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    Word on the street says there's a ferry from Santo Domingo to Puerto Rico, does anyone know details of such a service? I have a flight out of Puerto Rico on the 25th and am trying to get there cheaply, help a traveler out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodleian View Post
    Word on the street says there's a ferry from Santo Domingo to Puerto Rico, does anyone know details of such a service? I have a flight out of Puerto Rico on the 25th and am trying to get there cheaply, help a traveler out!

    - Matt
    jet blue has 5 nonstops sdq-sju for 79 dollars. the ferry i believe costs more plus time involved ( 1 hr flt vs 8-10 hr boat trip)

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    What aduana restrictions do they have for items coming back on the ferry? It seems to be the benefit of the ferry is not just to get there (use planes for that) but to haul something over and / or back again. For instance, could I bring over my Tahoe from here to fill it up with junk and haul it back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castellamonte View Post
    What aduana restrictions do they have for items coming back on the ferry? It seems to be the benefit of the ferry is not just to get there (use planes for that) but to haul something over and / or back again. For instance, could I bring over my Tahoe from here to fill it up with junk and haul it back?
    When I came in by ferry a few years ago, Aduana was very similar to the airport. Tourists were given the quick check while the Dominicans were checked out item by item. I would expect a car with Dominican registration will get a thorough inventory of contents.

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    Hi:
    If you go during the duty free Holiday period you could bring in up to $3000.USD worth of merchandise without any problems from customs.

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    That $3000 duty free is only for Dominicans returning during the holiday season,not us Gringos. We continue to pay the full fare, exept for our $400 duty free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricky11 View Post
    jet blue has 5 nonstops sdq-sju for 79 dollars. the ferry i believe costs more plus time involved ( 1 hr flt vs 8-10 hr boat trip)
    The lowest JetBlue fare found is $291 r.t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castellamonte View Post
    What aduana restrictions do they have for items coming back on the ferry? It seems to be the benefit of the ferry is not just to get there (use planes for that) but to haul something over and / or back again. For instance, could I bring over my Tahoe from here to fill it up with junk and haul it back?
    If I remember correctly, it's much more difficult to originate your round trip from the DR to PR than vice versa, but I believe it can be done.

    As far as aduanas is concerned, you'll get pretty much the same level of treatment as coming through the airport.

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