10 Best Catamaran Trips & Charters In Puerto Rico (2024)

One of the best ways to explore Puerto Rico is by catamaran.

Whether you’re taking a trip to the east coast or the west coast, these catamarans have something special planned for their guests. 

I am a Puerto Rico local and when I’m not writing or working, you can find me sailing the coastline.

In this article, we will cover the 10 best catamaran charters & trips in Puerto Rico:


1. Culebra Gateway Day Trip — East Island Excursions

East Island Excursions offers tours to Culebra, Vieques, and the Virgin Islands on a powerful and fast catamaran.

image of East Island Excursions' Catamaran
The East Island Excursions’ catamaran offers tours to nearby islands such as Culebra and Vieques.

Enjoy stops at snorkeling locations and popular beaches. The excursion includes snacks, lunch, and refreshments. 

The tour departs from Marina Puerto del Rey in Fajardo.

If you’re staying outside of Fajardo you can arrange transportation for a fee per person.

Here is a video of the Culebra Gateway Day Trip with East Island Excursions:

Book this trip by visiting the East Island Excursions website.

Read more about the islands you can explore on this trip in our articles about Culebra and Vieques.


2. Afternoon Sail and Sunset — Salty Dog Catamaran

The Salty Dog offers tours to Palomino Island, Icacos Cay, and Lobos Island.  

image of Salty Dog Catamaran
Tour the cays and islands surrounding Fajardo in the Salty Dog catamaran.

Snorkeling, snack variety, and rum cocktails are included.

The excursion departs from Villa Marina in Fajardo. Transportation to Fajardo has to be arranged separately.

Book this trip by visiting the Salty Dog Catamaran website.

Learn more about the area in our article Fajardo – All You Need To Know.


3. Bareboat Catamaran Charter — Sail Caribe Yacht Charters

Sail Caribe offers catamaran charters to Vieques, Culebra, Cayo Icacos, Palomino Island, and Culebrita.

image of Sail Caribe Yacht Charters' Catamaran
With this trip option, you can rent the catamaran without a captain and sleep aboard.

The difference they offer is a charter where you can sail, and sleep aboard without a captain and crew.  

The service is called “bareboat” and can be very attractive if you’re an experienced sailor.

Charters depart from the Marina Puerto de Rey in Fajardo. Charters are sold by the week. Ground transportation is not included.

Check out the Caribbean Yacht Charter in the following video:

Book this trip by visiting the Sail Caribe website.

Vieques is home to the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay, why not make it your destination?

Learn more about it in our article Mosquito Bay – All You Need To Know.


4. Catamaran Day Trip (Icacos Island) — Castillo Tours

Castillo Tours operates its own boats, vehicles, and staff. They specialize in corporate groups.

image of Castillo Tours' Catamaran
Castillo Tours’ catamaran operates charters to the popular Icacos island off the coast of Fajardo.

The tour includes snorkel equipment, beach toys, boxed lunch, and refreshments. 

The differentiating factor is they will provide beach toys to play volleyball, football, or beach paddles.

The trip departs from Villa Marina in Fajardo. You can arrange transportation for an additional charge.

Below is a video of a Catamaran Day Trip with Castillo Tours:

Book this trip by visiting the Castillo Tours website.


5. Beauty of Fajardo Day Sail — Catamaran Spread Eagle

The Catamaran Spread Eagle has been providing tours from Fajardo for decades.

image of Catamaran Spread Eagle's Catamaran
Hop on one of Catamaran Spread Eagle’s vessels for a snorkeling adventure, lunch included.

The difference factor with Spread Eagle is that they have a larger variety of lunch options.

They also provide you with a brand-new snorkel included in the tour. This is a nice touch, as opposed to a used one.

The Spread Eagle catamarans depart from Villa Marina in Fajardo.  

The tour is 5 hours, and if you’re departing from the San Juan area you should leave 2 hours earlier. This charter company does not offer transportation with the tour. 

Book this trip by visiting the Catamaran Spread Eagle website.


6. Morning Mimosas Sail — Sail PR

If you would prefer to see the sights of Old San Juan, this morning mimosa tour is an option.

image showing Morning Mimosas Sail
Explore Old San Juan from the water with the Morning Mimosas Sail.

The tour starts at 10:30 am and includes bottomless mimosas, rum punch, domestic beer, and rum drinks.

This tour has a maximum of 6 people and lasts for 1 ½ hours.

Sail PR docks at the San Juan Bay Marina. If you’re staying in San Juan or Isla Verde, it is only a short car ride.

Book this trip by visiting the Sail PR website.


7. Romantic VIP Tour — Sailing Dreams PR

The Romantic VIP sailing tour sails Old San Juan.

image of a couple in Romantic VIP Tour
Enjoy Old San Juan with a loved one on the Romantic VIP Tour.

The differentiating factor for this company is its dedication to service. They look for innovative ways to make your experience special.

This sailing excursion departs from the Club Nautico Marina. The marina is close to the major hotels in San Juan and Isla Verde.

Here’s a video of the Romantic VIP Tour with Sailing Dreams PR:

Book this trip by visiting the Sailing Dreams website.


8. Snorkel Tour — Sandy Bottoms Sailing

Sandy Bottoms sailing offers private tours. Their charter is for a maximum of 6 people.

image of Sandy Bottoms Sailing's sailboats
Explore the beautiful islands around Fajardo like Icacos with Sandy Bottoms Sailing.

The tour includes a breakfast of coffee and pastries. For lunch, you’ll have an afternoon assortment of cheeses, fruits, chips, and dips. Beverages will be onboard as well.

Snorkeling and gorgeous destinations are also part of the package.

Sandy Bottoms catamaran is docked at the Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajardo. This location is 75 minutes from San Juan. The Sandy Bottom catamaran can refer you to a driver.

Book this trip by visiting the Sandy Bottoms Sailing website.


9. Traveller Catamaran to Icacos Island — Traveller Catamaran

The Traveller Catamaran is a dependable option with the rum drinks, and snacks you could come to expect.

image of Traveller Catamaran boat
Explore Icacos and snorkel onboard the Traveller catamaran.

This fun-loving catamaran shows guests a good time, with a water slide on deck, and attentive staff.

The Traveller Catamaran docks at the Villa Marina in Fajardo.

They offer transportation from San Juan, Fajardo, Rio Grande, and Luquillo.

Go on a tour with Traveller Catamaran in the following video:

Book this trip by visiting the Traveller Catamaran website


10. Morning Snorkel Sail — Katarina Catamaran

The Katarina Catamaran sails on the west coast of Rincon.

image showing Morning Snorkel Sail with Katarina Catamaran
Explore Puerto Rico’s beautiful west coast in Rincon aboard the Katarina catamaran.

The boat is a 32-foot catamaran that can accommodate 17 guests. They include rum punch, lunch, refreshments, and snorkeling.

The Katarina Catamaran is moored in Rincon. You will need to board a small watercraft from the Balneario of Rincon, which transports you to the bigger boat.

This tour might be challenging for people staying in the San Juan metro area. It’s recommendable to stay on the west coast so that you can arrive on time.  

Check out Katarina Catamaran’s tour in the following video:

Book this trip by visiting the Katarina Catamaran website.

Learn more about the area in our article Rincon – All You Need To Know.



FAQ section

How much does it cost to rent a catamaran in Puerto Rico?

The prices range from $85 per person to $250 or more. If you’re budgeting for this activity, add the price of transportation. Transportation can range from $30 to $50+ per person.

What is the best catamaran trip in Puerto Rico?

I liked Sandy Bottoms because they are the only company which offers to teach you how to sail.


Final thoughts

If you’re feeling adventurous, then a catamaran excursion with snorkeling will satisfy that craving.

Taking a catamaran to Culebra or Vieques is a fun activity that you must do when visiting Puerto Rico. 

If you are interested in reading up about snorkeling in Puerto Rico, check out our article 25 Best Snorkel Spots In Puerto Rico.

If you are looking for things to do, then check out our article 45 Best Things To Do In Puerto Rico.

10 Best Catamaran Trips & Charters In Puerto Rico (2024)
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Ariana Santos

Writer at PuertoRico.com. I am a Santurce local in Puerto Rico who is obsessed with following cultural trends in art, music, sports, and fashion. I hope to uncover the perfect setting for your next experience. When I’m not writing, I am working in the live events industry, or sailing the coastline. 

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