Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-04-2009, 05:36   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 36
Vieques anchorage?

My husband is sailing to Puerto Rico from Trinidad, and is going to arrive in the area late this afternoon, too late to go into the harbor at Marina del Rey. Vieques looks like a good place to drop anchor for the night. Does anyone know of a good anchorage on the western side that would be easy to get in and out of?
__________________

__________________
muttnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 05:47   #2
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Vieques is a great place to stop. I'd recommend Ensenada Sun Bay at Esperanza. Ensenda Honda to the east is a nice anchorage, but very tricky to get into if you've never done it before.
__________________

__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 06:36   #3
Registered User
 
RetiredSailor's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Virginia and Puerto Rico
Boat: Capri 25 and bareboat charters
Posts: 55
Images: 1
Looks like this will be too late for this particular trip, but there is a nice anchorage on the western tip of Vieques. It's not an ensenada (harbor), just a nice anchorage location sheltered from the typical E or NE winds. It's called Punta Arena, and many of the locals call it Green Beach. Just look for the western tip of Vieques and anchor on the west side. We used to anchor there a lot and never had problems.

If you're looking for easy in and out and fast access to Puerto del Rey the next day, this is a good spot - since it's not a harbor there is no maneuvering, just find a spot and drop anchor in about 10 feet, it's mainly sand. And the trip to Puerto del Rey is easy and well marked, just head west for the nearby buoys marking the main channel into the old Roosevelt Roads and you will avoid the sand bar that juts out from the west of Vieques, although I never had problems sailing over it. I never saw less than 8-10 feet, but you know how sand bars can shift.
__________________
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
- William Arthur Ward
RetiredSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 08:54   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 36
Thanks for the info. I will give it to my husband when he calls on the sat phone at 11 this morning. Looks great from Google Earth - just what I was looking for.
__________________
muttnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2009, 05:49   #5
Registered User
 
Dale's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Boat: 1973 Ericson 27
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by RetiredSailor View Post
It's called Punta Arena, and many of the locals call it Green Beach. Just look for the western tip of Vieques and anchor on the west side. We used to anchor there a lot and never had problems.
Green Beach is also a great place to snorkel. It was a popular place in the late 80's to see some great coral and tons of fish. We even picked up a bunch of amazing conch shells out there- one of which I still have today.
__________________
Dale is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anchor

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dinner key anchorage greg cook Atlantic & the Caribbean 1 18-03-2009 08:20
Ft. Lauderdale Anchorage JusDreaming Marinas 5 03-12-2008 20:54
vieques anchoreges lcdittmar Atlantic & the Caribbean 5 23-11-2008 20:16
Venice Anchorage? salty_dog_68 Atlantic & the Caribbean 7 29-06-2008 20:34
Anchorage in the BVI ? videorov Atlantic & the Caribbean 4 26-11-2006 10:16



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:36.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.