This sample Puerto-Rico to Puerto-Rico Itinerary will let you experience the Caribbean of 30 years ago. If you are in search of deserted beaches, warm breezes, and crystal-clear water, you will find it in the Spanish Virgin Islands. While enjoying the luxury of a crewed yacht charter. These enchanting islands, home to world-renowned beaches and the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay, are waiting for you. In addition to reefs brimming with colorful marine life.
And this Caribbean paradise is so close to the Puerto Rican mainland. The Spanish Virgin Islands (SVI) is a term for the islands between Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Culebra and Vieques are the two main islands. Puerto Rico is an archipelago. Therefore it has dozens of smaller islands and islets associated with it. On Culebrita, you can hike to the ruins of a lighthouse. Then snorkel with turtles near Tortuga Beach.
This itinerary is only a guide for you. It is an example of places and activities waiting for you to explore. Before setting sail, you will discuss all your interests and preferences with your captain. Now enjoy planning your Puerto-Rico to Puerto-Rico Itinerary.
When you arrive at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, it will only take about 90 minutes for you to arrive at Marina Puerto Del Rey in Fajardo. Meet the amazing crew of your beautiful charter yacht in this excellent marina. Indeed the largest marina in the Caribbean. It is in fact so popular that the Pirates of the Caribbean leave their movie prop boat here sometimes.
After welcome cocktails and a brief safety meeting, you will be ready to start your adventure. Are you ready to dive, snorkel, kayak, windsurf, hike, and explore even more? On your first day, you will sail a short distance from Fajardo to the private Isla Palominos. It has a size of about 104 acres. And is one of a few private islands throughout Puerto Rico.
Moreover, this very scenic island is famous for its white-sand beaches and pristine blue waters. Your yacht will anchor off-shore, and you can spend the afternoon lounging under swaying palm trees. This is the ultimate in peace and relaxation.
On your second day in the Spanish Virgin Islands, you will sail 14 nautical miles from Isla Palominos to Cayo Luis Peña. This is a small, beautiful, uninhabited island off the west coast of Culebra. It is part of the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge with a collection of small protected beaches.
You will spend another fantastic and relaxing night aboard your yacht.
You will wake up early to the incredible heavenly smells of breakfast. Your chef created a delicious meal specific to your likes. Your adventurous day will in effect, be filled with swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.
It will be a short sail to Culebra. The island with no nightclubs, casinos, or high-rise hotels. Moreover, snorkeling and scuba diving around Culebra are genuinely magnificent. It has, indeed, some of the finest beaches in the world. Great coral reefs encircle the island. This small island has been included in “World’s Best Islands for Snorkeling.” And it is in summary all about the beaches and relaxation.
Now relax on the trampoline while sipping on a piña colada, and savor the view of the moon rising over the bay. You will spend the night anchored in the magnificent, calm waters of Bahia de Almodovar.
Today, try to wake early to see the sunrise over the bay. A truly memorable moment worthy of some fabulous Instagram photos to send home. This morning’s sail is short. The captain will sail east to Culebrita. A small, uninhabited corner of pure paradise. The entire island is in essence, a wildlife refuge. This is one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the National Park System. As Teddy Roosevelt established it in 1909.
Snorkeling and Diving– Are excellent here. The underwater world offers you colorful and plentiful marine life. It is very common to see sea turtles. In addition, the reefs are teeming with fish. From queen angelfish to parrotfish and barracuda. Moreover, your yacht often offers unlimited diving for certified divers.
Savor every morsel of your scrumptious breakfast onboard your chartered yacht. Then get ready to explore this stunningly beautiful, unspoiled Caribbean paradise.
On day 6 of your Spanish Virgin Island itinerary, you will sail approximately 1-2 hours from Culebrita to Bahia Salina del Sur. The easternmost bay is on the south side of Vieques. On Vieques, it is indeed Mother Nature who is the star of the show.
Explore the bay for shipwrecks. Some vessels were sunk here in the middle of a large seagrass area. They have therefore been functioning as productive artificial coral reef habitats.
And at night, sit on the upper deck of your yacht and relish the sky full of bright, twinkling stars. Additionally, the dark sky is the perfect background for observing some celestial constellations you might be unable to see at home.
You will forever fondly remember the sail along the south coast of Vieques. A true sailors paradise. Each bay is more beautiful than the next. This holds especially true for La Chiva Beach. Today your captain will anchor at Ensanada Sun Bay.
After this incredible experience in Mosquito Bay, observing Mother Nature at its best, enjoy your last night on board. Your chef will treat you to a memorable dinner. Lay on the trampoline with your favorite cocktail in hand. Knowing that life cannot get better than at this very moment.
On your last morning in the SVI, rise early to savor the gorgeous Caribbean waters and magnificent beaches. Have the crew pamper you for a couple more hours. While you enjoy the breeze and sun on your sail back to Puerto del Rey Marina in Fajardo.
It will be hard to say goodbye to the crew. They will arrange your transportation back to the airport. Vow to be back as soon as possible.