Sailing and Boating 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 want to spend some time on the water, without the complications and cost of sailing on your own you should take a day sailing excursion. Curious what it's like and what's included? See the chart below to obtain contact information for area day sailing companies.

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.

If you're evaluating the option of chartering a vessel, you can reserve one from these area companies:

Charter and Rental Services
Name Phone Location
CataMaya (984) 803-4008 The vicinity of La Gloria
Subsee Explorer Aquaworld (866) 210-1236 Aquaworld Marina - 7.9 mi. (12.7 km) Southeast of Cancun


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 a vessel you own, or a charter from a different location? Take a look at the listing that follows for information concerning area 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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