• Sperm whales in Dominica

Itinerary Summary

7 Days
April 2022
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
7 Days £6740 April 2022 Dominica Small Group Safari
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Swimming with Sperm Whales in Dominica

A unique opportunity to swim with some of the most relaxed marine mammals in the world as they traverse the coastline of rugged Dominica.

Travel to the idyllic island of Dominica with one of NWS’s specialist guides and world-renowned photographers – Patrick Dykstra, Joshua Barton and Rita Messing – for an unforgettable wildlife experience. Spend seven days on and around Dominica swimming with sperm whales. During your time off, discover the local food and culture or just relax in the Caribbean surroundings.


  • Be one of few people to swim with sperm whales.
  • Guided by one of our expert marine specialist team, Patrick Dykstra, Joshua Barton and Rita Messing.
  • Assist in marine conservation funding.

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A 7-day experience venturing into the warm waters of Dominica to swim sperm whales

from $8,594 per person sharing, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Dominica

Today you arrive in to Dominica and will be met by your guide and taken to your accommodation where you can settle in and prepare yourself for the adventures of the coming days. Depending on what time you arrive you may have chance to relax on the beach before dinner.

Days 2-6

Swimming with sperm whales

For the next few days your skipper and guide will analyse the weather and movements of the sperm whales to get you in the right place at the right time to see these magnificent creatures and if the conditions allow it, swim with them too. These gentle giants reach over 20 metres in length but despite their size, pose no threat to humans. Combine your time photographing these whales, swimming with them and observing them from the boat but don’t forget to take a moment just comprehending the incredible experience you are witnessing! In your spare time you can choose to relax around the hotel, visiting hot springs or dine of the local culinary delights.

Day 7


It’s now time to say goodbye to your guide, as you bid farewell to the island of Dominica and to the families of sperm whales you have come to know and love over the past week. Relax on your flight home as you’ll have hours of work trawling through your photographs when you get home!


This safari is run on a small group basis with a maximum of four guests at any one time. This ensures quality time is spent with the whales and that everyone has the opportunity to learn from our experts. 

Dates for 2022 are subject to change and will be confirmed shortly.

Trip date
Mar 31 - Apr 06 2022 Apr 05 - Apr 11 2022 Apr 10 - Apr 16 2022 Apr 15 - Apr 21 2022
Sperm whales in Dominica

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