Marinas

Sailors aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the Dominican Republic’s multiple, full-service marinas. World-class facilities in Punta Cana and Cap Cana present a world of entertainment—from waterfront fine dining to shopping, fishing and diving excursions, movie theaters, and bars. The most prestigious Casa de Campo Marina offers an incredible view along the mouth of the Chavón River where it meets the Caribbean Sea, for its dockside restaurants and shopping plazas. Puerto Plata’s Ocean World Marina livens up with a casino and weekly dance show, while Puerto Blanco Marina in Luperón is popular for its Dominican-themed food and dancing nights. Samaná’s Puerto Bahía Marina is conveniently close to popular attractions, such as Cayo Levantado and Los Haitises National Park.

The DR’s marinas are a wonderful added perk for year-round entertainment.

The Arrival Process

Upon arrival at an authorized entrance port, you can expect:

  1. A boat check by the Armada or Navy, M-2 (Intelligence), and the Department of Drugs. They reserve the right to board your boat, inspect it and check below deck. There is no charge for their service, as the marinas cover for the cost of their presence; and
  2. A boat visit by Immigration to stamp the crew’s passports–there is usually a set fee for this per boat (approximately US$75). In addition, there is a US$10 tourist card fee per arriving passenger, valid for 30 days. Both fees are only paid once, on arrival.

Note that moving the boat to another official entry harbor requires advance clearance–also known as a despacho. This is given at no charge, but you can tip the officers for the service, if you please.

Some marinas may also assess charges pertinent to the harbor, such as waste disposal, or a harbor anchoring charge. Contact your chosen marina for details.

Anchoring

Boaters may anchor along the way, with a valid reason, before arriving at their next official harbor or despacho. Each boat must show papers to the official that will come out to visit after anchorage. There is no charge for this service, but again, a small tip to the official and to the captain bringing him out to the boat is acceptable.

Choosing a Marina

From the Punta Cana shoreline to the Samaná Peninsula, Santo Domingo, La Romana, or the north coast of Puerto Plata, find the marina that meets your needs and fits your personality.

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MARINAS & BOATING IN
Dominican Republic

From Punta Cana to Puerto Plata, and Samaná, world-class marinas offer a world of entertainment, from dining to movie theaters.

 
 
Located on the north side of Samaná Bay, this full service marina offers all the modern bells and whistles, from a range of restaurants, to hotel lodging, and a residential community. Grab a cocktail yacht-side and relax by the swimming pool at Marina Puerto Bahía.
Samaná
Just past the private Club Náutico de Santo Domingo, Marina Zar Par is located in the Bahía San Andrés, in the beach town hub of Boca Chica, and offers 150 slips for boats up to 100 feet. Marina Zar Par is a fully equipped marina allowing the user full use of the facilities. Conveniences include […]
Santo Domingo
Ocean World Marina complex features a host of entertainments day or night, including an on-site casino and nightclub, a restaurant with a weekly Bravíssimo show, and an adjacent marine adventure park
Cofresí, Puerto Plata
A secluded, undeveloped white sand beach punctuated with rows of palm trees, and facing a wide, shallow turquoise natural pool, Palmilla is the ultimate Caribbean paradise.
La Romana
The Luperón harbor, West of the tourist town of Puerto Plata, is a large enclosed bay that provides excellent shelter for boaters. Protected by mangroves, it is known for being a safe zone for yachts during hurricanes and tropical storms. Inside the bay, Puerto Blanco is a fully enclosed marina with the ability to moor […]
Puerto Plata
The Puntacana Resort & Club Marina offers a beautiful seaside setting for additional dining and cocktail options in the area.
Punta Cana

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