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CRUISE CUBA:  Your destination for advice and planning for a Cruise to Cuba.


Now Available

Yacht Pilot's

Cruising Guide to Cuba 

by Capt. Cheryl Barr

Our website, CruisinginCuba.com provides cruisers with useful, up-to-date information on current cruising conditions in and around Cuba.

Your hosts, The Barr family has sailed to Cuba every winter for the past fifteen years and has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge about cruising and touring this fascinating Caribbean island. 

In 2012, the United States' Dept. of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) introduced the "People to People" educational exchange general license which allows tour operators to take groups of American travellers to Cuba. In 2013, the number of licenses increased to over 400 and now any American University can get a license and all alumni can travel on that license.

As a result, the numbers of Americans exploring the streets of Old Havana is impressive. With the easing of U.S. travel restrictions for land based tourists, we are hopeful that there will be an easing of restrictions on U.S. boaters travelling to the island in their own boat.

In anticipation of these changes, Volume 1 of Yacht Pilot's "Cruising Guide to Cuba" is now in print and ready for distribution. This volume provides detailed cruising information for the western regions of the island—Varadero to Cienfuegos and Trinidad.

Please stay tuned as we develop this site with more Cuba cruising tips, stories, news and reports. We also encourage any readers, who have recently been to Cuba, to e-mail us links to their blogs or send in cruising information that they would like to share with other potential Cuba Cruisers.

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