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Old 13-09-2013, 19:30   #1
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Year round living aboard in the Caribbean?

We would like to know where year round live aboards can go to get out of the Caribbean hurricane season and humidity June - October and then return to the Caribbean? We have a 40 foot motorsailer.
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Old 13-09-2013, 21:36   #2
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Re: Year round living aboard in the Caribbean?

Canada or south of Brazil, it's wintertime down there south of the equator. Anyplace warm in the winter like the carribean is HOT in the summer.
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Old 13-09-2013, 21:45   #3
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We would like to know where year round live aboards can go to get out of the Caribbean hurricane season and humidity June - October and then return to the Caribbean? We have a 40 foot motorsailer.

North Dakota. As they say, "If summer falls on a weekend, let's go on a picnic!"
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Too hard to sail there. Nova Scotia is okay for temps and humidity in summer.

Or have two boats. Port Orchard is great in the summer. That is my plan.
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North Dakota. As they say, "If summer falls on a weekend, let's go on a picnic!"
Pretty good. I used to describe south Florida weather as "three summers and a fall".
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Re: Year round living aboard in the Caribbean?

We are in Bonaire for the third season...

Mostly south of the hurricanes.

Safe moorings for $10/day above a great snorkeling and diving reef.

Great restaurants and good supply chain for food

One of the best mechanic/electricians in the Caribbean

Very very little crime.

Heat and humidity not bad, we sleep under fans and rarely use the A/C

https://www.google.com/search?q=bona...&bih=665&dpr=1
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Old 14-09-2013, 16:16   #7
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North Dakota. As they say, "If summer falls on a weekend, let's go on a picnic!"
Hey, be nice.. Really, summer last almost 2 months here this year!
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Re: Year round living aboard in the Caribbean?

I'm in Grenada and acclimatised
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Old 14-09-2013, 21:30   #9
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Thanks so much! We'll definitely check out more on Bonaire and Grenada.
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Re: Year round living aboard in the Caribbean?

Many cruisers head to the Rio Dulce River in Guatemala or the east coast of Panama.

You won't get away from the humidity or rain, but you will be safe from hurricanes.
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Rio Dulce, and have AC !
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Many cruisers head to the Rio Dulce River in Guatemala or the east coast of Panama.

You won't get away from the humidity or rain, but you will be safe from hurricanes.
Yes, two good options for hurricanes, but definately wont escape the humidity on the Rio. Ive lived on the Rio for years, but boat is now laid up in Bocas del Toro, and we are renting a place in Volcan, Panama...up in the cool highlands...thats one strategy escaping the heat/humidity. Could do the same in Guatemala, layup the boat on the Rio and retreat to the highlands. Antigua and Lake Atitlan are popuar. We also like Coban.
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Re: Year round living aboard in the Caribbean?

Such realistic answers that we really appreciate. Thank you so much to everyone for sharing.
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We are in Bonaire for the third season...

Mostly south of the hurricanes.

Safe moorings for $10/day above a great snorkeling and diving reef.

Great restaurants and good supply chain for food

One of the best mechanic/electricians in the Caribbean

Very very little crime.

Heat and humidity not bad, we sleep under fans and rarely use the A/C

https://www.google.com/search?q=bona...&bih=665&dpr=1
I thought Venezuela and it's surrounds was a no-go place these days.
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Re: Year round living aboard in the Caribbean?

Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are basically Dutch, 20-75 miles from Venezuela and certainly Bonaire is one of the safest places in the Caribbean. Big Dutch naval and Coast Guard presence.

From 5 yrs in the Caribbean we think Bonaire it is the safest in the entire Caribbean except for St Barts.

But you are correct Venezuela is better avoided.

http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Ve...september-2013
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