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.
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
You don't need to complete a Physical Participation Form, but it's important to read the trip notes carefully to make sure you're suited to this trip. You’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the boat. The cabins and communal areas are spread over two decks, and the steps between decks are steep.
You will be entering and exiting a Zodiac boat during wet and dry landings and when returning from snorkelling. Although the waters are usually calm, it can get rough and choppy, which requires steady sea legs and a sturdy stomach. Rain or shine, your trusty crew will always be on hand to assist you.
The boats are real yachts, and this is a real sailing trip. Yachts are designed to maximise living area space, so sleeping quarters (typically four twin-share cabins) can be a bit cramped. That said, the adventure and exhilaration of an authentic sailing trip more than makes up for any discomfort.
While at sea and when exploring the islands, you may be exposed to the sun for large parts of the day. It’s important to use sun protection and drink plenty of water.
Sometimes changes to the itinerary are necessary due to the weather. This can happen with little notice. If you're flexible and have a sense of humour, you're bound to have a fun and relaxing trip across this beautiful part of the world.
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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 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid sailing adventure in Cuba was fantastic - the boat size (7) was about perfect, the crew were fantastic, smiley and great fun, the amount of sailing v beach and swimming time was perfect and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip!
Review submitted 06 Dec 2017
This a fantastic blend of bustling streets of old Havana getting lost in the back streets with the rhythm of salsa music never to far away and the idyllic sand islands where the turquoise sea and white sand are a perfect place to relax. The food onboard was exceptionally with the cook and skipper head out for dinner and every night produced a wonderful bounty of seafood including barracuda, snapper and more lobster than we could eat.
Review submitted 06 Dec 2017