Samaná Peninsula Guided Tours
Escape Tours Samaná. This classy tour agency can arrange excursions and activities in the Samaná peninsula and beyond—sip champagne on a yacht, have whale sightings, or see the beach and El Limón waterfall from the back of a horse. The owners efficiently manage an upscale operation with security and safety as major considerations. Refined yet exotic, their excursions by air, land, and sea, are material for one's vacation memory bank. Motor yachting (crewed), sport fishing, and scuba diving are top of the line. They can arrange bareboat charters—sail and motor yachts—as well as car rentals, and are both flexible and inventive. A trip to Los Haitises by boat is a special way to experience this national park, and tours can include lunch. The Bannister Hotel, Carretera Sanchez-Samaná, Km 0.5, Samaná, Samaná. 849/206–9361; 849/206–9262; escapetoursamana.com.
Flora Tours. Considered one of the better tour operators in Las Terrenas (with very good English-speaking guides), Flora Tours can arrange boating, mountain biking to beaches and mountains, and zip-line adventures. The company offers the classic trips like El Limón waterfall as well as snorkeling trips to various beaches nearby. A specialty is Los Haitises National Park, but they also do whale-watching on a safe catamaran with dual engines. In addition, this well-established, safety-oriented company offers daily ATV and other adventure-type tours. Calle Principal Duarte, , Suite 278, Las Terrenas, Samaná, 32000. 809/240–5482; 809/360–2793; 829/923-2792; www.flora-tours.net.