Exclusive: U.S. Approves Boat Insurance for Cuba Travel

Common sense has finally prevailed! Pantaenius, a U.S. marine insurer, told us yesterday that it will be offering coverage for American boats traveling in Cuban waters. This eliminates a major barrier to cruising and fishing Cuba. Ten months ago, the … Continued

About Cuba and Why You Should Visit

Prior to 1959, Cuba was the only island in the Caribbean with a significant tourism industry. It was only after Castro’s  revolution in ’59 that tourism on other Caribbean islands became viable. As the largest island in the West Indies … Continued

Visiting Old Havana

The passage of time has stood so still in Havana that, even today, age old pirates, explorers and conquistadores would not feel lost wandering her narrow, cobbled streets and alleys. Habana Vieja (Old Havana), founded in 1519, is packed with … Continued

Cuban Entry Procedure and Costs

North Coast Cabo San Antonio – Marina Los Morros Havana—Marina Hemingway, Varadero—Marina Gaviota Cayo Guillermo—Marina is depth restricted. This is an exit port only. Puerto Vita—Marina Puerto Vita (replaced Naranjo) Baracoa is not a port of entry South Coast Santiago … Continued

Provisioning and Dining

Provisioning the boat for a Voyage to Cuba and Dining and staying ashore For any voyage to Cuba it is essential that you have a well-provisioned vessel. Cuba is off-the-beaten- path despite being only 90 nm from the United States. … Continued

Marinas in Cuba

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean having more than 2000 nm of coastline. On its ample but sparsely populated shores there is an abundance of well-sheltered bays yet little in the way of dockage for transient vessels. Marinas, … Continued

2014 Expedition to Cuba

Our 2014 expedition to Cuba was very rewarding. Not only did we enjoy the company of more cruisers, better food, access to day-to-day items that we couldn’t buy in other years but we also completed research for Volume 2 of … Continued

2012 Expedition to Cuba

In 2012, we completed our sixteenth cruise of Cuba with a focus on the Western portion of the island (both north and south coasts). This enabled us to gather the details needed to complete Volume 1 of Cruising Cuba. With … Continued