Interlude on the Orinoco
In the vast Venezuelan delta south of bustling, crowded Trinidad lie the distinct sounds and sights of the jungle.
Orinoco River Delta Waypoints
Note: These are approximate
The buoyed entry channel at Manamo
Orange entry marker 10° 04.29N, 62° 07.45W
1st red marker 10 ° 04.19N 1st green marker 10° 03.78N
62° 07.86W 62° 08 07W
2nd 10° 03.94N 2nd 10° 03.77N
62° 08.55W 62° 08.55W
3rd 10° 03.79N
Leave yellow oil platform at 10° 01.69N 62°11.66W 150 yards to port
Customs Pedernales 09° 58 23N 62° 15 05W
Note: The bank between Pedernales and Isla Cotorra has extended.
Keep close to the Pedernales side when entering the Caño Mánamo.
Bird Island anchorage 09° 47.65N 62°16.68W (island south of its charted position)
1st village 09°44.40N 62°17.23W
Boca de Tigre Lodge 09° 34 50N 62° 25.55W
(Transit the east side of this island, the west channel is shallow)
Orinoco Bujana Lodge Turn-off from main river 9° 28N, 62° 24.20W and take first southerly caño. Entrance is shallow.
Orinoco Delta Lodge Turn-off from main river 09° 25.30N, 62° 24.74W
Lodge is at 09° 22 55N 62° 22 59W
Mis Palafitos Turn-off from main river is at 09° 26.8N 62° 24.4W by pink building.
Lodge is at 09° 25.11N 62° 27.65W