Snorkelling with Sperm Whales in the Caribbean

Snorkelling with Sperm Whales in the Caribbean

A wonderfully relaxing land-based tour – for a group of only eight people – to snorkel with friendly sperm whales in the crystal clear waters of Dominica. We have special permits (very few permits are issued and we are lucky to get them). We’ll stay in a sensational hotel on the beach and have our own specially chartered boat – during peak season – to spend five full days snorkelling with sperm whales and another two days watching a variety of other tropical whales and dolphins.

• A thrilling, unforgettable and exclusive experience to be able to swim with these very gentle giants (which happen to be the largest toothed animal on Earth).
• Stay in idyllic cottages, which open straight onto a glorious Caribbean beach.
• Mark helped kickstart Dominica's whale-watching industry back in the 1990s, which is why we have the sought-after permits to swim with the whales – it is all highly regulated and the whales' welfare is, of course, paramount.
• A small group to enable maximum amount of time in the water (just 3 people at a time, in rotation).
• Two exclusive trips to look for the other whale species that frequent Dominica, such as short-finned pilot whales, pygmy sperm whales and a host of tropical dolphins, including spinner, pantropical spotted, Fraser’s, bottlenose and Risso’s; also Bryde’s whales, humpback whales and Cuvier’s beaked whales.

Dates 20-28 Nov 2021 & 28 Nov-6 Dec 2021 - led by Rachel Ashton
8-16 Jan 2022 & 16-24 Jan 2022 - led by Mark Carwardine

Group size 8 people per group

Cost per person (excluding flights) £5,995

Availability in November/December 2021
Both trips fully booked (waitlists available)

Availability in January 2022
Both trips fully booked (waitlists available)

Please contact Rachel Ashton if you wish to go on waitlist
T: +44 (0) 117 904 8934 E:

Find out more here

Our booking promise

If we can run a holiday safely, we will. But if we do have to cancel because of Covid-19, we offer you a simple choice: either a full refund (within 14 days) or the option of transferring to a future trip with The Whale Watch Company (if you transfer to the same trip the following year or the year after we’ll honour the price you originally paid).

We also strongly recommend you book flights via an agent such as Trailfinders rather than direct with an airline. And we strongly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance in place with Covid-19 protection (in case you have to cancel even if the trip is running) through a company such as Trailfinders Insurance, Campbell Irvine and P J Hayman.

Carbon offsetting your flights

We use the World Land Trust’s Carbon Balanced programme which enables travellers to offset their residual greenhouse gas emissions through the protection and restoration of carbon-rich wildlife habitats in the tropics.

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