Silver Bank of the Dominican Republic with Conscious Breath Adventures aboard Sea Hunter II, March 11 – 18, 2023
Whales’ expedition outfitter is Conscious Breath Adventures, aboard the Sea Hunter II. Each winter a significant number of humpback whales congregate in the shallow Silver Bank off the Dominican Republic with mate, give birth, and train their calves the ways of the whale’s world. Gene Flipse of Conscious Breath Adventures is a consummate waterman and delivers the best possible encounters, both topside and underwater. They also have the best chase boats in my experience of any of the other live-aboards on the Silver Bank. There is a huge difference between being on a 24-foot v-hull boat with sunshade (Gene has 2 such boats) as compared to an open inflatable boat when you are spending hours at sea following a distant breach or spyhop. This date is in the heart of the season, chosen to optimize the time when the greatest number of whales are in residence.