Puerto Plata

Whale watching & Samana Bacardi Island

Puerto Plata, Caribbean

From USD 130.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cayo Levantado (Bacardi Island) is a pristine island in Samana Bay with white sand beaches and lush rainforest. This full-day tour combines land and boat transport, featuring a catamaran cruise through a bay famed for whale watching. Provided breakfast, lunch, and drinks turn the day into an inclusive experience, so you won’t be stuck buying pricey meals once you reach the island.
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off from selected hotels
  • Spot whales in a pristine bay with clear water
  • Enjoy drinks and food for an all-inclusive day
  • Buffet lunch on the island features local flavors

What's Included

  • WiFi on board
  • salva vidas
  • Breakfast
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Bottled water

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Start time

    05:30 am

    Pickup details

    If your hotel or location is not on our list, please provide your hotel, villa or condo location. * Important to Note: * Puerto plata: Senator, Playabachata and others hotels in this area, pick up time: 5:10 Am. * Puerto plata "Cofresi": Chain of hotels and villas in Cofresi pick up time: 5:20 AM. * Puerto plata Center city, playa dorada & costa Dorada pick up time: 5:40 Am. * From 6:00 Am until 6:15 Am, we will pick you up from your hotel, airbnb o villa in Puerto Plata. * we will pick you up from your hotel, airbnb o villa in Puerto Plata at 6:45 AM.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    awesome whales - but cramped small bus for 7 hr ride from Puerto Plata and Bring toilet paper and hand sanitizer
    Linda_T, Feb 2022
    We have booked many excursions via Viator over the years and appreciate honest reviews so here it is… We were picked up in a small but clean motor coach and greeted by our guide Pedro who was funny and entertaining as well as knowledgeable. The bus filled up quickly. The seats were small (husband and I are average size people, large people had a very hard time) and the seats don’t adjust which was not great for a 3.5hr ride -each way. We stopped for “breakfast” at an open pavilion. The food was not great (fried eggs sitting in a serving tray were cold) and there was no coffee (ugh! ) worse yet, in the ladies room there were no locks on any of the 3 working stalls, no toilet paper, no soap and no dryers or paper towels - just gross! Also all of the hand sanitizer dispensers in the entire place were empty. My advice, bring toilet paper and hand sanitizer! (You’ll thank me for it!) We finally got to our stop and there were no restrooms until we took boats to Bacardi Island. The island is beautiful !!!!!! Bathrooms again, not maintained, crowded and I spent 30 mins on line. We spent time on the gorgeous beach (an hour) before boarding our whale boat. There were about 6 whales and incredible to watch! It was worth the ride to see the whales. Each boat is only allowed 30 mins in the whale area and this time limit is strictly enforced. After the whales we returned to Bacardi for a buffet lunch. Fish are served while and fried (I’m not a fan of eyeballs and fins) but there were other choices and overall very good. We bought pina coladas and enjoyed the lunch. The shopping area are to be avoided. The vendors were begging for sales and offering t-shirts for $70 USD but quickly dropped to $12 so be prepared to negotiate or walk. Ride back included rum and cokes which was nice. We stopped back at the breakfast pavilion for a rests too but the conditions of bathrooms had not changed. Overall I’m giving a 5 star for the whales and lunch, 3 stars for the ride and zero stars for breakfast and bathroom facilities.
    Response from Host, Feb 2022
    We apologize about the experience in the breakfast stopped, but your comment is very important for us, that help us to improve. We will talk with the organization about the breakfast stopped, the toilet paper and the coffee. Thank you for choosing us we hope to see you again to provide you the best service!