Well Northern Brazil
is around 1300nm from Trinidad and prevailing winds and currents are against you... You will need a lot of sea room and or a good engine
is probably still the best crusing ground of choice for those seeking a cruising experience during the season....even in light of the recent tragety re Kenneth Peters... I still believe most cruiser would avail themself of really quite beautiful islands and national parks, which i sail without any problems.
Although I can understand a persons desire to find an alternative, an area that i believe would be extremely interesting is the east coast
rivers of Venezuela
, especially the Orinoco, which are navigable far into their tropical forest Puerto Ordaz. (I shall do it one day). I have travelled the area by car and there is a myriad of gunkhole opportunities with some rather large towns for provisioning
. In my experience people are friendly and helpful (although a least basic Spanish would be useful).
I have visited both Suriname and Guyana on business which allowed some sightseeing, the former was more tranquil. I have now idea as to cruising possibilities, although if i remember correctly both had navigable rivers, of some length. They certaily have large commercial ports
, but I cannot remember seeing marinas
I belive Doyles has a cruisingbook on Guyana.