Board your catamaran for an exciting cruise along Dominica's scenic southwest coast. The exceptionally deep waters attract giant squid - the sperm whale's favorite food. Twenty species of dolphin and whale have been sighted within five miles of the island. Your catamaran travels two to eight miles offshore in search of these magnificent creatures. Stops are made along the way and hydrophones will be placed in the water for you to listen to the eerie underwater singsong of other of the sperm whale. Note: Tour operation is subject to weather and sea conditions. Complimentary soft drink and rum punch will be served.
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2 of 2(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
The tour boat and crew were very comfortable..crew seemed friendly. They did all they could to ensure we saw and had photo ops for the wildlife: dolphins, 2 Moby Dick whales and a cuvier whale were viewed. Would have loved a longer tour with these people! 4 hours just passed so quickly!
Dominica coastline view, several miles out while waiting to see whales
I was really excited about this excursion but was disappointed we weren't lucky enough to see the whales/dolphins! Keep in mind that this excursion isn't like going to see dolphins or other animals in captivity -- you go out into the wild, in open waters, and there is no guarantee you will see the whales/dolphins. The chances are supposed to be good for seeing them due to Dominica's waters (I read up on this beforehand), but you may end up riding back and forth several miles off the coast and never see them. I gave this excursion 3 stars overall because it was a relaxing boat ride, despite not seeing anything, and the views of the coastline of Dominica were really pretty. The staff/crew was friendly and hospitable -- they offered complimentary juices and rum punch. The boat itself was clean and comfortable, and the guide was very knowledgeable about the whales. They even let us listen to the instrument so we could hear the clicking of the whales under water -- so they were there, even though they never surfaced during the time we were passing by! (The tour earlier that morning had gotten to see whales and dolphins, so you never know!) My biggest advice if you take this excursion is (1) be patient because there's a lot of searching and waiting and (2) be okay with the fact that there's a chance you may just end up with a really nice 3-hour boat ride.