Sperm Whale Expedition

Join Big Animals Expedition leader, Amanda Cotton, snorkeling, swimming, free diving and photographing sperm whales! In past experiences, they have observed Dominica’s West Coast hosting approximately five sperm whale families, each with five to nine cetaceans. Females and their calves comprise the majority of these groups, although we occasionally encounter males, who are 45 to 55 feet long; thirty percent larger than the females. Families frequently socialize by playing in the water. Other times, they may remain stationary in a vertical position.

Sometimes the pod swims slowly allowing us to fin with them, while other times their speed picks up. We always follow them at a safe distance until they abruptly stop, waiting for us to catch up.

Itinerary
Day 1: 
Leave Puerto Rico (if arrive from USA) and arrive in Dominica, Melville Hall Airport. Taxi to the hotel of your choice.

Day 2 – Day 6: Five full days daily search and swim with sperm whale including all other cetaceans in Dominica’s waters. We will have plenty of water and lunch on board for you. Sea conditions are mostly calm to moderate, with rising wind in the afternoon.

Day 7: Leave Dominica for home. We provide the return transfer to the airport according to your schedule.

Dates:
Mar 7-13, 2020
Mar 12-18, 2020

Rates:
$8800 (maximum group size 4!)

What’s Included:
5 days of searching for and swimming with sperm whales
Whale swimming permit
All taxes
Lunch
Expedition leader

What’s Excluded
International and domestic flights
Alcohol,  soft drinks (soda), and meals except for lunch
Hotel accommodations - we recommend the Fort Young Hotel
Rental gear
Additional activities
Unused part of the itinerary
Personal charges such as laundry, fishing, or telecommunication charges
Gratuities

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