I'm going to be doing some traveling around the north coast of South America and the Caribbean. I'm not in a hurry, and I'd love to travel by boat, but I'm having a hard time finding information about ferries and boats routes in the area. Is there a good way to search for boat routes (or private boats that will take me where I want to go)?

Here are some examples of what I might like to do:

A boat between the Dominican Republic and Martinique. A boat between Martinique and French Guiana. A boat between French Guiana and Jericoacoara, Brazil. Etc.

I'm not all that particular about what type of boat it is, timely schedules, or price (within reason), I just think taking a boat might be more interesting than flying.

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    Except for cruise ships, most boat travel is extremely boring. I hope you are ready for that. – Burhan Khalid Dec 5 '18 at 6:54
  • It is a very open question, and as far, there is no good source. You may google about cargo ship travel (e.g. cargoshipvoyages.com, but there are many sites). You may google various sailing clubs on the zone (because of requirements, to have high sea permits, one must travel many miles, and so often clubs offer such travels (to share costs). – Giacomo Catenazzi Dec 5 '18 at 11:04
  • @BurhanKhalid I once spent one day on board a cruise ship, and it bored me to death. – Berend Dec 5 '18 at 11:22
  • There don't seem to be regularly scheduled ferries among the Caribbean islands. Searching for charter boats turns up several results, however. – Mike Harris Dec 5 '18 at 20:59

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