Yacht Charter Dominican Republic

A luxury yacht charter is the ideal way to experience this classic Caribbean gem that teems with lively music, breathtaking views, and ornate architecture.

The Dominican Republic is renowned for its stunning azure waters, bustling nightlife, and charming villages. On a Dominican Republic boat charter, you will be in awe of the effortless mixture of laid-back Caribbean ambiance and the rich melting pot of cultures.

A luxury yacht charter to the Dominican Republic is the quintessential holiday for adventure, breathtaking landscapes, and total relaxation. The warm sparkling waters that lap upon the white sand beaches are the perfect playground for your yacht’s full suite of water toys. The country is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south, inviting you to explore its idyllic waters. Those seeking underwater adventure will be in awe of the dazzling coral reefs, sunbathers and beach go-ers will appreciate the versatile topography, and foodies will be impressed by the local cuisine. The Dominican Republic’s myriad of landscapes wait to be explored, and with your luxury charter yacht as your home base, there is no better cruising ground.

Private luxury yacht: the best way to explore the Dominican Republic

The luxury of traveling to the Dominican Republic by yacht charter combines the convenience of a private home base and endless amenities at your fingertips. You can enjoy breakfast on the aft deck with turquoise waters as your backdrop. After a lazy morning, take your yacht’s water toys for a spin or head to the sundeck and soak in the Jacuzzi with a cocktail in hand.

Once you’re rested and ready to continue exploring the Dominican Republic’s landscapes, head to the Amber Coast for some real adventure. This is home to some of the most idyllic beaches and offers access to the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua. This thrilling excursion combines natural beauty with excitement for everyone to enjoy and get their hearts racing. Also along the Amber Coast is the colorful town of Cabarete. The long stretches of beaches are popular for onlookers to watch water sports enthusiasts try their hand at kite surfing and windsurfing.

Santo Domingo

The Dominican Republic’s capital, Santo Domingo, is celebrated as one of the Caribbean’s oldest cities, boasting a historical core. Its Colonial City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled to the brim with museums, arts, and wonderful restaurants. While on your luxury charter holiday, an afternoon spent strolling through this cosmopolitan city is highly recommended. You will find elegant eateries, vibrant nightlife, and sprawling white sand beaches.

The Samana Peninsula

On the northeast side of the country lies the Samaná Peninsula. The effortless blend of green mountains and swaying coconut trees make this a hidden gem that must be seen while on a luxury boat rental in the Dominican Republic. The secluded nature of Samaná will draw you in to admire the diverse topography. Underwater, you will be greeted by plenty of marine life, making this an excellent diving spot with many coves. Whale watching is also common while visiting Samaná. If you’re keener to enjoy a relaxing day on one of the stunning white sand beaches, head to Las Terrenas, one of the most developed towns on the Peninsula. You can walk barefoot on the soft sand in complete serenity or take a chance and explore underwater caverns like Dudu Lagoon.

La Romana

Famous for its sugar cane plantations and turquoise beaches, La Romana is a renowned location home to Casa de Campo, an ultra-luxurious vacation haven for well-known figures in politics, finance, and entertainment. Architectural aficionados will appreciate visiting Atlas de Chavon, a stunning recreation of a 16th-century Mediterranean-style village. La Romana is also an excellent jumping-off point for a visit to the islands of Saona and Catalina Island.

Catalina and Saona Island

Although Catalina Island is only 1.5 miles from the mainland, it is a quiet and secluded haven famous for “El Muro,” a diving spot on the island’s east side. The drop starts at about 16′ (5m) and descends to 131’+ (40m+). The underwater ecosystem is second to none, with a myriad of corals and sponges and a variety of fish. Your yacht can then make her way to Saona Island, situated on the southeastern tip of the Dominican Republic. The island is part of the East National Park, well-preserved and protected by the government. The picture-perfect coastline is something right off a postcard, with giant starfish, mangroves, and glistening golden sands. You can completely lose yourself by spending a day exploring this pocket of paradise.

Punta Cana

Your luxury yacht charter to the Dominican Republic would not be complete without a stop at the easternmost tip of the country. Punta Cana, famed for its lavish resorts and long stretches of beaches, will seduce you with its classic Dominican charm. Those seeking vibrant nightlife that encourages you to dance ‘til dawn will fall in love with Punta Canan’s passion for music, with merengue and Bachata blaring through the streets.

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Charter Highlights Dominican Republic

  • Explore the Dominican Republic's capital, Santo Domingo, to experience the rich history and culture
  • Admire the diverse topography on the Samaná Peninsula
  • Dare to dive the 27 waterfalls of Damajagua on the Amber Coast
  • Visit Atlas de Chavon in La Romana
  • Dive El Muro on Catalina Island to try and spot stunning marine life
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What are some of the top destinations to cruise to on a Dominican Republic charter vacation?

Some of the top destinations to explore in the Dominican Republic include:

Santo Domingo

Explore Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic’s vibrant capital city and the Caribbean’s oldest city. Here, you’ll find sophisticated boutiques, gourmet restaurants, chic bars, and a wealth of attractions.

Samana Peninsula

Cruise to the Samana Peninsula, an elegant port destination flanked by lush green mountains. You’ll find some of the Dominican Republic’s best beaches, coves, and diving spots. It’s also a popular spot for whale watching.

Las Terrenas

Head to the picturesque resort town of Las Terrenas on the Samana Peninsula, which boasts a laid-back Caribbean vibe. The town is filled with lively bars, eateries, arts and crafts boutiques, and plenty of white sand palm-fringed beaches for soaking up the warm Caribbean sun.

The Amber Coast & Puerto Plata

Cruise the stunning Amber Coast and drop-anchor at Puerto Plata, where you’ll find world-class golf courses, excellent resorts, and the must-be-seen 27 waterfalls of Damajagua or 27 Charcos.


Cabarete is a must-visit for watersports lovers, with spectacular dive sites and excellent spots for kitesurfing and windsurfing. The nightlife here is also lively, with plenty of bars to party into the early hours.

Northrop & Johnson can tailor a bespoke yacht itinerary that enables you to explore the Dominican Republic at your own pace. Contact our Caribbean yacht charter brokers or browse our luxury yacht rentals in the Dominican Republic.

What types of yacht models can I charter in the Dominican Republic?

There’s a superb selection of yachts for charter in the Dominican Republic, especially when you book a yacht charter with a leading yacht brokerage like Northrop & Johnson. Yacht types include:

  • Motor yachts
  • Sailing yachts
  • Explorer yachts
  • Catamarans
  • Fishing yachts
  • Flybridge yachts
  • Tri-deck yachts
  • Power boats and sport yachts
  • Superyachts and mega yachts

With access to 1,000’s of yachts for charter globally, we can connect you with sailing and motor yacht rentals built by the world’s leading boatbuilders, including Feadship, Lurssen, Nobiskrug, Sanlorenzo, Perini Navi, Amels, Benetti, Oceanco, Sunseeker, Heesen, Azimut, Trinity Yachts, Ferretti, Baglietto, Mangusta, and Westport. Contact our team today, and let us match you with your dream yacht rental in the Dominican Republic.

How much is a luxury crewed yacht rental in the Dominican Republic?

Yacht charters in the Dominican Republic will depend largely on the type of vessel you rent, with larger yachts typically demanding higher charter rates. You can expect the entry-level for a one-week yacht charter in the Dominican Republic to start at around US$50,000, rising to in excess of one million for the world’s most luxurious vessels.

What airports are there in the Dominican Republic?

There are several international airports in the Dominican Republic serving both commercial airlines and private jets.

  • Punta Cana International Airport
  • Las Americas International Airport
  • Gregorio Luperon International Airport
  • Casa de Campo International Airport

When you book a Dominican Republic yacht charter with Northrop & Johnson, our team will help with travel arrangements to and from your luxury yacht. Contact our team today and let us create your perfect getaway on this Caribbean island, or browse our portfolio of luxury yacht rentals.

Where can I moor my private yacht in the Dominican Republic?

As a growing superyacht destination, the Dominican Republic has several world-class marinas and stunning anchorages. Some of the best include:

  • Marina Casa de Campo Marina
  • Cap Cana Marina
  • Ocean World Marina

Can I enjoy a bareboat charter in the Dominican Republic?

While it is likely possible that you can enjoy a bareboat charter in the Dominican Republic, Northrop & Johnson specializes exclusively in luxury crewed yacht rentals only, including crewed motor yachts, sailing yachts, expedition vessels, catamarans, superyachts, and mega yachts.

What's the Dominican Republic like for fishing charters?

The Dominican Republic is an excellent destination for a luxury private fishing charter, with its surrounding waters rich in marine life, including big game fish like mahi mahi, tuna, and wahoo. Northrop & Johnson boasts a superb selection of crewed fishing yachts with all the gear you need for an incredible fishing vacation in the Dominican Republic. Contact our charter brokers today.

What water toys can I expect aboard my Dominican Republic boat rental?

You can expect a superb selection of water toys on your private boat charter, with many yachts boasting voluminous garages filled with the latest water toys, including:

  • Jet skis and Waverunners
  • Inflatables, including water slides
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving gear
  • Fishing equipment
  • Seabobs
  • Kayaks
  • Stand Up Paddleboards
  • Water skis and wakeboards

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Get in touch with a Dominican Republic yacht broker

If you want to cruise the crystal clear waters that surround the Dominican Republic aboard a luxury yacht, then contact Northrop & Johnson. As a leading yacht brokerage, we have access to every crewed luxury yacht for charter in the Caribbean, including the world’s finest motor yachts and sailing boats. Our Caribbean yacht brokers boast unparalleled destination knowledge and have real-time information on available yachts and cruising itineraries. Contact a Dominican Republic yacht charter broker today and let us curate an incredible vacation on the water in this spectacular Caribbean destination.

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