Anyone watching BBC2’s Natural World on Puerto Rico could not help but be drawn in by the stories of the natural beauty and diversity of the island, and how its people are trying to protect it.

The island is home to many animals only found on these shores. There is the Puerto Rican Manatees, which are the island’s most endangered marine mammal; Leatherback Turtles, which can weigh over half a tonne and be over six-and-a-half feet long; the Puerto Rican Amazon Parrot, which is the island’s most endangered species; and the Coqui, thought to be the loudest frog in the world.

One idyllic way of visiting Puerto Rico and the surrounding Spanish Virgin Islands is with The Moorings. Sailing around this archipelago on an all-inclusive crewed catamaran is one of the best ways to see more of the island, its wildlife and its incredible landscapes.

The Moorings 5800 flagship catamaran is air-conditioned and features five guest cabins, all with private en-suite bathroom and room for up to ten guests. No experience is needed as on these luxury private yachts as a captain, chef and host are all included. All yachts are fully inclusive of all meals, snacks and beverages. Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and other water toys are also included.

A seven-night Moorings 5800 private charter in early October costs from £2772pp (based on ten sharing) including yacht charter, return flights from Gatwick with BA to San Juan via Madrid, all meals, snacks and beverages, housekeeping, Wi-Fi and all onboard equipment.

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  • Main image: Puerto Del Ray Marina | © Sean McGee