Boating and Sailing Near Puerto Morelos

Sailing is an integral part of life in Puerto Morelos

Given its location and status as a fishing community, it shouldn't be terribly surprising that Puerto Morelos is an official port of entry for those who decide to sail their own private vessel to their vacation here.  It is also fairly easy to charter  boat when you arrive if you prefer a faster mode of travel to this destination. 

If you're just wanting 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 chart that follows to obtain contact information for area excursion services.

Boat Excursions
Name Phone Location
Snorkel Tour Cooperative Morelos -- Puerto Morelos Mexico

Boat Rentals and Charters

Chartering a boat is also a very popular option in the area.  You can hire a crewed yacht for your special occasion, or if you've got the skill set, charter a bareboat for a bit of exploring.  While there is one known option in Puerto Morelos, if you like options you may have to travel slightly up the coast to find the perfect vessel for you.

Seriously considering chartering a vessel? The following table shows how to get a hold of charter services that operating in this area.

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
CataMaya (984) 803-4008 The vicinity of La Gloria Mexico

Docking

Upon arrival, tourists will need to clear entry with Immigration, Customs, and the Port Captain's Office.  To do this, you'll need to sign an Import Form which signifies you know and agree to all of the terms set by the Mexican government with regards to traveling through local waters.  You will also need to present several copies of the official paperwork showing ownership of the boat, a list of the crew, and passports and tourists cards for each passenger and crew member.  After all of this has been reviewed and any fees have been paid, you can head to your point of anchorage.

Planning to sail to Puerto Morelos using your own vessel, or a charter from a different area? The following chart contains a list of nearby marinas.

Marinas
Name Phone Location
Aqua Fun Marina -- 8.2 mi. (13.2 km) Southeast of Cancun
El Cid Marina -- Puerto Morelos
El Manglar Marina (998) 881-6000 M-40 Lote 7 y 7A - 9.4 mi. (15.1 km) Southeast of Cancun
Jamie's Marina -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Marina la Bonita (998) 872-8318 Riviera Cancun

The waters of Caribbean are so pristine that those who love to sail have a hard time abstaining.  Fortunately, there are several options that exist to allow visitors in Puerto Morelos to get in at least a few hours of sailing during their trip.

 

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