Frequently Asked Questions
+ What should we bring?
- You should try to bring soft-sided luggage since space is limited and storage is easier. Hard luggage can damage woodwork and paint.
- For clothing, bring casual wear, mostly shorts and T-shirts, and swimsuits. Maybe a jacket, slacks and a sundress , loose-fitting cover-up and maybe a windbreaker for cooler evenings.
- Rubber soled shoes are recommended aboard our yachts.
- Lots of suntan lotion, hats and/or sailing caps.rent
- Snorkeling equipment is included on all of our boats, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
+ Are your captains licensed?
All of our captains are USCG licensed and are also ASA certified.
+ How far is the drive from San Juan Int'l Airport (SJU) to the marina?
The drive takes between 45-60 minutes depending on traffic.
+ What is the easiest way to get to the marina? What is the standard taxi cost?
We will be more than happy to arrange an airport/hotel pick up for you. (Metro area). The driver will be able to stop and wait while you provision (for up to 1 hour) at no extra cost. The cost per trip is $90 for up to 4 people + $20 for each additional person. Tip is not incuded. Note that an additional fee of $20 will apply for a longer wait.
+ Where can we stay (near the marina) prior to our charter?
These are some of the hotels and lodges close to our main base:
www.luquillosunrise.com www.ceibacountryinn.com www.elconresort.com www.fajardoinn.com
+ What time can we board?
Charters begin and end at 10:00 a.m. The boarding time for Arrival Night Stays is anytime after 5:00pm.
+ Are there mooring fees?
There are no mooring fees in Culebra and most in Vieques are free, EXCEPT the ones located on the West side of Cayo Real. These are painted yellow and say Caribe on them. The fee is $25 per day.
+ Are there national park fees and fishing permits required?
There are no National Parks Fees and no Recreational Fishing Permits required.
+ What are the extra costs?
Arrival Night Stays have a cost of HALF the daily charter rate. Boarding time is at 5:00pm or later. *These are based upon availability. Diesel Fuel Damage Waiver Fee: Monohulls – $40, per night; Catamarans – $50, per night. A $500 refundable CASH or Travelers’ Checks security deposit is due upon arrival.
+ What options do we have for provisioning?
Full provisioning service has an initial cost of $175.00 for up to 4 people and $19.00 for each additional person plus the cost of items. (List will be provided upon your request)
+ Is there parking inside the marina?
There is plenty of free parking inside the marina and 24hr security.
+ Is there a rental car facility inside the marina?
Yes, there is a Allied Car & Truck Rental facility right next to our office. For an additional fee they offer alternate location drop off. For more information please contact them (787)455-7350.
+ Is there a restaurant at the marina?
La Cueva del Mar. *Located by the dock entrance. Both indoor & outdoor seating area. There is also a small deli / convenience store where you’ll find breakfast, sandwiches, beverages, wine, beer, snacks among other things.
+ Can I bring my Ipod?
All of our boats are iPod adaptable, so please bring your music with you. *WE DO NOT PROVIDE ADAPTERS so please bring yours. Thank you.
+ Do you provide beach towels?
No we do not provide beach towels.
+ Is scuba diving allowed on the boats?
Scuba diving is totally prohibited on all our yachts but there are places on both Vieques & Culebra that offer scuba tours and equipment rental.
In Vieques: www.blackbeardsports.com
In Culebra: www.culebradivers.com
+ Do you rent paddleboards/kayaks?
We do have standup paddleboards and kayaks available for rental. The cost is $25 per day each. *We’ll appreciate that requests be made at least 30 days in advance in order to confirm availability.
+ Do you rent fishing equipment?
We DO NOT rent fishing equipment but you’ll be able to purchase a fishing kit at West Marine in Fajardo, which is on the way to the marina.
+ Are pets allowed on board?
No pets allowed on the boats.
+ Is smoking allowed on the boats?
Smoking is not permitted on board. Below or on deck.