Join Date: Jul 2000
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Save boat storage in Caribbean
We're planning a Caribbean cruise this season for the duration of the cruising season, starting December from Florida. We have no fixed itinerary but we do know this: We need to find a place to safely store the boat by June.
We would appreciate opinions on:
Hurricane safe storage areas and fascilities (dry storage??)
Crime safe areas
Some friends who've spent a season in Venezuela highly recommend it as a destination, whereas others who have lived in Venezuela untill two years ago strongly recommended we give it a very wide berth because of crime and piracy, stating that they know many people there who are moving their boats away or are selling them, for this very reason.
Our current plan involves cruising the Bahamas and also the possibility of continuing down the 'thorny' path further East. Since we do want to take our time, I don't like the idea of rushing back to the States when June draws near leaving the question I posed above. Another option would be to cut South from Cuba to the Western Caribbean and consider the Rio Dulce.
We want to make the most of our seven months but not be unprepared and in the wrong place at the other end of the cruise.
We are a family with two teenage daughters and for obvious reasons my biggest nightmare involve piracy in some isolated anchorage.