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Just 80 miles north of the Dominican Republic, in the Silver
Bank marine park, Atlantic humpbacks arrive each winter to breed. The water is
incredibly clear, making it possible to see whales swimming below your boat
while they sing. The humpbacks are protected, but snorkelers are allowed to
swim alongside, say, a 45-foot, 40-ton humpback and stare into eyes as big as
dinner plates.

Season: December to April.

Go Whale Watching: Run by a marine biologist, Victoria Marine/Whale Samaná is one of
the most highly regarded whale tours in the Bahia Samaná.

North America's Best Whale-Watching Spots

Dominican Republic

Just 80 miles north of the Dominican Republic, in the Silver
Bank marine park, Atlantic humpbacks arrive each winter to breed. The water is
incredibly clear, making it possible to see whales swimming below your boat
while they sing. The humpbacks are protected, but snorkelers are allowed to
swim alongside, say, a 45-foot, 40-ton humpback and stare into eyes as big as
dinner plates.

Season: December to April.

Go Whale Watching: Run by a marine biologist, Victoria Marine/Whale Samaná is one of
the most highly regarded whale tours in the Bahia Samaná.

Visual&Written SL/Alamy

North America's Best Whale-Watching Spots

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