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. Dominican Republic Humpback Whale Watching and Snorkel Adventures - The beautiful Turks & Caicos Aggressor II offers an exciting itinerary from January - April to the Dominican Republic to snorkel with Humpback Whales at the Silver Bank. This area, twenty square miles in size, is located north of the Dominican Republic and approximately the same distance from the Turks & Caicos Islands. All whale charters depart from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

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.

Dates: Jan-Apr 2021 - from $4395 per person


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

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.)

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

7am    Continental Breakfast
8am    Guests disembark vessel