Bombay Explorer 44
Join Date: Apr 2009
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I have chosen to retire to the Caribbean after a liveaboard stint there in the 90s. I have been cruising from the USVI down to Trinidad for the last two years and feel safe.
The only place in the Caribbean that I would be reluctant to cruise just now on safety grounds is Venuzuela. With normal precautions I believe the rest is reasonably safe. By normal precautions I mean things like
if you must buy drugs or have locals work on your boat [ PAY THEM. [ There is hearsay evidence that at least two of the recent boaty murders were due to this. ]
Don't visit places like the housing projects in Charlotte Amalie
Be polite don't wear gold chains and carry small amounts of money.