At seventy miles from the nearest land and 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.
The irregularly shaped 25 x 35 mile (40 x 56km) rocky area rises to a shallow submerged plateau with depths of 60′ – 100′ (18-30m).
The northeastern edge of the bank hosts an impressive chain of coral heads. Ocean swells break on these patch reefs which absorb that wave energy. Inside the reef we find a sheltered anchorage where we comfortably moor for the duration of your visit.