Do not worry, Samana is very Safe ! ( I do know, i live here )
Plenty of things to do around Samana, close to the Ship or a bit further away on the Samana Peninsula.
You can visit the new website of the town of Samana and find out about local tour operators, restaurants, bars, shopping, museums, local beaches and more.
Here is the link :
Go Samana | Samana, Dominican Republic
Enjoy our beautiful Samana !