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25 Mar - 6 Apr: Santiago - Cienfuegos, Cuba: colourful and exciting

Join us to discover Cuba - with a rich cultural heritage and vibrant approach to life, deserted islands and fantastic sailing.

Santiago:  Starting our discovery cruise in Cuba’s second largest city, Santiago has an illustrious history, with much to offer culturally and many beautiful sights to see.  Not to be missed is El Morros and the lighthouse, with great views down the coast and over the city.  Leaving Santiago this southern coastline is one of the most spectacular in Cuba, with a backdrop of dramatic mountains.  We make several short hops to anchorages at Pilon and then onto Cabo Cruz.

Jardines de la Reina:  From Cabo Cruz our next stop is Cayo Caguama, in the Jardines de la Reina (‘Gardens of the Queen’), this is nature reserve area of exceptional, unspoilt beauty.  Flamingos, turtles and iguanas roam here, and the snorkeling on the coral reefs is spectacular.  This area is described by some, simply, as paradise.  We will spend several days exploring some of the many beautiful cays, before sailing for Casilda bay.

Casilda bay and Trinidad:  Casilda and Trinidad are two of the oldest cities in the New World. Trinidad is UNESCO World Heritage listed, originally prospering on the sugar industry, it has charming cobbled streets, colonial architecture restored to it’s 16th century glory.  The laid-back lifestyle make it a delight to explore on foot and not to be missed is a wonderful view from the steeple of the Musea de la Luchas Contra Bandidos, looking towards the Escambray mountains.  From Casilda bay it is a short hop to Cienfuegos.

Cienfuegos:  First settled by the French and still having a Franco-Cuban feel, Cienfuegos has a rich architectural heritage from the 19th century.  Fast becoming the nautical centre of Cuba due to its location on the beautiful Jagua Bay.  Visit the famous Terry Theatre, the Jagua Castle and the spectacular Botanical garden.  Cienfuegos is a four hour drive from Havana so remember to allow time to visit Cuba’s exciting capital before you leave.

Total voyage distance is approximately 350 nautical miles.

The price for an individual berth for this 12 day cruise is £1,950 and will include:

  • Ocean Yachtmaster skipper 
  • All food and provisions whilst on board at sea
  • All boat costs, including fuel, gas, berthing and safety equipment

You pay for flights, shoreside accommodation and your own personal insurance.  

Contact us for more details.


Experience cruising the beautiful seas in our fully equipped 72ft yacht