Details for Marina Fonatur - San Blas

Marina Fonatur - San Blas

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Average rating 3.4 stars from 5 reviews

Address Calle Cinco Sur #1 Col. Parque Industrial
San Blas, NA

Phone01-323 2850033

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


Note that they do not answer the VHF. Use a cell phone to call. No English spoken by the staff.

VHF channel

16 or 74


Email contact

Owner, manager


Miguel Angel Arteaga


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Very shallow area immediately west northwest of the fuel dock as you approach the marina. Remain east of an arched row of green painted homemade buoys marking the east end of the shallow area. Pass between the buoys and west end of slips.

January 2016 update, entering the river, favor the starboard side. Anywhere from port of center runs out of water fast. Approaching the marina, hug the Pemex docks. They dredge along there to accomodate the local fishing fleet. Continue to hug the starboard side, immediately after the Pemex dock. Depths will drop to 6-8 feet just before the marina entrance. A boater reports not seeing the aforementioned "green painted homemade buoys".





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 12
Total: 20
Transient price: $0.28/ft (2017-01-08)

Other price info: [2017 rates]
Daily rate is 6 pesos per foot.
Weekly rate is $3.37.
Monthly rate is $12.73.
3 to 6 months is $11.99.
More than 6 months is $11.24.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: 10 pesos per day, not metered.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - $10 pesos per day. Not potable.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: 6% uplift for boats.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out













Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free weak signal WiFi usable in the marina office or with a good WiFi extender at the slips. 5-bars Telcel 3G cellular service.

Boat ramp availability



Other services


1700's Spainish Fort ruins and museum. Must see and do jungle boat tours. Fishing charters, whale watching tours, and great town to enjoy the wonderful people.

Reviews for Marina Fonatur - San Blas
Pleasantly surprised, 2017-01-09
Captain: , Georgetown, SC (616)

We spent one night here, Jan '16. We entered the river intending to use the anchorage. After observing the "jungle tour" pangas zipping through the anchorage, we reconsidered. There were berths available here, so we opted to take a berth instead. We were only charged $250 MXP ($14 USD) for our 44' trawler, including power! The shorepower pedestal uses a weird plug with 3 round connectors instead of the normal locking plug. The marina staff has adapters to convert to standard 30A or 50A shorepower connections. A large shoal (uncovered at low tide) is immediately behind the slips, so don't back any further than necessary when entering or leaving. The docks and grounds seem to be well maintained. But the remaining infrastructure is lacking maintenance (empty swimming pool, empty spa, etc.). All in all, a helluva bargain.

Great value, Great Town!, 2017-01-08
Captain: , San Diego (377)

Can't really beat it for value & convenience. The Anchorage is iffy (see previous review..a good one.) We could haul our 38.2 foot O/I 41 ketch for $278, Texas prices. No services, but according to the locals on the hard, you can hire sanders and paint yourself. We are not there yet...
The pool is full, cold, but that is a plus. Great shelter & good value.

Why stop here?, 2013-02-28
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

Based upon the other reviews we decided to stop here, but I'm very uncertain as to why we did. The town is nothing special, we couldn't find any restaurants that we wanted to eat at, you get chewed apart by the no-see-ums and the marina is a ghost town. Oh, there's no propane for the driers and I had to jury rig the washing machine in order to do a load of wash.

San Blas marina Fonatur, 2012-12-26
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (4478)

Stayed 4 nights over Xmas holiday. Marina is a the standard Fonatur setup with only a couple dozen slips. Marina facility is relatively new and fairly well maintained. Docks are good and no problems with power and water on the dock. Marina staff are helpful but all in spanish. Quiet and picturesque location on the estuary. Bugs were not a problem, there were a few but not a big problem. Walking distance to town center and taxi ride to everything else. A bicycle will get you nearly everywhere you need to go. Ask the marina staff for a copy of the 3-page guide to the area prepared by cruisers for other cruisers. All in engish and complete with an excellent map of the city. Don't miss the Junge Cruise tour. The mercado in town square has surprisingly good quality food. There is a lot of history to this town and a lot of town to explore including the Spanish fort ruins, old town (near old customs house and library), the Playa Borrego, and church ruins.

San Blas Mangrove river run, 2012-11-30
Captain: , London (709)

Marina is standard cookie cutter Fonutor but very close to town. Don't miss the mangrove crocadile experience. You can book it for early morning from the bridge at the back of town under and past the big crossed arch that looks like a gateway. Dont go to the tourist bas which is halfway up the river and full of the usual tat. The Pangas from the bridge are cheaper and more fun with a longer run

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