I've not taken it personally but have heard from several others. First, it takes about 8 hours but should only take 4. My friends tell me that they drive around in circles so that you drink more. Next, it is easier to take the ferry with an animal, which is why several of my friends take it. The last fare I heard sounded outrageous...around $200 one way I think (but I can't swear to this because it could have been a holiday rate.)Ok I will ask again, another way.. anyone know about the ferry to PR from DR?
Thread starts at http://www.dr1.com/forums/trip-reports/70449-ferry-puerto-rico.htmlJust recently poster Chirimoya wrote in detail about a ferry trip to PR. Have a look here http://www.dr1.com/forums/trip-reports/70449-ferry-puerto-rico-2.html
Chris--Perfect example of the use of "reputation points" and advise.For those who haven't gone to Chiri's link...it is fabulous. And, I highly recommend linking to the photos as well.
Thanks again Chiri. That was clearly WAY more informative than my second hand info (which I only posted because no one had responded).
Do you have any more information regarding the shuttle bus service from San Juan to Mayaguez? I'm looking to make that trip the end of this monthThe ferry is about a third/half of the price of flying depending on what deal you opt for. Apparently Santo Domingo-San Juan flights are among the most expensive per kilometre in the world because AA has the monopoly. The main drawback with the ferry is that it arrives in Mayaguez, a couple of hours drive from San Juan (they provide a shuttle bus). If you have time to spare, it's worth it.