Puerto Rico: Sailing Activity Holiday
Gatekeeper of the Caribbean Sea
A sailing holiday in Puerto Rico is an excellent way to experience the beautiful coasts of the country. The main ports of entry include San Juan, Fajardo, Mayaguez and Ponce. Non US travelers need to obtain a cruising permit to sail in Puerto Rico. Chartering boats for your sailing holiday in Puerto Rico provides travelers with two main options: chartering a ‘bareboat’ or a ‘crewed charter’. Tourists with the necessary sailing experience can charter ‘bare boats’ and operate them themselves. For tourists looking for a relaxed sailing experience a crewed charter is the best option. A crewed charter has a captain and complete crew, giving travelers a chance to sit back and relax and soak in the sailing experience. In addition to this, there are a number of charter companies that serve Puerto Rico and the other Caribbean Islands. While planning your sailing holiday in Puerto Rico, it is advisable to opt for smaller companies offering sailing trips. A popular sailing trip in Puerto Rico is off the Fajardo Coast. The trip includes island sightseeing, including Palominos, Palomonitos and Icacos: each of these islets is an idyllic strip of unspoiled beach, and at least one or two chances to snorkel amid coral reefs, swim, or fish. As Fajardo is the island's boating capital, there's no shortage of boats, catamarans, and other water craft ready to take you out off shore. But there is something quaint and romantic about sailing from Puerto Rico, especially when you're aboard a beautiful polished-wood sailboat. Puerto Rico scores 7 on 10 as a sailing holiday destination.