At seventy miles from the nearest land, surrounded by ocean waters thousands of feet deep, the Silver Bank makes the perfect sheltered hideaway for whales to have their young. It is located midway between the islands of Hispaniola (the Dominican Republic and Haiti) and the Turks and Caicos. The Bank is a territory of the Dominican Republic and part of The Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic.
This irregularly shaped rocky area rises to a shallow submerged plateau with depths of 60′ – 100′ (18-30m). It covers around 900 square miles of warm Atlantic Ocean.
There’s an impressive chain of coral heads that runs along the northeastern edge of the Bank. So, as ocean swells break on these patch reefs, they absorb the wave energy. Thus waters on the other side are calm. Inside the reef we find a sheltered anchorage where we comfortably moor for the duration of your visit.