While many will choose to fly and drive throughout the Caribbean, some will find it more convenient to take a ferry or boat to get from island to island, or to expedite their travel around a particular island.
Boat and ferry service within the Dominican Republic is limited, however, visitors in Samaná or Sabana del Mar will be happy to know that a daily ferry service runs between the two locations. Those looking to explore national parks and islands off of the coast of the Dominican Republic will be able to secure boat and ferry service to locations such as Saona Island, off the southeastern coast of the island, for $40(USD) to $100(USD).
Check the following chart for ferry details.
|11.1 mi. (17.9 km) East-Southeast of La Romana||Hispaniola|
|1.1 mi. (1.7 km) South-Southeast of Santo Domingo||the Dominican Republic|
|Downtown Santo Domingo||the Dominican Republic|
|Luperon||the Dominican Republic|
|10.1 mi. (16.3 km) South-Southwest of Samana||Hispaniola|
|22.1 mi. (35.5 km) Southeast of La Romana||Hispaniola|
International ferry travel has had its ups and downs in the Dominican Republic. Several ferry services with trips to America Cruise Ferries has been transporting passengers between the two locales since April of 2011, and sees regular gains in popularity that keep the vessel afloat. Trips begin at $139(USD) round trip, and last between eight and twelve hours.have tried to provide a solution for the demand for ferry transportation between the two countries, but have always failed. The most recent Dominican Republic to Puerto Rico ferry to come to fruition, however, seems to have staying power.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Mayagüez||Caribbean Fantasy Santo Domingo Dock||Mayaguez Docks||America Cruise Ferries||1 to 2 days per week|
|Old San Juan||Caribbean Fantasy Santo Domingo Dock||San Juan Ferry Port||America Cruise Ferries||1 to 2 days per week|
|Samana||Muelle Sabana De La Mar||Samaná Ferry Dock||El Bote||several times per day|
Ferries and boats, while certainly not the most popular form of travel in the Dominican Republic, and rarely formally arranged, are available to those who need their services in certain areas.
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