"Hiring the Launch to Sinamaica" Sinamaica Transportation Tip by atufft
Sinamaica Transportation: 1 reviews and 5 photos
Private boat owners are regulated by the government tourist industry at Puerto Cuervito, which is about an hour north of Maracaibo. One can arrive by taxi or rental car, and park, then shop in the traditional woven matte covered building a little before departing. There's a restaurant and bathrooms available here too. The boat owners often construct their own vessels and paint them in bright colors. Be sure to get a boat with a canvas shelter for the intense sun. The trip up into the lagoon itself takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending upon the weather and the captain. The captains speak good Spanish and can explain many things about Sinamaica and its people. Safety recautions are lax, but the captains are skillful stewards of their vessels. Just stay inside the boat!