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Wildlife Locations

1 recommended location:

Silver Bank

The Silver Bank lies approximately 110 kilometres north of the coast of the Dominican Republic, and almost the same distance southeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, in the Antilles. In October 1986 the Dominican Republic recognized its vital importance by establishing the Silver Bank Sanctuary.

  • Where: Silver Bank Sanctuary
  • Ideal for viewing: humpback whale, bottlenose dolphin, Bryde’s whale, spinner dolphin, southern stingray
  • Excellent for: Wildlife cruises, Whale watching, Dolphin watching

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Wildlife trips

Each year between January and April, the largest gathering of North Atlantic humpback whales on the planet occurs at the Silver Bank, in the Caribbean Sea north of the Dominican Republic. Over this period as many as 3,000 of these remarkable creatures gather to court, mate and give birth.

1 recommended trip. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Snorkelling with Humpbacks on Silver Bank

Enjoy the extraordinary thrill of watching humpbacks in the warm, calm waters of their Caribbean breeding grounds, with an opportunity to swim and snorkel with them. From the comfort of a live-aboard vessel, you can watch displays of breaching, pectoral fin slapping, lobtailing and spyhopping.

  • When to go: Jan-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3.495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

When to go

The climate is hot and tropical, with temperatures remaining fairly consistent throughout the year.  

Seasons

  • Dry season

    Jan to Apr: Warm and comfortable temperatures
  • Rainy season

    May to Nov: Rainy season - hurricanes possible

Wildlife events

  • Jan to Apr: The world's largest gathering of North Atlantic humpback whales occurs at the Silver Bank.

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