Dominican Republic Yacht Charter Guide

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.  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.

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.

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 chartering to 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.

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.

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 island of Saona and Catalina 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, giant starfish, mangroves and glistening golden sands. You can completely lose yourself by spending a day exploring this pocket of paradise.

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.

Location Highlights

  • 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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