Pura Mia

see some amazing photos
all shot from Kim's boat

From January to March, see the humpback whales in Samaná

Don't miss unique opportunity to observe humpback whales in their natural calving and mating grounds here in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic.

Listen to the male humpback's solitary courting song and witness incredible displays of flippering, tail lobbing and breaching by the most active species of whale in the Atlantic. On board, a Marine Mammal Specialist narrating and answering questions.

An experience of a lifetime, not to be missed!
Reserve today, use the form below

January 15th to March 25th

Departure Samana

Cayo Levantado:

Daily at 10:00 am
from the main town dock.

10:30 am pick up from the public dock, by reservation

On board

Pura Mia

Pura Mia, 55' Custom Whale Watch vessel
VHF Radio, approved life jackets and rain gear.
Capacity 65 persons, with lots of space to move around!

We comply with all whale watch regulations.




Sound system with underwater hydrophone
Two modern bathrooms with running water
Souvenirs/snack bar /educational material

Scientific data collection on every trip

Narration in two languages and interpreters available on board.

Soft drinks, water, crackers and mints
Booklet "Whales of Samana" (Spanish, English, German or French).
Dramamine tablets.

Raincheck tickets, if we do not see whales try again for free


Whale Watch only: $US50.00 per person
Children 2-10 years of age, $US25.00
Reserve your seat using the form on this page. A deposit of $10 US per person is applied. Pay with credit or debit card or Paypal. Balance payable at dock. No refunds on no-shows.

Not recommended for infants under 2 years of age.
Optional visit to Cayo Levantado, US$50 per person extra
Price does not include US$3 Marine Mammal Sanctuary Entrance fee
  Safe, Sensitive Whale Watching with Kim Beddall, See you on board.  

Tel/Fax (809) 538-2494

Pura Mia

see some amazing photos
all shot from Kim's boat




Whalewatching with Kim Beddall

Kim Beddall, Canadian animal advocate and conservationist, has been guiding whalewatching trips in Samana since 1983.

As pioneer and founder of commercial whale watching here, Kim has been instrumental in transforming Samana into one of the world's top ten destinations for humans to interact with the threatened North Atlantic Humpback whale species, safely and respectfully.

“Our Humpbacks are all born here, that makes them Dominican citizens, they migrate north to feed but always return to their beautiful homeland in the Caribbean.”

Kim has not only lived a childhood dream to “touch” whales but turned that dream into an important sustainable benefit for her adopted community. Whale Samaná promotes responsible whale watching as a viable economic alternative to whale hunting and a non-lethal use of this amazing resource, patrimony of the Dominican Republic and the greater Caribbean.

Reservations / Inquiries / Contact Kim

Reserve with us today to ensure availability! Note that all reservations are handled personally; feel free to ask any questions pertinent to your trip planning. We will respond as quickly as possible, usually within 12 hours. If there is space available for your requested date we will send you a Paypal invoice for a deposit of $10 per person. After your deposit is paid we will e-mail you a boarding pass.

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