OUR COMPANY

East Island Excursions Inc. is firmly established as the premier marine excursion company on the east coast of Puerto Rico providing day sailing and power cat excursions to the various islands of the Vieques Sound.  We have been in operation since 1994, and currently operate five vessels with a total seating capacity of 240 passengers.

Our destinations include primarily the islands of the Icacos area and Culebra, with their extensive marine reserves, as well as Vieques, and also St. Thomas.

 

We are located in the Marina Puerto del Rey, the largest and best kept marina in the Caribbean. Our boats are fully permitted with the US Coast Guard as well as the Puerto Rico government entities.  Our captains and crew are some of the most experiences and certainly the best qualified in the Caribbean.

 

We are seasoned in this industry and are always vigilant to recognize our client's expectations, and be on the look-out for new excursions to destinations previously inaccessible to the ordinary traveler.

OUR MISSION

We are committed to providing top quality excursions, including excellent guest service, comfortable and well-maintained state of the art vessels, up-to-date equipment, and great, fresh food.

Our ability to understand our guests' wishes and provide fun and safe excursions to a variety of destinations, has made us the best choice for marine excursions. We genuinely care about each and every guest and are determined to make sure that our excursion is the highlight of their vacation.

 

For our exclusive group clients - We strive to be innovative in our itineraries as well as creative in designing each of our group charters according to our client’s desires.  We take pride in providing impeccable service to all our guests,  as well as offering a variety of food and beverage services to satisfy all types of clients.

We are proud members of Blue Flag

We pledge to the following:

The Blue Flag programme promotes sustainable tourism development in freshwater and marine areas. It challenges local authorities, beach operators and sustainable boating tourism operators to achieve high standards in the six categories of: water quality, environmental management, environmental education and information, safety and services, social responsibility and responsible tourism. Over the years, the Blue Flag has become a highly respected and recognized eco-label working to bring together the tourism and environmental sectors at local, regional and national levels to ensure sustainable tourism.

 

For more information visit this link: http://www.blueflag.global

OUR CREW

Contact us

East Island Excursions

P.O. Box 1270

Fajardo, Puerto Rico 00738-1270

 

East Island Excursions (Marina Puerto del Rey): 18.285430 - 65.638364

 

For a map describing how to find us by car coming, click on one of the following places:

  • San Juan
  • Dorado

Office 8am - 5pm

(787) 860-3434

After hours 5pm - 9pm

(787) 409-2485

Toll Free (877) 937-4386

Fax: (787) 860-1656

E-mail: reservations@eastislandpr.com

Don't forget

When you go snorkeling don't pollute or leave trash, and don't touch any parts of the reef or its inhabitants because this kills the reefs and once they are gone snorkelers won't be able to enjoy all the beautiful coral reefs in the world!

ENVIRONMENTAL COURSES

ACTIVITY 1:

Name of the activity: Los Arrecifes de Coral (The Coral Reef)

Short description of the activity: The principles aims of the activities are:

1) Present the different concept associated with the Coral Reef.

2) Identified the local regions of most Coral Reef.

3) Recognize the relevance and importance of coral reef as a marine ecosystem.

4) Identified the impact of human interactions within coral reef and develop and exchange of ideas to coral reef protection and conservation.

 

Target group: tourists , staff X, children: , local public: , students: ,

other target group:

 

Day Activity: _________________

 

ACTIVITY 2:

Name of the activity: Los Mangles (Mangroves)

Short description of the activity:       

1) dentify and describe the different types of mangrove that exist on the island.

2) Recognize the importance of mangroves.

3) To point out the way in which human beings negatively impact the mangroves.

4) Investigate community knowledge about mangrove ecosystems.

5) Propose alternatives for the conservation of mangroves.

 

Target group: tourists , staff X, children: , local public: , students: ,

other target group:

 

Day Activity: _________________

 

BEHAVIOR RULES

In the boat

 

  • At all times follow the instructions of the Captain and his crew.
  • The Captain and the Crew will explain the Safety Rules, Emergency Plan, and the bath uses and different knowledge that the passenger of the boat will have to have.
  • It is not allowed to jump from the boat while sailing.
  • Proper conduct will always be maintained.
  • It is not allowed to throw any food or waste into the sea.
  • In case of encounter with a wild animal, do not disturb it, do not touch it, it will not be fed, no flashlights will be used, no loud noises.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the boat.
  • Green sunscreens will be provided.
  • The passengers must remain seated until arriving at destination.

 

At sea

 

  • Use biodegradable sunscreen.
  • Do not touch or remove any plant or animal from the water.
  • Do not stand on corals.
  • In case of encounter with a wild animal, do not disturb it, do not touch it, you will not feed it, you will not use flashlights, you will not make loud noises.
  • No mechanical propulsion medium shall be used.
  • Only use lifeguards provided by the Crew.

RECOMMENDED EMERGENCY LIST

Rough weather at sea, crossing hazardours bars, or flooding

1. Close all watertight and weather tight doors, hatches, and air ports to prevent taking water aboard or further flooding in the vessel.

2. Keep bilges dry to prevent loss of stability due to water in bilges.  Use power driven bilge pump, hand pump, and buckets to de-water.

3. Align fire pumps to use a s bilge pump if possible.

4. Check all intake and discharge lines, which penetrate the hull for leakage.

5. Passenger must remain seated and evenly distributed.

6. Passengers must don life jackets if the going becomes very rough, the vessel is about to cross a hazardous bar, or when otherwise instructed by the master.

7. Never abandon the vessel unless actually forced to do so.

8. If assistance is needed follow the procedures on the emergency broadcast placard posted by the radio telephone.

9. Prepare survival craft (life floats, rafts, bouyant apparatus, and boats) for launching.

 

Man Overboard

1. Throw a ring buoy overboard as close to the person as possible. (as necessary)

2. Post a lookout to keep the person overboard in sight.

3. Launch rescue board and maneuver to pick up person in water, or maneuver the vessel to pick up the person in the water.

4. Have crew member put on flotation device and have him or her stand by to jump into the water to assist the person overboard if necessary.

5. If person is not immediately located, notify Coast Guard and other vessels in vicinity by radiotelephone.

6. Continue search until released by Coast Guard.

 

Fire

1. Cut off air supply to fire-close items such as hatches, ports, doors, ventilators, and louvers, and shut off ventilation system

2. Cut off electrical system supplying affected compartment if possible

3. If safe, immediately use portable fire extinguishers at base of flames for flammable liquid or grease fires, or use water for fires in ordinary combustible materials.  Do not use water on electrical fires.

4. If fire is in machinery spaces, shut off fuel supply and ventilation and activate fixed extinguishing system (if installed).

5. Maneuver vessel to minimize effect of wind on fire.

6. If unable to control fire, immediately notify the Coast Guard and other craft in the vicinity by radiotelephone.

7. Move passengers away from fire, have them put on life jackets, and if necessary, prepare to abandon the vessel

 

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