Do not blame Cap Cana Marina for your ignorance about DR requirements.
Cap Cana is a wonderful Marina where I spent 7 weeks in Covid lockdown. Certainly was not a hardship. We found friendships with a number of residence that made are stay easy and comfortable.
If you would have looked into noonsite.com or bothered to investigate any number or resources you would have known about DR rules, policies and procedures. Including the Navy
controls much of the movement by sea.
One reason is if you get into trouble they are the ones responsible for your safety
in their waters. The north and east coast
of the DR is renown for its bad weather during winter
months. Mono passage
between the DR and PR can be dangerous to boaters.
The one thing you didn’t mention was what we’re the prevailing weather conditions in the Mona Passage during your stay in Cap Cana.
Also, did you talk with the Navy and give them the confidence in you boat
, knowledge and skill to make a safe passage in the given weather conditions?