Whale Museum Of Samana

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As part of one of the largest whale sanctuaries on the planet, Samana shows great pride in their part to help the large mammals. Part of that pride has led to the Whale Museum, an entire museum dedicated to whales, their lives, and the role they play in the global ecosystem.


The Whale Museum offers exhibits that any environmentalist, whale lover, or curious person is sure to enjoy. In addition to the many exhibits featuring migration patterns and life as a whale, the centerpiece of the museum is the forty foot humpback whale skeleton.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Samana if you plan on visiting Whale Museum Of Samana, as visitors to this area of the Dominican Republic will have easy access to this museum for the duration of their trip. With just a few hotels in the area around Whale Museum Of Samana, only moderate tourist movement might be bargained for.

Hotels near Whale Museum Of Samana
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.9 km) SE
Hotel Bahia View Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.4 km) N
Hotel Samana Spring Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.1 km) NE
Hotel Nilka Hotel -- --
Hotel Docia Guest house 0.5 mi. (0.2 km) NE
Chino Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.2 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

The museum has the benefit of being in a good location for tourists looking to choose from a variety of restaurants nearby. Bahia Azul, which serves American fare, is also the closest restaurant to the museum. It's only about a quarter mile from this site's location, so stop in and dig in! Also close-by, you and your companions will find options including Rancho Marino and Sunset Garden Cafe where you and your companions should not leave without taking a bite of their specialty, barbecue, among others.


Operating Hours

The museum is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm from mid-January to mid-March. During the rest of the year they are only open on weekdays from 8:00am to 3:00pm.


Admission into the Whale Museum is 75 Dominican Pesos.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 538-2042

Location: Avenue La Marina, Samana, Hispaniola


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