Whale Discovery Description
Snorkelling with humpback whales is a mind blowing experience - and there are only a handful of locations worldwide where you can do this. Silver Banks is one of the most famous (and warmest) locations in which humpbacks congregate each spring (Jan - May). And now with our liveaboard holiday, you too can experience the breath taking feeling of watching several tons of whale move gracefully through the water only a few metres from your eyes. As unique moments to treasure go, you will be hard pressed to find an aquatic experience that tops a liveaboard holiday dedicated to snorkelling with humpbacks in Silver Banks.
The aim of the Whale Discovery is to spend as much time as possible in Silver Banks and you can expect around 4 1/2 days taking in the majestic sights here. Silver Banks is almost equidistant from Turks & Caicos and the Dominican Republic and a magnet for humpback whales between mid January to March. The males venture here to compete for female attention and mating opportunities. The females use the shallows as a winter birthing ground and spend a few weeks here to prepare their calves for the long open water journey they will make next to their feeding ground in the north Atlantic. There are 2 main types of encounter. Stay on the boat for magnificent views of the males tail lobbing, spy hopping and slapping the water. Watch in wonder as they lift their enormous bodies clean out of the water! Or jump on one of the twice daily rib rides. These will take you closer to the action and snorkelling, you can literately come eye to eye with a humpback.
The beauty of the Whale Discovery is that you don't need to be a diver to enjoy this trip! The area of Silver Banks is a protected area and entry is strictly controlled. No scuba is permitted and the best encounters are always when you have quietly approached snorkelling. Given the time you will spend in the water you will be thankful of the gorgeous warm water temperatures. Photographers and videographers are in for a treat too as the photo opportunities come thick and fast. The blue water will enable you to get better shots than you could dream of. The Whale Discovery is unlike any other liveaboard holiday and an inspirational experience you will treasure forever.
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