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Puerto Rico Yacht charters

12 Knots offers yacht charter in Puerto Rico with wide range sailingboats and catamarans. Yacht charter in Puerto Rico can be both crewed and bareboat. All yachts are well maintained and fairly priced.

Free cancellation of reservation without obligations! You may reserve any boat and it will be on hold for you for 4 days free of charge



“Thank you and your team so much for arranging everything”

Dear Grigory, I have been wanting to write you since I got back. Thank you and your team so much for arranging everything. Everything turned out as planned and we had an unforgettable trip! There were some unexpected surprises along the way…. but tha…

Alberto Goosen





“Thanks for helping to coordinate!”

It was terrific, thanks. Sail Marine is a great outfit. Thanks for helping to coordinate! Best, Matt

Matthew Gunnison




“Everything was great! The boat was perfect for our needs”

Dear Grigory, Everything was great! The boat was perfect for our needs and the skipper, Slavin, was really friendly. The only downside was that the boat was late getting ready - 6:30pm - but we were still able to make it out of port that night so in …

Trisha Lawrence





“Thanks for arranging everything”

Hi Grigory, thanks for checking in! It was awesome! Boat great condition and the charter company very professional! Thanks for arranging everything. We are planning two trips next year, maybe you can help: 1. 2 week trip St. Vincent / Grenadines with…

Alberto Goosen





“We had a lovely time and the boat was really easy to handle”

Grigory, we had a lovely time and the boat was really easy to handle and only about 5 months old. All the equipment was in really good order and everything worked without a hitch. We had a really good handover from Nomicos who got us through the chec…

Charlie Clarke

United Kingdom



Puerto Rico

“Spanish Virgin Islands are stunning / March 2019 / Puerto Rico / Dufour 412”

The experience was beautiful and the Spanish Virgin Islands are stunning! Even though we started off with a few setbacks (had to switch boats because of technical issues), the marina made good and was very accommodating....they did the very best they…

Flori Grottoli




Puerto Rico

“A mega thank you for your excellent service!”

A search on the internet produced the 12 Knots operation. With apparent quality staff and experience along with the best price on a bareboat monohull influenced me to book a boat with them. We were not disappointed. Correspondence was timely, courteo…

Gary Ziegler



Sailing in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an archipelago part of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean Region. Located between the east of the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico boasts over 300 miles of the coastline. Northern and eastern shores of the island face the Atlantic Ocean, while the southern and western part face the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Rico’s mainland is roughly 35 miles from north to south and 100 miles wide from west to east, making its area about 3,500 square miles. Starting yacht charter in Puerto Rico you will be in close proximity to the nearby Virgin Islands with number of safe anchorages, beautiful beaches, and perfect snorkeling spots.

Although Puerto Rico is a part of the U.S. yacht charter here will give you completely new experience, as if you start your sailing vacation in some remote exotic country. Major yacht charter base is located in the southeast part of the island and is ideal starting point from which you may reach the most picturesque parts of the island.

San Juan is the capital and the most populated city. Renting a boat in Puerto Rico you may first sail to San Juan and explore main waters of San Juan Bay with two natural lagoons, the Condado and San José. San Juan was founded in 1521 by Spanish colonists who named it Ciudad de Puerto Rico or "Rich Port City". In our days San Juan apart of being capital is the most important seaport of the country with number of manufacturing sites and financial institutions.

Yacht charter and more

Apart of great sailing experience, boat rental in Puerto Rico can give you a chance learn more about this country and its unique culture a blend of African and Spanish cultures. This fusion extends to almost every aspect of Puerto Rican life. Yes, there’s a definite Caribbean flavour that you smell when sailing to The Island of Enchantment with its festivals, outdoor markets, bright nightlife and unique cuisine.

Different examples of Puerto Rican arts and crafts reflect the diversity of its cultural heritage. Numerous museums around the island shows Puerto Rico’s vast variety of identities expressed in very artistic ways. You will fell and see this diversity almost everywhere you go, in music, architecture and cuisine.

Local museums represent both European classics and Afro-Caribbean sculptures, while architecture is a mixture of colonial styles with a bright palette of colours.

Puerto Rican music brings together a whole bunch of instruments, rhythms and sounds from different times and countries. So, during your sailing vacation in Puerto Rico you will definitely learn something new about local culture and it will be an exciting experience.

Local cuisine

During yacht charter in Puerto Rico, you definitely must try local cuisine which is presented by the unique tasty blend somewhat similar to Spanish, Cuban and Mexican cuisine with Taíno, and American influences. No matter where you dine, make sure you get a taste of some of Puerto Rico's most authentic foods:

  • Asopao. It’s a traditional stew made with chicken or beef;
  • Mofongo. A course consisting of seafood, meat or vegetables atop mashed plantains;
  • Lechón: smokey, roasted pork.

It may be surprising, but not every sailor knows that Puerto Rico is the rum capital of the world. By the way, rum was actually invented here, in Puerto Rico. It was in the 1500s that the first production of rum began and ever since Puerto Rico has been the leader in rum production.

Sailing conditions

Renting a boat in Puerto Rico you may discover a number of different sailing itineraries ideal for experienced and novice skippers. Experienced sailors may wish to take a bareboat charter, while others may enjoy sailing on crewed yacht or catamaran.

Warm and tropical weather all the year round, calm waters, and beautiful islands to visit make the Caribbean one of the world's top sailing destinations. As an island in the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico benefits from these conditions. Sailors looking to spend their time at sea during their Puerto Rican vacation have plenty of options.

Besides, if you love snorkelling you are more than welcome to enjoy crystal clear Caribbean waters and visit beautiful and deserted cays off the east coast of Puerto Rico including Icacos, Palominitos, Culebra, Culebrita, Vieques and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.


The climate of Puerto Rico is primarily classified as tropical rain forest. Puerto Rico’s varied topography means that parts of the island experience desert-like weather conditions, while others are considered rain forests.

Temperatures all year round are warm to hot, averaging near 85 °F in lower elevations. A relatively cool season lasts from December to March. But in fact, Puerto Rico is a great place to sail to any time of the year, except the official hurricane season (June to December).

If you sail in Puerto Rico during the summer, you may prefer the south coast, which is less rainy. High season is usually mid-December to mid-April, as well as July.

San Juan

The city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience true Puerto Rican culture. Architecture is very diverse here, due to  different cultural influences. The oldest part of the city is Old San Juan with its vibrant neighborhood consisting mostly of lovingly restored Spanish colonial buildings dated back to the XIV century. Apart of he island’s major cities Puerto Rico can also offer beautiful islands Culebra, Vieques and Ponce that are only few hours sailing from the main base.

Frequently Asked Questions about yachting in Puerto Rico

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

The price of yacht charter in Puerto Rico depends on number of factors (age & size of the boat, time of the year). On our web site you may find boats from $4,100 per week and all the way up to $37,860 per week. The median price for a one week charter in Puerto Rico is around $8,589

How many boats are available for rent in Puerto Rico ?

We offer professional fleet of 1 yachts available for bareboat or crewed charter in Puerto Rico.

What are the main yacht charter bases in Puerto Rico ?

Most of the boats for charter in Puerto Rico are available at the following bases: Fajardo - 11 boats

What boats are available for charter in Puerto Rico ?

The following yacht types are available for bareboat charter in Puerto Rico : 1 - Sail yachts 1 - Powerboats 9 - Catamarans
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