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, Rita 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.
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!
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.
|Date||Guests||Trip Length||Trip Style||Prices from|
|31 Jan - 6 February 2024||4||7 Days||Small Group Safari||7220|
|Feb 05 - Feb 11 2024||4||7 Days||Small Group Safari||7220|
|10 - 16 February 2024||4||7 Days||Small Group Safari||7220|
|15 - 21 February 2024||4||7 Days||Small Group Safari||7220|
|20 - 26 February 2024||4||7 Days||Small Group Safari||7220|
|25 Feb - 2 March 2024||4||7 Days||Small Group Safari||7220|
|23 - 29 March 2024||4||7 Days||Small Group Safari||7220|
|31 January - 6 February 2025||4||7 Days||Small Group Safari||7500|
|5 - 11 February 2025||4||6 Days||Small Group Safari||7500|
|15 - 21 February 2025||4||6 Days||Small Group Safari||7500|
|20 - 26 February 2025||4||6 Days||Small Group Safari||7500|
|25 Feb - 3 March 2025||4||8 Days||Small Group Safari||7500|
Gemma, Becca, and Chloe were outstanding. We were thoroughly prepared and ready to go for this spectacular trip. Gemma was just a joy to be around since she joined us on this trip. Overall, it was a great trip, we got to swim with the sperm whales and even short-fin pilot whales. I have travelled extensively throughout the world for wildlife/nature adventures over the past two decades and browsing through NWS' catalog and website, you just offer unique opportunities not found anywhere else.
This trip was great and we saw some incredible wildlife sightings including the sperm whales and other marine species!
This trip was incredible! The whole process of booking was easy, and all my questions were promptly answered. Our destination specialist Gemma even joined us on the trip which made the experience even better!
The NWS team were very flexible with our trip which was much appreciated. We would love to travel again as the destinations offered and the experiences received are unique and unusual.
Patrick was awesome, a stunning expert, he knew everything with high respect for nature and animals. His good sense of humour was well-received as he paid equal attention to each of us.