • Group size: 18
  • Price including flights from/to UK: From £4,995 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • 1 night airport hotel in Miami (flight inclusive package only)
    • 1 night resort in Puerto Plata
    • 7 nights on board Turks & Caicos Aggressor II
    • All meals on board vessel
    • All transfers
    • Naturalist guide on board
    • 2 whale runs per day while at Silver Bank


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

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