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 merely want to spend some time on the water, without the complications and cost associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Want to know more about taking a boat ride? Check out the chart that follows for contact information for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Castillo Tours (787) 791-6195 101 Calle Doncella - Condado District
La Rumba Party Cruises (787) 375-5211 Viejo San Juan
Sail Old San Juan (787) 340-7567 San Juan Marina - Miramar
San Juan Water Tours (787) 624-6295 Pier 6 - Viejo San Juan


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.

Are you going to travel to Isla Verde using your own vessel, or one you charter in a different location? This next chart lists potential docking spots.

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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