Cruise to Samana

If your bucket list includes getting up-close and personal with humpback whales, cruise to Samaná Bay in the Dominican Republic. Keep you cameras charged and ready to snap the photo of a lifetime. The bay isn’t the only highlight. The surrounding Samaná province has diverse ecosystems, including stunning beaches and a national park that's a birder's paradise. Biking, hiking and horseback riding are also popular, as are local artist markets and galleries.