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Cuba is a fascinating island, thanks to its natural beauties and its rich historic and cultural background.
Its peculiar atmosphere comes from the combination of its colonial past and its Amerindian and African roots.
Off the island, multiple cayos and islets are spread across the coral reefs, white sandy beaches and deserted creeks
Climate: Cuba lies at the rim of the tropics and therefore has only two "seasons": the (comparatively) drier and cooler between November and April and the (comparatively) warmer and more humid between May and October, which has dry and particularly hot stretches in July and August.
Wind: The reliable trade winds are blowing constantly from easterly directions with a tendency to the north in winter and to the south in summer. Wind speed averages at 10 to 15 knots in winter and 5 to 10 knots in summer, when calm times are also possible.
Tides: Along the whole Cuban coast there are only minor tides which reach a maximum of 0,6 m at he northwest coast. At the south coast we have an irregular semidiurnal tide of less than half a meter, which, however, should be taken into account in island passages and shallow areas. Currents are, except in very narrow passages, very moderate.
Coastal Formation: Even in the age of GPS and chart plotters, the sharp eye of the skipper remains the most important navigational instrument. "Eyeball Navigation" is mandatory, most of all the correct recognition and interpretation of the colour shades of the water.
Diving & Snorkelling
The coral reefs and cayes off the Cuban coast are among the most breathtaking snorkelling and diving destinations of the world. Snorkelling equipment is included in the yacht charter rates to discover this colourful underwater world by oneself or even better accompanied by one of our local skippers or diving guides, who are experts not only in underwater activities, but also in finding the ideal spots.
Languages: Spanish, sometimes English, more rarely French.
Essential equipment: Anti-mosquito products and basic medicines (aspirin, disinfectant, etc.) often difficult to find in the islands. Light clothes and shoes for walking (often).
Taste the good food This is the land of the rock lobster that lives in colonies near the coral reef. Dishes of chicken and pork accompanied by brown rice, fried bananas and sweet potatoes.
What to see and buy Marvellously fragrant cigars: directly from the factory and very reasonably priced, but which can only be taken back in limited quantities! A record of salsa band music…
Cuba goes beyond all sailors' dreams - a favourable, warm climate year-round, steady winds, unique natural beauty and open-minded hospitable people contribute to this as well as the reliable nautical infrastructure, which is receiving well-aimed promotion and extension by the Cuban government.
To the sailor, the whole coast and off-lying islands are fully accessible with the only exception of one prohibited area in the vicinity of the infamous "Bay of Pigs", or Playa Girón.
About twenty marinas and nautical centres all around Cuba gladly welcome yachts under all flags and offer all conceivable services
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Cuba is a fascinating island, thanks to its natural beauties and its rich historic and cultural background. Its peculiar atmosphere comes from the combination of its colonial past and its Amerindian and African roots. Off the island, multiple cayo...
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