Canal Maintenance

Without canal maintenance for many years, the severe run-off from the Sierra de la Giganta during hurricanes and monsoon storms carried rock, sand and silt into the canals. This debris made it impossible for yachts to travel to the private docks at each of the Waicuri home sites.

Dredging has now returned the canals to their original 7ft foot depth. Fonatur has also restored and reinforced the watershed diversion west of the transpeninsular highway. The watershed diversion protects Marina Puerto Escondido and Tripui by redirecting run-off to enter the sea south of the bay.

We are committed to maintaining the entrance channel and canals so that we can sustain our marina and residential community. To realize this commitment, we’re dredging the marina entrance channel to a depth that will accommodate drafts from 12.5 ft. during low tide and 14 ft. during mid tide.

We will remain compliant with the Semarnat contract, requiring that we maintain our marina entrance channel and residential canals at least every three years.

The result? Yachts can enter and navigate in the marina and residential canals without concern.

(Image above shows current depth sounding of Marina Entrance. Depth maintenance continues.)

Contact our Guest Services Team for more information about our entrance channel and canal maintenance efforts. To experience our improved harbor for yourself, click here to reserve your slip.


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