Giants in the Blue

SPERM WHALE EXPEDITIONS

SPERM WHALES

Imagine yourself in a calm, clear ocean, drifting calmly. Suddenly, loud clicking, strong enough to vibrate your body enter your awareness. You look around and here they are – a pod of Sperm whales – slowly swimming towards you, scanning you using their sonar.

 

The Indian ocean and Dominica are home to one of the world’s only resident pods of Sperm whales and possibly the best places to swim with them.

We have created an activity rich program which includes daily swims, land exploration and afternoon workshops.

INCLUSIONS

  • Transfers between the airport to the Hotel
  • 6/7 Nights Hotel Accomodation (See itinerary)
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 5 / 6 days on the water - Whale Swim / Freediving (See individual trip description)
  • Land excursions and workshops

ITINERARY

  • DAY 1 - Arrive in our destination. Check into hotel. Whale swim briefing and afternoon activities.
  • DAYS 2-7 - Full day of whale swim. Afternoon activities (hikes, waterfalls, workshops, lectures). Dinner in a local restaurant.
  • DAY 8 - Check-out from hotel and trip to the airport. 

Exclusions

  • Dinners
  • Tips
  • International Airfare
  • Alcohol / Soft Drinks
  • Travel Insurance

Required for the trip

  • Wind Stopper jacket / Rain Coat
  • Sunscreen
  • Any personal medication
  • Snorkelling / freediving gear (Weights are provided)

We booked with Erez after talking to my freediving instructor. A trip with sperm whales had been on my bucket list for several years. I thought – If we’re going to do this once, we should do it well. And Erez’s expeditions definitely made it so we fulfilled all our hopes in one trip of a life time! Erez is kind, approachable and foremost respectful of the animals, and the hand-picked boat crew and the small group size meant we had so much time in the water, that we just couldn’t have wished for a better trip. The hotel was surprisingly luxurious. And most importantly, I think this trip won my partner over to the dark side – being a whale fangirl. Success!

Daan

Upcoming Trips

PAYMENT POLICY

In order to join our trips you will be required to pay a deposits. Our payment schedule is as follows:

25% deposit to be made at the time of booking. Deposits are only refundable with the conditions listed in our Terms and conditions page. 

25% of total amount deposited 3 months prior to the estimated start of the trip – non-refundable + transferable for the 2024 season with conditions listed in the Terms and Conditions page.

50% to be paid 60 days before trip commencement.

CANCELLATIONS

  • Cancellations over 180 days before the trip are refundable except for a 300$ administrative fee.
  • Cancellations between 90-180 days before the trip – 25% of trip price
  • Cancellations made less than 60-90 days from the trip – 75% of trip price
  • Cancellations made less than 60 days from the trip – Full trip price.

*some trips may have different payment schedules – please check individual trips.

COVID-19 Information

Please check COVID-19 vaccination requirements prior to booking any of our trips.