Sailing and Boating Near Akumal

Sailing is a big “To Do” for your stay in Akumal

Photo credit: © Jonathan.vali

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.

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

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 just want to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering what's included and how long a trip lasts? Check out the chart that follows to get information on area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran (984) 803-4774 The vicinity of La Gloria
Fat Cat Sailboat (984) 116-3040 The vicinity of La Gloria
Robinson Crusoe Tour -- 0.4 mi. (0.6 km) Southeast of Akumal
Yucatan F1 -- The vicinity of La Gloria

Boat Rentals and Charters

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.

If you're serious about a boat charter, you can call one of the following agencies:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
CataMaya (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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