Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands Voyage
Dates: Nov – June | Departure: Vieques, Puerto Rico | Group Size: Flexible | Price: Starting at $2450 per person
Join MountainSea for a one week sailing adventure through enchanted Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands!
The main cruising area for a Puerto Rico yacht charter is the Spanish Virgin Islands or “Passage Islands”, located off the east coast of the mainland. This region’s islands include Vieques, Culebra with its 28 uninhabited islands, Culebrita, Cayo Luis Pena and Palomino Island.
Explore beautiful Vieques, where wild horses roam the countryside and the bioluminescent Mosquito Bay beckons you for evening kayaking in glowing waters. Flamenco Beach on Culebra is a favorite, known for its shallow bay and stretch of soft sand.
Sail to the nature reserve at Cayo Luis Pena, which is perfect for swimming and world-class snorkeling. With so many uninhabited islands, you can discover unspoiled paradise on a Puerto Rico sailing adventure.
Create Your Own Adventure…Do as much or as little as you would like throughout the week. If you are interested in learning how to sail, your captain is a certified sailing instructor and can give you a certification through the American Sailing Association. If you want to relax and enjoy the sights only, thats okay too! You may decide to help sail the yacht one day, but not the next. It is all completely up to you.
This voyage is led by MountainSea head crew Captain Colin and Chef Sarah. They bring years of experience leading yacht charters all over the world, and can’t wait to share their love of Puerto Rico and the Spanish Virgin Islands with you!
Puerto Rico Voyage Highlights
- Experience the awe of the bioluminescent Mosquito Bay
- Sail to uninhabited Cayo Luis Peña and snorkel with turtles and stingrays
- Discover the waveless Flamenco beach
- Paddle through scenic mangroves in Ensenada Honda
- Visit the Cordillera Keys Nature Reserve and see the Crested Iguana
Day 1 – Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Our adventure begins at Puerto Del Rey Marina in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Meet the yacht and get comfortable onboard. We will have dinner nearby at a delicious local spot.
Day 2 – Esperanza
Our first destination is Esperanza Beach on Vieques. Swim, or hike to the top of nearby Cayo de Tierra for some breathtaking views and photo opportunities. This evening get on the paddleboard and paddle through the breathtaking bioluminescence at Mosquito Bay.
Day 3 – Culebra and Culebrita
Sail to Culebra, Ensenada Honda, the largest inlet, and look out for turtles. Walk around the town, eat like a local for lunch.
This afternoon Sail to an uninhabited, wild island, Culebrita, a nature reserve. Walk Tortuga Beach, a breeding ground for sea turtles. We’ll make for Las Pelas for our overnight anchorage and enjoy the starry night.
Day 4 – Cayo Luis Peña
Sail to Cayo Luis Peña, a nature reserve. Here you can swim and snorkel with numerous green turtles and stingrays. You’ll find this is less visited and a peaceful haven as it is uninhabited. We’ll head back to Las Pelas for overnight.
Day 5 – Ensenada Honda
Ensenada Honda and the little known Ensenada Dakity is a remarkable way to spend today. A well protected anchorage provides a calm beach day. Read, relax, swim, snorkel, and have lunch in untouched natural surroundings. Read up your American Sailing Association curriculum if you’re doing a sailing course!
Day 6 – Icacos
We’ll set sail for Palomino Island, a private resort where you can enjoy a refreshment. After, we’ll explore Icacos, an uninhabited island off Puerto Rico and part of the Cordillera Keys Nature Reserve. Likely you will see the Crested Iguana, an endangered species. Plant lovers will enjoy the green diversity while snorkelers can spend hours exploring the beautiful coral reefs.
This evening is a sail back to the Marina before dinner out to celebrate the trip.
Day 7 – Farewell!
Unfortunately, today we must leave our beloved yacht and head off to new adventures. It was a pleasure having you all onboard and we look forward to sailing with you again in the near future!
This is a sample itinerary and is subject to weather, captain’s assessment and group preferences.
- All breakfasts, lunches, and snacks
- 3 Dinners onboard
- Water and all non-alcoholic beverages onboard
- 6 Nights in double stateroom with ensuite lavatory
- Snorkeling equipment
- Water toys
- Yacht fees, fuel costs, marina fees
- MountainSea hat
- American Sailing Association Certifications
- ASA 101 – Basic Keelboat Sailing
- ASA 103 – Coastal Cruising
- ASA 104 – Bareboat Chartering
- ASA 114 – Cruising Catamarans
- Scuba Diving
- Airport transfers
- 3 Meals onshore
- Attraction entrance fees
- Alcoholic beverages (Many places to buy throughout the voyage)
- Travel insurance
- Crew gratuity
“Taking our family, including two children, on a yacht for the week was daunting, as we all had very limited experience on large boats. But every detail and every comfort was taken care of by Captain Ted. We were able to learn a tremendous amount, and the way in which Ted worked with our kids was as gentle as it was effective. His demeanor imparted a sense of confidence that allowed our kids to comfortably take on tasks they might not otherwise have tried, from taking the helm to learning to flambé shrimp for dinner. We all came away appreciative that our week had been as relaxing as educational. The unbelievable beauty of the Caribbean was perhaps the least impressive part of our trip, and that is saying a ton about Ted and the trip. Can’t wait to head South again.”
Keith, Krista, Walker and Grey Davis