Humacao is home to the Palmas del Mar Yacht Club, which is constantly busy with tourists who have chosen to sail their own private yacht to the island. This popular tourist destination is also a great home base for sailing excursions and hiring a charter on Puerto Rico.
You don't have to be a skilled yachtsmen to enjoy some time on the water in Humacao. There are several tour guides in the area that bring guests aboard their private vessels to show them around by sea. Some tours last only an hour or two, but others are more extensive and might include stops for snorkeling.
If you want to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and responsibility associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Take a look at the listing below to find names and phone numbers for area day sail providers.
|East Island Excursions Puerto Rico||(787) 860-3434||Marina Puerto Rey - 3.4 mi. (5.4 km) South of Fajardo|
|(787) 316-0441||Naguabo Valley|
|(787) 850-7548||Palmas del Mar Yacht Works - Palmas Del Mar|
If you're going to charter a boat for a bit of sailing on your own during your stay in Humacao, your best bet may be to head about a half an hour north east of town to Fajardo where there are a few companies that will rent out boats to experienced sailors.
Considering the option of a boat or yacht charter? The following table indicates how to get a hold of area charter companies.
|(787) 422-8889||Las Croabas|
The Palmas del Mar Yacht Club features a state-of-the-art marina with152 slips that can accommodate yachts from 50 to 125 feet long, and side ties for mega yachts that are 175 feet long. Those who pay to dock at the marina ave access to a lounge, tiki bar, restaurant and pub, swimming pool, business center, convenience store, dive shop, deli, marine supplies store, and more.
Before you can enjoy the luxury amenities of Palmas del Mar; however, you'll need to gain official entry to the island at a port of entry. The nearest one to Humacao is in Fajardo, and you can meet with a customs official there to gain clearance, then sail to the marina.
Planning to visit Humacao using your own boat, or a vessel you charter elsewhere? Take a look at the chart that follows to get basic information for marinas in the area.
|(787) 285-1510||Palmas Del Mar|
|(787) 860-1000||Road 3 Km 51.4 - 3.4 mi. (5.5 km) South of Fajardo|
There is no doubt about it, your time spent in Humacao is only made better by some time sailing. You can accomplish this in a number of ways, but the important part is that you make it happen.
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