Los Roques and Tortuga Radness
|Trip||Ports of Call||Dates||Days|
|100||Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela and Los Roques||Oct 26 - Nov 5, 2012||10|
We'll begin with an overnight sail to Tortuga. This flat desert island is uninhabited except for a fishing camp. We had the coolest full moon sessions of the expedition there in a little bay with perfect white sand around its rim and the most turquoise water you can imagine. Lobster the size of your forearm anyone? How about a dozen? Done. Another overnight sail and we'll carefully wind in through the protected outer reef of the Los Roques archipelago. Several reef wrecks give this place a feel that is distinctly non-Caribbean. The only town, on the main island of Gran Roque does not allow vehicles. The sand streets are lined with quaint and sexy luxury posadas that draw in Europe's most posh travelers, but just 15 minutes away by sail and you have one island after another all to yourself. Stunning doesn't begin to describe Los Roques. If you've had a tropical island paradise dream floating around in your imagination, Los Roques beats it.
We have one cabin available to non-members of the expedition. Cost is $6800 USD for the cabin (two person occupancy), all inclusive except getting to and from the boat. Other expenses include top shelf wine and spirits (table wine and beer is included). If you are interested, please contact us immediately.
For more information on local conditions (wind and waves):Windguru
Getting there: International flights to Caracas "Simon Bolivar Airport" are regular and available from most major airlines, from Caracas take a one way flight to Barcelona (book in advance) and then an official taxi to Puerto la Cruz on the return take a one way flight from Grand Roque to Caracas to connect with your on bound booking.
Visas: Most visitors from Western countries don't need a visa, (make sure to double check) just a tarjeta de ingreso (tourist card), officially known as DEX-2, which is free and will be provided upon entry to the country. More information: visa hq
Medical: Hepatitis A and B, and Yellow Fever vaccinations are highly recommended, along with some form of malaria prevention. Proof of measles vaccination is sometimes required prior to entry / departure from Venezuela.
Safety: When traveling through Caracas and Venezuela take care to dress casually, only take official taxis, and not go out alone at night. Caracas is regarded as one of the most dangerous cities in South America.
|Cabin 4 - Guest - Guests: Guest|
|Cabin 3 - Mike Hutchings - Guests: Guest|
|Cabin 1 - Yancy Wright - Guests: Andrew Olive|