Sailing and Boating Near Humacao

Humacao is home to a popular yacht club

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. 

Boat Trips and Day Sailing

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 are just wanting to experience some time on the open water, without the stress and cost associated with renting a boat you should take a day sailing excursion. Wanting to know more about this option? Take a look at the chart below to obtain contact information for area providers.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Erin Go Bragh (787) 860-4401 Puerto del Rey Marina - 3.4 mi. (5.5 km) South of Fajardo
La Paseadora Cruise to Monkey Island (787) 316-0441 7.4 mi. (11.9 km) Northeast of Humacao
Maragata Yacht Charter (787) 850-7548 Palmas del Mar Yacht Works - Palmas Del Mar

Boat Rentals and Charters

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. 

If you're considering chartering a boat, you can reserve one from these area companies:

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

Docking

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 travel to Humacao in your own vessel, or one you charter? The following table provides a quick summary of marinas in the area.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Palmas del Mar Yacht Works (787) 285-1510 Palmas Del Mar
Puerto del Rey Marina (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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