If sailing is one of your favored hobbies, you may decide to take it to the next level and sail to Mayaguez for your next big adventure. Because the harbor is home to an official port of entry, you can sail directly into town and clear customs there, as well as dock your boat in Mayaguez Bay for a short time.
If you just want to spend a few hours on the water, without the stress and cost associated with renting a boat you can join an excursion. Take a look at the listing that follows to obtain names and phone numbers for area boating excursions.
|Capital Water Sports Sailing Charters||(787) 823-2789||Rincón|
|Katarina Sail Charters||(787) 823-7245||Black Eagle Marina - Rincón|
Seriously considering renting a boat? The following chart shows how to contact area charter companies.
|Rincon Sailing||(787) 421-4700||Rincón||Puerto Rico|
Customs officials request that you call 24 hours in advance of your arrival to let you know you are on your way. They can be reached by calling 787-831-3368 during regular business hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, keeping in mind that they take a lunch break between noon and 1:00 p.m. You'll sail in via the Canal de Monal (or Mona Channel) and meet with an official who will review your travel paperwork as well as the documentation for the boat before clearing you to enter the country. You will also have to purchase a 12 month cruising permit for between $25 and $37(USD) depending on your country of origin.
Considering the option of sailing to Mayagüez using your own vessel, or a charter from a different area? See the chart below to find summary information concerning area marinas.
|(787) 851-8880||Club Depotivo del Oeste - 7.5 mi. (12.0 km) South-Southwest of Mayagüez|
|(787) 255-3130||Cabo Rojo|
|(787) 851-4200||Cabo Rojo|
Thanks to its easy access and its status as a port of entry, Mayaguez is a great destination to plan your next pleasure sail. Make sure to have all of your paperwork in order when you arrive and you'll be able to clear customs quickly before stepping ashore.
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