Swimming with humpback whales in their natural environment, on their terms, during a Soft-In-Water Encounter, is an ultimate wild animal interaction and spending a week in this exceptional sanctuary is a journey unlike any other.
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This trip is scheduled for February 16 – February 23, 2013.
We are convinced that this trip will be one of the highlights of every guests lifetime. Swimming with humpback whales in their natural environment, on their terms, during a Soft-In-Water Encounter, is an ultimate wild animal interaction and spending a week in this exceptional sanctuary is a journey unlike any other. Visitors arriving on the Silver Bank quickly realize they are in one of the truly special wild places on earth, a feeling that only deepens as the days pass. The humpback whale behaviors you witness from above and the face to face experiences you have with them will leave you feeling joy, awe, humility, gratitude, and respect.
While visitors to the Silver Bank are often surprised by the number of humpback whales and are thrilled by the variety of surface behavior on display, what draws most people is the opportunity to enter the whale’s watery world to encounter them on a more personal level, an activity commonly referred to as swimming with whales. Yim and I call it ‘Swimming with Giants’.
The Silver Bank is part of the much larger Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic. This Sanctuary is one of the few places where people are permitted to enter the water with cetaceans. As a Sanctuary, all activities within its bounds are subject to regulation, and there are very specific regulations that apply to the activity of swimming with the whales as well. These regulations serve several purposes. They protect the whales from harassment, and they also happen to provide the best possible chance of a lasting and meaningful encounter.
Each trip is a week-long liveaboard cruise that boards on Saturday afternoon and disembarks the following Saturday morning. The daily schedule is designed to maximize the time available for tender-based and soft-in-water whale encounters.