The Riveria Maya's location along the Caribbean coast means that the waters that edge the shores are ideal for sailing. Warm temperatures and calm waters are just two perks to sailing in this area.
It is hard to look out on the waters of the Riviera Maya and not wish you could spend some time sailing them, even if you are lacking in skills. Fortunately, there are numerous tour companies offering excursions that include a sailing tour of the coast. Most include snacks and beverages, and some will have bonus activities like snorkeling stops and beach side barbecues.
If you're simply wanting to spend a few hours on the water, without the cost and complications of sailing on your own you can join an excursion. Wanting to know more about taking a boat ride? Check out the table that follows to obtain contact information for area day sailing companies.
|Bleu Magic/Raiatea Catamaran||(984) 803-4774||The vicinity of La Gloria|
|--||The vicinity of La Gloria|
|Fat Cat Sailboat||(984) 116-3040||The vicinity of La Gloria|
|Robinson Crusoe Tour||--||0.4 mi. (0.6 km) Southeast of Akumal|
|Yucatan F1||--||The vicinity of La Gloria|
Not every seasoned sailor wants to make the journey to the waters of Mexico from their home country, but that doesn't mean they don't want to spend some time sailing. For these adventurers, there are numerous charter companies that offer a chance for them to captain a boat in the Caribbean.
Starting to research chartering a yacht or boat? The following table enables you to reach a local charter company.
|CataMaya||(984) 803-4008||The vicinity of La Gloria||Mexico|
There are several dozen marinas up and down the coast where sailors can dock their vessel including the PA Marina and Marina El Cid. These world class facilities include amenities like electrical, cable, and water hook-ups, trash services, and gas and propane.
If you decide to sail to the region, you'll have to stop at an official port of entry. Puerto Morelos is that place for the Riviera Maya. When you arrive, you'll have to present an import form, the paperwork that proves your boat's ownership, an updated list of the crew, and a passport for every person aboard. After this process has been completed, you will be cleared by immigrations and customs, allowing you to sail throughout local waters.
Do you plan to sail to Riviera Maya using your own vessel, or one you charter? Take a look at the table that follows to get information concerning area marinas.
|--||28.3 mi. (45.5 km) South of Tulum|
|--||Downtown Playa del Carmen|
|(998) 872-8318||Riviera Cancun|
|--||27.2 mi. (43.7 km) South of Tulum|
Sailing is definitely a recommended activity in the Riviera Maya, and with so many ways to go about making it happen, there is no reason not to spend some time on the waters of the Caribbean.
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