Known for calm, warm waters, the Caribbean Sea is the perfect place for watersports enthusiasts to practice their favorite aquatic games. Akumal benefits from these forgiving waters, and many people choose to take advantage of this by making sailing their sport of choice.
There are quite a few options for day sails in the Akumal area. Many of these companies offer group outings where you can sail up and down the coast enjoying the view, dining on a few snacks or sometimes even a full meal, and learning about what is important about this coastal town.
If you're just wanting to spend some time on the water, without the cost and responsibility associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. See the table below to obtain contact information for excursion providers.
|Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran||(984) 803-4774||The vicinity of La Gloria|
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|Mad About Boats Tour Office||--||The vicinity of La Gloria|
|Robinson Crusoe Tour||--||0.4 mi. (0.6 km) Southeast of Akumal|
If you're interested in chartering a boat to sail yourself about, you can do that as well. Akumal has a small amount of companies that offer this service, though you will be required to show proof of your sailing skills, or hire a crew to do the work for you.
Seriously considering renting a charter boat? The following chart shows how to reach charter companies serving this area.
|(984) 803-4008||The vicinity of La Gloria||Mexico|
It is not completely uncommon for pleasure yachters to sail internationally to this destination. Your first stop will need to be at an official port of entry on Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, or Majahaul where you'll offer up a crew list, passport and tourist card for each passenger and crew member, and all of the boat's official paperwork before gaining clearance.
There are a few different options to consider if you're thinking of doing some sailing during your time in Akumal, and each has its merits. Find out what works for you, and make sure you find a way to make it happen. You may regret the missed opportunity if you don't.
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