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Old 26-05-2021, 15:39   #1
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Turks to DR to PR

Hello everyone, I am about to sail from Turks and Caicos to Fajardo in about 2 weeks.
I've done some research about different routes and I think the one I'm most comfortable with is heading South to Ocean World DR, to Semana and across the Mona Passage
I'm interested in just getting to Fajardo, not needing to do any adventuring along the way

The question I'm having a tough time finding info on is this:

should I take the Northern side of PR to get to Fajardo or the Southern side?

and if going northern route vs southern route what would be the best place to check in?

Thanks for taking the time and for the help!
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Old 26-05-2021, 15:51   #2
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Re: Turks to DR to PR

I'd check in at Mayguez/Boqueron on the first end of PR you come to after the Mona. (make sure it's still available there!) Then take the south side of the PR as the north side can be a bit rough.
The end of the Mona near PR often has big thunder cells at night over the PR or the water. Often dispersing by early AM before light. So if you time it so you arrive in the AM it helps avoid that. The check in will be available that way also.
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Re: Turks to DR to PR

The Gentlemans guide highly recommends the south side. We made that trip and had a decent Mona crossing. The south side was atypically calm. We stayed in Salinas for a while. While there the North side was getting hammered with big rollers, broke up docks inside San Juan harbor. We had nothing.

Het The Gentlemans Guide to trips South.
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Re: Turks to DR to PR

Thanks for the input folks! With this info I think Iím going to head to the Southern side of PR. Iíll prob keep an eye on the gribs and if the outlook of the weather looks calm on the journey, Iíll keep a heading towards San Juan.
Plan on the South tho
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