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American Version

Caribbean Islands Cruising Guide



Caribbean Islands Cruising Guide


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Caribbean Islands Cruising Guide


For the European Version with routes for westbound yachts across the Atlantic - here





American Version

This version of the popular ‘Caribbean Islands Cruising Guide’ is for sailors coming from the USA or Canada and heading into the islands for a season or longer.  All the routes are geared to Southbound Yachts

The American Caribbean Islands Cruising Guide details exactly the best and easiest route from Florida via the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic to the US Virgin Islands.


'The gentle way of going to windward without stress!









The Caribbean is probably the biggest and best cruising ground in the world. Wonderful climate, beautiful islands, nice people and for the most part very inexpensive.


How to get there - how to get home- details of all the Island groups and anchorages.  Pictures and chart details together with descriptions of the islands.

Pictures, charts, distances, links to marina's and faculties, weather and places to visit and what to see.......



1.    Overview - Weather, Hurricanes, Security & Paperwork

 2.    Getting there from the USA

 3.    USA to Virgins the easy way (Florida to USVIs)

 4.    Getting there from Europe. (Gibraltar to the Caribbean)

 5.    The Virgin Islands

 6.    Saint Martin towards Antigua

 7.    Antigua to Martinique

 8.    St Lucia to Carriacou – Grenadines

 9.    Grenada and Trinidad

 10.           Trinidad to Venezuela and ABC Islands

 11.           Routes back to USA

 12.   Route back to Europe





1) You click on the 'Buy Now'  and that will take you to PayPal where you make the payment via a Credit Card or your PayPal account.


2) Having completed the payment you will be taken to a page with a link for the book you have purchased - very simple page that will look something like this:


click on the link  PDF   and the book will download into your 'device'.

You can choose a folder for it to go into or, normally, it will default into the DOWNLOADS folder..

It is in PDF form so you can print it easily in hard copy or a printer will make it into paperback form with spiral binding or similar.

If you want a hard copy made from your download it will cost around 5 Uk pounds + P&P then try using

I do not have personal experience of them but they appear to offer a very good service at a reasonable price.


If you have any problem with finding the download send me an email to and I will send you another link as soon as I am online....




















American Version Caribbean Islands