May and June departures
Cuba’s stunning variety of landscapes, mixing mountains, agricultural valleys and endless sandy beaches, make it a fascinating destination. When Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1492, he said: “This is the most beautiful land one has ever seen. Many charterers choose to extend their vacation and take a few days to explore Havana either at the start or the end of their charter.
departing 22 July - 5 August
departing 19 August - 28 October
Winds are predominantly northeast in winter with variations southeast 15 to 25 N. The summer winds are highly variable depending on the tropical depressions in the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas, they vary from 5 to 15 N and 35 N can reach in a storm. This cruising area suits experienced sailors as the distances from Cienfuegos to the archipelagos are quite long. The whole coast and off-lying islands are fully accessible with the exception of one prohibited area in the vicinity of Playa Girón. That area is the scene of the ill-fated 1961 invasion to overthrow Fidel Castro, often known as the Bay of Pigs. Tides are minimal but waters can be shallow. About 20 marinas and nautical centres all around Cuba gladly welcome yachts under all flags and offer all conceivable services.
There are regular scheduled flights to Havana, and charter flights to other regional airports. Transfers can be arranged by the base.
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