The Marina

Good news for Cruisers and the Marinas. There is current legislation to allow vessels to stay in Ecuador for 3 years. There is an annual fee proposed. I will keep you updated on the progress.

Reserve your berth today. Reservations require one month payment in advance for either your anchorage or your buoy. We have limited space so insure your mooring by reserving today. We operate on first come basis. Below are your payment methods. Paypal or Major Credit Card.


Buoy Reservations



Or email us at:

Email Contact: **

Hi, Gene Tatum here for Puerto Amistad. Here is a bit about our marina and additional facilities.

Puerto Amistad Restaurant and Marina is located in Bahía de Caráquez, on Ecuador’s spectacular coast. Situated at the broad mouth of the Chone River where it empties into the Pacific Ocean.  Bahía is a quiet Ecuadorian tourist destination, recently discovered by the cruising community.  It has become an  increasingly popular location for ex-pats looking for a beautiful and temperate place to retire.

Bahía is a wonderful place to visit in it’s own right, and is also a perfect place to leave your boat while you travel north and south along South America’s stunning coast or move inland to  explore the incredible sites of the highlands of Ecuador, Peru, Brazil or  the many other spectacular destinations in  South America.

“Our goal was to create a place that was friendly and secure, in a place that is friendly and secure, and I think that we’ve accomplished this in Bahía. In other words, we didn’t have to create a bunker enclosed place to leave your boat secure. Bahía is probably the safest place for your boat in South America! The second thing we wanted was a place the ordinary cruiser can afford, so we work hard to provide an excellent service at a good value.

We are fortunate to have received approvals for 15 new slips. These are scheduled to be built by the end of November 2020. We are also planning a Tidal Grid to give cruisers the opportunity to work on their boat in the dry. Estimated completion is September 2020.

If you wish to send an item to Ecuador we strongly recommend that you use DHL. They have customs services and will hold your item longer than the other couriers. . FEDEX, EMS. USPS and other courters may be less cost to send, but processing through Customs may cost more.
If you do not use DHL and you need help getting your item found or out of customs we will charge $25 per item for trying to help you with your item if you use and courier other than DHL.  We have had bad experiences with other couriers in Ecuador.

Again, use DHL!

You should send the item to your name C/O Puerto Amistad using the address on the contact page.

We certainly hope that you come and visit; we’re sure you’ll love it as much as  us.

Warm Regards,


** Cancelled reservations are non refundable if more than 30 days late





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