Boating and Sailing Near Cozumel

Sailing is possible thanks to a number of charter companies that operate out of Cozumel

Photo credit: © Andres Pascal

It is truly hard to resist the waters that surround Cozumel. Warm, calm, and clear as can be, many visitors make it a point to spend some time out to sea when they visit this island. There are a number of ways to make this happen, from signing up for a tour to sailing yourself from international waters.

If you just want to experience some time on the open water, without the complications and cost of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Wondering about taking a boat ride? Take a look at the table below for contact phone numbers for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Albatros Charters (984) 872-7904 San Miguel
Captain Ron's Cozumel Boat Charters (987) 872-5467 5-A Palma Reales, Carretera Costera Norte - Cozumel
Cozumel Boat Trips (987) 113-2774 Caleta Marina - 3.0 mi. (4.9 km) South West of San Miguel
Cozumel Sailing (987) 869-2312 Puerto Abrigo - 2.2 mi. (3.6 km) North of San Miguel

Boat Rentals and Charters

Because sailing is such a popular pastime around this island, a few local companies have capitalized on offering the service for a number of different activities. Not only can you hire a boat to take you for a tour of the area, but you can also sign up for snorkeling and other adventure trips as well.

If you're starting to research chartering a boat, you can call one of the following firms:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
CataMaya (984) 803-4008 The vicinity of La Gloria Mexico


Cozumel is an official port of entry for the country of Mexico, which means anyone considering planning a private yachting excursion to this destination won't have to make any extra stops. Of course, you can't just sail to Cozumel, dock, and go about your business. First, you'll have to gain entry by stopping by the Port Captain's Office, the Immigration Office, and the Customs Office. To do so, you'll fill out and sign an Import Form which proves you understand the rules and regulations for sailing and docking in Mexico. You'll also need several copies of your boat's original documentation, a passport for each passenger and crew member as well as a tourist card, and a crew list. You'll also need Pesca Fishing Papers for each person aboard, even if you have no plans to fish. Once this has been taken care of, you can head off and dock at your predetermined destination around the island.

Thinking about sailing to Cozumel in your own vessel, or one you charter elsewhere? See the chart below to get basic information for area marinas.

Name Location
Caleta Marina 3.1 mi. (4.9 km) South West of San Miguel
Puerto Abrigo 2.2 mi. (3.6 km) North of San Miguel

The possibility to spend your days sailing around Cozumel is there, it's just up to you to decide how you want to make it happen.


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