Silver Banks Whale Swimming February 2026

Sail Silver Bank, a marine sanctuary that provides a safe wintering haven for North Atlantic Humpback Whales.


Silver Banks Whale Swimming Trip February 2026

Join us aboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II as we sail Silver Bank, a protected marine sanctuary nestled within the Dominican Republic. This sanctuary offers a secure winter refuge for the majestic North Atlantic Humpback Whales. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, as the sanctuary is only one of three places in the world where you can swim and snorkel with whales. 

February 7 - 14, 2026

Perfect for divers & non-divers alike!

7 Nights For:

Twin cabin $4595 per person, double occupancy | $200 Early Bird Discount: Now Only $4395*

Deluxe cabin $4795 per person, double occupancy | $200 Early Bird Discount: Now Only $4595*

Master cabin $5,095 per person, double occupancy $200 Early Bird Discount: Now Only $4,895*

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Please note this trip will not be led by a Bluewater trip leader, however our experts will help with all the trip logistics & arrangements.

*Book by Sep 30, 2023, to receive the Early Bird Discount.


Why Join This Trip?

  • Explore the Silver Bank, one of only three places in the world where humans can swim and snorkel among the whales
  • Swim with humpback whales during the peak season of their mating
  • Travel aboard the luxurious Turks & Caicos Aggressor and experience the excellent Aggressor service

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Trip Overview

Embarking on a journey to the Silver Bank in the Dominican Republic promises an extraordinary adventure in the world of Humpback Whales. This magical marine sanctuary, spanning twenty square miles, offers a haven for these majestic creatures during their winter months of courtship, mating, calving, and nurturing their young. Aboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II, visitors are granted two distinct encounters that provide an intimate insight into the lives of these magnificent beings.

From the vessel's deck, witness the awe-inspiring social behaviors of Humpback Whales as they breach, tail slap, and communicate through the water's surface. Experience the captivating rivalry of male "rowdy groups" vying for the attention of a female in heat, an incredible display of power and determination. Submerging into the azure waters wearing snorkeling gear, a soft in-water encounter awaits, where you calmly float in the company of cooperative whales, letting their curiosity draw them near. Mothers, calves, male escort trios, solitary females, and even sleeping whales might become your companions in this tranquil realm. The profound resonance of a male humpback whale's song may reach you, a haunting melody that resonates for miles underwater. This journey not only grants you a front-row seat to nature's spectacular show but also instills a profound appreciation for the wild beauty of the Silver Bank and its extraordinary inhabitants.

Kindly note that the regulations set by the Whale Commission state that no scuba diving is allowed to ensure harmony between visitors and the marine environment. 

Check out this amazing video from Aggressor to learn more!

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Marine Life to Photograph

As you can tell, Silver Bank is all about the whales. This underwater haven becomes a stage of wonder and awe from January to April as these colossal creatures grace its waters. The Silver Bank's tranquil expanse serves as a vital winter refuge for the North Atlantic Humpback Whale population, where they gather in the thousands for courtship, mating, calving, and nurturing their young. Amidst the turquoise currents, one can witness a mesmerizing symphony of behaviors, from the exhilarating breaches and resounding tail slaps to the graceful waving of pectoral fins.

Learn more about swimming in Silver Bank here.


Topside Conditions In February

The peak season for seeing humpback whales is from January to April. As the water temperature ranges from 78 - 80F, 26 - 27C, a 3mm wetsuit and full foot fins for free diving are recommended.

Learn more about Diving in the Dominican Republic.

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  • Accommodations aboard Turks & Caicos Aggressor II
  • All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine
  • Whale snorkeling throughout the day, as and when whales are sighted


  • Airfare (international and domestic)
  • Whale Sanctuary and Port Access fee of ($600 per person, paid onboard)
  • Insurance
  • Hotel stays/day rooms
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Staff gratuity
  • Taxes (when applicable) 

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Trip Schedule

During the week, guests of the Dominican Republic Humpback Whale Watching itinerary may have the opportunity to observe the whales at close range which includes above-the-water and soft-in-water encounters. It can include seeing them spin and play, hearing their haunting songs resonating through the water while seeing the power and grace of some of the most intelligent mammals on earth - it’s a life-changing experience!

  • Boarding is at 4 p.m. with a 9:30 p.m. departure to Silver Bank.
  • Arrival in Silver Bank is around 8:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m. Sunday, weather permitting. Brunch/late breakfast while crew prepares mooring and assembly of the tenders. The first tender runs begins at 2:00 p.m. (2 tenders running). Afternoon tenders return to the yacht at approximately 5:00 p.m.
  • First tender runs will commence after breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Whale runs are throughout the day. “Sundowner” cocktail parties are hosted on the sun deck every afternoon following whale runs. Nightly presentations and videos will be after dinner.
  • The yacht returns to the Ocean World Marina in Puerto Plata late Friday afternoon. Friday night, dinner is not served onboard; however, the crew will recommend a restaurant in the marina.
  • Check-out is between 7 – 8 a.m.

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About the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II

Guests aboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor are given the opportunity to explore the vibrant walls of Providenciales, West Caicos, and French Cay, creating a thrilling scuba vacation.

Accommodations include six Deluxe Staterooms, each having a double and single berth with ensuite bath and flat-screen TV and DVD player, two Single-Share staterooms each with two single berths that share a bathroom/head between the two staterooms with flat screen TV & DVD player and one master suite for couples that have one large double bed with ensuite bath and a flat-screen TV and DVD player.

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Sun Deck & Indoor Dining

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Computer Station & Dive Deck

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Master and Deluxe Staterooms 


Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Cabin Details

  • Master Stateroom (#1)
  • Queen bed with a private head and shower, closet, port window, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hairdryer.
  • Deluxe Stateroom (#2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Double bed (lower) and twin bed (upper) bunk-style, private head and shower, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hairdryer.
  • Twin-Share Stateroom (#8, 9)
  • Two single beds (bunk-style) with head and shower (shared between two staterooms), closet, port window, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hairdryer.

Check this page to see more details and customer reviews on the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II.

Turks & Caicos Aggressor II


Check out this amazing video from the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II.

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Flight Information

The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II is berthed in 'Ocean World Marina' located at Cofresi Beach, 30 minutes from Puerto Plata International Airport. Guests should fly into Puerto Plata (PDP) on February 7 ready for boarding at 4:00 p.m. Upon arrival at the marina, guests will be transferred with their luggage by a golf cart to the yacht. Dinner is served onboard Saturday evening. All guests must be onboard by 9:30 pm for departure from the dock to the Silver Bank. The charter departure is dependent on the weather.

It is quite easy to take a taxi from the Puerto Plata airport to the yacht. Transfers are not included in the price of the charter.

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Payment Schedule

Deposit: $800

Payment 2: $1,000 due August 1, 2024

Balance: due December 1, 2025

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