You’ll commence your journey to the Silver Bank at Ocean World Marina. It’s the only full service marina on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. It is located in the Cofresi beach area, a few miles west of Puerto Plata. The Ocean World facility is a tourist destination featuring an adventure park, lively restaurants and a casino.
This part of the Dominican Republic has lots of tourist offerings. There is an international airport, lovely beaches, resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops, drugstores, internet cafes, taxis, and sightseeing. You can enjoy a relaxing beach or poolside tropical vacation for a few days. And get to know more of the natural history of the island.
Airports & Arrival
Most guests arrive in the Dominican Republic by air. There are direct flights from Miami, New York, Charlotte and Boston as well as several European cities. In Puerto Plata, the Gregorio Luperon International Airport (airport code POP) is the closest to Ocean World Marina. It’s about 30 minutes by taxi, costing around $45-50 USD. Another option is Cibao International Airport, located in Santiago (airport code STI). This is a little farther about 90 minutes away with a transfer cost of around $100 USD.
The M/V Sea Hunter departs from Ocean World marina each Saturday evening during the ten week winter season. Our season runs from late January until early April. Guests board the vessel each Saturday at 5:00pm. It’s a good idea to arrive on the island at least a day or so before departure. Especially if you are traveling from wintry weather. A wide variety of hotel options are available and it gives you a chance to get to know the Dominican Republic and it’s friendly people.