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    Default Ferry from Miches to Samana

    Does anyone know if there is still ferry service from Meeches to Samana. Any info would be great. Also is there a secure place to leave a car overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melphis View Post
    Does anyone know if there is still ferry service from Meeches to Samana. Any info would be great. Also is there a secure place to leave a car overnight.
    It is MICHES. Anyway, I am unaware of a direct water link between Miches and Samana. You probably meant between SABANA DE LA MAR and Samana (see map). Between these points, there is/was a very limited connecting boat service (not a real ferry, certainly not for vehicles). As of late 2014 they were having serious difficulties, but I have no idea how it is now. I have never taken it my self. It is probably only recommended for adventure tourism, or for locals.

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    http://dr1.com/forums/showthread.php...ghlight=sabana

    Not much info in that link but something. Would not recommend leaving your car overnight anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melphis View Post
    Does anyone know if there is still ferry service from Meeches to Samana. Any info would be great. Also is there a secure place to leave a car overnight.
    When I went there in October, the ferry was not departing from its usual place in Miches. We had to drive outside of town, to an unmarked house, where we had to move a barbed wire fence to drive to the dock. It was a right hand turn. Once there, they explained that the ferry was not running that day. We are not sure if it was a temporary thing or not. We proceeded to Sabana de le Mar, and took the ferry from there. I think it left at 2:30 or 3:30. The road taking you close to Miches is not that bad, but once you get near Miches, and the whole way to Sabana, it was still under construction and it was a very slow ride, going around all the bridges that were under construction. The ferry is small, and inexpensive. No car, but they do take motorcycles. I think it was around 300 pesos.

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    Was on the jetty at Sabana last Easter and the ferry was parked ready for boarding. Small blue and white boat.

    From Sabana de la Mar the departure times were 9.00, 11.00 15.00 ad 17.00 and one way for passenger was 200rd

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    Sabana jetty and ferry boat pic


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    Default Passenger and Vehicle Ferry planned

    http://hoy.com.do/1355417/

    Public Works have just announced the construction of new jetties at both Sabana al la Mar and Samana to service passenger and vehicle ferries and so allow shorter vehicle route from East to Samana Peninsula and North Coast.

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    Maybe not the best idea this year ...but there are great improvements being made.. Minches whale watching is now advertising in Bavaro... IN a year or so you won't have to go to Samana, then the infrastructure will grow into hotels etc. Got money to invest -- forget Uber Alto --- if I had a bank, Id bet on Minches for growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Anjero View Post
    Maybe not the best idea this year ...but there are great improvements being made.. Minches whale watching is now advertising in Bavaro... IN a year or so you won't have to go to Samana, then the infrastructure will grow into hotels etc. Got money to invest -- forget Uber Alto --- if I had a bank, Id bet on Minches for growth.
    The beach on the edge of Miches is a lovely long arching sandy expanse and undeveloped and a good day out with lunch at one of the small restaurants set back from the beach......one as German owned. Access is a right turn before you cross the bridge on entering Miches from the Bavaro direction. Good bet but a few years away. There is a large development already planned a but further east from Miches though, and was reported to include a Four Seasons Hotel.

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    The German-owned place is Coco Loco - good food and accommodation.
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