Tourists visit the whale museum in Samaná

The Whale Museum in Samaná provides the visiting public with all the necessary information regarding the long journey these sea mammals undertake each year to reach the waters of the Bay of Samaná, on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

The bay is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.

Every year the whales embark on a journey in order to reach the warm waters of the Caribbean where they will mate and bear their young.

The museum opens daily from 9:00 am until noon, and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The entrance fee is US$1.35.

In the Dominican Republic the whale-watching season runs from January to March.

The museum is part of a project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Dominican Alliance Program for Sustainable Tourism.

Recently refurbished, the Museum is run by the Center for the Conservation and Eco-Development of Samaná Bay and The Nature Conservancy.

The Museum has become an important environment-friendly educational tool for the community and the hundreds of visitors that annually visit it.

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