The Caribbean is a known Mecca for sport yachtsmen, many of whom make it their mission to visit as many of the islands as possible aboard their own private watercraft. Puerto Rico is no exception, and has a number of facilities to cater to sailors. While Loiza is not an especially popular sailing destination on the island, those who plan to stay here can make the appropriate arrangements to do so.
If you just want to spend a few hours on the water, without the complications and cost of sailing on your own you can join an excursion. Check out the table below to find contact information for excursion providers.
|Castillo Tours||(787) 791-6195||101 Calle Doncella - Condado District||Puerto Rico|
If you don't fancy the idea of sailing all the way to Puerto Rico, a great way to still spend some time captaining a private vessel is by chartering a boat when you arrive. You may have to travel to a nearby town to get your hands on a charter offered by a reputable company, but this process will certainly be less time consuming than sailing the whole way from your home country.
If you are starting to research a boat charter, you can call one of these area agencies:
|Sail Caribe||(787) 889-1978||Ceiba|
For those who do want to sail internationally, there are several official ports of entry on Puerto Rico, located at Ponce, Mayaguez, Fajardo, and San Juan. The nearest port to Loiza is in San Juan. Sailors will arrive at the port and meet with customs who will review their travel documentation as well as the ship's paperwork, before clearance is gained allowing for entry to the island. Even United States citizens will have to go through the process despite the fact that Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States.
Evaluating the option of sailing to Loiza using your own vessel, or one you charter in a different location? Check out the chart that follows for information on area marinas.
|(787) 791-1015||Isla Verde|
Pleasure sailing as a sport and hobby continues to grow in Loiza, so if you want to experience local waters before a boom hits, now is the time to do it. Whether you sail directly to the island yourself, or charter a boat when you arrive, there are plenty of opportunities to experience a view of this town from a completely different angle than the typical tourist.
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