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 The annual International Game Fishing Classic is held in February/March

Crown Point Beach Hotel, Tobago
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the Kingfish Tournament is in June
 Funfish Tournament is in November
Contact the Trinidad and Tobago Game Fishing Association, T6245304, for information.

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August [since 2005]
There is also a great interest in power-boat racing; the major annual competition is the Great Race of 145 kilometers (90 miles) between Trinidad and Tobago in August.
Southern Caribbean Invitational Regatta in December off a stretch of water off Chaguaramas and organized by ttsailing.org 
 Diego Martin Regional Corporation is a Regional Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago. It has a land area of 127.53 km² and is headquartered in Petit Valley. Other urban areas within Diego Martin Regional Corporation include Carenage, Diego Martin, Maraval and Westmoorings.

 

One Entry to 10 Caribbean Nations
As of March 2007 [Cricket World Cup] visitors to 10 West-Indian countries, once they have cleared Immigration & Customs at their first port of entry, will be free to travel to and within all of the other nine countries as if they were a single nation.  It is not clear if this will improve the situation for boaters
Official Tourist contact:e
--- Antigua Tourist Board 268-462-0480 antigua-
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Barbados Tourism Authority 246-427-2623 barbados.org
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National Development Corporation (Dominica) 767-448-2045 dominica.dm
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Grenada Board of Tourism 473-440-2279 grenada
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 --- Guyana Tourism Authority 011-592-223-6351 /6352
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Jamaica Tourist Board 876-929-9200/19 visitjamaica.com
 --- St. Kitts Tourist Board869-465-4040 stkittstourism.kn
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St. Lucia Tourist Board 758-452-4094 stlucia.org
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Ministry of Tourism (St.  Vincent)  784-457-1502 svgtourism.com
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Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Development Company 868-675-7035
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The offshore islands of the Chaguaramas Peninsula are an increasingly popular relaxation and recreation spot. While there is no end to recreation options within Chaguaramas with  kayaking, mountain biking, hiking trails through the forest, a 9-hole golf course, bird-watching and other eco-tourism activities, this is a guide for those who seek adventure on boats.

At both ends of the channel of the Gulf of Paria, Christopher Columbus in 1498 on his third voyage of cataclysmic change was nearly shipwrecked. Because these passages were so dangerous he called them Boca del Sierpe (serpent's mouth) and the 19-km-wide Boca del Drago (dragon's mouth). Venezuela's Orinco Delta delta is visible from the shores of Trinidad but few visitors have ever touched its shores. Ecologically it is one of the richest in the world and increasingly exploited as well. The lack on visitor infrastructure means you are assured a memorable adventure.

Weather
Charters
It is possible for visitors to find charters regardless of their sailing experience. The types of boat charters available at most charter companies are bareboats, skippered charters, and crewed charters. While most experienced sailors will want to charter a bareboat, in Trinidad and Tobago it is difficult to find anyone who will rent you a bareboat or even a sailboat with a skipper. This means doing the great adventure across the Gulf of Paria and up Venezuela's Orinoco remains out of reach except for boat owners and those who have chartered their boats elsewhere. [Find a list here] As the world continues to grow smaller and Chaguaramas expands this will likely change. There is a large fleet of sports fishing charters available who may be open to a proposal.

We've compiled two sets of trip reports departing here on this page as well as Columbus Bay at the southern tip of Trinidad or serpent's mouth

There is a lot of interest in boat trips between Trinidad and Venezuela on the internet but not any good viable options as of 2007. We suggest you use CaptainWiki  to add any good information you find including charter options. You will also find an extensive amount of information we have put together in our www.carnaval.com/venezuela section

While  crewed charters out of Chaguaramas crossing the Gulf  with your own  cook and skipper where the captain will ultimately make all the decisions, including safety calls like weather and obstacles that may cause changes in itinerary is a great concept, it is also too expensive for most of us. The gulf cities of Macuro and Guiria have petitioned the government of Hugo Chavez for a large tourist boat but only time will tell.

Islands
There are five Islands or Las Cotorras (The Parrots, as the Spaniards called them) associated with Chaguaramas.

We go' in down the islands

For many years the only people found in the Bocas were pirates who lurked on the south of Gasparee, awaiting the traders who sailed to Venezuela. The islands are separated from one another by the narrow channels called Bocas del Dragon or Dragon’s Mouth.
These islands in colonial days supported a flourishing whaling industry, coconut plantations and small communities of fishermen The remnants of permanent settlements are now one of Trinidad's last remaining group of French patois speakers.

Gasparee Island
Gasparee Island (Gaspar Grande)  is one square mile and lies three miles off the western point of Trinidad. Land at Point Baleine, which at the turn of the century thrived as a whaling station as this small marina that offers long-term storage and day-use from Trinidad. There is a small anchorage on the other side of the island at Winn's bay with a hotel
Gasparee Caves a fascinating network of underground caves, tales tell that they were used by pirates to stash their treasure. A subterranean system about 90 feet deep and a 1/2 acre in size, comprising of geological formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, flow stones, fringed curtains and a pool 30 feet in diameter. A 25-mintue walk across Gaspar Grande leads to World War II cannons mounted to defend the bay.
GETTING THERE:  Crews Inn Marina, sometimes offers  a 20-minute boat ride will transport you to the island's main docking,  Point Balaene, once a whaling station. From here, a 20-minute walk through dense woods will deliver you to the entrance to the Blue Grotto cavern which has a crystal clear tidal pool at the bottom.  Here you hire a guide, lace up your hiking boots, and set off to spelunker the spectacular site.
Tour guide and entrance fee to the caves TT$10 (children TT$5). Open 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. weekdays and to 3 p.m. weekends. Tel. 634�4364 (Chaguaramas Development Authority).
Chacachacare Island -Leper's Island
Chacachacare Island was named Chacachacare by Amerindians
Historic Chacachacare Island

Trinidad's far west

The first white man to set foot on the island was Christopher Columbus himself in 1498. He stayed close to shore when his crew was attacked by wild monkeys.
Geraldine Carige, an Irishman, was awarded the island by the King of Spain in 1771 and he grew tobacco and cotton estate and hunted whales in the Gulf of Paria.

The island played a small part in Venezuela's independence war in 1813, when a small band of exiles - including famous names such as Santiago Marino, Dona Maria Concepcion and Francisco Bermudez - launched boats from there en route to their revolution in Venezuela, a mere four (4) miles away.

The future of the island is unknown, in 1999 when U.S. real estate magnate Donald Trump visited Trinidad as part of the Miss Universe contest, there were reports of plans for a Chacachacare gambling casino but this talk has long since ceased.

 who lived there. It is 10 miles long (15 kilometers)  two miles wide at its widest and five miles off the coast. It is possible for visitors to explore the remains of the leprosy colony which was only abandoned by the nuns that ran it in the 1980's. The main building, church and many other wooden building are slowly being reclaimed by the jungle.

This 900 acre island comprises of eight beaches, a light house, a saltwater pond and dramatic cliffs. Cachacacare Island  has good anchorage at Cachacacare Bay and La Tinta Bay on the west side. If you land at Chapelle Bay there's a leisurely walk to the Salt Pond with lovely views of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Paria. The Salt Pond made up of hypersaline water, and has marshy fringes which promote the growth of peculiar trees like the campecho - the bread and cheese tree.
Chacachacare Lighthouse: Landing by boat at Perruquier Bay, the walk to the lighthouse takes you to the highest point on the island, 818 meters. Built in 1896, the small wooden lighthouse - which is still working.

 Monos Island is popular for holiday homes and has two landings at Morris Bay and Grand Fond Bay. One of the five islands-Nelson Island - is a prison.

 

Port of Spain/Chaguaramas by Sea

Diego Martin
Diego Martin is a town in northwestern Trinidad , just west of the capital Port of Spain and east of Carenage . It is a densely populated area nestled in a valley of the Northern Range . It was named after a Spanish explorer Don Diego Martín. It consists of a cluster of villages including Congo Village, Diamond Vale, Green Hill, Patna Village, Petit Valley, La Puerta, Rich Plain, River Estate and Sierra Leone.

The Saddle Circular Route  a humped pass on a ridge dividingChaguaramas  tempo prévisions météorologiques / previsioni meteo / wettervorhersage / parte meteorológico / weervoorspelling the Maraval and the Santa Cruz valleys. Along this circular run, you'll see luxuriant grapefruit, papaya, cassava, and cocoa trees. Leaving Port-of-Spain by Saddle Road, going past the Trinidad Country Club, you pass through Maraval Village and St. Andrew's Golf Course. The road rises to cross the ridge at the spot from which the Saddle gets its name. After going over the hump, you descend through Santa Cruz Valley (rich with giant bamboo), into San Juan, and back to the capital along Eastern Main Road or Beetham Highway. You'll see panoramic views in every direction; the 29km (18-mile) tour takes about 2 hours.

Blue Basin Falls: The name is given to a picturesque waterfall and pool in the Diego Martin River. The pool is surrounded by luxuriant tropical vegetation and is situated to the north of Diego Martin village. It is about nine (9) miles from Port-of-Spain, and can best be reached by nine (9) miles drive, followed by a (5) minute walk along a bridle path.
http://trinidaddreamscape.net/waterfalls.shtml
http://visittnt.com/todo/Eco/guide/waterfalls-trinidad.htm

Edith Waterfall: trail takes you through a tonka bean plantation, exotic rain forest, bamboo clusters, colourful flora, red heliconias, rubber trees and fishtail palms. If it's wet you'll probably hear the red howler monkeys.
Edith Falls plunge 180 metres into a shallow pool. The

COVIGNE NUTMEG VALE  Tucker Valley Road to Samaan Park where the majestic, mushroom-like trees have stood for over 200 years. This is the entrance to the Covigne Valley where you can walk and picnic amongst nutmeg groves

River Estate Water Wheel
A monument to the old days when sugar estates prevailed and massive water wheels supplied their energy. This wheel, at the far end of the Diego Martin valley, is part of a restored estate house and museum, with picnic facilities.

North Post Marine Radio Station: On a ridge of the Northern Range above Diego Martin, this spot offers extraordinary ocean and north coast views.

 
Within the Gulf of Paria there are 4 yacht facilities in addition to Chaguaramas:
  • Trinidad and Tobago Yacht Club
  • Port of Spain -a commercial port where yachters only stop during times of emergency
  • Pointe a Pierre -a commercial port also -Pointe a Pierre Yacht Club
  • Point Lisas- a commercial port
  • San Fernando

On the North Coast it is possible to do anchorages depending on northern swells and Northeast winds and prior permission from TnT Custom & Excise Dept. at

  • La Vache Bay,
  • Maracas Bay,
  • Las Cuevas,
  • Grand Riviere

Those making the trip to Venezuela often anchorage overnight deepsouth  at 

  • Columbus Bay

Tobago is more than a day's trip and a struggle against wind and current. In Tobago the main sheltered marina is Scarborough. However you are expected to  first go to the Charlottesville port, which has protected anchorage for clearance.  In addition there  is Bon Accord Lagoon but it's capacity is  limited environmentally. There are proposals for creating a man-made yachting facility on Tobago but according to the above report no plans.
 Popular anchorages include:

  • Store Bay
  • Pigeon Point
  • Bon Accord Lagoon [hurricane only]
  • Buccoo Bay
  • North Coast- many popular bays including Mt. Irvine, Grafton Beach, Great Courland Bay, Castara Bay, Englishman's Bay and Parlatuvier Bay
  • Man O War Bay/Charlottesville - official port of entry
  • East & South Coast Just east of Speyside is Anse Bateau which is only place on East coast that sell yacht fuel and best anchorage. King's Bay is the last place before Scarborough
 
More studies to be included
Future Plans for Chauaramas
Chaguaramas, as the best piece of undeveloped real estate in Trinidad as well as a much loved National Park is a paradox for the planning bureaucracy. The editorial in the Dec-2006 edition of the Chaguaramas publication of record laments the lack of progress for movement on any of the points in this report 21 months later.

The exodus of yachts from Venezuela, the 2000 & 2002 oil spills, the lack of any significant charter boat companies to be based in TnT, and new nearby harbor competition has the government doing studies of infrastructure improvements. tradeind.gov.tt/YICS.htm
Among the more interesting ideas was in 1999 the 900-acre, attendant island of Chacachacare, which Government was proposed to U.S. business magnate and co-owner of the Miss America pageant, Donald Trump for possible development of a casino resort who was in town as part of the Miss Universe pageant. There is also pressure to build housing in the well located suburb of Port-of-Spain, particularly Tucker Valley. [ see Save Tucker Valley]

For the most part the government has mostly floated investment potentials without a lot of follow-through. The patient approach favors studies over proactive measures of attracting investment and has frustrated the local yachting community who whose calls for more police protection have only minimally been acknowledged in the reports much less acted upon in the present. 

Locals also are quick to point out that development and conservation of a much loved National Park are conflicting goals and there are more appropriate places for non-maritime related uses.

The Chaguaramas has everything going for it and "the investor's imagination is the only limit."

2001 interim gov report


"Given the level of interaction between Port of Spain, Point Lisas, and Point Fortin it recommended the reintroduction of a ferry system along the western coast with a view to accessing the Venezuelan/South American market."
 From a 1995 San Fernando Chamber Report

Golf Course

 The Chaguaramas Golf Course is located at the base of Edith Falls, a spectacular and dramatic three fingered water fall that is a dramatic landmark in the rainy season (June - December).

The golf course was built by American servicemen during their occupation of the Chaguaramas peninsula in World War II. Built on 39 hectares, this unique Par 67, 5,646-yard golf course has nine holes and 18 T Boxes tucked away in alcoves of towering bamboo. The greens are generally small, well protected and can be tricky targets, but they are true and well maintained.fairway The course, from the second to the sixth hole, was built on Macqueripe Estate Tonka bean plantation.
Chaguramas Golf Course by TrinidadAnd
Tobagogolf
Association.com [9 holes] Bellerand Road
Chaguaramas 868-634-4349

 

 

Following the 3rd voyage of Columbus
This is the story of the birth of the people from the land that would one day in the 21st century become known as The Americas
Carupano capital of Venezuela Carnaval and gateway to Paria Peninsula
Orinoco
Margarita Island - Also famous for their Carnaval and part of the legacy of the Caravels of Columbus on his  3rd voyage
Porlemar Airport
Los Roques
Puerto La Cruz

"I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown. I am greatly supported in this view by reason of this great river, and by this sea which is fresh.

In 1998 Columbus made his third voyage in honor of the Holy Trinity and discovered the continent- or did he? Find out why why he was returned in chains to Spain and we now call lands -the Americas
El Callao Carnival Venezuela's most acclaimed Carnival
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The FTAA logo.
This the logo for the initiative to unite the hemisphere through free trade. Trinidad is a leading contender to be the capital. Follow this story on this page

 

Venezulea
 
Trip Reports
The trip was fine and we caught a few fish, but because of misdirection by the Trinidad Immigration officials (who told us we did not have to check out with customs) we were turned away by Tobago Customs and had to return to Trinidad. 

Our plan was to go up the Macareo, then the Orinoco, check into Venezuela 150 miles upriver at Puerto Ordaz, then continue as far as we could.  At the furthest navigable point, Puerto Ayacucho, there are two sets of rapids blocking the way, but it is possible (and has been done once) to have a cruising boat trucked around the rapids.  From there it is possible to follow the Orinoco to Cano Casiquiare (not a canal), then to the Rio Negro and on to Manaus, Brazil on the Amazon River.  Although the route was discovered in the 1800s it is only rarely traveled by anyone.  Our expectations were limited by a lack of information, but if all went well, then . . . .   But, all did not go well.  

The Port Captain advised us that it was not safe to remain at anchor.  He said that we needed to go up the Rio Caroni a couple of miles to the Club Nautico small boat marina.

more from cruisingfrancesca.org
Entering the Orinco Delta translated from the original francais pdf (275 KB): Macareo charts

Caño Manamo, Orinoco-Delta, Venezuela
 

In a small side branch of the river lies the Orinoco Delta Lodge where we anchored for a week. We had a nice lunch every day at the restaurant and sat in a hammock under the roof of the Lodge where we watched the green island with the water hyacinths slowly float by. We recommend this for people who are close to a nervous break down. Very therapeutic.

A boat from the Lodge brought us to Tukupita, the capital of the district. It is not possible for a yacht to continue further on because of low hanging high-voltage power lines. On our way upstream we could see the evolving modernization which will unfortunately be heading to the Wareos. The old-fashioned, breezy and shady palafitos have given way to ugly boxes built from wood or stone with rusty, corrugated, sheet metal roofs. The elegant bongos are being replaced by clumsy plastic vessels with enormous outboards. Tukupita is the ugliest town we had ever seen. 
Checking in and out in Güiria was stressful and expensive (80 US$ for our 38 ft yacht, for two persons, which covers the official fees and the English speaking Agent "Pier 1". It takes a whole day for each clearance) "Pier 1" Office Acosta Asociados on Calle Bolivar No.33
An unusual Trip written by Lisa und Helmut Bedenig

Caño Manamo
 
"Of course cruising also means motorsailing into howling wind, adverse current, and big whomping waves breaking over the bow. The next day we covered the straight-line distance of 20 miles byhttp://windom.cybox.com/photos/2001/10/mac_chart.gif power-tacking 33 miles, which because of the current translated into 47 miles through the water. It was a bone-shaking day, rough and bouncy through thick brown water. We had a dispiriting choice of unpleasant waves where the current was less strong, or smooth water among fishing boats, but right into the wind and the worst of the current, so we just tacked back and forth and partook of both.

Reuben on Alsager had convinced us all that one of the waypoints in the Rio Macareo info packet was incorrect, so we cut across the "mud flat" shown on the chart. This turned out not to be the right thing to do -- at least not for Alsager, as they have a 7-foot draft and the water was about 7 feet deep. Windom slid through with our shorter keel, while Kajsa led Alsager the proper way around. Eventually we were all in the 12-foot deep channel, although our GPS and chart insisted we were actually aground. About half of the area on the chart is marked "unsurveyed," but as far as we can tell they didn't do too good a job on the bits they did survey.

Not that it matters, because in a day or so we will be off the chart entirely. We anchored for the night just downstream of Pelican Island, which is about the best-named island we've seen. We've been on Hog Islands with no hogs, Rat Cays with no rats, but I don't believe I've ever seen as many pelicans in one place as we saw on Pelican Island. Dark pelicans with white heads occupied every branch of one tall, dead tree; white pelicans nested among the green bushes and stood along the mud shores. As night approached more and more birds flew in, including several striking flocks of scarlet ibises, bright red against the greenery. The view was stunning. The smell was -- unique. But it was the flattest, calmest place we'd anchored in the past several weeks, and we slept well.

In the morning we awoke...to another world.
10/10/2001 | Approach to the Rio Macareo

Orinoco or Bust - by Joe Aston
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Sailing those last 45 miles, one crosses also a very much bigger gulf. In Chaguaramas, one has an excellent dock with every facility of the modern world, to the highest of standards. The same modern world is still with you, in the form of some massive flaring oil wells, when you reach Pedernales; but humanly one is in an utterly different world. This is where Columbus finally, on his third voyage, hit the South American continent, concluding he had done so by the huge amount of fresh water emptying into the sea; too much, he realized, to be coming from yet another island. That was a black day for this continent, in the opinion of my new friend Anthony, who now boarded the ‘Anna M’ from a fiberglass skiff powered by two big out-boards.

"Everything moves by outboard around Pedernales; there is no road to the place except the rivers. Not a car to be seen, only an out-board engine workshop on the wooden quay-side. So Anthony began to tell me of the Orinoco and its people, the Warao, which means the ‘Canoe People’, for they live constantly plying the waters of the Delta in their dug-out canoes. It is they who gave the name to the mighty river that sustains them, which means ‘Father of our Country’.

Here there are thousands of kilometers of waterways, threading through dense tropical rain forest. This northern part of the Delta has been somewhat tamed, by a massive dam which controls the flow of the river here [more at orinocodelta.com/stories.htm ]

 

The delta lies between Caño Manano to the west and the Orinoco River to the south, and covers about 15,000 square miles, roughly four times the area of Trinidad. The Orinoco Delta plain is a vast mosaic of interdistributary swamps and marshes encased by distributary and tidal channels. The Orinoco Coast, is much like the Guiana coast to the south, with alternating estuaries and rounded promontories. The climate of the Orinoco River basin and delta is tropical with a pronounced wet (June through and November) and dry season (December through April). Rainfall depths typically range from 1200 to 3600 mm per year and are greater to the south, in the Guyana region
Guiria

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There was a weekly ferry service between Guiria's fishing port and Pier 1, Chaguaramas. every Wednesday from Pier 1  "It is normally a day trip, out in the morning and back in the afternoon. It is possible to buy tickets for longer periods, but if departure taxes must be paid by the passenger at each end. I am unsure whether vehicles are carried. Call the Pier 1 company at +1-868-634-4472 for more information about fares and times."
In October of 2006,  Fisherman from Guira staged a protest over plans to install a large oil tanker facility in the harbor [more]

selinger.com/guaira.htm port data

Margarita

Located just 25 miles off the South American coast and roughly halfway between Trinidad and Bonaire

carnaval.com/venezuela/margarita/

Ferry between Trinidad & Island Margarita

  Macuro

Macuro never had any terrestrial links, and all communications were by sea. This changed in the year 2000 when a small road connecting the town to Guiria, 65 kilometers away was opened.
Macuro is in the state of Venezuela's Sucre State whose capital is Cumaná

In 1903, the Cristobal Colon port with its deep waters,  ideal for receiving large ships, opened. and Marcuro became the capital of Cristobal Colon Federal Territory. However in 1935 president Juan Vicente Gómez ordered to close the port closed and all facilities transferred to nearby Guiria. Early in the 20th Century when seaplanes started to become the main means of air travel, Pan Am used the bay of Macuro as the place where its passengers to Trinidad would disembark, due to the serenity of its waters.

Due to its proximity to Trinidad and due to the presence in the area of many small vessels engaging in smuggling, the national guard permanently operates a small naval station with the purpose of permanently patrolling the area.

Each year a large number of sea turtles lay their eggs in the beaches of Macuro. wiki/Macuro

Columbus Statue Toppled in Venezuela on Day of Indigenous Resistance -Oct-2004 Caracas mayor Freddy Bernal, a Chavez supporter, condemned the action, saying that the municipal government is looking into changing the symbols of the city, but not in "anarchic" ways.  "These anarchic actions do not accomplish one possible objective.  We agree that history has to be rewritten and we are doing it.  We reject honoring Columbus, but that is one thing and anarchy is another," Bernal said.

Pedernales
Shrimp fishing and smuggling were the main occupations before the oilmen arrived.
Two miles further southwest at 9°57.1'N, 62°16.4W, the Delta Orinoco tour company has opened a camp with full facilities at the entrance to the Caño Manamo
Discover the Delights of the Delta at caribbean
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The mouth of Boca Pedernales entrance at 10°02'N, 62°12'W Head down the centre of the channel to the village of Pedernales, the second settlement on the port side. You can anchor off the town pier.

 
Rio Macareo
Rio Macareo is only 15 miles south of Trinidad but is a world unto itself.  There are no facilities or supplies on the river for yachts. Carry sufficient food, fuel
By many regards, this cruising was better than that of the Amazon. The delta of Orénoque is much less far one does not imagine it and its stopovers are more enriching
Entering the Orinco Delta translated from
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the original francais
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Macareo charts

 and water for the planned duration although fish are plentiful. Two boats is a minimum, three is perfect; primarily for reasons of technical safety: to be able to tow in the of stranding, accidents,  or disease.

It is possible to go up the delta by Rio Macareo and to go down again it by Rio Orinoco more to the south, or by Rio Manamo more in north, while passing by the town of Tucupita.


 

Tours
chagdev.com/Pages/Chag-Tours.htm

devoted guardians of the pristine areas of the National Park.

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a 32ft Bowen Pirogue with a T-Top providing some shade, DiveTnT Ltd
Coral Cove Marina & Hotel
Western Main Road
Chaguaramas, Trinidad WI Office : (868) 634-2872
Mobile :(868) 789-3057
http://clearwaterpaddling.com/trinidad.htm
paddle to Gasparee then hike to Gasparee Cave with it’s amazing stalactites and stalagmites and swim in the cave’s emerald pool. We continue on to Scotland Bay were we camp for the night. Next day we will head out of the very calm bay into the ocean swells of the First Bocas and along the North Coast, passing the spectacular scenery as the Northern Range crashes into the Caribbean in a series of tall cliffs. We then head around Chacachacare, Trinidad’s largest offshore island before setting up camp
trintours.com/cruisetrinidad.htm
From the Trinidad Yacht Club you board our Bertrand Motor Yacht and set sail. We first pass-by the five islands one of which is Nelson Island - a Prison. From here we continue towards the other larger islands like Gaspar Grande, Monos, Huevos and Chacachacare, where we make our stop for sea bathing on a secluded sandy beach.
caribbeandiscoverytours.com/ 9b, Fondes Amandes Rd.FONDES AMANDES HOUSE,St. Ann's, Trinidad and Tobago.
Tel: 868-624-7281Fax: 868-624-8596Cell: 868-620-1989

Down the Islands Boat Tour

 

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