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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!”

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Our Story



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Our Boats



Sailing Catamaran, “Getaway” – 32ft

Sailing Catamarans are extremely stable allowing for total relaxation and enjoyment while onboard. “Getaway” is favored for Private charters looking to sail away!

Make: 1998 Searunner custom sloop rigged sailing catamaran.

Specs: 32’ long x 16’ wide.

Capacity: US Coast Guard certified for 26 passengers, for your comfort we limit the capacity to only 20 passengers.

Details: Onboard you will find a private restroom, shaded & open deck space, comfortable cushioned seats, and easy water access ladder for snorkeling & swimming in the pristine carribean waters. When not under full sail power “Getaway” is powered by a 50 hp, low-emission outboard engine.

Our vessels meet all U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment requirements. 


Motor Vessel, “On the Way” – 36ft

Custom designed & built for your special boat-day’s enjoyment our speedy motor vessel “On The Way” will get you to your destination in comfort and in less time, which means more time for snorkeling and beach exploration…the FUN STUFF!

Make: 2016 Newton Boats custom day charter boat.

Specs: 36’ long x 14.5’ wide.

Capacity: US Coast Guard certified for 26 passengers.

Details: Onboard you will find a private restroom, shaded & open deck space, comfortable cushioned seats, fresh water shower and easy water access ladders for snorkeling & swimming in the pristine carribean waters. “On The Way” is powered by a single 405hp Cummins Diesel low-emission eco friendly inboard engine.

Our vessels meet all U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment requirements. 


Motor Vessel, “By The Way” – 46ft

Custom designed & built for your special boat-day’s enjoyment our speedy motor vessel “By The Way” will get you to your destination in comfort and in less time, which means more time for snorkeling and beach exploration…the FUN STUFF!

Make: 2020 Newton Boats custom day charter boat.

Specs: 46’ long x 16 ’ wide.

Capacity: US Coast Guard certified for 49 passengers, for your comfort we limit the capacity to only 40 passengers.

Details: Onboard you will find a private restroom, shaded & open deck space, comfortable cushioned seats, fresh water shower and easy water access ladders for snorkeling & swimming in the pristine carribean waters. “By The Way” is powered by twin 450hp Cummins Diesel low-emission eco friendly inboard engines.

Our vessels meet all U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment requirements. 

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Our Values



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Our Values



Sail Getaways is a family business committed to excellence by creating lifelong memories through personalized service delivered with Genuine Puerto Rican hospitality.

As stewards and sailors we perpetuate our Puerto Rican culture and protect our environment. We value each other and inspire integrity, innovation, and community.

Since our start, Safety, Service, and Quality have been of utmost importance to us and has influenced how we design and build our boats, craft our menus, hire and train our crew, and engage with our guests. We welcome you into our family and look forward to giving you the best day of your Puerto Rican vacation!

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 standing, walking on, or touching the coral reef, which can harm the fragile underwater ecosystems. Sail Getaways 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.
  • 24 hours prior to trip: There will be a fee of 100% 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.