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Old 08-25-2014, 10:52 AM   #1
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Venezuela to Grenada and beyon

Flying to Curacao in late October to pick up my bosses new boat. The plan is to travel to Granada and then a slow screw off island hopping trip to St. Martin where I will stay for Christmas and New Years while the boss goes home. After the holidays we will head to BVI's and eventually end up in the Bahamas....

Anyone that has advise, places not to miss or to stear clear of, please pass it on... Especially interested in anyone that has traveled from Carousel to Grenada by boat.

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Old 08-25-2014, 11:39 AM   #2
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Are you starting from Curaçao? If so, we did that direction to Trinidad in 2012 before we went up the chain. A good trip even with the contrary wind and current. Here's the thread.

Bonaire to Trinidad
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:56 AM   #3
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Yes,,, starting from Curaçao. ... I will check out the thread,, thanks.
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Fill up on fuel in Curaçao. It was a $1/gallon plus, cheaper than in Bonaire. Enjoy the trip.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:35 PM   #5
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We are going to shoot for non-stop to Grenada, the weather and fuel Gods aligning and all...
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In discussing this trip keep Curacao straight. It is not part of Venezuela. Venezuela is a hot spot for pirates, especially the offshore islands. Some insurance companies will no longer cover boats going into or near Venezuela.

Once you are out of reach of those coming from Venezuela you are in good shape. Some folks are not happy with security in St. Vincent proper. An additional concern is the southern port in St. Lucia, Vieux Fort.
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The east side of Venezuela is very dangerous, see the map:

ONSA Venezuela | BBS • Ver Tema - Mapa de Zonas de Riesgo para Embarcaciones

The island Blanquilla is very safe.
I live in Venezuela and if you need more information, send me your questions.
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