Cheesemans' Ecology Safaris


About the Region

Come eye-to-eye with a whale in their watery world. Snorkeling and swimming with Humpback Whales in warm Caribbean waters provides you an unforgettable experience that many only dream about. Watch and photograph families of whales above and below water during the peak whale season here as they interact and live their lives.

Silver Bank Humpback Whales

In the warm waters of the Caribbean near the Dominican Republic, the world's largest concentration of Humpback Whales converges to calve and mate on the Silver Bank. We travel at the peak of the breeding season to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience of whale watching and in-water encounters. Your experienced guides and the crew of the MV Turks and Caicos Explorer II will provide you with comfort, safety, and excellent service. Witness males vying for the enviable "escort" role and even hear them as they sing their famous songs. Slip into the water to see curious calves as they follow their mothers and drink their rich milk. By the end of week, you will have a comprehensive knowledge of the behaviors, anatomy, and temperaments of the North Atlantic Humpback Whales at their breeding and calving grounds. If the weather cooperates, and it normally does at this time of year, we will get you very close for amazing shots of surface activity and mind-boggling, eye-to-eye, "soft-in-water" encounters. There is simply nothing that compares to being in the water with a whale!

Upcoming Trips to the Caribbean