With fairly short cruising distances and innovative speed in your favour, a Power charter in Puerto Rico is idyllic, allowing your crew to soak up more of the SVI sights and local hotspots in less time. Enjoy maximum efficiency and ultimate comfort aboard your Powercat, complimented by line-of-sight navigation and year-round warm weather. Compact sailing grounds, calm seas, and mild winds make this an ideal destination for charterers of all experience levels. Relish the secluded tranquility and embrace freedom on the water with an immersive sailing holiday in this easily accessible charter paradise offering sheltered anchorages and sufficient moorings throughout.

General conditions
During the winter months (November to January) the wind is from the north-east at 15 to 20 knots. The Christmas winds can produce 25 to 30 knots for several days at a time. In February the wind moves to the east and by June it changes to the south-east at 10 to 15 knots. In September and October the trade winds are at their weakest and the weather can be less settled. By November, the high pressure system around Bermuda starts to stabilise and 15 to 20 knot breezes become the norm. Immediate weather conditions can be found at https://www.weather.com

June is the hottest month in Puerto Rico with an average temperature of 27°C (76°F) and the coldest is January at 24°C (70°F) with the most daily sunshine standing at 12 hours in July. The wettest month is May with an average of 152 mm of rain. The best months to swim in the sea are July to September when the average sea temperature is 29°C (85°F).

Local seas
Local seas are "relaxed" seas and generally in the 3 to 4 foot range.

Historical weather (Averages by month):

Month

°F Max

°F Min

°C Max

°C Min

Avg Precip (in)

Avg Precip (mm)

Avg Water Temp (°F)

Avg Water Temp (°C)

Avg Wind Speed (knots)

January

83

70

28

24

3

76

77

25

NE 15-25 

February

84

70

28

24

2.2

56

77

25

E 15-25 

March

85

71

28

24

2.3

58

78

26

E 15-25 

April

86

73

29

25

3.7

94

80

27

E 15-25 

May

87

74

30

26

6

152

82

28

SE 15-20 

June

89

76

31

27

4.5

114

83

28

SE 15-20 

July

88

76

31

27

4.5

114

84

29

SE 15-20 

August

89

76

31

27

5.3

134

85

29

SE 15-20 

September

89

76

31

27

5.3

134

84

29

SE 5-15 

October

88

75

31

27

5.5

140

83

28

SE 5-15 

November

86

74

29

26

5.8

147

82

28

NE 5-20 

December

84

72

28

24

4.7

119

80

27

NE 15-25 

Tides
In the Virgin Islands, the tidal range is very small: 12 to 18 inches (one to two feet) including the variation of level due to atmospheric pressure and dominant winds.