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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 BartonRita Messing or Sarah Conner – 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.

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Why book this trip?


  • Experience the ultimate adventure with our exclusive trip and be one of few people to swim with sperm whales.


  • Guided by one of our expert marine specialist team, Patrick Dykstra, become a savant on whale sharks and conservation.
  • Our "Swimming with Sperm Whales" expedition is carefully curated and specialist-led, ensuring you have the best possible experience.


  • By choosing our trip, you actively support efforts to protect Dominican sperm whales and other marine life.
  • 10% from each booking goes towards buying “whale safe” ocean markers that lead to less whale entanglement and death, yearly trips to take local school children whale watching, contributions to marine science education and other charitable causes on the ground in Dominica.
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What to expect?

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 - Depart Dominica

Say goodbye to your guides, 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!

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Your accommodation

Ocean's Edge

Ocean’s Edge Hotel, a hidden gem in Dominica’s heart, caters to adventurers and business travelers. This cosy hotel offers an authentic Caribbean experience with breathtaking views of the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.

The spacious rooms at Ocean's Edge Hotel are furnished with all the contemporary conveniences required for an enjoyable stay, and they are designed to maximise comfort and relaxation. The ocean-view rooms offer breathtaking views of the ocean and the lush tropical surrounds, and they are attractively designed in island-themed colours. The Ocean's Edge Hotel is proud of its superior service and meticulous attention to every last detail. Whether guests need assistance with arranging tours or want suggestions for the top spots to visit on the island, the helpful staff is always on hand to make sure their stays are relaxing and stress-free.

The hotel has a number of features designed to improve the overall stay for guests, including a restaurant and bar that look out over the water. Ocean's Edge Hotel is the ideal starting point for experiencing all that Dominica has to offer because it is close to the island's finest attractions, including famous diving locations and natural hot springs.

Families, groups of friends, whale watchers, hikers, divers, business travellers, and explorers all love to visit Ocean's Edge Hotel. It offers possibilities to discover the island's beauty and charm while also accommodating those who need to be close to the commercial district.

Dates & Prices dominica

Dates and Prices for dominica
DateGuestsTrip LengthTrip StylePrices from
23 - 29 March 202447 DaysSmall Group Safari6740
14 - 20 November 202457 DaysSmall Group Safari6740
31 January - 6 February 202557 DaysSmall Group Safari7500
5 - 11 February 202557 DaysSmall Group Safari7500
15 - 21 February 202557 DaysSmall Group Safari7500
20 - 26 February 202557 DaysSmall Group Safari7500
25 Feb - 3 March 202557 DaysSmall Group Safari7500

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