Crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, and a hint of a city scape in the background is what yachters have come to expect as they approach the east coast of Puerto Rico where the town of Fajardo is located. This view has captivated many, and whether you want to sail yourself or sign up for a water-based tour, it is highly recommended that you find some way to get out on the water during your vacation in Fajardo.
Known for having the "best sailing, snorkeling, and island trips," East Island Excursions is one company in Fajardo that can get you out on the water even if you aren't keen to sail a yacht yourself. They offer a number of activities including a simple sail, snorkeling, diving, and fishing. This is true of a number of place along the Puerto Rican coast, butEast Island Excursions Sailing is the most convenient option for those staying in Fajardo.
If you're simply wanting to enjoy some time on the water, without the stress and cost associated with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Want to know more what's included and how long a trip lasts? Take a look at the listing that follows to obtain contact phone numbers for area providers.
|Catamaran Getaway||(787) 550-3138||Villa Marina Yacht Harbour - Fajardo|
|Salty Dog||(787) 717-6378||1 El Batey, Calle 1 - Fajardo|
|Serenity Sea Tours||(787) 435-1358||Marina Puerto Chico - Fajardo|
|Spread Eagle II||(787) 887-8821||Villa Marina Yacht Harbour - Fajardo|
If you do have the skills to sail yourself but don't want to make the journey from your home country to Fajardo, you can hire a boat out for a day or more by using a local charter company. Each has its own rules and offerings, so it is best to get in touch with a few before making your final decision.
Seriously considering chartering a yacht or boat? The following chart indicates how to contact a local charter company.
|Sail Caribe||(787) 889-1978||Ceiba|
|Sail Puerto Rico||(787) 645-9129||Porto Chico - Central Fajardo||Puerto Rico|
...who like a lot of amenities...
Those who will sail to Fajardo will generally do so from the southern coast of the United States. Fajardo is an official port of entry, so you can make a direct trip. As you sail into any of the marinas in Fajardo, you'll need to fly your yellow quarantine flag and keep it up until you've gained entry. You may not exit your boat without the intention to head to the customs office. There, you'll need to provide a passport for each member aboard. If you are a foreign national traveling from the United States, you'll also need a visa for entry to the United States. Additionally, you'll need to purchase a cruising permit. Once you've been given permission to do so, you can lower your "Q" flag and head to your marina of choice.
There are a few places to consider for docking in Fajardo.is an option, available to members of the SSCA. is a great option for tourists who like a lot of amenities like a swimming pool and nice restaurants, while has everything necessary to take care of your boating needs as well as a small restaurant and bar, but nothing too elaborate. Finally, is comprised only of floats.
Considering the option of sailing to Fajardo using your own vessel, or one you charter? Take a look at the table that follows for summary information concerning area marinas.
|(787) 643-2180||Isleta Marina Resort - 1.8 mi. (2.9 km) East of Fajardo|
|(787) 863-1000||El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - Las Croabas|
|(787) 863-3762||Carr 987 Km 2.3 Sardinera - Fajardo|
|(787) 801-2557||Muelle Villa Marina - Fajardo|
|(787) 863-0313||Parc Beltran Bo Sardinera - Fajardo|
|(787) 728-2450||Carr 987 Bo Sardina - Fajardo|
A trip to Fajardo wouldn't be complete without finding some way to get out on the water. Whether you like to fish, snorkel, or sail, there is some way to make sailing and boating around Fajardo an enjoyable experience for all who visit.
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