Puerto Turístico Taíno Bay

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Puerto Turístico Taíno Bay


Puerto Turístico Taíno Bay

Puerto Plata’s beauty and attire is undeniable. Puerto Plata’s historical downtown, Victorian home style buildings, cable car and the San Felipe fortress are just some of its main cultural points of interest, whereas natural attractions such as Sosua, Cabarete, Punta Rucia and the Damajagua waterfalls represent what this destination has to offer. 

Taino Bay is a world-class cruise terminal. Its recently built berthing positions allow the simultaneous docking of three vessels and the disembarking of up to 14,000 passengers. The facilities welcome the most important cruise lines in the world. This terminal consolidates Puerto Plata as one of the principal destinations in the Caribbean. Taino Bay offers brand new touristic facilities which include retail spaces and gourmet experiences throughout the various restaurants and bars.

Taino Bay Port in puerto plata cruise port opened operations today with the arrival of the MSC Seashore, a modern EVO class cruise ship with 1,700 passengers and capacity for 4,540 plus crew. The ship was built for MSC Cruises in Italy, and arrived on December 15th, 2021 at 8:00am to host the inaugural ceremony with the Dominican Republic.

3D model of Taino Bay Cruise Port in Puerto Plata

In the new Taino Bay, cruise passengers will arrive at an exciting destination with elements related to the pre-Columbian Taino culture, as well as an ecological park, water slides, encounters with wildlife, restaurants, shops and other entertainment. From there they will have direct access to the historic center of Puerto Plata, with its colorful Victorian-style houses and buildings.  

Cruise Ship Jobs

How to apply for jobs at the Amber Cove and Taino Bay cruise ship terminals.

The Amber Cove and Taino Bay cruise terminals have greatly benefited the province of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Among the benefits we can mention: revitalization of the economy of the area, generation of new sources of employment, relaunch of Puerto Plata as a tourist destination for cruise ships and attraction of local and foreign investors.

Identify and select the vacancy that interests you the most.    
Within the job vacancy you will find the requirements and information provided by each company.

Near the end of the article you will see how the company wants to be contacted, usually by email, but this can vary from institution to institution.

Make sure you send an updated curriculum vitae, with a photo and updated contacts (mail, phone...). 

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In its first stage, Taino Baywill have a dock large enough to handle two Oasis size ships. A 20-acre / 8.4-hectare onshore facility divided into several areas:

  • Taino Village with a theme based on the culture of the pre-Columbian Taino people.
  • Monkey Jungle will be an interactive ecological park with Capuchin monkeys, a botanical garden, an aviary, a reptile island, a marine habitat and a sustainability center.
  • Fort Cibao will be a theme park with water slides, roller coasters, children’s and VIP areas, and swimming with rays and cat sharks.
  • Bucanneers Village with  shops, bars, restaurants, squares for live entertainment and a museum.
  • Fort San Felipe, a historic 14th-century Spanish fortress overlooking the bay, commissioned by King Phillip II of Spain in 1564, and full of historic significance.
  • Puerto Plata Historic District, within walking distance to the port, and full of landmarks, restaurants, plazas, museums, shopping areas and entertainment.
  • Zip Line –  A multi-stage Zip Line that will surround the entire facility.

Taino Bay will replace the old Puerto Plata cargo port, placing cruise passengers a few steps away from the historical district that includes Fort San Felipe, an important historical site, and the colonial heart of Puerto Plata where an area of ​​16 blocks will be undergoing major renovations and improvements from the government.

That area includes dozens of gift shops, antique shops, and landmarks such as the Paseo Dona Blanca, Central ParkSan Felipe Cathedral, The Gregorio Luperon museum, the Amber Gallery, Umbrella street, The Amber Museum, Historic Fire Department and many more places where cruise passengers will be toured.

Grupo ITM from México invested $80 million into the first stage of the Taino Bay development, which includes the dock and two-berth dock facilities. Some dredging was required to bring the shipping channel and basin depth to 11.5 meters / 38 feet, and a former power station and fishing pier will be removed.

The existing loading dock will be expanded to 400 meters / 1,312 feet, to allow for a couple of Oasis-size ships alongside. In the second stage, an additional 300 meters / 984 feet extension is planned so that three Oasis-sized ships can call simultaneously.

To create Taino Bay, Puerto Plata’s former cargo pier was extended to handle two Oasis-size ships and one smaller vessel. Its first phase of upland development includes a welcome area, transport hub, retail, beach club, food and beverage outlets, entertainment and continuous free trolley service to Puerto Plata’s colonial center.


Top Puerto Plata Shore Excursions

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Arrivals Port Schedule

Times are subject to change.  For questions on arrival and departure times, please contact your cruise line. SEE



What are Taino Bay Cruise hours of operation?

Taino Bay Cruise opening hours:    
Sun - Sat 8:00 - 16:00

Is it necessary to book in advance to visit Taino Bay Cruise?

We recommend booking Taino Bay Cruise tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour for a full refund. See all 7 Taino Bay Cruise tours on Tripadvisor

What is the best way to see Taino Bay Cruise?

According to Tripadvisor travellers, these are the best ways to experience Taino Bay Cruise:

  • City Tour & Cable Car Puerto Plata
  • The 27 Waterfalls of Damajagua
  • Taino Bay Shore Excursion – ATV Adventure with Resort Beach
  • Cayo Arena Day Trip from Puerto Plata

What hotels are near Taino Bay Cruise?

  • (2.67 km) BlueBay Villas Doradas
  • (2.75 km) Emotions By Hodelpa Playa Dorada
  • (2.76 km) Blue JackTar
  • (2.50 km) Viva Wyndham V Heavens – All-Inclusive Resort