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Old 08-02-2011, 21:48   #1
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Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico ?

We're planning on heading south from Florida, thru the caribbean, then over to Costa Rica. I've heard of cruisers hiding out hurricane season in Puerto Rico and we're thinking about it as an option for part of our journey. Can anyone give me their experiences and advice about staying in Puerto Rico? Also my wife is a nurse and thinking about working while there which will play a part on where we decide to anchor.

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Old 09-02-2011, 12:28   #2
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I think PR gets a good number of hurricanes. Make sure you have a fallout shelter quality of a marina or anchorage.

Can you really get a boat insurance for that area?


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Marina Puerto del Ray on the east coast of PR would be your best choice for a hurricane hole. This 1000 slip marina has an enormas seawall over 20 feet high and a haulout yard with racks that your boat can be fitted into and strapped to the ground. Easy access to an interstate like highway will allow you to quickly get to population centers of this Commonwealth of the US.
Be sure to obtain a reservation early.
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Another decent spot is the yacht club at Ponce.
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If you are retired military, Roosevelt Roads MWR marina is still open. The harbor has a number of storm moorings and the marina is quite reasonable compared to Puerto Del Ray.
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I have lived aboard for almost the past 10 years in the Virgin Islands. The past 2 seasons we have gone over to the mangroves in Vieques and where totally safe.

I work for a charter company that pulls out the whole fleet at Puerto Del Rey Marina every year, and has for over 20 years. The boats are safe.

I also have full coverage insurance on my boat.

The USVI are always looking for traveling nurses!! You wife will have no problem finding a job!!
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Old 14-02-2011, 19:50   #7
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Culebra which is an island near the mainland of Puerto Rico and Vieques is also a great hurricane hole. We tie up in the mangroves here if it looks like one is heading our way.

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