Explore the beaches of Puerto Rico on a day trip or overnight and stay aboard our comfortable 52 ft sailboat. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway then travel to the secluded islands of Culebra, Culebrita, or Vieques. Or if you have more want to go for a more extended journey, we can sail down to the USVI and BVIs.
Puerto Rico consists of the main island of Puerto Rico and various smaller islands, including Vieques, Culebra, Mona, Desecheo, and Caja de Muertos. Of these five, only Culebra and Vieques are inhabited year-round.
Cayo Icacos is a small uninhabited island off the coast of Fajardo that used to be a limestone quarry for some time. It is now one of the go to places for water activities and boast some of the most beautiful reefs on this part of Puerto Rico.
Both Palominos Island and Palominito Cay belong to El Conquistador Hotel, but its beaches can be used for daily trips and have beautiful reefs to snorkel in.
Vieques is an island–municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) in the northeastern Caribbean, part of an island grouping sometimes known as the Spanish Virgin Islands. Vieques lies about 8 miles (13 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland, and measures about 21 miles (34 km) long by 4 miles (6 km) wide.
The island’s name is a Spanish spelling of an Native American word (likely Taíno) said to mean “small island”. During the colonial period, the British name was “Crab Island”.
Today the former navy land is a national wildlife refuge, with numerous beaches that still retain the names given by the Navy, including Red Beach, Blue Beach and Green Beach. The beaches are commonly listed among the top beaches in the Caribbean for their azure-colored waters and white sands.
Isla Culebra is an island-municipality of Puerto Rico and geographically part of the Virgin Islands. It is located approximately 17 miles (27 km) east of the Puerto Rican mainland, 12 miles (19 km) west of St. Thomas and 9 miles (14 km) north of Vieques. With a population of 1,818 as of the latest census, it is Puerto Rico’s least populous municipality.
Culebra is an archipelago consisting of the main island and twenty-three smaller islands that lie off its coast. The largest of these cays are: Culebrita to the east, Cayo Norte to the northeast, and Cayo Luis Peña and Cayo Lobo to the west.
The smaller islands include Cayo Ballena, Cayos Geniqui, Arrecife Culebrita, Las Hermanas, El Mono, Cayo Lobito, Cayo Botijuela, Alcarraza, Los Gemelos, and Piedra Steven. Islands in the archipelago are arid, meaning they have no rivers or streams. All of the fresh water is brought from Puerto Rico via Vieques.
British Virgin & US Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands are the western island group of the Leeward Islands, which are the northern part of the Lesser Antilles, and form the border between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The archipelago is separated from the Renaissance Islands by the Anegada Passage and from the main island of Puerto Rico by the Virgin Passage.
The islands fall into three different political jurisdictions:
- British Virgin Islands, a British overseas territory,
- United States Virgin Islands, an unincorporated territory of the United States,
- Spanish (or Puerto Rican) Virgin Islands, the easternmost islands of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, itself an unincorporated territory of the United States.