Sailing and Boating Near La Romana

La Romana is a well-loved destination for those who sail regularly to the Dominican Republic

Photo credit: © Manuel Pastor
 

The waters off the coast of La Romana are clear and calm year-round, like much of the rest of the Caribbean Sea. This makes it a very desirable destination amongst yachters, especially those looking for an easy sail to a beautiful location.

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

Sailing in the Dominican Republic is about more than seeing the sites. There are plenty of places that are great for snorkeling and diving that require a boat to get to them. This is where local boat operators come in handy. Such entities like Seavis Tours are perfect for handing these types of excursions.

If you just want to experience some time on the open water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Curious what's included and how long a trip lasts? See the listing that follows to find information on area day sailing companies.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Capitan Gringo (809) 753-9469 11.1 mi. (17.8 km) East-Southeast of La Romana
Mariposa Tours (809) 660-5343 Calle Eladia Peatonal - Bayahibe
Passion Paradise Adventures (809) 446-9602 2.4 mi. (3.9 km) East-Southeast of La Romana
Pro Excursions Bayahibe (829) 659-4688 Dreams La Romana - 10.7 mi. (17.1 km) East-Southeast of La Romana
Pro Excursions Dominicus (829) 659-4688 4 Avenida Cayuco - 12.6 mi. (20.2 km) East-Southeast of La Romana
Ryanna Sun (829) 655-6730 Ryanna Sun - Bayahibe
Seavis Tours (829) 714-4947 4 Calle Eladia - Bayahibe

Entry Requirements

Each port in the Dominican Republic will handle entry slightly different on any given day. While you'll always sail in with your "Q" flag flying, pay $10(USD) for a 30 day visa and $43(USD) to clear your boat with Immigrations and Customs, you may also have to meet with a few other departments to make things official. This may include the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Drug Enforcement, and the Marina de Guerra (local Coast Guard), and they are all within their rights to inspect your paperwork and boat.

Docking

Located in La Romana is perhaps the most popular all-inclusive, all-encompassing property in the Dominican Republic: Casa de Campo. As part of the property's amenities, there is a full-service marina. It includes 370 slips, fuel, electric and cable hooks up, and more, and can house boats up to 250 feet long. Most people who sail to the La Romana area will indeed end up docking here.

Thinking about visiting La Romana using your own vessel, or a charter from a different area? Check out the table that follows for basic information for area marinas.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Casa de Campo Marina (809) 523-2111 Punta Minas - 6.7 mi. (10.9 km) East-Southeast of La Romana
Cumayasa River Mooring -- 5.8 mi. (9.3 km) West of La Romana

La Romana is just one destination of many that sailors flock to in the Dominican Republic. If you're only going to be stopping in one port, this one is great for those who want to experience high class amenities during their time ashore.

Nearby Anchorages
Location Latitude Longitude
Rio Dulce - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) East-Southeast of La Romana 18.4190995311 -68.9602696686
Bayahibe - 11.0 mi. (17.7 km) East-Southeast of La Romana 18.3709505355 -68.8420915604
Catalina Island Beach West - Serena Cay 18.360412328 -69.0248250961
 

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