Carribean crossing

I am curious to know if anyone has attempted to make a crossing from Florida to Venuzeula island-hopping down the Carribean islands? If so who and when and was it successful?

Any information gratefully received.

Island crossing
The Arawaks and Caribs did it on a fairly regular basis in open canoes. Possibly John Dowd by kayak during recent years.

Carribean crossing
Definitely John Dowd in 1977, from Venezuela to Florida.

Cruising guides
Check out sailboat cruising guides - this is a very popular passage and they have a wealth of information about winds, seas and suggested routes. There are some long open water paddles that you just cannot avoid, even island hopping.