Re: Dominican Republic

Mark Erdos



We sailed from T&C to PR without stopping at the DR. The DR government officials are corrupt, the smelly bays are polluted and the islands offer nothing that cannot be found elsewhere in the Carib. Others will most likely disagree but my point is, if you do skip it, don’t feel bad about having to.



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama


From: [] On Behalf Of Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 1:38 PM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Dominican Republic


My apologies if this sort of post is too off-topic.

We're preparing to leave the Bahamas for the Dominican Republic.  They have some pretty restrictive allowances for "boat stores" which we exceed by magnitudes (especially the wine and beer!).  The guide books note that they will "inspect" your vessel.  These are the same guide books that advise you to stock up.  

Can anyone advise me on what to expect from Customs in the DR?  I'm thinking of just sailing past it to Puerto Rico, but that's a longer sail than I prefer.

Wanderer, SM#477

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