Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico Cruising Guide

An online cruising guide for yachts sailing around Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico
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Capital: San Juan
World icon.png 18°27′N, 66°06′W
Language: Spanish, English
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Timezone: UTC-4
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Puerto Rico consists of the main island of Puerto Rico and various smaller islands, including Vieques, Culebra, Mona, Desecheo, and Caja de Muertos. Of the latter five, only Culebra and Vieques are inhabited year-round. Mona is uninhabited most of the year except for employees of the Puerto Rico Department of Natural Resources. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States.

Cruising the region

Climate and Weather

Located in the tropics, Puerto Rico enjoys an average temperature of 82.4 °F (28 °C) throughout the year. The temperature does not change drastically with a change in season. The temperature in the south is usually a few degrees higher than the north and temperatures in the central interior mountains are always cooler than the rest of the island. Hurricane season spans June to November.

Sources for weather forecast info:


Submit the chart details that are required for safe navigation.

Radio Nets

Submit details of local radio Nets.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Routes to/from

Popular routes, timing, etc.



Arrival and Departure Procedures

There are a number of options and it is very important to check the latest options and procedures on the Official Govt. Website

Customs & Immigration



"Decal" entry

Ports and Popular Stops

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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List details of all safe anchorages in the area.

Health & Security


Tourism & things to do ashore

List places of interest, tours, eateries, etc.

Marine stores

Submit addresses and contact details of marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers.

Offshore Islands

References & Publications

Publications, Guides, etc.

Cruiser's Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forum Discussions

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

External Links

Links to relevant websites.

Personal Notes

Personal experiences?

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