Silver Banks Snorkel with Humpbacks

If you've ever dreamed of looking a colossal humpback whale eye-to-eye, now is your chance. Join the Sea Hunter on one of our exclusive back-to-back snorkel expeditions to the Silver Bank, January to April 2020!

Home to the largest breeding ground for the north Atlantic humpback whale, the Silver Bank is situated approximately 75 miles north of the Dominican Republic and 100 miles southeast of Turks and Caicos. This area is legendary for close, in-water encounters with humpback whales that come here to court and mate, to give birth and to nurture their calves before heading back north to their summer feeding grounds.

Week-long expeditions aboard the Sea Hunter will be led by Gene Flipse of Conscious Breath Adventures who has been guiding adventures at the Silver Bank for 19 years. Click here for more info on our website, and here for the cruise itinerary.

Each trip is an all-inclusive week-long cruise. You’ll board the boat in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic on a Saturday afternoon and will disembark the following Saturday morning. The daily schedule on the Silver Bank is planned to maximize our time on and in the water with the whales. Please note that the schedule can change and is provided as a guideline. You should plan to arrive in the Dominican Republic on the Friday preceding your scheduled Saturday departure or earlier to allow for any travel delays.

The Sea Hunter is not new to this location – longtime guests may remember that she ran trips to the Silver Bank back in the 1990s. Our crew can't wait to return!

Dates: Jan-Apr 2020 - $4395 per person

Schedule
Sat:

5pm    Guests board vessel at Ocean World Marina, Cofresi, Dominican Republic; cabin assignments.
6pm – 7pm    Vessel Safety and Operations orientation; required paperwork.
7pm –     Group introductions, dinner
11pm    Vessel departs Ocean World Marina

Sun:
9am (approx.)    Vessel arrives on the Silver Bank, moors
9am – 12am    Vessel cleanup; tender preparations; snorkeling and humpback whale orientations
12pm – 1pm    Lunch
1pm – 5:30pm    Whale excursion in tenders
5:45pm – 7pm    Sundowner celebration
7pm – 8:30pm    Dinner
8:30pm – ?    Evening activity (discussion, lecture, slideshow, etc.)

Mon – Thu:
7am    Breakfast
8:30am – 11:30am    Whale excursion in tenders
Noon    Lunch
1:30pm – 5:30pm    Whale excursion in tenders
5:45pm – 7pm    Sundowner celebration
7pm – 8:30pm    Dinner
8:30pm – ?    Evening activity (discussion, lecture, slideshow, etc.)

Fri:
7am    Breakfast
7:30am    Vessel drops mooring, departs Silver Bank anchorage
4:30pm (approx.)    Vessel arrives Ocean World Marina
6 pm – ?    Optional video/photo presentation of the week’s events. Dinner ashore

Sat:
7am    Continental Breakfast
8am    Guests disembark vessel

Accommodation: