Sailing can be a fun way to get to Condado, whether you have a private yacht and the skills to sail yourself, or you hire a charter and crew to go along with it. Regardless of who does the sailing, when you arrive your first stop will need to be at a port of entry. Fortunately, there is one so near Condado it may as well be right in town.
Your Condado vacation is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the work for you. That is exactly what will happen when you sign up for one of the numerous sailing tours and excursions hosted in the nearby area. The tours will take you along the coastline, offer light snacks and drinks, and often make stops in clear waters for swimming and snorkeling.
If you simply want to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you can join an excursion. See the chart below to find names and phone numbers for area boating excursions.
|Castillo Tours||(787) 791-6195||101 Calle Doncella - Condado District|
|(787) 340-7567||San Juan Marina - Miramar|
|Sail San Juan Bay||(787) 667-7778||482 Avenida Fernandez Juncos - Viejo San Juan|
|San Juan Water Tours||(787) 624-6295||Pier 6 - Viejo San Juan|
The port of entry nearest to Condado is in San Juan, where you'll meet with customs to have your documentation and stores inspected and purchase a 12-month cruising permit for between $25 and $37(USD) depending on your citizenship. Customs officials request that you give them 24 hours notice that you are on your way. You can contact them at 787-729-6850 or 787-729-6802 Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Once you've cleared customs, your next stop will be to your marina or anchorage of choice.
Do you plan to reach Condado in your own vessel, or one you charter? This next table contains a list of area marinas.
|(787) 791-1015||Isla Verde|
Although Condado may be best known for its high end accommodations and shopping opportunities, sailing is definitely a great way to enhance a getaway here. Whether you sail in yourself or simply want to do a few hours of sailing as part of a tour, you can certainly make it happen here.
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