Isla la Blanquilla

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Latitude:
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Blanquilla is 60 miles north Juan Griego, 70 miles northwest of Porlamar Isla Margarita. The Islands of Los Hermanos is eight miles southeast of La Blanquilla.
La Blanquilla is a 72-square-mile limestone island shaped like an arrowhead and named for bright white sand beaches a truly delightful island well of the beaten track of charter boats. It is low lying about 50 feet high. There are some spectacular beaches, clear water and wonderful snorkeling. 

Blanquilla is also the home of Venezuelan wall diving, sitting as it does on the edge of a deep open trench. The wall starts just 65 feet from shore, and plummets straight down more than 3,000 feet. At some spots, including Piedra del Ahogado (The Drowned Rock), coral pinnacles scratch the water's surface. The walls are also rich with black corals, which are increasingly hard to find throughout the world.

There is a few fishermen living here in the fishing season and joining them fishing early in the morning is some of the best trills I have ever had. Preparing the dinner later makes it a day to remember.

Los Hermanos are five rock spires rising up from the depths to form a convenient anchorage for fishing boats. The crews often clean their catch here, discarding the slop overboard where it is manna from heaven for a dense collection of fat and happy fish - from Moray eels to Barracuda and Trigger fish.

Trips only by sailboat from Margarita:
Crewed charter (3nights / 4 days) onboard Audrey.

We leave at 10 from Margarita Yachting Marine, bound to the Island La Blanquilla, distance 62 nautical miles, 12 hours of sailing approximately.
Passing by the Islands of Los Hermanos with the intention of fishing.
We arrive in the morning at the Island La Blanquilla and we anchor in a beautiful solitary bay in front of a beach of singular beauty. (The Yaque) The sand is very white and fine with a submarine paradise within reach of any person even having no experience with snorkeling.

After the breakfast of the second day we weigh anchor toward another bay, Playa El Americano (The American Beach) different but equally beautiful, with a spectacular natural bridge and the particularity of the presence of a innumerable amount of Cachicares (kind of a small eagle) and of iguanas.

The third day we visit LAS TRES PLAYAS (THE THREE BEACHES), another bay worthy of being visited.

A little before the evening we lift the anchor to return to Margarita Island.
First class attention of captain Marc and his crew is included, as well as meals with wine, snacks to the Caribbean style, open bar (Beer, Rum, Cuba Libres, Sodas) during the trip.

PRICE: US $500, - p / person ++

(minimum 2 adults, maximum 6 adults, children up to 12 years 50%) it includes transfer Hotel-dock-hotel, or Airport-dock-airport in Margarita.

Diving is optional. Add $50 per person per immersion.

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with lots of underwater life

I have been there many time its full of marine life and dinner on board is great everyday

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