Swim with Humpback Whales of the Silver Bank with Whaleman Founder Jeff Pantukhoff!
Join Whaleman Founder and humpback whale reseacher, Jeff Pantukhoff, and his longtime friend and supporter, Captain Gene Flipse, head of Conscious Breath Adventures, for the adventure of a lifetime swimming with humpback whales of the Silver Bank. This trip offers our guests the remarkable opportunity to snorkel, swim, and observe North Atlantic humpback whales and their newborn calves in their Caribbean breeding and mating grounds known as the Silver Bank, located approximately half way between the Dominican Republic and the Turcs and Caicos islands.
The Silver Bank is part of the “Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic”. This Sanctuary is one of the few places on Earth where swimming with humpback whales is officially sanctioned, permitted and regulated.
With thousands of humpback whales gathering here every winter to mate and calve, you will see a dazzling display of behaviors from the deck of our custom whale boats and be eye to eye with them as you slip quietly into the sea to interact with these graceful giants in their ocean home all on their terms and in their natural environment, just as it should be.
Our vessel on the Silver Bank is the 138-foot M/V Sun Dancer II and she features a total of four decks, including three passenger decks. All decks are spacious, comfortable, and well appointed, with air conditioning to all interior areas. Interior areas are well lit by picture windows so the whale watching doesn’t have to stop just because you are indoors!
For 2019, we are offering 5 seven day trips and each trip is limited to 18 guests making this a truly unique and personal experience.
The cost is $4,295/person/berth in a Deluxe Stateroom and $4,450/person/berth in a Master Stateroom. Sanctuary Access & Port Fees are $350/person and there is a fuel surcharge of $75/person with proceeds going to our Save the Whales Again Campaign!
Here is our 2019 schedule and availability:
January 26 – February 2, 2019 – 6 spaces available – 2 spaces in a master cabin and 4 spaces in 2 deluxe cabins
February 2 – February 9, 2019 – Sold Out!
February 9 – February 16, 2019 – 1 female share space available in a deluxe cabin
February 16 – February 23, 2109 – 1 female share space available in a deluxe cabin
February 23 – March 2, 2019 - 2 spaces available in a deluxe cabin