Upon approach of Cabarete, sailors will experience a breath taking view that is hard to compare. Unfortunately, this isn't as popular a destination thanks to the rough conditions brought about by the Atlantic Ocean.
There are many different departments that you'll encounter as you sail into Cabarete. At every port, you'll meet with Customs and Immigrations, and in some locations you may also be subject to searches by the Department of Drug Enforcement, the Department of Agriculture, and Marina de Guerra, which is the Coast Guard. At most, you'll pay $10(USD) for a 30 day visa and $43(USD) to clear your boat.
The recommendation for sailing into Cabarete is that you have a recently inspected your motor and found it in excellent condition, and that your tank and filters are clean, plus have spare filters on hand. Only very experienced sailors should make the trek alone.
When you arrive, you'll find that while it is technically free to anchor at private docks, owners get around this law by charging a facilities fee. This could be anywhere from $50 to $100(USD). Public docks will charge $0.70(USD) per foot of your boat, per day.
A sail to Cabarete is not one to take lightly, but it can be done if you have the know-how and the strong desire to do so. Make sure you plan very carefully if this is something you intend to do, that way you ensure you've left nothing to chance.
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