Sailing around the largest island of the Caribbean - Cuba
"La vida es corta pero una sonrisa sólo precisa un segundo", life is short, but the effort of a smile lasts only a second. That's a Cuban saying. And when you talk to sailors who return from a trip in Cuba, you see such a smile. Enthusiasm remains - and it´s not only the sailing experiences that create beautiful memories. Cuba excites.
Cuba with a charter yacht
The largest offshore islands, the Cayos. For a trip, for example from Cienfuegos, there are different variants. So for example this 7 day tour for sailing in Cuba.
Sailing in Cuba - trip suggestion for 7 days
Day 1: Cienfuegos - Guano del este
Day 2: Playa Sirena - Cayo Largo
Day 3: Cayo Largo - Ballanetos - Quinto Canal
Day 4: Quinto Canal - Cayo Rosario
Day 5: Cayo Rosario - Cayo Estopa - Cayo Rico
Day 6: Cayo Rico - Cayo Largo - Cayo Sal
Day 7: Cayo Sal – Cienfuegos
If you plan to sail in Cuba for a longer time you might consider this sailing tour for 14 days.
Tour Suggestion 14 days sailing in Cuba
Day 1: Cienfuegos - Marina Trinidad or Cayo Blanco
Day 2: Visite de Trinidad
Day 3: Marina Trinidad - Cayo Zaza de afuera
Day 4: Cayo Zaza de afuera - Cayo Breton
Day 5: Cayo Breton - Cayo Casimba - Punta de Boca Grande
Day 6: Punta de boca Grande - Cayo Caballones
Day 7: Cayo Caballones - Cayo Largo
Day 8: Cayo Largo
Day 9: Cayo Largo - Playa Sirena
Day 10: Playa Sirena - Ballanetos - Quinto Canal
Day 11: Quinto Canal - Cayo Rosario
Day 12: Cayo Rosario - Cayo Estopa - Cayo Rico
Day 13: Cayo Rico - Cayo Largo - Cayo Sal
Day 14: Cayo Sal - Cienfuegos
Trip reports of happy Master Yachting customers can be found here.
A little tip from us: Transfers and provisions should always be pre-ordered in Cuba. Sometimes there may be shortages on certain products or on fuel, and a pre-order allows the charterer on site to get the requested services more flexible.
Fascination Cuba - exotic Havana
If you visit Cuba, you can not miss Havana. The capital of Cuba, shaped by the Spanish colonial architecture of the 16th century, is the Caribbean capital par excellence with approximately 2 million inhabitants. A city of contrasts that is definitely worth a visit. A hotel tip from us: the Los Frailes. Approximately 40 minutes from the airport, the former convent offers a great ambience with a lovely courtyard and a stylish lobby bar.
There is no business like show business - Tropicana Show
On each Cuba travel list should be a visit to the Tropicana show: Taking place in 1939 for the first time, she is now famous for her dancers, colorful costumes and spirited music. Do not miss the unique spectacle of the "Tropicana Show" in Havana. You are in good company: Édith Piaf, Ernest Hemingway, and Marlon Brando have already got their enthusiasm there.
Rum - the product of Cuba
Somehow, seafaring and rum are inextricably linked: Until 1970, a daily ration of rum was served to the sailors in the British Royal Navy. Cuba is famous for its rum distilleries - and a trip to the Bacardi distillery or the Rum Museum in Havana's old town should definitely be there. After all, this drink made the island famous - or was it the other way around?
Pinar del Rio - the "Tobacco province"
The tobacco province of Pinar del Rio with its cigar factories and fields is also well known. Cuban cigars are still world famous - even though tobacco smoking is known to be harmful. A trip into the world of tobacco fields and the craftsmanship and passion behind the product, however, is second to none and therefore a very special experience.