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    Default cheap boat/ferry to Puerto Rico?!

    Hi, I live in SD and I need to get to Puerto Rico the CHEAPEST way possible! Any suggestions?

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    Lightbulb Re: cheap boat/ferry to Puerto Rico?!

    Originally posted by yoyo
    Hi, I live in SD and I need to get to Puerto Rico the CHEAPEST way possible! Any suggestions?
    If you search Google or search here past posts there have been several links to the site for the DR-PR ferry. I think it may be cheaper to fly with enough advance booking. If i recall the ferry was no deal , of course if you have to take the car it is the only way.

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    Rick,

    I took the ferry from the west coast of PR back in Jul 2002. It departs from the port of Mayaquez PR 2 or 3 times a week and from San Juan 2 or 3 times a week. If you have a car the trip to Mayaquez is cheeper...think I paid about 125 US roundtrip. The trip takes about 10 - 12 hours. You will depart in the afternoon and get to PR in AM the next day. They have a decent resteraunt and cafe, a casino and a Disco with a merenque band ( OK Show). The cabins are pretty plane unless you get the upgrade. An airline ticket would probably cost less unless you just have to much stuff to carry or a car to take. Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Bye the way, I think the name of the company is Caribe Ferries.

    Jon

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    Default Re: cheap boat/ferry to Puerto Rico?!

    Originally posted by yoyo
    Hi, I live in SD and I need to get to Puerto Rico the CHEAPEST way possible! Any suggestions?
    Sure! They're called 'Yola's' in Dominican Spanish. Just so happenes I can sell you a ticket on one of mine for USD$2000. That includes, the plywood Yola with two 55 gallon drums underneath for bouyance and a hearty push off toward PR by my Haitian employees. PM me to arrange ticket purchase and next-of-kin insurance.

    Tom (aka XR)

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    Lightbulb Wasn't Me That Asked, but....

    Originally posted by jdore
    Rick,

    I took the ferry from the west coast of PR back in Jul 2002.
    Here's more recent and a lot more expensive info:

    MayagŁez--Dominican Republic Route
    M/V Regal Voyager Ferry $109-$247 (tax included) per person, round trip
    11-12 hours one-way

    2- or 4-door cars $146.00
    Vans & others $176.00

    MayagŁez to Dominican Republic
    Monday, Wednesday & Friday
    Departure: 8:00 p.m.
    Arrival: 8:00 a.m. the next day

    Dominican Republic to MayagŁez
    Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
    Departure: 8:00 a.m.
    Arrival: 8:00 p.m. the next day

    And from yahoo!

    It is possible to arrive via ferry from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, on Ferias del Caribe (tel 809/688-4400, Puerto Rico tel 787/832-4800), but it's a long, uncomfortable overnight trip. Ferries depart Mayaguez three times a week; the cost is US$144 one-way, plus the US$10 entry tax and US$60 for a private cabin. Plus the car of course.

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