Sailing and Boating Near Fajardo

Home to a port of entry, Fajardo is a great stop during your Caribbean Sea adventure

Photo credit: © Erin Go Bragh
 

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.

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

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 are just wanting to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the complications and cost involved with renting a boat you can take an excursion. Want to know more about day sailing options? See the table that follows to find information on area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
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

Boat Rentals and Charters

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.

Evaluating the option of a boat or yacht charter? Be sure to look at the following table to find out how to call an area charter service.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
Sail Caribe (787) 889-1978 Ceiba
Sea Wave Charters -- Fajardo

Individual Charter Boats
Name Phone Location Island
Sail Puerto Rico (787) 645-9129 Porto Chico - Central Fajardo Puerto Rico

Entry Requirements

...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.

Docking

There are a few places to consider for docking in Fajardo. Sunbay Marina Inc is an option, available to members of the SSCA. Villa Marina Yacht Harbour is a great option for tourists who like a lot of amenities like a swimming pool and nice restaurants, while Marina Puerto Chico has everything necessary to take care of your boating needs as well as a small restaurant and bar, but nothing too elaborate. Finally, Sea Lovers Marina is comprised only of floats.

Evaluating the option of traveling to Fajardo using a vessel you own, or a charter from a different area? This table contains a list of potential docking spots.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Cayo Obispo Marina (787) 643-2180 Isleta Marina Resort - 1.8 mi. (2.9 km) East of Fajardo
Conquistador Beach Marina (787) 863-1000 El Conquistador Resort, A Waldorf Astoria Resort - Las Croabas
Marina Puerto Chico (787) 863-0834 Fajardo
Sea Lovers Marina (787) 863-3762 Carr 987 Km 2.3 Sardinera - Fajardo
Sea Rescue (787) 801-2557 Muelle Villa Marina - Fajardo
Sunbay Marina Inc (787) 863-0313 Parc Beltran Bo Sardinera - Fajardo
Villa Marina Yacht Harbour (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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