Cruise ships anchor in Samaná Bay and then tender passengers to Embat Dock. If there are multiple ships in port, you may arrive at Dock Moto Marina Club. Do not expect a fancy terminal. Do expect to be greeted by local musicians. Their up-beat tunes will have you tapping your feet as you begin your short walk into town. Occasionally, your itinerary will only include Cayo Levantado. Then expect a pleasant day on a beach of this island near the mouth of Samaná Bay. An additional boat ride is needed to reach Samaná on the mainland.