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Boat Charters for the South and West Sides of Puerto Rico

Explore the ocean and nearby islands by chartering a boat. Plan your next adventure with help from our list of charters in the West and East sides of PR.

For charters in the San Juan and East side of PR, check out our article here

La Parguera

La Parguera is strongly connected to the boating community. It is a primary reason for people living and visiting the area. With the clear water and numerous keys to visit you will see why. You may even see dolphins and manatees in the water so keep an eye out!

Water Taxi Service

Your most economical option for getting out to one of the keys is via the Water Taxi Service. It is $15 round trip per person and will take you to three keys: Cayo Caracoles, Isla Mata La Gata and Cayo Enrique. They will drop you off and you can tell them when you want to be picked up. Pack everything you need for the day! Umbrella, chair, cooler, food, etc. Mata La Gata has a pier and picnic/barbecue area and restroom facilities, however, it has been impacted by a recent hurricane so if you need those facilities check with the tour operator to make sure they are back open. It is an instagrammable spot with clear water and a Puerto Rican flag to pose in front of. Available 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

You can also rent a boat for 6 hours through this same company. For 5-6 people it is $240 for the day, 8 people is $320, 10 people is $380. You’ll need a boaters license with the requisite experience to rent and must be over 21. 

Call to book: 787-899-5891


Parguera Eco Tours & Bio Bay 

Parguera Eco Tours offers swimming tours of the nearby bio-bay, snorkeling tours, boat transportation and kayaks for rent. 

The bio-bay swimming tour is $45 per person. The tour is two hours long with about an hour of swim time in the bioluminescent water. 

Snorkeling tours are $40 per person. They include snorkel gear or you can bring your own. You have the option to snorkel the clear mangroves which is great for beginners. More experienced snorkelers can swim the deeper reef teeming with fish and wildlife.  

Kayak rentals are available for $25 per person, $10 for a child. They rent out two seater kayaks from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Book here: https://pargueraecotours.com/page/

Puerto Rico Fishing Charters

For a deep sea fishing experience, call Puerto Rico Fishing Charters. The waters surrounding La Parguera are home to one of the largest Dorado runs in the world. The area is also known for Blue Marlin and Wahoo. 

Captain Mickey Amador is a marine biologist and coast guard certified captain. He operates a 31’ twin yanmar diesel Bertram sport fisherman vessel. All charters include bait, tackle, snacks, water, beverages and lunch. 

Charters accommodate up to 6 guests. The boat has a full cabin with head, shade and seating so you are comfortable for the day.  

Full day charter is $1150 for up to 4 people. There is an extra charge for 2 additional people. Charter runs from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

A 6 hour charter is $950 for up to 4, $35 for additional people. The maximum capacity is 6 passengers.

Half day charters leave at 8:00 am and return at 12:00 pm. Afternoon half day charter leaves at 1:00 pm and returns at 5:00 pm. It is $750 for 4 people and $25 for additional passengers up to 6 passengers maximum. 


Call to book: (787) 382-4698


La Barra Salada PR

La Barra Salada translates to the salt bar. The vessel is a pontoon boat that has been dressed up as a bar complete with tiki roof, seating, and barbecue. They take you to Cayo Caracoles and Isla Mata La Gata where you can float in the warm water, enjoy your beverages and dance to the music pumping from the boat.  You provide the food and drinks, your captain will grill your food and serve your drinks. He also doubles as your DJ, photographer and entertainer. The charter includes captain, music, refrigerator and grill. Hang out, float, dance, take photos and enjoy your day. 

They offer three time options from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm or 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. It is $80 per person or $320 for up to 6 individuals. You’ll depart from Rampa las Crayolas in La Parguera. 

Book here: https://labarrasaladapr.com/

West Side 

The main island to visit from the west side of Puerto Rico is Desecheo Island. It is 13 miles off shore, previously used as a bomb site it is now a national wildlife refuge. It is illegal to set foot on the island due to the unexploded ordnance, but the preserve surrounding it is relatively unspoiled. The snorkeling and diving is some of the best in Puerto Rico with visibility up to 100 feet. 

Taino Divers

Taino Divers is the only vendor on the west side that offers regular charters out to Desecheo Island. They offer several tour options both offshore and to the island. 

Snorkel and dive tours to Desecheo Island depart from Black Rock Marina. Tour times are 8:00 am for departure and return around 2:00 pm. Beverages and snacks are included. Ages 10 and up are welcome. 

Snorkeling is $120 per person. For certified divers, they offer 2-tank dives for $150 per person. For those that want to try out scuba diving but are not yet certified, you can do what is called a “discover scuba” one tank experience for $195 per person. Not included is the marine park fee of $20.

Afternoon local charters go right off shore and depart Black Rock Marina at 3:00 pm. Scuba dive or snorkel options available. For snorkelers it is $65 per person. One tank scuba dive is $120 per person. The “discover scuba” one tank dive is $170 per person. 

Dive gear is available for all scuba trips at $35 per rental. Dive computer is available for $20. 

A two-hour sunset cruise option is available in fall and winter only. It is a 6 person minimum per charter. It departs at 4:30 pm from Taino Divers marina storefront. Meet there 30 minutes prior to departure and return after the sun sets. Soft drinks and water are included. $65 per person. 

January through March is whale season and you may see them on this tour, although it is not guaranteed. 

(787) 823-6429

Book here: https://www.tainodivers.com/ourcharters

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