Written by Kalie Walter
October 2017

Situated on the eastern edge of Puerto Rico in a beautiful and naturally protected bay lies the Caribbean’s largest marina, Puerto del Rey. Equipped with 987 slips — including 30 superyacht berths — and a broad range of services and amenities, Puerto del Rey makes for the optimal port from which to begin your next voyage through the Spanish Virgin Islands and the Caribbean.

With provisioning facilities, a restaurant, large fuel dock and on-site maintenance services, Puerto del Rey has everything a boater needs. The marina is home to an abundance of experienced repair and maintenance contractors that service the 15-acre boatyard territory and specialize in everything from electrical repair to woodworking. Concierge staff is also available to help plan excursions to attractions such as nearby Old San Juan. Puerto del Rey is also the official origin for The Moorings Puerto Rico Charters.

In addition to loads of amenities and services, Puerto del Rey offers a limited number of one- and two-bedroom condominiums, all available for weekly rental. The units have fully equipped kitchens and balconies with breathtaking views of the Spanish Virgin Islands.

Continually focusing on customer service is a top priority for the marina. Puerto del Rey consistently aims to maintain its stellar customer satisfaction with seasonal and transient boaters. “Once you pull through the breakwater, all your problems stay elsewhere. From the guard at the gate to the golf cart operators, our entire staff will greet you with a friendly smile and work hard to make your stay incredible,” said Jorge Gonzalez, Puerto del Rey’s Director of Sales.

The marina also hosts several highly anticipated events each year, including their flagship Annual Billfish Tournament, the largest fishing tournament on the island. Held in late October, the event draws competitors from all over the world, and the marina pulls out all the stops to make it memorable for all, with on-site, family-friendly entertainment such as dunk tanks, art exhibitions, and cooking classes to demonstrate how to prepare the fresh catch.

As 2017 draws to a close, the marina will have completed more than $25 million in renovations over the past three years, including the replacement of pilings on each of the 987 slips, reinforced concrete on all docks and security enhancements. Heading into the next phase of upgrades, Puerto del Rey is on pace to debut a newly upgraded customer center, complete with a lounge, terrace balcony, locker rooms, gym and shower and restroom facilities.

Cruisers looking for a one-stop facility and a true destination marina will find that Puerto del Rey has everything necessary for their next excursion to Puerto Rico.