Originally Posted by stephaniespooner
We currently live in cold New England, and are researching live aboard marinas in Puerto Rico. We can't find any information and was hoping that some of the veterans in the boating world would be able to help us. Any information you could provide would be of paramount assistance to us. Thanks so much!
Hello Stephanie, I live in cold 'Old' England (but I'm in warm Portugal now)
I was sailed to Puerto Rico in 2007 so this information may be a little out of date, and please excuse the rambling description as I don't have the Caribbean charts aboard this voyage.
Sailing into San Juan with the castle, El Morro? on your port hand then turn to port past La Puntilla, I remember seeing US Coast Guard vessels moored there on the port hand, follow the canal up past the cruise liner berths and at the top of the canal (can't remember it's Spanish name) you will find 'Club Nautico San Juan' on the port hand. The yacht anchorage is just off there and there is a small marina too, not Club Nautico which I recall was full of game fishing boats, but a separate marina. I used to leave my dinghy there when I went ashore. There were quite a few people (locals) who I'm sure were living aboard in the marina.
When you look at a chart, I think it was Puerta De Tierra to port and Isla Grande to starboard as you go up the canal, the little marina is right at the end by the anchorage. Regards Saxon.