Travel to Cuba and embark on an incredible sailing trip around the Canarreos Peninsula.
Spend eight unforgettable days sailing through the island paradise of Cuba. After being captivated by the time capsule that is Havana, venture offshore on a yacht for a Cuban encounter few people get to experience. Take in an array of natural wonders and get up-close to marine- and wild-life while sailing from Cienfuegos around the islands of Cayo Guano, Cayo Largo, Cayo Cantiles and many more. Uncover heavenly, untouched islands, swim in crystal-clear waters, snorkel over stunning reefs and spend days soaking up the chilled out vibe of irresistible Cuba. Find out why this vivacious country, so blessed with natural beauty and an abundance of cultural delights, is one of our favourite destinations.
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Old-world charm, rich history, exciting nightlife – evocative Havana is like nowhere else on earth. Wander the cobbled laneways of Habana Viejo or head to Vedado for a taste of the world-famous Copellia ice cream
Beaches don't get much better than this. The islands of the Canarreos Archipelago offer miles of pristine white sands and sparkling turquoise reefs to explore
The underwater world of Cayeria Los Majaes is a snorkeller's dream, thanks to its warm, shallow pools that you could bask in for hours
From lobsters and loggerhead turtles to iguanas and monkeys, this trip spans the most eclectic spread of sea life and wildlife. Not to mention those odd Carribean creatures, the jutias
This being a true sailing trip, there's plenty of leisure time. When you're not soaking up your idyllic surrounds on deck, you can while away evenings in beachside restaurants feasting on delicious Cuban cuisine
The beauty of sailing is that each day is unique and, while we have a destination to reach, if the weather changes or something takes the group’s fancy, we can be flexible on the day's itinerary
As the majority of this trip takes place on a sailing boat, you’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the vessel, including the use of stairs. With that said, sea legs come naturally to some but not so much for others. Your friendly crew will be able to help with the effects of sea sickness if needed.
A zodiac is used to transport passengers from the boat to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) as well as on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and can-do attitude is all you need.
This is an adventure on board a real yacht, which means living spaces, cabins, bathrooms and showers need to be shared with other passengers. Sleeping quarters can be quite compact, but you will be spending the majority of your time above board in the open air.
Time on the water also means time in the sun. Remember to pack sun protection, such as sun screen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. See ‘Essential Trip Information’ below for a full packing list.
Please note that smooth sailing is dependent on the weather, so itinerary changes may occur at the last minute if the weather becomes unfavourable. If any changes are made, you can trust in your knowledgeable skipper to choose an alternative route or activity.
Due to the size of the yachts, sound carries easily from one side to the other and can wake your fellow travellers. Please keep this in mind if you’re planning to have a late night.
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Cuba Cruising Tax:
A Cruising Tax of CUC12 or EUR12 per person per day is payable before embarking the yacht in Cienfuegos. Please ensure you have the correct amount to hand to the Skipper.
Passport details need to be advised no later than 15 days prior to your departure in order to secure a cruising permit. The details advised to us at booking must match the passport you travel with as these will be checked by immigration on boarding.
Bus tickets to Trinidad and return to Havana
This trip includes a return bus ticket from Havana to Cienfuegos. If you wish to finish the trip in Cienfuegos and travel on to Trinidad we can book this service and the return Trinidad to Havana on your behalf. The tickets are subject to availability and the price is subject to change and your preference must be advised at the time of booking.
The bus from Cienfuegos to Trinidad departs daily at 1.00pm [arriving approx 2.40pm] Subject to availability there should be no additional cost to your trip price [this is based on using Viazul bus service].
The bus from Trinidad to Havana departs twice a day, at 7.45am [arriving approx 2.05pm*] and 2.30pm [arriving approx 8.50pm*]. The approx cost is USD45 however this could change to do availability.
*Please note the buses in Cuba can and do run late, the arrival time listed above should only be used as a guide
The internet is available in Cuba but is it limited and you must purchase an internet card at from an authorised seller to get access [see money matters for more details]. To make navigating around the cities and towns easier, before you arrive in Cuba, we suggest you download the following apps Triposo or MAPS.ME which are offline maps.
Our Cuba Sailing Adventure trips score an average of 4.4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews in the last year.
Great unique experience on thats more intimate with max 8 passengers compared to other options. Crew was great and food excellent.
Review submitted 14 Feb 2018
A lovely relaxing tour around the archipelago. Nice catamaran with decent sized cabins and luxury of ensuite loo/shower. A couple of evenings on land but mainly at anchor so pack light and mainly casual, no need for trainers, walking sandals at most. Food fab, lots of extremely fresh fish, lobster, shrimp.....if you need snacks, bring them with you and ideally from home as quite hard to find even in Havana plus the obligatory bottle of rum although they serve a mean cocktail and good price. Reasonable snorkelling but not amazing, suggest bring your own mask as seals not brill but snorkels and fins fine. Depending on month of trip (Jan for me), had some cooler days plus in Havana so bring a warmish fleece/wrap. Overall highly recommended and consider extra days either end to tour Havana.
Review submitted 21 Jan 2018