The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II is a 119ft (36m) mono-hulled Caribbean liveaboard that runs 7 night cruises, Saturday to Saturday out of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. These trips are unforgettable week-long experiences snorkeling and swimming with humpback whales every day.
You can socialize in the spacious air conditioned salon and dining area which features flat screen TV, DVD and music player and a complete photo center, email service and a digital video and still photo editing computer. Or if you prefer the outdoors, you can relax on the sun deck where there are sun loungers, a comfortable shaded seating area and a hot tub.
You may dine in this shaded area too so you can enjoy meals while drinking in the beautiful Caribbean views. Breakfast consists of hot entrees, fresh fruits and juices and cereal. A buffet style lunch is followed by a served evening meal. For dinner you will be served salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert, all accompanied by complimentary alcoholic and soft drinks. The crew hosts a sunset cocktail party at 18:00 on the last night, followed by dinner in a recommended restaurant ashore. So if you are looking for a humpback whale safari where comfort and personal attention are bettered only by incredible snorkeling with whales then a tour in the Dominican Republic with the Aggressor fleet could be right for you.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, alcoholic drinks, experienced English-speaking guides.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Restaurant meal on final evening, whale sanctuary fee (US$ 350 per person per trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Transfers to the boat from the airport/hotel/port, snorkeling equipment rental (US$ 100 per week). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Many US airports have direct flights to Puerto Plata International Airport in the Dominican Republic. The major airlines include US, American, Continental, Delta, Spirit and Jet Blue. Map of the Caribbean Sea.
Arrival/Boarding/Departure: The boat docks at the Ocean World Marina, Puerto Plata, boarding at 16:00 Saturday for 21:30 hrs departure to Silver Bank. Return to dock is at 17:00 on Friday where the crew host a cocktail party before dinner is taken in a restaurant onshore. You can check out from 7:00 to 8:00 hrs on Saturday morning. The crew will help you arrange your onward travel to the airport or nearby hotels.
Diving Environment: There is no scuba diving on these snorkeling trips where all snorkeling activity is from tenders. Normally there are 2 whale runs each day lasting 1.5 to 3 hours each. Other creatures that may put in an appearance here include dwarf sperm whales and Atlantic sailfish plus dolphins: bottlenose, spinner, Risso's and Fraser's. Water temperatures during this January to April period are 78-80°F / 25-27°C for which a 3 mm wetsuit and full foot fins are recommended.
Non-diver rate: All guests are non-divers on this snorkeling trip.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a stateroom or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Twin stateroom free of charge (total 9 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 7 560 per night.
There are 9 staterooms on the lower deck. There is 1 Master stateroom with a queen bed. The 6 Deluxe double/twin staterooms have a lower double bed and an upper single bed. The 2 Twin staterooms with single bunk beds. All have air-conditioning, TV and DVD and en-suite bathrooms except Twin staterooms which share a bathroom.
All the staterooms have:
Individually controlled air conditioning
Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower (except Twin staterooms
Hand basin, towels, toiletries and hair dryer
Cabinet and mirror
Mains outlet 110 volts (US standard) - 24 hours per day