Cruising Resources: Caribbean

The Caribbean has several islands where overnight anchorages should be selected carefully.

Caribbean Cruising: Bad things do happen – what each of us can do to minimize risk
This useful summary by the Caribbean Safety and Security Net, of reported serious incidents in the Caribbean basin in 2019, gives good direction to sources of information that can help you and your crew prepare well should anything untoward happen.


Boats on passage between Grenada and Trinidad should be aware that on several occasions over the past few years vessels have been approached, boarded and robbed, and most recently shots have been fired, by pirates in the area around the Hibiscus Gas Platform.

All yachts transiting these waters should submit a float plan to the Trinidad & Tobago Coastguard. See Trinidad & Tobago Security for full details.

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