Details for Marina Pez Vela
Name

Marina Pez Vela
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 2.3 stars from 3 reviews

Address Puerto Quetzal

Phone(502) 2379 4202 or (502) 43932203

After hours contact



Facility type

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

VHF channel

69/16

Web sitewww.marinapezvela.com

Email contact

sales@marinapezvela.com

Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info



Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach

Must call the Port Captain on arrival at the sea buoy for permission to enter.

Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 80
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2012-05-08)

Other price info: $2 per foot on the floating, $1.50/ft on the fixed docks.

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: Metered

Cable TV (and pricing)



Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)



Dinghy access



Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out



Ice



Trash



Showers



Heads



Laundry



Grocery



Hardware



Restaurants

Yes - Retsaurant on the premisis mostly for lunch.

Bars

Yes - There's a bar attached to the restaurant.

Hotels or motels



Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities

Yes - Local slipway for trailer boats.

Storage facilities

Yes - For dry storage trailer boats.

Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access



Boat ramp availability

Yes

Transportation

Yes - Lots of local taxis.

Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Marina Pez Vela
September 2015 update including pricing, 2015-09-25
Captain: , Redondo Beach Ca (460)

The marina is really fairly nice, easy access, good security decent fuel aceess with a reasonable price for Diesel. Ivan does run a pretty good ship. Marina has some swell but not really a problem if you tie up properly. Ivan's problem is that either the Guatemala officials or the local Agents are just gouging customers and ruining his business. I was the only visiting Yacht in the marina during the week I stayed their I had been warned this might happened but had friends to see in Antiqua. . Another comment is that the Marina is amidst a working port and gets quite dirty. It has a cruiseship port which seemed out of commission but I understand ships do come in on occasion. I took my family to Antiqua for a few days and it was lovely and worht it.

What caused me a great deal of irritation and the reason for the poor rating is the lack of transparency and the incremental disclosure in the Fees paid to the agent and port officials. For my Boat of 50 feet and a one week stay, I was charged a total of 605 dollars US just for feees. This broke down to 265 for the official visit? then the next day 200 for Customs, then an additional 40 for the dog, Then upon leaving another 100 for the Zarpe. Not sure what all this cash was for or who got it. I used the agent Miquel recommended in the central american guidebook and he had no answers but just kept coming back for more money. Miquel told me he charged me 20.00 and the rest was for legitimate government fees but I have know way to confirm the actual fees.

The Marina fees were more in line with expectations they charged 290 dollars for the 7 days and metered electricity of 189 dollars. Still high but not out of line with what I paid in Mexico at this point I didn't argue just paid and moved on.

Fuel was 3.00 per gallon for diesel interesting that they use the gallon system here in Guatemala.

Guatemala is a great stop, and this could be a great marina bu the situation with the port officials is out of control. I did email the US embassy to complain and see if they can find out if these are really the correct fees. Planning to stop over in the Rio Dulce but may make other plans after this experience in Guatemala. If I had it to do over again as much as I enjoyed Guatemala I would skip this port.



Guatamala marina, 2013-03-18
Captain: , London (639)

Ivan the marina manager is very helpful and drove us to the supermarket to get stores. He also recommended we visit Antigue the old capital of Guatamala. It was a great day out with a guide and transport for $225, money well spent, the buildings and history are spectacular. The marina has surge but is better when the dock in front of it has a ship in as this reduces the surge. This marina has had bad press for no reason and we were advised not to call in whilst in Chiapas. The main reason seems to be the check/out which costs about $150 in and $50 out, but trhe marina is very inexpensive and makes up for this.



Visit to Antigua, 2012-09-27
Captain: , Long Beach (973)

Stop here to go on an inland tour to Antigua April 30,2012.
Marina is in poor to average condition for Central America. 90% is used by the local sportsfishing fleet out of the near by fly in lodges. Very good fishing from what we saw.
Expensive country to enter. Must use an agent to clear in/out. Must receive permission from Port Captain to enter on approach of the outer sea bouy. Would have been better off to fly in from El Savidor.
Friendly staff with fair security. Extremely bad surge on the outer slips. Fix dock (high) for the fuel dock. Local bar/restaurant on premise. Office is very hard to get a hold of by either VHF, phone, e-mail. No one from the office was on hand to assign a slip on arrival. Local market and off premise restaurants are available by taxi. Village is about ten minutes by taxi.

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