Silversea Luxury Cruises To SAMANA

SAMANA

Samaná (pronounced sah-mah-NAH) is a dramatically beautiful peninsula, like an island unto itself, of coconut trees stretching into the sea. It's something of a microcosm of the Dominican Republic: here you'll see poverty and fancy resorts, brand-new highways as well as bad roads, verdant mountainsides, tropical forests, tiny villages lined with street-side fruit vendors, secluded beaches, and the radiant warmth of the Dominican people. Samaná is the name of both the peninsula and its biggest town, as well as the bay to the south. View more

It's worth noting that to locals, Samaná denotes only the largest town, Santa Bárbara de Samaná, which makes a great departure point for whale-watching or an excursion to Los Haitises Park across the bay. The bay is home to some of the world's best whale-watching from mid-January to late March. It is now the site of Puerto Bahia Marina and Residences and the Bannister Hotel, contemporary, luxurious yet moderately priced. This complex has brought an entirely new level of tourism to this area, and given yachts a full-service facility in what has always been a desirable cruising destination.A visit here is really about two things: exploring the preserved natural wonders and relaxing at a small beachfront hotel. The latter is most readily accomplished in Las Terrenas, the only true tourist center, where you can find picturesque restaurants, accommodations of all types (including the new oceanfront Sublime Samaná and the luxury condo-hotel, Balcones del Atlantico), and great beaches. At Las Terrenas you can enjoy peaceful playas, take advantage of the vibrant nightlife, and make all your plans for expeditions on the peninsula. The other pleasures are solitary—quiet beaches, the massive national park Los Haitises, and water sports and hiking. A relatively new toll road connects Santo Domingo to the peninsula; it's about a 2- to 2½-hour drive. Small El Catey International Airport is near Las Terrenas and is now being served by twice-weekly JetBlue flights (Wednesday and Saturday). On the Dominican Republic's Samaná Peninsula, the green mountains teem with coconut trees and dramatic vistas of the ocean. The area is full of hidden beaches reachable only on foot or by sea, protected coves, and undeveloped bays. A visit to Samaná is really about two things: exploring its preserved natural wonders and relaxing on the beach. There are a number of all-inclusive resorts where you can hang your hat, quaint and low-key beachfront hotels, as well as new world-class properties, where you can find complete relaxation and tranquillity.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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FORT LAUDERDALE (Florida) To SAN JUAN
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    Nov 16 2018
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    Nov 23 2018
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    Nov 28 2018
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    Dec 02 2018
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    Jan 21 2019
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Excursions in SAMANA

Bahia Principe Resort at Cayo Levantado

Indulge in a relaxing day at the all-inclusive Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. Your day begins with a short boat transfer to the resort, located on the beautiful, exclusive island of Cayo Levantado. With full access to the amenities, spend the day enjoying the gorgeous scenery and beaches, or trying something new like dance classes. Your Day Pass also includes lunch and drinks while you are at the resort.


Please note: This tour requires minimal activity. This tour is suitable for those with limited mobility however, guests must be able to climb in and out of a boat with steps up and down. Total time spent at the resort is 4/4.5 hrs. It is recommended that guests wear a bathing suit under a cover-up and suitable water shoes and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Spa treatments are not included and services are payable directly to the resort at the time of service.

Beach Break at Cayo Levantado

Relax and unwind on the idyllic island of Cayo Levantado during this fun-filled, half-day beach excursion.


Cayo Levantado and Folkloric Dancers

Depart the ship via boat for the short transfer to the small island of Cayo Levantado. Upon arrival, you are greeted by local folkloric dancers. Afterward, walk to your complimentary beach chair and relax with a refreshing tropical drink, mixed drink, beer, soda, or water from the open bar, which is included in your tour package.


White-Sand Beach, Grassy Hills, and Salsa and Merengue Dancing

During this sunny, fun-filled outing, you can try some merengue and salsa dancing, explore the gentle hills of soft grass or beautiful, white-sand beach, and take an invigorating swim in the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.


Gift Shops, Beach BBQ and Optional Water Sports

Whilst on the island, take a moment to browse the quaint gift shops featuring locally made arts and crafts, and a variety of other souvenir items. A beach BBQ with a wide selection of food is also included, and water sports are available at your own expense. At the conclusion of your visit, walk to the pier and embark the boat for the short ride back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 219 yards (about 200 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Guests must be at least one year old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages.

Catamaran Sail & Snorkel

Discover why Samana Bay is renowned for its sailing and snorkelling during this memorable, half-day excursion via catamaran.


Samana Bay, Catamaran Sail, Sunken Ferry Reef and Snorkelling

Embark your comfortable catamaran, receive your safety instructions and set sail for the approximately 30-minute ride along the tranquil waters of Samana Bay. Upon arrival at a reef with a sunken ferry, begin your first guided snorkelling session in the beautiful, crystal-clear waters teeming with tropical fish, coral, starfish and interesting marine life. After exploring the ferry and surrounding reef, embark your catamaran and continue on to Cayo Farola.


Cayo Farola, Snorkelling, and Samana Bay and Shoreline

Upon arrival at Cayo Farola, renowned for its diverse and colourful fauna, begin your second guided snorkelling session. Along the way, marvel at the coral beds, tropical fish and marine life. Afterward, embark your catamaran and set sail again along the inviting waters of Samana Bay. Enjoy the open bar whilst taking in the scenic splendour of the Samana shoreline during the approximately 50-minute ride back to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat and climb up/down the boat ladder, and five steps at the pier. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition who know how to swim, and is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Cave & Mangroves Exploration

Witness the natural splendour of the Samana during this scenic and memorable ecological tour of Los Haitises National Park. After a safety briefing, depart from the pier aboard speedboats for a truly unique ecological experience. Los Haitises National Park is a protected virgin forest accessible by water and represents a growing destination for ecotourism. There are a multitude of caverns, adorned with pictograph's and petroglyph's. You will circle the small cay known as "Bird Island" while your guide explains the importance of the many migratory and indigenous birds that inhabit the mangroves and island. After cruising around Bird Island, your captain will dock the boat at one of these caves. Inside the caves you can view stalagmites and stalactites, as well as view ancient paintings and sculptures that represent the gods of the Taino Indians, native to this island.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity. Some areas of the caverns may be very dark with uneven, slippery surfaces. Guests must be able to climb in and out of a boat . This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. It is recommended that guests bring adequate sun protection, insect repellant, and non-slip shoes. For the best experience, somes guests may wish to bring a flashlight or binoculars.

Caves & Mangroves by Kayak

Combine the excitement of a speedboat-ride, walking in caves and kayaking in a single tour during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Samaná, Speedboat-Ride, Caribbean Sea, Los Haitises National Park, Mountains, Bird Cay

Depart the pier aboard a speedboat for the scenic, approximately 45-minute ride to Los Haitises National Park. Home to one of the most unique land formations in the Caribbean, Los Haitises features beautiful mountains that tumble into the sea. Upon arrival, proceed to Bird Cay. This small cay is famous for its large number of endemic bird species, including American frigates, pelicans and vultures.


San Gabriel Cave, Kayaking, Canals, Mangrove Forest, Cave Formations, Bird Species, Marine Life

Next, continue on to the beautiful and mysterious San Gabriel Cave, one of the most impressive settings in the Caribbean. Upon arrival, your tour is broken up into two groups; one group does the guided kayaking part of the tour, whilst the other group tours the caves on-foot. During the kayaking portion of the tour, experience first-hand why this is the largest mangrove forest in the Caribbean. As you paddle through the canals, mangroves and cave formations, see numerous the birds' nests, tiny crabs and oysters that are all part of the mangrove ecosystem.


Giant Cave Exploration, Taino Cave Wall Pictographs

Meanwhile, the other group goes exploring inside the giant caves. En route, see the amazing Taino pictographs on the cave walls; the Taino people were the original inhabitants of the island of Hispaniola. After 20-35 minutes at both sites, the groups switch places to experience the other part of the excursion. At the conclusion of your visit, embark the speedboat and relax with a refreshing drink during the approximately 45-minute ride back to the pier. Upon arrival, disembark the speedboat and return to the ship on-foot.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 109 yards (about 100 metres), at times over uneven, cobblestone and natural surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat, five steps to enter the cave and six steps to exit the cave. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and know how to swim. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with a long-sleeved shirt, surf shorts and water shoes or sandals, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, a towel and change of clothing from the ship. Guests must be at least 14 years old to participate on this tour. Guests weighing more than 250 pounds (about 113.4 kilograms) cannot participate on this tour. Guests should expect to get wet on this tour. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Dominican Cooking Lesson & Lunch

Discover the secrets to preparing authentic, traditional Dominican cuisine during this cooking excursion with lunch.


Samaná Bay, Beaches, Caves, Coconut Plantations, Mountains, Valleys, Rivers, Coastline

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to El Coyuco Ranch. En route, take in spectacular views of Samaná's beautiful, protected bay with its palm-filled forests, isolated beaches, hidden caves and huge coconut plantations. Rolling mountains and valleys form the crystalline rivers that feed into the Atlantic, and idyllic, white-sand beaches stretch for hundreds of kilometres all around the peninsula's rocky coastline.


El Coyuco Ranch, Coconut Tree-Climbing Demonstration, Coconut Tasting

Upon arrival at El Coyuco Ranch, take in an entertaining demonstration of the ancient Dominican skills of coconut tree-climbing. In addition, learn all about the coconut, an important ingredient present in most Samaná dishes, and taste fresh coconut and coconut water.


Dominican Cooking Class, Lunch, Samaná Bay

Next, learn about the ingredients, recipes and cooking methods involved in the preparation of local cuisine during an interactive and informative cooking lesson with an experienced chef. Afterward, proceed for a lunch consisting of the meal you have helped to prepare whilst admiring the stunning natural beauty of Samaná Bay. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 219 yards (about 200 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes are sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least 14 years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

El Limon Waterfall on Horseback

Experience the scenic splendour of the Samaná Peninsula from a unique perspective during this panoramic, half-day, horseback-riding excursion to the El Limon Waterfall.


Samaná Peninsula, Ranch, Horseback-Riding, Villages, Local Flora and Fauna, Plantations

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive from the pier to the ranch. Upon arrival, receive your safety and riding instructions, then saddle up and mount your horse with assistance by a skilled horse-handler. Your panoramic horseback-riding adventure explores the interior of the Samaná Peninsula, where the mountain range reaches a towering 2,100 feet (about 640 metres). Along the way, make your way down steep paths, which your horse navigates with ease. From here, discover isolated villages and a variety of local vegetation, flora and fauna, including coffee, cacao and a variety of tropical fruits.


Countryside, Horseback-Riding, Hiking, El Limon Waterfall, Natural Pool, Swimming

After winding through the countryside for approximately 30 minutes, arrive at an area where you can dismount and hike the remaining way to the spectacular El Limon Waterfall. Upon arrival at the falls, marvel at the sight of the approximately 120-foot (about 35-metre) cascade of cold water. Relax nearby with the mist cooling you, or take a swim in the refreshing, natural pool. Following your visit, hike back up to your horses. After a cool beverage, mount your horse for the return ride to the ranch. Proceed for a refreshment stop, then re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of horseback-riding and a moderate amount of walking and hiking for approximately 437 yards (about 400 metres), at times over uneven, natural, and rocky surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and horse. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with long pants (required for the horseback ride) and flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, a towel and change of clothing from the ship. Guests must be at least seven years old to participate on this tour.

Panoramic Samana with Beach

Indulge your senses with the distinct beauty and landmarks of the Samana Peninsula during this half-day sightseeing and beach excursion.


La Churcha and Las Terrenas

After a short drive from the pier, you will have the opportunity to have a panoramic view of "La Churcha" , an ancient structure church imported from England and re-assembled piece-by-piece in Samana in the 1860s.

You will then continue your ride through the spectacular mountain road up to Las Terrenas. Take a photo of the view and then walk around the fisherman village where you will have a chance to shop for souvenirs.


Balcones del Atlantico Resort

Next, proceed for a relaxing respite at Balcones del Atlantico a casually elegant, open-air, 5-star resort in Las Terrenas. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to relax with a refreshing cocktail, sunbathe on white-sand beach, and take an invigorating dip in the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking and standing for approximately 109 yards (about 100 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages.

Samana ATV Adventure

Experience the thrill of adventure and discover the interior of the Samaná Peninsula during this half-day, off-road adventure.


Samana Interior and Countryside

Meet your guide at the Malecón of Samaná and receive a safety briefing and instructions on the operation of your ATV. Then travel off-road, caravan-style, to the interior of the Samaná Peninsula. Along the way your guide will provide a commentary. Travel through the countryside as you learn about the history and culture of this Island Nation.


Lulu Waterfall and Playa El Valle

Get off your ATV and walk among rural trails, the river bank, hanging bridge and tropical flora until you reach the Lulu Waterfall where you'll be able to swim and relax in its refreshing waters. Your final stop will be a visit to Playa El Valle, a remote and untamed white-sand beach fringed with palm trees, sourranded by the mountains of the natural reserve of the virgin Samana.

From here, commence the approximately fifty-minutes drive back to the ship`s tender area.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of strenuous riding over bumpy and uneven gravel and sandy surfaces. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with limited mobility, guests who utilise a wheelchair, guests with heart problems, or guests with asthma, epilepsy or diabetes. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship and wear a swimsuit if willing to swim at Lulu Waterfalls. Towels are available at the gangway. There are no changing facilities at the falls. For safety reasons, swimming at Playa El Valle is not allowed. Guests must wear flat, closed-toes shoes only, no sandals. No swimming is allowed at Playa del Valle. This tour is sold per ATV. Each ATV accommodates up to two guests, therefore, if two guests share an ATV they need to book only one ticket. Minimum age is 18 and all participants willing to drive must bring a valid driver's license, a waiver must be signed.

Samana Cultural Highlights

Spend a half-day exploring Samana as your guide gives you insight and background into the history of this beautiful island.


Your first stop will be to La Churcha, oldest building in Santa Bárbara de Samaná and a cultural heritage site, this quaint church was brought from England and re-assembled piece by piece in Samana in the 1860s. Learn about this iconic site's history and enjoy a Dominican gospel choir presentation on its interiors.

Your next stop is the small Whale Exhibition. Samaná Bay is part of one of the largest marine mammal sanctuaries in the world and this exhibition is dedicated to these majestic mammals of the sea. These magnificent creatures have made an annual pilgrimage to the waters off the Samana Peninsula for many centuries.


After departing the Whale Exhibit you will re-board your coach for a short ride to Rio Los Cocos. Here, you will be greeted with a welcome coconut water before you enjoy a fokloric show and dance presentation


The final stop on your tour is the exclusive resort Gran Bahia Principe Cayacoa where you can enjoy the impressive view and sights from its oceanfront marina as you enjoy a cocktail. You will then re-board your coach for your short ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility. This tour is not suitable for those who those who ustilise a wheelchair.

Two-Tank Scuba Dive

Grab your underwater camera and swimwear and let your dive instructor take you to the best dive sites in Samana. All equipment is provided.


After a 25 minute drive by mini-van from the cruise pier, arrive at the dive centre to meet your scuba team who will provide/fit all gear for a half day of fabulous exploration. Here, you will also receive a thorough safety briefing and well detailed dive profile in preparation.


During the 2-tank dive, the instructor will seek underwater action and point sightings of marine life, such as turtles, rays, barracudas and colored tropical fish of all kinds. Safety and comfort are guaranteed.


Please note: This adventure tour for certified divers only requires an extensive amount of activity; it involves a drift dive with currents. Guests must have been diving within the last year; please bring your dive log. You must present your certification card to participate and be able to complete a required medical questionnaire and liability waiver. The tour includes all scuba equipment, including wet suit. You may wish to bring your own mask and snorkel. The actual dive site will be determined by the captain/dive master based on weather and sea conditions. The dive profile will be determined by the dive master. All dive activities are guided by a certified PADI Dive Master and or PADI Scuba Instructor. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, plenty of sun protection and bring a towel and bottled water from the ship. The sighting of specific marine life cannot be guaranteed.

Whale Watching Experience

Discover one of the best locales in the world for observing humpback whales during this fascinating whale-watching excursion.


Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute boat-ride to a whale-watching site off the Semana Peninsula. Each year, over 30,000 people visit Samana between the months of January and March for some of the best whale-watching in the world.


Humpback whales have been wintering near Samana for centuries, and thousands of these whales from the north Atlantic migrate to savour the warm, clear waters, and mate and give birth. In fact, cave drawings made by Aboriginal inhabitants near the Samana Peninsula depict the spouting whales long before the arrival of Columbus.


During your whale-watching adventure, as many as 300 whales may be present at any given time. Marvel at the sight of playful whale calves swimming alongside their mothers, and enjoy the acrobatics as the whales breach and make giant splashes. At the conclusion of your journey, commence the approximately 45-minute ride back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of activity, with a few steps to negotiate to embark/disembark the boat. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible nor recommended for guests prone to seasickness. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least seven years old to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, whale sightings are not guaranteed. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.