Boating and Sailing Near Isla Verde

Isla Verde is well-known for its easy sailing conditions

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When you consider sailing to Isla Verde, you're really talking about sailing to San Juan. This destination is considered one of the best in Puerto Rico thanks to a generous entrance and calm waters. Because it is a commercial port, it is very busy, but many people think it is worth dealing with this thanks to the otherwise easy conditions.

If you want to spend a few hours on the water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you can join an excursion. Curious how long you'll spend on the water and what's included? Check out the listing below for contact information for area day sailing companies.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Castillo Tours (787) 791-6195 Calle Doncella 101 - Isla Verde
Sail Old San Juan (787) 340-7567 San Juan Marina - Miramar
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

Considering chartering a boat? The following chart shows how to get a hold of charter services that operating in this area.

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


The nearest port of entry to Isla Verde is in San Juan, which means tourists won't have far to travel once they've gained clearance to reach their final destination. Customs is open from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, when they will go over your paperwork, inspect your ship's stores, and collect your payment of between $25 and $37(USD) for your 12 month cruising permit. This customs office also requests that you let them know at least 24 hours in advance that you are on the way, which you can do by calling 787-729-6850 or 787-729-6802 during business hours.

After clearing your boat and completing all of the entry requirements with immigration, you can sail t to your final destination. There are two options directly in Isla Verde, but docking in San Juan continues to be an option as well.

Evaluating the option of sailing to Isla Verde using your own boat, or a boat you charter in a different location? This table contains a list of marinas in the area.

Name Phone Location
Cangrejos Yacht Club (787) 791-1015 Isla Verde
Laguna La Torrecilla -- Isla Verde
San Juan Marina (787) 722-0938 Miramar

While there are many places to sail to around the island of Puerto Rico, Isla Verde continues to be one of the best-loved thanks to the good conditions and full service marinas. If you're considering making the trip, you couldn't have chosen a better port to sail into.


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