Sailing and Boating Near Aguadilla

Sailing to Aguadilla is only said to be suitable for experienced yachters

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Despite being what one might consider a quiet fishing village, Aguadilla is not a protected area, and can tend to experience rough currents, especially during the winter months. It is recommended that only experienced sailors make the trip to this destination. If you aren't confident in your sailing skills but still want to spend some time at sea, there are a few ways to make it happen.

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

Puerto Rico is famed for hosting a few companies that offer party sails like booze cruises alongside companies that will get tourists out on the water for a romantic sunset sail or a snorkeling trip. There are plenty of options to choose from, all you have to do is decide which one works for you.

If you're just wanting to get out onto the water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you can take an excursion. Wondering about day sailing options? See the table below to get information on area providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Capital Water Sports Sailing Charters (787) 823-2789 Rincón
Katarina Sail Charters (787) 823-7245 Black Eagle Marina - Rincón

Boat Rentals and Charters

Although there are no charter companies with home bases directly in Aguadilla, if you're willing to head over to Rincon you'll find a few. If you've got sailing credentials, you'll be able to charter a boat for a day sail or longer.

Envisioning renting a boat? See the following table if you want to reach area charter services.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location Island
Rincon Sailing (787) 421-4700 Rincón Puerto Rico

Docking

Although there is an official port of entry in Aguadilla, it is located at the Rafael Hernandez Airport, which means sailors will not be able to sail directly to this town. Instead, they will have to go to San Juan, Ponce, Mayagüez, or Guánica. The port nearest Aguadilla is at the Bahia de Mayaguez. Customs is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and should be contacted at least 24 hours in advance at 787-729-6850 or 787-729-6802. When you arrive, you will need to purchase a 12 month cruising permit for $25 if you are from the U.S. and $37(USD) for visitors from elsewhere. Those who are not from the U.S. will also need a visa. After completing a trip through customs, sailors may sail on to their marina of choice.

Do you plan to reach Aguadilla using your own vessel, or a boat you charter elsewhere? Check out the listing that follows to get information on area marinas.

Marinas
Name Location
Aguadilla Town Docks 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) North-Northwest of Aguadilla
Black Eagle Marina Rincón

There are numerous ways to enjoy the waters that surround Puerto Rico, from participating in a tour to sailing yourself from international waters. How you make it happen is up to you, but most would agree that it is definitely something you should experience during your time in Aguadilla.

 

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