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Maragata Yacht Charters, Palmas del Mar

Lancha maragata adjusted68_nMaragata Yacht Charters, Palmas de Mar offers snorkeling and sport fishing, trips to Monkey, Vieques and Culebra Islands with a power 38’  Catamaran with all the amenities necessary for your comfort.  Matt’s Cat is a Fast, smooth and stable vessel for your enjoyment. AM/FM & CD player & cassette. COI inspected by the USCG every year. Safety raft for 30 passengers.  Inspected for 6 – 27 Passengers Easy in/out transom door, swim platform  Large comfortable head (bathroom). Platform ladder,  two (2) Cummins 450 HP / Diesel engines, hot and cold fresh water wash down. Shade or suntan area.

 Maragata Yacht Charters…THE CREW 

Capt Matt is the Captain (owner and boat maintenance); with more than 35 years of experience.The members of the crew are bilingual. (Spanish & English) All crew under drug random testing by the USCG. Crew is closely selected by the Captain. Trained for emergencies by the USCG. Trained by the Red Cross for First Aid .

You can call Capt. Matthew directly  at  787-637-1802 mobile  or call the office at  787-850-7548 office. You can also email Capt Matt at:maragatapr@yahoo.com If no answer, leave him a message. He call you back, I promise!

NEAR BY PLACES: 

VIEQUES

Matt’s Cat, take you to Vieques.  To the beautiful and peaceful beaches away from crowds with  Clear and calm water 95% of the time. Boat anchorage 25 ft. from shore. Perfect for kids and adults. The water temperature averages from 78º to 83º F. Anchorage is in about 4 to 8 feet deep waters. In the 4 hour trip we spend approximately 2 1/2 hours at the island. There are three (3) nice reefs close to shore with a variety of fish, like Sergeant Major, puffer as well as lobster, Octupus etc.

MONKEY ISLAND (CAYO SANTIAGO) 

Clear and calm water 70% of the time. Boat anchors 100- 200 ft. by the shore. (People are not permitted on the island) Good for kids and adults. Water temperature from 78º to 83ºF.

This is a 20 minutes trip (one way). Anchorage is in about 8 feet deep waters. Water is about 2-10 feet deep close to the island. In the 4 hour trip we spend about 2.5- 3 hours at the island..

There is one (1) nice reef close to shore. The island is habited by 1200 rhesus monkeys. You are allowed to swim by the shore to view the monkeys (not enter the island).

CULEBRA ISLAND 

Clear and calm water 90% of the time. Boat anchors 30 ft. from shore. Perfect for kids and adults Water temperature from 78º to 83ºF. About 1 1/2 hour trip (one way) Anchorage is in about 4 to 8 feet deep waters. In the 8 hour trip we spend about 5 hours on the island. Can find a variety of fish like: sergeant Mayors, puffer and other fish as well as  lobster and octopus. There is one (1) nice reef close to shore. Very peaceful and beautiful island, habited by 2000 people.

PLACES FOR FISHING       

At the south-east coast of Puerto Rico, Matt’s Cat take you sport fishing at the Continental Shelf and the Two Sea Mounts. For better results they recommend the Sea Mount in the deep blue waters of our Caribbean Sea. For light tackle (sport fishing) Capt  Matt go to shallow waters next to the resort.

 THE CONTINENTAL SHELF: 

About 5 to 12 miles  out from Palmas del Mar; with 20 – 30 minutes cruising time. It is a good place to go for the 4 hour trip and for a first time experience.  It is about 200 – 2000 ft. deep.

THE SEA MOUNTS:       

Both  sea mounts are located about 17miles out from Palmas del Mar. It is recommended for the 6 or 8 hours trip. It takes about  40  minutes cruising time. The Sea Mounts are about 200-4000  feet deep.

LIGHT TACKLE (SPORT FISHING) AREA:    

It’ s about 2 miles out from Palmas del Mar. This is a good area for kids and adults. It is about 40 to 200 feet deep.

MOST COMMON FISH   

Blue Marlin

King Mackerel

Wahoo

Tuna

Dolphin (Mahi – Mahi)

White and blue marlin

Sailfish

Barracuda

King Mackerel

Amberjacks

Rainbow runner

In fishing trips you can see sometimes whales (humpback) in winter time. You can also see dolphins (flipper), sea turtles and flying fish.

NOTE:  Most fish catched weight approximately 10 – 80 pounds. Marlins can weigh from 100 -600 pounds

 SNORKELING TRIPS

Maragata offers three (3) different places to go snorkeling: Vieques, Monkey and Culebra islands.  Custom  trips also available.

 GUEST INFORMATION

Maragata Charters suggest you  bring the following:

Suntan lotion (no oils and spray, Please! ).

Boat or tennis shoes (no black soles, Please!)

Beach towel

Camera (regular or underwater)

Sunglasses and protective hat.

Anti-motion sickness medicine should be taken one hour before departure, if you need it.

We are a drug-free boat.  No illegal drugs are permitted.

No coolers please

No pets please

We guarantee a good time!

Maragata Charters provide………

Instruction by Captain and mate.

Fishing bait and equipment

Dry snacks, soda (regular & diet), bottled water & beer (with moderation)

Complete snorkeling gear  for adults and children. (Prescription mask available)

Snorkeling life jacket (ski belts)

Assistance from the Captain and the mate.

Facilities and comfort of Matt’s Cat

 SEA CONDITIONS

The Captain will keep you informed before the trip about the weather conditions. The average weather is about 3 to 4 feet  sea, mostly sunny. Having a power catamaran, we provide a better stability;  thus a more comfortable trip than a monohull.

LOCATION OF THE BOAT :  Anchor Village at PALMAS DEL MAR, HUMACAO, PUERTO RICO

At Palmas del Mar main gate, identify yourself and drive for 5 minutes. Take a left on  Coral Way (in front of the La Jolla complex), turn right at the end, drive until reaching stop sign, take a left and park. Go into Anchor’s Village, look for Slip #14, Matt’s Cat. Next to Shipyard @ Palmas.

 Maragata Yacht Charters, FOR INFORMATION OR RESERVATIONS 

Any day of the week from 8:00am to 8:00pm STD

Regular trips departs at 8:00am or 1:00pm  STD for snorkeling  trips.

Fishing trips, depart at 7:00am, 12:00pm or 1:00pm STD.

Margata Policy

A 100% deposit is required for reservations for split charters.

No refund allowed for split charters.A 50% deposit is required for private trips.

No show up will be charged the full amount of the charter.

Any dangerous weather determined by the Captain.

No charge will be apply to trip cancelled by any dangerous weather.

Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will be charged the full amount. (for private charters)

Charters payable by cash, travelers checks, VISA, or Master Card and Certified Checks.

 

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