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
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Indulge in a relaxing day at the all-inclusive luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. Your day begins with a short boat transfer to the luxury resort, located on the beautiful, exclusive island of Cayo Levantado. With full access to the amenities of the adult-only resort, spend the day enjoying the gorgeous scenery and fantastic 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. Cayo Levantado is an adult-only resort and therefore this tour is only suitable for guests over the age of 18. 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.
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.
Embrace the idyllic beauty of Samana Bay from above-and-below sea level during this half-day sailing and snorkelling excursion via catamaran.
Samana Bay, Catamaran Sail, Cayo Farola and Snorkelling
Embark your comfortable catamaran, receive your safety instructions and depart the pier for your one-hour sail along the tranquil waters of Samana Bay. Upon reaching Cayo Farola, known for its diverse and colourful fauna, begin your guided swimming and snorkelling session in these beautiful, crystal-clear waters. Along the way, marvel at the coral beds, tropical fish and marine life.
Cayo Levantado Island and Samana Mountains and Shoreline
After your snorkelling session, set sail again along the inviting waters of Samana Bay. Feel the gentle Caribbean breeze and take in the scenic splendour of Cayo Levantado Island, the high Samana Mountain range and spectacular shoreline of Samana Bay. At the conclusion of your tour, commence the approximately one-hour sail across Samana Bay and 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 embark/disembark the boat and climb up/down the boat ladder, and five steps at the pier. This tour is suitable for guests in good physical condition who know how to swim, and is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, 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 five years old to participate on this tour. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour.
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.
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
Depart the pier for the short drive to La Churcha, an unusual church imported from England and re-assembled piece-by-piece in Samana. Following your guided visit, re-board your coach for the scenic drive to Las Terrenas.
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 over 600 feet (about 183 metres) of white-sand beach, and/or 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.
Experience the thrill of adventure and the coastal beauty of Samana at the same time during this half-day, off-road adventure. After receiving a safety briefing and instructions on the operation of your ATV, travel off-road, caravan-style, to the interior of the Samaná Peninsula. Along the way your guide will provide a commentary on the places and sights that you see during this exhilarating off-road adventure. Travel through the countryside as you learn about the history and culture of this Island Nation. Proceed to Playa El Valle, a remote and untamed white-sand beach fringed with palm trees. Finally, make your way back to the tender facility.
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. 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. Bring a swimsuit, a change of clothes if swimming; towels will be provided by beach club. Flat, closed-toes shoes only, no sandals.
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, where you will have an outside panoramic view and time to take photos of this quaint church, that was brought from England and re-assembled piece by piece in Samana in the 1860s.
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.
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. Her, you will also receive a thorough safety briefing and well detailed dive profile in preparation.
During the 2-tank dive, the instructor will seek unusual underwater action and use his slate to name and describe sightings, such as turtles, rays, giant barracudas and colored tropical fish of all kinds. The emphasis is on safety and comfort, not to mention delightful Caribbean hospitality, that makes this highly reputable dive operation outstanding.
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.
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 moderate 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.