Saltwater surrounds the region with the Atlantic Ocean to the East and Caribbean Sea to the West. However, some islands boast fresh-water rivers perfect to explore. Here is a sampling of eight: 1. Martha Brae River, Jamaica. This 20-mile long ...

YSATT’s update to the yachting community on the capture of 5 Trinidadian fishermen in Venezuela These 5 men left from Morne Diablo on the South coast of Trinidad, some 100 miles away from Chaguaramas. These 5 Trinidadian men went fishing ...

The port of Cartagena de Indias, as the city on the north coast of Colombia is officially called, has always been of great significance to the country. In pre-Columbian times the combative Carib Indians offered strong resistance to all the ...

Sailors from nearly a dozen Caribbean nations competed in the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC), held July 19th to August 3rd in Barranquilla, Colombia. In the end, three nations enjoyed podium finishes and brought home medals. Puerto Rico ...

  The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) recently obtained authorization by Maritime Archaeology Consultants (MAC), Switzerland AG, and the Colombian government to release new details from the successful search for the three-century old San José—a 62-gun, three-masted Spanish galleon that sank ...

Exploring the Caribbean on a sailing boat is the dream of many, however, if you don’t own a yacht, cruise ships offer the perfect solution. When the Spanish cruise line Pullmantur expanded from Europe to the Caribbean, they set their ...

The minute Terry realized Dictador rum was made in Cartagena, Colombia she knew we had to review. Cartagena is a magical city of narrow streets with flower-draped window boxes and colorful street performers that charm and entertain. Colombia is one ...

A spectacularly rich history that’s instantly recognizable by its colonial wall and fortress stronghold, both visible when approaching by sea, is just one reason to put Cartagena, Colombia, on your ‘must-visit’ destination bucket list. Other enticing reasons include location, below the ...

                The beautiful red box with a square-rigger on the front drew our attention. El Dorado Rum is a 12-year old rum from Guyana on South America’s coast. Not having much information about the ...

From its inception and with the help of its owners, the Bahia Redonda Marina in Puerto La Cruz has been a free range, no kill animal sanctuary. Over the years many cruisers have taken on the job to help with ...

Boys and girls enrolled in the Marine Vocational Program (MVP)’s learn to swim classes at the St. Thomas Swimming Association’s (STSA) pool in Red Hook had a big surprise waiting for them on the last Saturday in February. The Sunday ...

Until not too long ago, the Colombian coast was avoided by cruisers because of its bad reputation.  The country was a dangerous place for locals as well as for visitors, whether they arrived by land, air or sea. This has ...

The last days of August 1993, Vemasca (Venezuelan Marine Supply) opened its doors in Porlamar, Isla Margarita, Venezuela. Back then, the number of sailboats cruising Venezuelan waters was increasing fast and Margarita was the only island in the Caribbean with ...

After the tropical downpour, the dense jungle foliage sparkled in the first rays of sun. The giant trees and the rig of our boat reflected in the calm, tea-colored waters of the forest stream. Around us, the forest awakened; animals ...

Steeped in history, Cartagena, a vivacious metropolis, has shed its turbulent past and is fast becoming the jewel of the Caribbean. ...

Island Global Yachting (IGY), an owner, developer and manager of luxury marinas, announced in July the addition of Marina Santa Marta to their global collection. ...

Island Global Yachting has announced the addition of Marina Santa Marta, strategically located in Santa Marta, Colombia on the northern Caribbean coast, to their global collection of IGY destinations. ...

One of the most enjoyable aspects of cruising is the discovery of just how much beauty exists on our planet ...

After having won the 2007 Venezuelan International Super Slam and the 14th annual International La Guaira Billfish Shootout in April of this year, Florida Team Big Oh completed the “trifecta” at this year’s Super Slam held September 25th thru 29th ...

Dave and I recently cruised to Cumana, Venezuela, in our classic trawler, Swan Song.  We go there often to buy diesel for the boat but rarely stay long enough to tour the city and outlying area so this visit was ...