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The fees for visiting yachts in 2018 have been in a constant state of flux, and continue to change daily. The Governor of the Island introduced incredibly high fees on 1 February 2018, which have now moderated somewhat, although it's unlikely they are stable. Read the latest reports on fees and procedures from cruisers who have visited at this report and at the bottom of the page under comments.

This group of islands lie about 120NM off the coast, due north of Caracus. Much of it is a National park and its pristine coral reefs attract many international visitors. It is a nice place for cruising boats to stop on passage from the Windward Islands to the ABC-Islands. Provisioning is limited.

Gran Roque, the capital, is the most easily accessible spot for tourists from the mainland. Consequently, all types of planes come and go at all hours, so it is not the totally quiet, remote island you might have expected.

However, other parts of the group are rarely visited and provide many quiet and peaceful anchorages.

Position 11°56.71'N, 66°40.60'W (Gran Roque anchorage)


This is not an official port of entry, but yachts may visit here for a maximum of 15 days if not visiting the mainland.  Clearance must be completed (both in and out) at Roque Grande, which in the past meant an unpleasant beat back against the wind to clear out. Fortunately boats have reported in 2018 being able to clear in and out at the same time (if only staying 15 days) - see details at bottom of section.

Some yachts try to prolong their stay by taking several days to reach Roque Grande where one has to do the clearance and also take time on departure after outward clearance. Take note that the penalty for illegally entering a country can be very tough and officially you must leave within 24 hours after checking out.

New Clearance Fees 2018

As of February 1st 2018, SATIM (Servicio de Administracion Tributaria del Territorio Insular de Francisco de Miranda) - who control taxes in Los Roques - increased the fees for all tourists, including a very significant price rise for yachts, who visit Los Roques.

Fees must currently be paid in Bolivars, however being so high there is simply not enough local currency available. That means only a local debit card can be used. This makes it very difficult for visiting cruisers, as first they will have to find a local who is willing to accept US$ and pay the yacht taxes using their local debit card. Read this useful report on procedures and latest fees as reported by cruisers.

Clearing-in Procedure

To clear in, the skipper must visit 4 authorities located in 5 different locations (see map showing approximate locations provided by S/Y Korrigan who visited in October 2016).

Note: All officials only speak Spanish and most offices close at 4/4.30pm.

Offices must be visited in the following order:

1. ANAYA must be visited first. They are located in a mobile transport trailer with a blue plastic awning, next to the dive shop dock at the northern end of town (which is also a few buildings south of the Coast Guard building - the next place to visit). ANAYA will take your clearance from your last port and manually write your boat information into a book. No fee. They will send you on to the Coast Guard Station.

2. The Coast Guard Station (Guardacosta) is on the far western side of the village a few buildings north of ANAYA. They will manually write the same boat information into another book and issue you with a document that will need to be filled in and stamped by all required administrations (Coast Guard, Immigration, National Guard & Park Administration). There is no fee for this document.

Cruisers have reported being offered "instant clearing out" here for a nominal fee.

3. Then to the National Park office (Inparques or Parque Nacional), located in a small one room house a few buildings south of ANAYA on the same side of the road (across the street from Immigration). They fill in their portion of the form, stamp it and put more information in another book. No payment.

They will explain the rules of the park and provide a small map of the archipelago showing the authorized and forbidden areas.

If opting for "instant clearing out" ANAYA charge US$10.

4. Next go back across the village along the main street to the National Guards office (Guarda Nacional). This office is in front of the school on the left and can't be missed with a huge portrait of Bolivar and "National Guards" written in big letters. They will simply stamp the Coast Guard document (and might put your boat details in another book too).

5. Next go to the Immigration (SAIME) office, near the airport. You will need to go back across the village to the east and you will find the immigration office (red door) just before the small airstrip. They will enter the boat and crew information into a computer, then stamp your passports and issue you with a park/cruising permit to be paid for at the cashier booth outside. There is a small “processing fee” for this.

If you have opted for "instant clearing out", you can get your outbound stamp done at the same time for US$5 per person.

6. Go to the cashier booth outside to pay for your park permit. This will vary depending on the size of your boat and how many people you have on board. See Fees below. You will be issued with a receipt. Keep this safe as it needs to be shown to ANAYA and also when you clear out.

7. Return to ANAYA to show the paid cruising/park permit receipt.

Once you have visited all offices and have paid your park entry fees, you are legitimately checked into Los Roques.

Note; Clearing in here will take some time. Cruisers have reported it taking 6 hours to complete the port, immigration, customs and cruising permit paperwork (mainly due to very poor internet) and more than 6 km of walking.


Clearance Fees

Customs and Immigration (SAIME) Tax p/p per 15 days:
Over 55  years old - 2.5 million BsF (approx. US$14) 
Under 55 years old - 5 million BsF (approx. US$28)
Children are charged less.

Park Fee / Cruising Permit

0.5 million BsF per foot for 15 days.

After 15 days the cost increases to 1 million BsF per foot per day.

Cruisers have reported it's more economical to pay in BsF by credit card than in US$ cash.

Inform the Park official where you intend to go, as special permission is needed for some areas of the Park and some areas are prohibited.

There is a small fee for a diving permit if wishing to dive.
No spear fishing is allowed.

Clearing Out

When leaving Los Roques you have to return to El Gran Roque to clear out with the following officials. Note, that checking out is easier and much faster than clearing in.

Alternatively you can opt for "Instant check-out" on arrival (for extra fees).

1. Return to Cashier to cancel the cruising/park permit (that’s why you need the receipt) - no payment.
Proceed to ANAYA to be issued clearance Zarpe - no payment.
3. Check out with Immigration (more stamps in passport) - no payment. They will not stamp your passports without the zarpe.

Last updated:  October 2018


Anchoring at Gran Roque

At Gran Roque, anchor off the western end of the village to avoid being in the way of landing planes; also when approaching be aware that aircraft fly extremely low over the beach to reach the runway.

The anchorage is rolly and windy at times and the holding not always the best.

The Francisqui (Francis Cay) anchorage - just east of G. Roque - is a lovely, large and well protected anchorage from all directions. There is a small beach bar/restaurant in the NE corner of the anchorage which serves excellent food. Only 1-2 miles from G. Roque. Note however that whilst this Cay is beautiful, there is a lagoon near by and after rain showers the mosquitoes will arrive in droves (September is high season for mosquitos).

Other Anchorages

Nordisqui (Nordis Cay) anchorage is not as scenic and not as well protected as many of the others. However, there is a good anchoring basin.

Carenero anchorage (11°52′93″N, 66°50′98″W) is a beautiful and peaceful place, very well protected and a favourite stop for fishing boats from whom fish can be purchased.

A quiet place to anchor is tucked in behind the reef at the southernmost tip near to Sebastapol.

The Herradurra anchorage at Tortuga is the most scenic and protected one mentioned in the Doyle Guide and excellent lobsters can be purchased from the fishermen's settlement there.

The west side of Isla Pelona is a calm anchorage and allows visiting the turtle research centre.

Cruisers recommend the anchorage at the Island of Crasqui (Cras Cay). The bay is protected by the shallows on the northern side and smaller islands on the south. There is a stunning beach and superb snorkelling.

With all the anchorages, the sketches and charts provided by various sources should only be regarded as a rough guide. Eyeball navigation in the correct light conditions is essential. Even official charts cannot be regarded as accurate.

Last updated July 2017.

Julius says:
Oct 17, 2018 08:02 PM

Update from 10/2018. We stayed 2 weeks.

2. Guardacosta asked for 20 USD bribe "for instant clearing out".
5. SAIME asked 5 USD each person and stamped outbound stamps straight away.
6. In cashier booth they asked 50 USD for 37 footer but we didn't have that much cash so payed about 1500 Soveirn Bolivar by credit card which was about 25 USD after all.
7. ANAYA asked 10 USD for instant clearing out, otherswise come back when you are leaving.

Michael, SY PINUT
Michael, SY PINUT says:
Sep 10, 2018 08:56 PM

We stayed with our 6 children in August-September 2018 for 15 days in Los Roques and Los Aves. It was really a highlight of the last 5 years of sailing! Absolutely safe, extremely friendly people and authorities. We had never such friendly immigration, customs and coast guards like in Los Roques. Fees seem to vary. Provisioning is a problem. Sailors should have enough in stock for the whole stay. For diving we recommend Eugenio Escobar from ADC Dive Center. For a delicous Pizza find Pedro´s Pizzeria. Both are fluent in English and very helpful for any support. You can pay in USD but only cash. So take enough cash with you to enjoy some of the restaurants. The locals pay with banc cards in bolivares.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Sep 14, 2018 02:20 PM

Reported June 6th by Hubert Hartmann:

We arrived in Gran Roques from Martinique on June 5th 2018. Clearance involved a visit in 5 offices and a cost of 56 us$ for 2 persons on a 43' monohull. Everything can be paid in $. Beware of disguised bribes as every office, except the National Park, is demanding money.
Get a receit.
100 $ bills are useless as you will not get change. The official ( exchange rate is hilarious: 1,400,000 for 1$ when we left Martinique, 1,780,000 4 days later!

But people are very friendly and there are absolutely no security issues.

Hubert Hartmann on Koudara, French flag.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Feb 21, 2018 09:24 PM

The situation in Los Roques is changing on a daily basis. Read the latest reports from cruisers here under comments and adjacent (top right) in the report "Los Roques, Las Aves, Bonaire & Curacao: Latest Updates".

Val Ellis
Val Ellis says:
Dec 28, 2017 10:37 AM

Posted on behalf of Olivier Bausset 28th December 2017

I want just tell you our crusing experience in los Roques.
We have a 40 foot catamaran and we were in Los Roques for 10 days in December. We left from Grenada.
The security was totally fine. We were travelling with 2 kids and were not worried.
The clearance formality was clear. We did all the offices in 2 hours.
The cruising was perfect . NO problem.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 28, 2017 01:44 PM

AnchSailor says:
Nov 27, 2017 10:54 PM
Los Roques and Los Aves November 12-24, 2017

We had a great time in these islands. We had absolutely no security issues. All the immigration officials were extremely friendly as was everyone else we met. Although we had 6 stops to check in I would much rather do that then check into Antigua. With the current currency situation a 42 foot boat with 2 people cost $50. I was dinged for another $40 got get a transit visa since I'm American. The rules were that I was required to have a visa before I got to Venezuela so this was their work around. A Canadian traveling with me did not have to pay extra.

I checked on the exchange rate on before I got there to know roughly where the unofficial exchange rate was currently. It was 50,000 bolivars to $1 but the best we could do was 30,000 bolivars to $1 but even with that rate everything was an incredible bargain. Beers at real nice beach bars were $.50 and a three course meal was $6 - think excellent cerviche for $1.

Free wifi was available in the main town square and in the same building as immigration by the airport. If you have long range antenna you can get it on your boat.

While we were there we only saw two other cruisers and had all the anchorages we stayed at completely to ourselves. It is just like the Bahamas without the people - endless white sand beaches, good snorkeling, good holding and great sailing.

Los Aves were equally spectacular and equally void of cruisers.

Based on some comments here and elsewhere I was a little concerned about stopping but it turns out we stumbled into paradise. I only wished I had time to stay longer Delete Reply

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jul 18, 2017 04:44 PM

June 2017: Report from Jean-Pierre Germain of SY Eleuthera about Los Roques:

We were in Los Roques in June 2017.

The isles appear to be on their own, or at least distancing themselves from the mainland Venezuela policies.

We were always safe but had to put up with minor "irregularities". It took 6 hours to complete the port, immigration, customs and cruising permit and more than 6 kms walking.

The currency is as bad as ever and for $USD206 (Cruising permits) for 2 boats, I brought back nearly Bolivar 2,000,000. (The Pharmacy is still the point for currency exchange but we managed to get about 15% more Bolivars than the pharmacist was willing to give initially. Bargaining seems acceptable.) The bundle of cash fitted well into my 2 backpacks but weighed nearly 50 pounds. A mate commented that the Bolivar was cheaper than toilet paper thus....

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jun 19, 2017 09:24 AM

Posted on behalf of Alejandro Linares (Yacht Agent - Los Roques)

Update 17 June, 2017:

Los Roques current situation is not good. Please avoid any cruise close to Margarita Island - Coche and Cubagua - at least between 40 to 60 nautical miles away from this island due to piracy.

Contact number: + 39-371-3723788 WhatsApp

Editor's Note - we have asked Alejandro for more details, in particular if there have been any incidents involving cruising yachts recently. We are waiting to hear.

rochero says:
Nov 08, 2016 01:06 AM

We visited Los Roques and Los Aves in October 2016. We were 2 boats with 2 kids on each boat. Before taking a firm decision to visit or not Los Roques, we made a lot of research, back in Grenada: We were hearing many bad news in regard to the situation in Venezuela. Our main concerns were not piracy but more the army or coast guards, both having a lot of power since June 2016. As it is impossible to get direct information from Los Roques on the internet, we made a few phone calls to pousadas to inquire about the situation on the islands. We also got a contact of a local guy running a kite school over there. Every feedback was positive. We were only warned that we may experiment food or water shortage. When we arrived, we were very well received by the Coast Guards. They were really and helpful. Same thing with immigration agents.
It cost us around 110 USD for immigration and park fees for a 43 feet boat with 3 adults and 2 children aboard. All money get changed on the black market, but there is no other solution. Formalities are not complicated and we saw no need for an agent.
Gran Roque is charmful, with many beautiful pousadas and nice restaurants. There a 2 supermarkets where we found more choice of veggies and fruits than in the Grenadines ! Just be aware of the cargo ship schedule to go shopping the next day (In October, the cargo ship came every Thursday). Water is free for whoever has paid the park fees. For a few bucks,you can even get someone to deliver it to your boat in Francisquis.
We spent the next 2 weeks in the archipelago: Francisquis, Crasqui, Noronsqui, Carenero, Cayo de Agua and never noticed any suspicious people / activity. We had a very good contact with local people and fishermen and an overall wonderful experience.
Los Roques does not share much with the situation on the mainland as the main income is tourism, paid in USD. So, people keep a better buying power than on the continent.
Los Roques are beautiful, unspoiled islands, missing it would be too bad.

Olivier Rocher
S/Y Korrigan

amybradford says:
Nov 05, 2016 03:32 PM

We visited Los Roques October/2016. As an American boat we were told that we could not visit Venezuela without a visa obtained at an Embassy. I'm not sure if this was because we didn't use an agent, but they didn't suggest it and we only wanted to stay a short time With several calls to Caracas we were able to obtain a 72 hour visa for $25 each. They did not ask us to pay any other fees even when we inquired about the national park fee. This was a true visa (although the stamps in our passports do not have entry dates) not just a stop over for weather/health. We checked in and out the same day and were allowed to move through the anchorages freely. We stayed a few extra days because the weather was not conducive for leaving and no one bothered us.

I also emailed the agent referenced in the earlier comments. While his comments online were cautionary, his note to us implied that Los Roques was still safe at the moment, but cruisers should keep tabs on the situation as it could change overnight.

We stopped in many different anchorages and found the people and the fishermen to be very friendly and we never felt unsafe. We had our three children on board, and we never felt like we were taking risks. Gran Roque has a few small restaurants and wifi is available, but groceries were slim picking. Everyone took dollars, so we paid in dollars and got pesos back in change.

Amy Bradford
SV Pelagic

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jun 23, 2016 01:08 PM

Posted on behalf of Alejandro Linares (Yacht Agent - Los Roques)

Due to Political and economic situation, always thinking in the safety of the crew, passengers and the vessel, my advice is to avoid cruising to Venezuela for now.

I'm the most interested person to have you here, but make you come to Los Roques in this critical time in Venezuelan history, means to put you at risk.

Los Roques is still a safe place, but the lack of food and inflation rate are uncontrollable and we are about to have a civil war.

Sorry for the news, but safety is first and Los Roques will always be there, it is just not the right time.

As soon I think it is possible to visit without any risk I'll notify noonsite.

mischa says:
Jun 06, 2016 01:09 PM

We visited Los Roques in May/June 2016. Our experiences:

Safety is NO concern at all, the town at Gran Roque is super peaceful, people really friendly.
Everyone is struggling with the situation, but there are still some tourists and the situation seems to be much better than at the mainland.

Check-in was 9000 Bolivars for immigration and 56000 Bolivars park entrance fee for two adults and a baby. Exchange rate changes quickly, we got about 900 bolivars for one USD. Bring cash (USD)! Money can be exchanged in restaurants or the pharmacy.

Shops and supermarkets are open, but the goods vary from day to day, fresh fruits and vegetables are nowhere to be found.

We were the only foreign boat there, so we could enjoy all the great beaches and bays alone, which was awesome.

We really loved it there, a pity that you can only stay for 15 days, with probably another 15 day extension!

Jaqueline & Mischa & Baby Willi

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Mar 10, 2016 09:16 PM

Please note the correct e-mail addresses for Alejandro Linares are: says:
Feb 16, 2016 08:40 PM

If you want help with Clearance or information Contact:
Alejandro Linares

He has been great with me, honest and looking out for the best interest of us and our yacht and putting customer service above profits. I definitely recommend.

Telefine says:
Dec 02, 2015 11:55 PM


We arrived on Sunday at Los Roques and paid no overtime.

We Paid:
Saime: 4500 Bolivar
National Park Fees : 3852 Bolivar

Thats it !

Exchange Rate is 650-750 Bolivar for 1 USD.
We are 3 persons on board of a 38 feet vessel.

Be sure your clearance from previous port are correct with "next Port" VENEZUELA OR LOS ROQUES. Otherwise you have to pay a bribe of 180-40 USD. :-( Depends on your condition and arguments.

The people are friendly and helpfull.
At the moment there are only few sailors here.
The market are very cheap for Rhum,Cigarettes and Beer.
Fuel are also very very cheap.
0,75l Rhum 2,8 USD
1can of Beer 300ml 0,16 USD
1ciragette box Marlboro 0,5 USD
10 L Petrol 0,04 USD
20 L diesel 0,09 USD.


We are now 4 days at el gran roque, and the village are very safe.

No worries about anything.

We recomend everybody to visit Los Roques.

SV Telefine

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 11, 2014 02:13 PM

Posted on behalf of SV Perry:
Just cleared out of Los Roques and had a wonderful time. A quick clarification on clearing out: Make your first stop the Coast guard station on the north side of town for your Zarpe. Immigration (your second stop) wouldn't stamp passports without the Zarpe. We asked if we also needed to check out with the Guarda National (Police), but were told that was no need.

Water is available from the 'service station' at the far north end of the beach. You may be asked to get a piece of paper permitting you to take water. If so, you get this from the local government office next to the bank in the town square. You may or may not be charged a small amount (we were not charged and permitted to take up to 600 liters).

Be sure to stop here if you can. The islands are fabulous and the people friendly. This is not the Venezuela you've been taught to fear...

rabertrand says:
Oct 12, 2014 01:08 PM

Visiting Los Roques is one of our cruising highlights. Extremely safe, beautiful, and welcoming. We have been there on 6 separate occasions over the past 2 years.

To clarify some of the costs of clearing in, and the procedure...
First go to the SAIME office, near the airport. They give you a bank account number, and you have to got the bank and deposit 1016 Bolivar. Then you go the Garda Costa post, near the airport. (Located in the Trailer, next to the National Park office. No cost for Guarda Costa, just paperwork. Then to the National Park office. Cost us 3000 Bolivar (for 47' yacht) plus 254 bolivar per person. TOTAL COST was 4500 Bolivar for the boat, and 2 people, for 14 days.
This equated to about $55 US at the current exchange rate.
To change Dollars(Cash only) to local currency, go the the Pharmacist in the main square. Always fair rates, and can manage large amounts. Be prepared. If you change $100 USD, you are given around 150 bills, (quite bulky!) Bring something to carry the cash in....
In October 2014, the exchange rate was 85 bolivar to US$1. (Better rates on the mainland, but still pretty good!).

To clear out, go back to SAIME (Immigration) and get your exit stamps,(No cost) then go to the Police station,(Guardia Nationale) to get another stamp. (No cost) then off to the main Guarda Costa base, to get your Zarpe. (Clearance form)
Everything closes between 12 noon and 2 or 3pm, so it is best to start early, and get it all overwith in the morning hours. If you have a wifi antenna, there is now wifi available in Grande Roque.

We discovered an awesome Day Spa in Los Roques, "Spa Horua" . 90 minute massage is $25. to give you an idea of pricing. Top quality, professional spa. Thai stretching massage also available. Just ask the locals for directions. Bit hard to find, but well worth the effort.

We spoke to the Coast Guard when there, and asked about getting some gasoline for our tender.
No Problem, they said. Just turn up at the end of the beach, at the gas pump, at 2pm.
So, I turned up with the gas can in hand. Lined up with 15-20 locals, and was able to fill the can. Cost 8 bolivar for 20 liters. Try to carry small bills, because they may not have change! It was not possible to get diesel, although I have heard stories of others being successful there. Fresh water is available for free, but you need to bring containers.
There are NO DOCKS to go to. You have to beach your tender, and drag it up the sand.

They sell fresh fish at the beach each day. Fisherman come in around 12-1pm and there is a few guys cleaning and selling fish. Costs about $2 per kilo for cleaned and filleted fish. Wahoo, Mahi, Tuna, Macrel, etc etc. As far as I could tell, everything was the same price.

Grocery stores are hit and miss, lots of empty shelves on any given day.. If you see something you want.. Buy it right away, because they will run out at any time. Typical supply day is Wednesday, so Late Wednesday or Thursday shopping is the best. Some things are extremely inexpensive. If you want an imported item such as a bottle of Baileys, you will pay the US price. Better to buy local products.

You can use the clearance agent if you wish, but we fumbled through the process, and were fine.

Best overnight anchorage near Grand Roque is at Francis Cay, just East of Grand Roque. Very protected from all directions, calm water, etc. only 1-2 miles form G.Roque.

Los Roques Cruisers Paradise!

Travel safe!

Capt. Russ.

Aiyana821 says:
Aug 13, 2014 02:58 PM

After discovering that our circumnavigation of the Caribbean was to pass by the Venezuelan Islands of Los Roques I was sure that we had to visit. After some research though I was concerned that we may have to visit mainland Venezuela to gain the clearance necessary. I found the contact for Alejandro from Yacht Service Los Roques on Noonsite and after a quick email to see if he could help us I suddenly received a call from him offering his services and asking what we would need to make our trip special. It is not very often that an agent will put so much effort into making sure that you have every detail sorted and more so that you are chasing them just to get what you need. Alejandro is very different and was keen to show us his beautiful Islands and make sure that we got a real flavour of the local food, beautiful beaches, and incredible diving. Clearance was made simple and there was no issues in clearing in and out directly tom Gran Roque. Alejandro arrived on board and everything I needed was supplied, internet/phone fresh fruits and supplies. He showed me a great itinerary and planned some sensational days for us. Everything can be organised through Alejandro and as a captain himself he understands what is needed whether you are on a superyacht or cruiser. The highlight for all was a local seafood lunch on the end of a sandy spit on Crasqui, a table laid with fresh lobster oysters and such tasty fish, salads and all. A typical Venezuelan lunch we were told but I can’t believe how the locals all stay so good looking with all this food! Here there is also some of the best snorkelling in the islands so that just rounded off a perfect Sunday.

Capt Matt Hooper

talulahruby111 says:
Mar 22, 2014 08:24 PM

We have been planning to go to Los Roques for many months and have been in touch with Alejandro to do the paperwork clearances etc. He seems like a great guy and very efficient and helpful. 5 days before we were due Grenada bound for Los Roques I received an e mail from Alejandro asking us to delay our visit because of the"critical" political situation. We have taken his advise so unfortunately missing out these wonderful islands. I advise anyone wishing to visit to contact Alejandro for an update.

Paul Atkinson Talulah Ruby111

Emil Erichsen
Emil Erichsen says:
Feb 18, 2014 05:25 PM

Los Roques, Venezuela.

We had this February 2014 the great pleasure of visiting the Los Roques Islands in Venezuela.

Alejandros yacht service took us all the way through customs, emigration in an absolutely excellent way. Alejandro took care of everything, took us on an unforgettable l trip around the islands. Help us with contacts for our journey ahead, and is beside all that, a very nice, positive and effective relationship.

We can highly recommend a visit to the wonderful and absolutely safe Los Roques Island, as long you have Alejandro on your side.

Emil Midé Erichsen
S/Y Havana, Denmark

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Cruising West from Trinidad: Cruisers give their advice

Cruising West from Trinidad: Cruisers give their advice (22 Nov 2013)

Venezuela, Paria Peninsula: Yacht boarded, attacked and robbed by Pirates - November 2013

Venezuela, Paria Peninsula: Yacht boarded, attacked and robbed by Pirates - November 2013 (19 Nov 2013)

Caribbean Security for Cruisers: Everyone’s Concern, Everyone’s Responsibility

Caribbean Security for Cruisers: Everyone’s Concern, Everyone’s Responsibility (01 Nov 2013)

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Venezuela, Isla Margarita: Dutch sailor killed whilst resisting robbery on board - September 2013 (05 Sep 2013)

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Pacific Planning Advice (26 Mar 2013)

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Abandoned US Yacht Adrift off Boca de Uchire (21 Jan 2013)

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Venezuela, Puerto La Cruz: Armed Boarding & Robbery - August 2012 (16 Aug 2012)

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Venezuela, Orinoco Delta: Two Dutch Cruising Boats Suffer Armed Robbery - June 2012 (30 Jun 2012)

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Cruising the Offshore Islands - Blanquilla, Los Roques and Las Aves (22 Jun 2012)

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Comments on Puerto La Cruz (23 Mar 2012)

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Venezuela, nr Curapano: Violent Attack and Robbery - January 2012 (14 Feb 2012)

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Punto Fijo and Puerto Cabello Updates (30 Jan 2012)

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Venezuela, Isla de Margarita: Porlamar - Cruisers Robbed (10 Oct 2011)

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Venezuela, Isla de Margarita: Off Porlamar - French Catamaran Armed Robbery (24 Aug 2011)

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Five Enjoyable Months in Venezuela (20 Jun 2011)

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Venezuela: 2011 Safety and Security Incidents (19 Apr 2011)

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Venezuela: 2010 Safety and Security Incidents (19 Apr 2011)

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Trip From Brazil to Venezuela (27 Dec 2010)

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Venezuela: Peninsula de Paria - Armed Attack September 2010 (02 Dec 2010)

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Caution if Sailing Between Los Testigos and Porlamar, Isla Margarita (10 Nov 2010)

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Around the next Bend - a 7 month journey along the many rivers of Guyana and Venezuela (29 Sep 2010)

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Update on Los Monjes, Venezuela (30 Aug 2010)

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Spanish for Cruisers - 2nd Edition (03 Jun 2010)

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Venezuela: North Coast - Yacht Skipper Shot and Killed (06 May 2010)

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Venezuela: Followed Suspiciously - Nov 2009 (19 Apr 2010)

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Venezuelan Tax Authorities still checking foreign boats (06 Apr 2010)

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Report on Various Ports of Call in Venezuela (20 Jan 2010)

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New 1% Tax in Venezuela - All Foreign Yachts Being Checked (25 Sep 2009)

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New 1% Tax in Venezuela - Not for Visiting Yachts (25 Sep 2009)

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Venezuela to Canada (15 Sep 2009)

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Venezuela, Margarita, Porlamar - More Thefts and Incidents (21 Jan 2009)

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Venezuela, 10 miles from Puerto Santos - Attack on British Yacht (21 Jan 2009)

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Venezuela, Off NE Coast - Armed Boarding and Robbery (21 Jan 2009)

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Venezuela, Margarita, Porlamar - Spate of Robberies (21 Jan 2009)

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Venezuela, Puerto Santos - Yacht Boarding (21 Jan 2009)

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Venezuela, Isla De Margarita - Yacht Robbed and Crew Member Shot (21 Jan 2009)

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Venezuela - Gunpoint Robbery (21 Jan 2009)

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Venezuela - April Brings New Spate of Attacks (21 Jan 2009)

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USA, Florida to Margarita, Venezuela (18 May 2008)

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Further Information On January Attacks On Yachts (20 Mar 2008)

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Cruising Report On Cuba & Venezuela (11 Mar 2008)

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Porlamar, Margarita, Security News (11 Mar 2008)

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