WELCOME TO PARADISE
Tortugal is committed to being the best marina on the Rio Dulce. You have traveled far and we have gone the distance to provide you with comfort, tranquility and security. You will feel at home here. We have built first class docks and provide you with professional boat services whether you’re living aboard or leaving the boat with us. A wide selection of slips are usually available from November through May. Advance reservations are recommended beginning in May for hurricane season, which is June through October.
All docks are quiet, private and safe because of Tortugal’s location upriver from Fronteras. Ammenities include a community room above the restaurant with satellite TV and wireless internet. Play a game of pool, or curl up in the lounging area with a book. We have an extensive library. Our bathrooms are spacious, large and cleaned daily. Hot water is always available at Tortugal. Laundry service is available adjacent to the bathrooms.
MARINA RATES 2011
MONOHULLS: Base Rate $6.50 per foot per month with a minimum of $260 per month
MULTIHULLS: Base Rate $9.50 per foot per month with a minimum of $350 per month. Side Ties are available for an additional $1 per foot per month.
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Your boat will be secured to new pilings and docks. No ground tackle is required. Pilings at Tortugal have been pounded into the substrata and are solid.
Security: The docks are well illuminated at night. A security guard is on regular patrol all night long 7 days/week. No outside workers are permitted at Tortugal. Check with the Dock master for special concerns. All outside workers must be approved by the dock master or Tortugal management.
Electricity: Available in 110V and 220V up to 50 Amps. It is metered separately and paid in addition to the Slip Fee.
Water: The pressurized potable water spigot is located beside the dock pedestal. The spigots provide pressurized, filtered water. We also provide a separate pressurized connection for wash down. Water usage is included in slip fees.
Laundry: Our laundry service is 60Q per load, washed, dried, folded and ready for pick-up.
Bathrooms: Tortugal has one of the finest showers you can find in the Rio. The water is honest-to-goodness hot, filtered, and fresh. Bathrooms are clean and comfortable.
Restaurant: Tortugal restaurant/bar is open 7am until 9pm. Delicious food is served daily with a view that can’t be beat.
Internet: We have a new Wi-Fi network. You can use the internet from the comfort of your boat. Internet is included in slip fees.
Boat Permits: Office staff will help with extending boat permits while you are here or away.
Do-it-Youself: We have a workshop available at Tortugal.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR BOAT
If you wish to leave your boat and go home, or decide to travel for a few months throughout Central America by land, our professionally trained marina staff will work on a regular basis to insure you are pleasantly welcomed upon your return to a clean, fresh and well taken care of boat.
• Interior of boat aired out
• Battery fluids checked
• Main engine started
• Bilges checked for water
• Problems will be noted and corrected as possible
• Decks washed and the hull(s) cleaned
• Ozone machine used to keep mildew & pests away
• Dehumidifier may also be recommended
All services above can be as personalized or modified as you wish. Extra charges may apply.
Marina Bills are due on the 1st of every month. The Marina bill includes the Slip Fee, Electricity, and Incidentals.
Advance Payment for boat storage while away is possible either by postdated check, VISA or cash. We also accept Paypal payments. Local banks in Fronteras provide cash advance services, as well as ATM. If you are gone longer than expected, please contact Tortugal for payment.
CURRENCY AND EXCHANGE
Quetzales (Q) are the official currency of Guatemala. All of our bills are in Quetzales; however, you can also pay (at the current rate) in U.S. Dollars, by Visa Credit Card (there is a 5% extra charge to cover our costs), and under some conditions, U.S. checks. Please enquire. We also accept Paypal payments.
Thank you for considering the Marina at Tortugal. Please contact us if you have any questions.