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 merely want to enjoy a few hours on the open water, without the stress and cost of sailing on your own you can take an excursion. Want to know more what it's like and what's included? Check out the table below to get information on 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.

Envisioning a yacht or boat charter? Be sure to look at this table to find out how to call regional charter operators.

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


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.

Do you plan to sail to Puerto Morelos in your own vessel, or a boat you charter elsewhere? This next table lists places where you might be able to dock.

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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