Boating and Sailing Near Palmas Del Mar

Palmas del Mar is a popular destination for pleasure sailors

Copyright: Gabriel Emanuelli

Palmas Del Mar is just the type of place to attract the type of clientele that can afford to own a private yacht, and can certainly afford to hire a charter, captain, and crew when sailing themselves isn't an option. With one marina in town, options for docking are limited, but everything you need to sail is available, and luxury accommodations are a perk of the town as well.

If you're simply wanting to enjoy some time on the water, without the cost and complications involved with renting a boat you can join an excursion. See the chart that follows to obtain information on area day sailing companies.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
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

If you're considering the option of a charter boat, you can contact one of the following firms:

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

Entry Requirements

...the most state-of-the-art marina...


Before heading to the famed yacht club that exists in Palmas Del Mar, you'll need first to clear customs. This can be done at one of several ports of entry on the island in San Juan, Mayagüez, Ponce, and Fajardo, but depending on which direction you travel, either Ponce or Fajardo will be your best choices. There, you'll meet with a customs official who will review your ships stores and paperwork, plus your immigration documentation before allowing you entry to the island. You will also need to pay between $25 and $37(USD) for a 12 month cruising permit, which will allow you to sail around local waters at your leisure.


In a place that attracts mega-millionaires in droves it is not surprising to find a marina where visitors can dock their private or chartered yachts while they are visiting the town. The Palmas del Mar Yacht Works is the most state-of-the-art marina in the Caribbean, featuring 152 slips that can house boats between 50 and 125 feet long, plus a number of side ties where vessels measuring up to 175 feet long are accommodated. Features of the property include a marina supplies store, full concierge services, a deli, several restaurants and bars, vehicle rentals, a fuel station, waste disposal, and much more.

Considering the option of sailing to Palmas Del Mar in your own vessel, or a charter from a different area? The following table contains a list of nearby marinas.

Name Phone Location Island
Palmas del Mar Yacht Works (787) 285-1510 Palmas Del Mar Puerto Rico

There is a lot to recommend sailing to Palmas Del Mar, but it isn't for everyone. If you prefer a stylish day sail rather than a sometimes exciting adventure, you're definitely heading in the right direction as you plan a trip to this destination.


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