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Archipelago Route

Cuba

Cuba Sailing Holidays

Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean. With its favourably warm climate, steady winds, unique natural beauty, and open-minded, friendly people, Cuba sailing goes beyond any vacationer’s dreams. When Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1492, he said: “This is the most beautiful land one has ever seen.”

“I had the best time and probably the best vacation of my life sailing in Greece with Sailing Nations. Met some super nice people and the holiday was chilled and well organized, there was a bit of everything for all different tastes and moods: swimming, relaxing, hiking, sailing, partying, etc. The skippers were experienced which made me feel safe and I would recommend it to everyone, either if you are a sailor or not, you will not regret it! Would do it again for sure!” – Mariana, Switzerland

“Every day you think it can’t get better than this, you’ve seen the most gorgeous beach, the best snorkeling, the tastiest cocktail, the most impressing sunset – but just wait for tomorrow 🙂 Kai, USA

Example Itinerary

This is an example itinerary. Actually itinerary might differ depending on the wind and weather.

Cienfuegos

Spend the next seven days sailing the idyllic islands of Cuba, which are set among the beauty of the Caribbean Sea. Discover hidden beaches with untouched sands, clear blue waters and, if you’re lucky, a turtle or two. By day, relax and chill out on the deck of the yacht, taking in the glorious Carribean surrounds; by night, enjoy island-style barbeques and unwind with new friends beneath the stars.

Cayo Largo del Sur

The second-largest of the islands in the Canarreos Archipelago, home to some of the best beaches in the region. One stretch of beach is 13 km of the cleanest, whitest sand. The island is also home to nesting sites of loggerhead and green turtles. For those that way inclined, nudism is tolerated on certain beaches.

Cayeria los Majaes

A small group of beautiful islands with surrounding sand banks and shallow pools, excellent for snorkelling. The pools are less than half a metre deep, and with a sea temperature of around 30°C they are perfect for lazing around in. Look out for a large colony of iguanas on the eastern shore of the western pool.

Cayo Alcatraz

Pristine beaches of white sand where you can spot stingrays and manta rays. If you are not fond of snorkelling in deeper waters, you will find these more shallow waters a dream.

Cayo Rico

Arguably the perfect beach, with brilliant waters, soft white sand and a bar that serves up a range of cocktails. There are many umbrellas under which to enjoy a drink. There are also friendly resident iguanas here.

Cayo Estopa

An uninhabited island with a deep water channel. This is the perfect place to throw out a line and catch the night’s dinner.

Cayo Rossario

Also uninhabited by people, this island teems with sea life – moray eels, groupers, barracudas, lobsters and the odd reef shark to name a few. The nearby reef is great for snorkelling.

Cayo Cantiles

Known as ‘Monkey Island’, Cayo Cantiles is uninhabited, with the exception of a small number of workers who tend to a monkey sanctuary. This island too is home to iguanas, and a funny rodent-like animal called a jutia.

 

What's included

Accommodation

  • 7 or 10 nights two berth accommodation on a sailing yacht, exclusive to Sailing Nations
  • A dedicated on-board skipper

Yacht

  • Dinghy and Outboard engine with gasoline
  • Gas for the kitchen
  • Safety equipment
  • Sheets, blankets & towels
  • GPS & nautical charts
  • Final cleaning
  • Handling fees
  • Bare essential Starter Pack (Rum, Water, Toilet Paper etc.)
  • Stereo with speakers
  • Tour planing and administration
  • A fully featured yacht with everything you need for amazing sailing holiday
  • Sun, sail, friendships, and unforgettable memories
  • All food on board on selected trips

What's excluded

For non inclusive trips please bing EUR 150 in cash for a cruising kitty to cover variable cost.

  • Food
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Marina fees

Cuba Tourist Tax
The Cuba Touristic Tax is EUR 12 (per person) (per day), it total EUR 84 for the week. This is payable when you arrive in the Marina.

Arrival / Departure

Latest embarkation 4:00 PM on day of departure
Disembarkation is at 9:00 AM on the next day of arrival

Visa Information

If you need a visa or not really depends on the country. You can see a list of requirements here:
http://www.wordtravels.com/Travelguide/Countries/Cuba/Visa

Getting There

  • Closest airport is Havana Airport HAV or Veradero Airport
  • Airport shuttles service on the day of departure from Airport to base in Cienfuegos is available.
  • Otherwise there are busses that go from major airport to the based

These are great portals for finding flights:

These are great portals for finding accommodation:

Further readings on Cuba:

Important information

  • Tourist card are issued against payment by the Cuban consulate (about € 22).
  • A tax of 25 Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC) must be paid at the airport before boarding.
  • Since 1 May 2010, medical insurance is required by the Cuban authorities for all travelers.
  • Since 1 October 1011, visas are issued for a period of three months.

Ready to go?

See below for our individual rates for both our Monohulls and Catamaran yachts.

Departure DateLocationYacht TypeAvailabilityStarting Price 
6 May 2017Caribbean – CubaCatamaranAvailable€1290 Book Now
6 May 2017Caribbean – CubaCatamaranAvailable€990 Book Now
17 May 2017Caribbean – CubaCatamaranAvailable€1290 Book Now
17 May 2017Caribbean – CubaCatamaranAvailable€990 Book Now

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