About Us

We're All About Intimacy, Privacy & Small Groups


Born and raised in Fajardo, Robert is a third-generation seafaring captain. His father was a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard in the U.S. Virgin Islands for over 25 years. He grew up sailing in the Fajardo area and learning at a young age his mate duties working under his father during boat deliveries to the Caribbean from East Coast ports of the U.S.

He attended and graduated with high honors a high school marine program at the world-renowned Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, Florida where he also achieved his master merchant marine officer license when he was 18. Since the summer of 2005, Capt. Robert has been in charge of operations of Sail Getaways!

In his own words: “I love my job! There is no better feeling than seeing and listening to our happy guests after they conclude their adventure with our company and knowing our crew and service made the difference. As a bonus, we get to show our guests the natural beauty of Puerto Rico and its Spanish Virgin Islands. And because our operation uses smaller sized vessels, we have the opportunity of making sure our guests enjoy the vacation they deserve by providing one-to-one service!”

Captain

Our Boats


Sailing Catamaran, Getaway– 32ft

Catamarans are extremely stable, allowing for more freedom to move and play on deck. They are favored for family trips, particularly with younger children. They have seating aft, in the salon and usually on the boat giving your group room to spread out.

  • Easy access sea ladder
  • 32’ long x 14’ wide
  • Small, private marine head (toilet)
  • Powered by a 50 hp, no-emission engine
  • Meets all U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment requirements
  • Maximum vessel capacity is 26 passengers

Motor Vessel, On the Way– 36ft

Custom built, appointed and launched in 2016. Our speedy motor vessel gets our guests to where they want to go in comfort and in less time, which means more time for snorkeling and beach exploration…the FUN STUFF!

  • Easy access swim platform
  • 36’ long x 14.5’ wide
  • Private marine head (toilet)
  • 50-gallon water system w / shower
  • Powered by a low emission, eco-friendly Cummins 405hp
  • Meets all U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment requirements
  • Maximum vessel capacity is 26 passengers

Our Values


Safety First

Each of our boats provides a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain and crew that are trained in CPR and First Aid. They are both outfitted and certified annually by U.S. Coast Guard inspectors for the safety of our guests. We have the latest safety equipment including U.S. Coast Guard Type 1 emergency life vests for all passengers, lifebuoys, first aid kits, fire extinguishers, flares, VHF radio, and EPIRB. You will also find private marine heads (toilets) onboard, ample seating from shaded to open deck space and plenty of dry storage area for your bags, towels and personal items.

Environmental & Social Responsibility

Our business depends on a healthy environment to be successful. Our highest priority is the care and preservation of the reefs we explore and the beaches we visit. All of our tours are conducted in a manner that minimizes our impact on the environment. The sea life, flora, and fauna that we encounter in our excursions are shared with our guests in an ethical, respectful manner – we strive to leave every beach, reef, and trail that we explore, cleaner than when we found it.

We teach proper snorkeling etiquette such as the importance of not walking on, or touching the coral reef, which can harm the fragile underwater ecosystems. Catamaran Getaway also volunteers in beach cleanups and maintaining trails. Whenever possible, we patronize local Puerto Rican businesses to meet our needs.

Our Cancellation Policy


  • 14 days prior to the date of the trip there will be no penalty and you will receive a full refund.
  • 13 days or less to date of trip: There will be a fee of 50% of your booking.
  • No-shows and late arrival for the time the adventure is scheduled to begin will be charged the full price.
  • Same day cancellations are considered a no-show and are non-refundable.

We reserve the right to cancel a public sail if a minimum number of reservations are not received. Customers will be given a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

All marine activities are subject to water conditions. Please call a day prior for an update on cancellations or change of destination due to water conditions as per the captain’s discretion. These decisions can be announced at check-in.

If we cancel a tour due to weather or sea conditions, you will not be charged. You will have the option to reschedule for the next available space. Our captains will make the final decision as to weather conditions. Remember, a few passing rain showers are normal in the tropics and rain is more likely in the center of the island and to the west. We monitor weather reports constantly, and especially the conditions on the east coast. Fajardo’s weather can differ greatly from the weather in San Juan or wherever you are located.

Please don’t make the mistake of deciding not to come if it’s raining where you are, as you will be charged if the trip goes out. If you have any questions about the weather conditions, please call us to be sure.

Passengers who are inebriated, hungover or who are not in conditions to board the boat, the Captain will be in his right to deny the passenger(s) to board the vessel.

Passengers that don’t meet the proper requirements will not be allowed to participate and the money will be non-refundable.

Due to the unique nature and small size of our groups, we are forced to remain firm about our cancellation policy.  Consider that on the day of the excursion we will be there, on-site, waiting and ready to serve you.  Regardless of cancellation reason, our time and fixed cost are already invested.  We may have turned down other customers by holding your space.

Thank You For Your Understanding.