Although it is not an official port of entry, sailing to Boqueron is still a great location if this is a pastime you're a fan of. There are several marinas in the area, and for those who don't want to sail themselves, a few guided tour options to consider as well.
If you simply want to experience some time on the open water, without the stress and cost associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Take a look at the chart below to find names and phone numbers for area excursion services.
|Coastal Marine Boat Tours||(787) 310-8458||La Parguera|
|Fondo de Cristal||(787) 899-5891||Route 304 - La Parguera|
The cost of a 12-month cruising permit is just $25 for U.S. visitors and $37(USD) for others, and getting through customs is not a terribly lengthy process. You'll find the nearest port of entry to be in either Guanica or Mayaguez. Customs is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday with a lunch break from noon to 1:00 p.m. They request that you call 24 hours in advance to let you know you are on the way, and you can reach them at 787-729-6850 or 787-729-6802. Once approved, you can sail on to Boqueron to get your vacation started.
Are you going to visit Boqueron using your own boat, or one you charter elsewhere? The following chart contains a list of area marinas.
|--||9.6 mi. (15.4 km) West-Northwest of La Parguera|
|(787) 255-3130||Cabo Rojo|
Boqueron and its laid back vibe is a great destination for yachters who just want to relax and enjoy the scenery. Whether you're sailing to the island yourself or you'd like to spend a bit of time out sailing around the area, this is a great place to plan for some sailing.
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