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DOCUMENTATION Dominican Republic
Passport Valid for at least 6 months; requires one blank page
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Proof of Insurance Liability
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
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OFFICIAL PROCEDURES
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Required Permits
Upon Arrival Visit:
Upon Departure Visit:
Entry & Exit Fees:
Notes:
OTHER
Required Vaccinations
Pets
Currency: Dominican Peso

U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo
Av. Republica de Colombia #57
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic
Phone: (809) 567-7775

Crime Index Safety Index Corruption Index Corruption Score GDP x capita Pop (M) Life Ex. Cost of Living Groc. Rest. $ Loc.Purch.P.
71.07 38.65

137/180

 

66%

7389.69 10.85 74.08 Cost of living in Dominican Republic is, on average, 40.09% lower than in United States.

WEATHER DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

TIDES CARIBBEAN

The difference in level averages only  2.2 feet and the maximum range is 3.05 feet. ( 0.9 meters )

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NEWS WEBSITES

dominicantoday.com >>

Dominican Today | COVID-19
The first and only english language online news publication in the Dominican Republic. Providing local and international news, DR guides and access to real estate and car portals. Your most up to date source for info on the Dominican Republic.

dr1.com >>

DR1.com – Dominican Republic News & Travel Information Service
Know More. Connect. leading English news source in the Dominican Republic for over 30 years.

TOURISM

godominicanrepublic.com/travel-to-dr >>

Travel to Dominican Republic

The 29th National Biennial of Visual Arts will be available from June to December . It is dedicated to Orlando Menicucci and with special guest José García Cordero. You can visit the Museum of Modern Art from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Works belonging to the categories of…

Sailing your own yacht in the Dominican Republic offers a rich and diverse experience with its stunning coastline, vibrant culture, and excellent cruising grounds. Here are some key points to consider:

Best Time of the Year

The best time to sail in the Dominican Republic is from November to April, during the dry season. This period offers favorable weather conditions with moderate winds and calm seas. The hurricane season runs from June to November, so it’s best to avoid these months for safer sailing.

Best Anchorages and Cruising Grounds

  1. Luperón
    • Located on the north coast, Luperón is known for its well-protected harbor, making it a popular spot for cruisers. The town has a laid-back atmosphere with good facilities and a welcoming community.
  2. Samaná Bay
    • This large bay on the northeastern coast offers beautiful anchorages such as Cayo Levantado and Los Haitises National Park. The park features stunning limestone formations, caves, and lush mangroves, providing a scenic backdrop for sailing.
  3. Punta Cana
    • Known for its luxury resorts, Punta Cana also offers excellent marinas and anchorage spots. The turquoise waters and white sandy beaches make it a picturesque destination for yacht owners.
  4. La Romana
    • Casa de Campo Marina in La Romana is a world-class marina with top-notch facilities. The nearby Catalina Island and Saona Island are popular for their pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters.
  5. Boca Chica
    • Located near the capital city of Santo Domingo, Boca Chica is a good anchorage spot with easy access to the city. The area is known for its shallow, calm waters protected by a large coral reef.
  6. Bahía de las Águilas
    • Situated in the southwestern part of the country, this remote bay is part of Jaragua National Park. It’s considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic and is ideal for those seeking a secluded anchorage.

Cruising Grounds

  1. North Coast
    • The north coast offers a mix of well-protected bays and more open waters. Destinations like Puerto Plata, Sosúa, and Cabrera are worth exploring for their natural beauty and vibrant local culture.
  2. East Coast
    • Sailing along the east coast provides access to popular tourist destinations such as Punta Cana and Bávaro. The region is known for its luxurious resorts, beautiful beaches, and excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities.
  3. South Coast
    • The south coast offers a more rugged and less developed cruising experience. Places like Barahona and Pedernales are known for their dramatic landscapes and off-the-beaten-path charm.
  4. Southwest Coast
    • This area is more remote and less frequented by cruisers, but it offers unique natural beauty and a sense of adventure. The waters around Bahía de las Águilas are particularly stunning.

Tips for Sailing in the Dominican Republic

  1. Check Local Regulations
    • Ensure you are aware of the local maritime regulations and customs procedures. Clearing in and out of ports can involve paperwork and fees.
  2. Weather Monitoring
    • Regularly monitor weather forecasts, especially during the hurricane season. The Caribbean weather can change rapidly, and it’s essential to stay informed.
  3. Navigation
    • Use updated charts and navigational aids. Some areas may have unmarked hazards or shifting sandbanks.
  4. Provisioning
    • Larger ports and marinas will have good provisioning options, but it’s wise to stock up on essentials before heading to more remote areas.
  5. Local Knowledge
    • Engage with local sailors and communities. They can provide valuable insights and recommendations for safe anchorage and points of interest.

By planning your trip during the optimal season and exploring the diverse anchorages and cruising grounds, you can enjoy a memorable and enjoyable sailing experience in the Dominican Republic.

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DOMINCAN REPUBLIC SEARCH AND RESCUE SAR

MRCC – Dominican Republic – Maritime Operations Center

Type: , Country: , SRR:
Latitude, Longitude:

(18.4860573,-69.9312134)

Telephone:

1 809-604-6506/ 1 829-200-0370

com@marina.mil.do

Fax:

1 809 549 2734

Website:

https://www.marina.mil.do/armada/

INMARSAT:
Telex:
Notes:

1 809-604-6506 (WhatsApp)

ARCC Santo Domingo

Type: , Country: , SRR:
Latitude, Longitude:

(18.4316387,-69.6800232)

Telephone:

1 809 549 0137

rccsantodomingo@gmail.com

Fax:

operacionesnav.mdg@hotmail.com , operacionesnavalesm3@yahoo.es

Website:

http://www.idac.gob.do/

INMARSAT:
Telex:

AFTN NETWORK: MDSDYCYX

Notes:

esta solicitud es debido a que tenernos problemas con las comunicaciones entre los tripulantes de embarcaciones y nosotros, queremos que ellos se comuniquen directamente a a la Armada Dominicana, para evitar retraso en las comunicaciones. gracias

This request is due to the fact that we have problems with communications between the ship's crew and us, we want them to communicate directly with the Dominican Navy, to avoid delays in communications. Thank you


AP Nautical Chart 25700

The Mona Passage

The Mona Passage  | Canal de la Mona

Important Lights: Isla de Mona: Fl W

Canal de la Mona (Mona Passage), 61 miles wide between the west end of Puerto Rico and the east end of Hispaniola, is one of the principal entrances to the Caribbean Sea. Three small islands are located in the passage: Isla de Mona and Isla Monito about midway in the south part and Isla Desecheo about 12 miles west of the extremity of Puerto Rico in the north part.  On the west side of Canal de la Mona, a bank extends from Cabo Engaño, the east extremity of Hispaniola, for 23 miles, with a least depth of 26 fathoms. Depths of 5 to 20 fathoms have been reported on the bank about 7 miles south-southeast of Cabo Engaño. Strong tide rips and heavy swells, caused by the meeting of contrary currents, are visible for many miles and mark the position of this bank. On the east side of the passage, an extensive bank makes off from the west coast of Puerto Rico extending p to 15 miles offshore. The west coast of Puerto Rico is described later in this chapter.

Mona Passage Bathymetry

Currents  Tidal currents set generally south and north through Canal de la Mona. Varying

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OCEAN WORLD MARINA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

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OCEAN WORLD MARINA 🇩🇴 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

19° 49.655'   N 070°43.9833' W 

We are excited to welcome the Ocean Posse to the Dominican Republic.

Enjoy our marina, services and amenities with our special welcome rates.

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Jorge M. Fernandez

Director de Operaciones
Ocean World Marina

OCEAN WORLD MARINA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

Sea Buoy: 19º50.095 N Latitude – 070º43.535 W Longitude

 

OCEAN WORLD MARINA COFRESI BEACH

Ocean World is located on Cofresi beach, near town of Puerto Plata. With an abundance of hotel rooms and recreation opportunities that include, golf, fishing, scuba diving, horseback riding, and even white water rafting, Puerto Plata is already celebrated as an affordable Caribbean vacation playground. Puerto Plata’s airport (POP) is a 30 minute drive, and has daily flights from Miami, NYC and cities in Europe. Ocean World Marina, now the only full-service marina located between the heavily traveled Florida/Bahamas area and the Puerto Rico/Eastern Caribbean region.

Ocaen World
RATES

 Days $ x foot
1   1.00
7   0.85
30   0.40

Cofresí Beach

CONTACT

Jorge M. Fernandez

 

Ocean World  Marina
GPS:   N19° 50.095   W70° 43.535

Cofresi, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic

 
Mobile.: 809-669-7660                         
Tel.:       809-970-3373  Ext. 4004
Fax:       809-970-7987

 

 

Ocean World Marina

AMMENITIES

  Ocean World Marina has a great selection of amenities and services to suit your needs.

Ocean World Adventure Park Ocean World Casino
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Casino

VIDEO

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LOCATION

 

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MARINA PUERTO BAHIA 🇩🇴 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE
19° 11.6383' N    069° 21.3283' W

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Gavi Roustand

Gavi Roustand
Harbour Master
C: +1 809 801 9756
E: marina@puertobahiasamana.com

Puerto Bahía is a full service marina in Samaná, Northeast of Dominican Republic, offering slips for vessels up to
150ft LOA and access to boutique hotel amenities.

Marina Puerto Bahia

ON SITE AMENITIES

On-Site Customs & Immigration
30 and 50 amps, 125 and 250 volts, 60 Hz
Water
High Speed Pump Fueling Pier
24-Hour Security
Restrooms and Showers
Laundry Room
Mini-Market
Garbage Pickup
Free Internet Access
Bars and Restaurants
Infinity Pools
Gym
Spa and Beauty Salon
Taxi and Car Rental
Water Taxi to Cayo Levantado Island
Parking

Marina Puerto Bahía

CONTACT

Gavi Roustand
Harbour Master
T: +1 809 801 9756 (Calls and Whatsapp)
Carretera Sanchez-Samaná
KM, 5, Samaná 32000,
Dominican Republic

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Marina Puerto Bahía

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RATES
MARINA RATES 2022 (PER FOOT):
*Special rate of $ 1.00 per foot per night for Panama Posse members.
30-79 L.O.A.
Daily : $1.50
Weekly: $1.25
Monthly:  $0.80

6 months: $0.55

80-150 L.O.A. / MULTIHULL
Daily : $2.00
Weekly: $1.70
Monthly:  $1.00
6 months: $0.60
Electricity: $0.45 p/ kw
Taxes are not included in the prices above.
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30-79 L.O.A.
Daily : $1.25
Weekly: $1.00
Monthly:  $0.60

6 months: $0.35

80-150 L.O.A. / MULTIHULL
Daily : $1.75
Weekly: $1.35
Monthly:  $0.80

6 months: $0.50

Marina Puerto Bahía

Government Fees (Onsite)

Inmigración / lmmigration Per vessel $70.00
Per passenger $12.00
Tarjeta de Turista/ Tourist Card Per passenger $10.00

Marina Puerto Bahia

LOCATION

 

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