Boating and Sailing Near Dorado

Add some excitement to your Dorado vacation with some time spent sailing

Photo credit: © SAMUEL COLLAZO

A popular resort town known for its luxurious accommodations and its attractiveness to customers who enjoy the finer things in life, it is no surprise that sailing is a popular pastime here.  Being just a short distance from a major port of entry also helps to entice yachters to find their way to Dorado. 

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

Many people agree that there isn't anything much better than spending a day sailing.  For visitors staying Dorado, you'll find a few great opportunities to sign up for a sailing tour or excursion in nearby San Juan.  

If you simply want to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the complications and cost associated with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Curious what's included and where you'll go? Check out the table that follows to get information on area providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Sail San Juan Bay (787) 667-7778 482 Avenida Fernandez Juncos - Viejo San Juan
San Juan Water Tours (787) 624-6295 Bahia Urbana - Viejo San Juan

If you are thinking about a boat charter, you can call one of these area agencies:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location Island
San Juan Boat Rentals (787) 340-7567 San Juan Marina - Miramar Puerto Rico


Because it is located not far from San Juan, which is the transportation hub of Puerto Rico even with regards to sea travel, it'll be San Juan that you will first travel to if you are planning to sail to Dorado.  Here, you'll meet with customs at the official port of entry to go over your documentation and the ships stores, plus purchase your 12 month cruising permit for between $25 and $37(USD) depending upon your citizenship.  After you've been granted entry, you can then sail on to Dorado.

Puerto Rico is a great sailing destination, and because Dorado is located so close to a port of entry, this is one destination those sailing internationally should always consider.  Even if you don't sail in, you can still get out and see the shores of the island from the sea by hopping aboard a tour hosted by a local guide.


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