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Anchorage Whale Watch & Dive Center | Whale & Dolphin Watching

The Anchorage Whale Watch & Dive Center

As Pioneers of the Dive & Whale Watching industry in Dominica we offer a full service Whale Watching and PADI Dive facility. Our fleet consists of a dedicated dive vessel, Domnik, a 30’ custom boat accommodates a maximum of 14 divers or 20 Snorkelers/Whale Watchers. Additionally we offer 2 other vessels which are used primarily for our Whale Watching tours, Snorkeling and Pleasure & Party Cruises; Passion, a 75’ sailing Catamaran which accommodates up to a 60 passengers and Miser’s Dream, a 60’ powered Catamaran which is comfortably furnished for overnight island trips and can accommodate from 6 people to 50 passengers.

Our Whale Watching and snorkeling tours depart several times a week with dedicated Whale Watching trips using hydrophones to listen to the whales and dolphins depart from our Anchorage Hotel dock on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2pm returning at 5:30pm. These trips start with a pre-trip briefing by our whale Watching guides at 1:30 around the Sperm Whale Skeleton.

At our Anchorage Marine Mammal Interpretation Center, we boast the Caribbean’s only Sperm Whale Skeleton mounted near our lounge. Our guides use interpretational panels to hold educational talks and briefings for our whale watching tours, schools and other events. This center alongside our Whale Watch Trips is used as a Research Data collection field post of GRD (Society for Dolphin Conservation) and we work on an on-going basis with IFAW, CaribWhale and Shane Gero and the Whitehead Lab at Dalhousie University.

We are located just 5 minutes south of Roseau the Capital of Dominica and can pick up clients in the North and at other spots on island.


January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December


Short (1-3 hours) • Half-day (3-6 hours) • Full day (6-9 hours) • Multi-day

Vessel types

Large boat (50+ passengers) • Small boat (0-50 passengers) • Under sail / Yacht

Times and prices

Our Scheduled Whale Watches go out on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5:30pm with a pre-trip briefing from 1:30.

Trips are US$50 plus 15% vat per person, children under 12 are half price. group bookings and discounts are available as are concessionary rates for schools and such organisations. Other times and days can be booked.

Special in-water Encounters are arranged privately under permits from the Fisheries Division.

Our full service PADI Dive Center also offers Snorkeling and diving trips and courses.

Of particular interest to some of our clients is the addition of a Ornothologist who guides our Birds at Sea tours while out Whale Watching.

Rates vary, are subject to modifications and some minimum numbers or other restrictions or black-out dates may apply.

About our skippers and naturalist guides

All our Skippers and naturalist guides are CPR Certified and have numerous years experience taking out our tours. 

Our Snorkel guides are Dive Masters and In-water encounters' guides are Rescue divers and CPR trained as well.


Deck with 360?vision • Disabled access • Hands-on materials (bones, shells etc) • Naturalist guide(s) as well as skipper • On board hydrophone • On-site visitor center / museum • Onboard research • PA system • Posters / displays / maps • Public participation in research • Reading material available • Restrooms / toilets on board • Scenic backdrop to encounters • Snacks / drinks • Support conservation • Use a code of conduct

We frequently

Listen to whale song • Listen to whales and dolphins • See a whale's tail • See leaping dolphins • See leaping whales • Swim with them in the wild • Watch whales and dolphins

Baleen Whales

Bryde's Whale • Humpback Whale

Toothed Whales

Melon-headed Whale • Pygmy Sperm Whale • Short-finned Pilot Whale • Sperm Whale

Beaked Whales

Cuvier's Beaked Whale

Ocean Dolphins

Bottlenose Dolphin • Fraser's Dolphin • Pantropical Spotted Dolphin • Risso's Dolphin • Spinner Dolphin

The Anchorage, Castle Comfort
Town / City
State / County
Zip / Postcode
+767 448 2638
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2013 Responsible Whale Watch Partnership:Click here to read more about the partnership