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 Cuba - Formalities



For the details of the paperwork required by a US vessel to enter Cuba, see comments at the bottom of the page and the US Coastguard bulletin here. Apply at least 4 weeks prior to your intended departure date.

In 2017 President Trump made an announcement  that he would be rolling back some of the Obama Era policies that eased restrictions on travel. The US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control has released this document to explain how the new announcement will effect travellers to Cuba from the USA. The US Treasury have not yet implemented any of the proposed changes.


As soon as Cuban territorial waters are entered 12 miles off the Cuban coast a yacht must contact the port authorities or coastguard (Guarda Frontera) on VHF Channel 16 or 77 or HF 2128KHz. As most officials use hand held radios, you may not be able to do this until closer inshore. If you do not get a reply, just dock at the Customs wharf.

Be sure to fly the 'Q' flag (on the sta'bd side!) until you have be cleared.

Don't worry if you don't get an answer. If you have AIS on board it is likely the authorities will already be tracking you and will try to contact you via VHF and organise for officials to be there for your arrival.

Cuba has only eight ports of entry and your landfall must be at one of these designated ports. Under no circumstances should you arrive and anchor in a bay.

The various authorities operate as follows:-
HF(SSB) 2760KHz Red Costera Nacional (coastguard net)
2790KHz Red Turistica (tourist net)
VHF Channel 68 port authorities
Channel 19 tourist services.

In most ports the harbour master will answer in English. The following details should be communicated: name of yacht, flag, port of registry, last port of call, intended port of arrival in Cuba with approximate ETA, type of yacht and number of people on board. The captain will then be given instructions to proceed.

Channel 16 is also monitored by the marinas, however getting hold of someone at a marina can be difficult.


Clearance can only be obtained at ports which have a marina. The main port of entry for yachts is Hemingway Marina immediately to the west of Havana. All ports with marinas have tourist facilities and are used to clearing in yachts. The commercial port of Havana should not be entered as it has no provision for clearing yachts.

See Documents for the paperwork required for clearing-in.

Note: An exit zarpe from your last port is not necessarily required. Neither the USA or The Bahamas normally issue one.

Once moored in port, wait for the officials to arrive and no one must go ashore until clearance is completed. You may be asked to anchor out for clearance. How many officials come on board will depend on the port, anywhere between 2 and 12 and possibly a sniffer dog as well.

Clearance must first be obtained from Quarantine health officials, after which are the visits by Immigration, Customs, Agriculture department officials and Guarda Frontera (Coast Guard). These officials are based in the marina and clearance is usually completed promptly (2-3 hours), unless you have firearms aboard.

Officials are usually good natured and whilst there is substantial paperwork to complete it all adds up to the excitement of visiting this country, which for so long has been off limits. Sometimes a small gift (such as a coke or pen) or a tip is requested. You are not obliged to tip, and in many ports a handout is frowned upon by the ranking official.

Domestic Cruising

Once initial clearance is completed, a coastwise cruising permit (despacho de navegacion - costera) can be obtained from the Coast Guard (Guarda Frontera) on departure. Be sure to advise the harbour master that you intend to cruise Cuba so the Guarda can be prepared. You must submit a cruising itinerary which has to be approved and the Coast Guard will keep track of you.

This permit currently allows you to cruise the waters of Cuba, it does not allow you to go ashore, except at a designated marina.

If any of the ports of entry mentioned above are entered, one has to go through the clearance procedure again. When cruising along the coast, one must report to the Guarda Frontera office in every port. All papers are usually inspected and the cruising permit is kept until departure.

Officially yachts may only visit harbours and anchorages where there are marinas - except for the offshore cays.  No other anchorage or harbour may be visited and if it is, the captain and crew may not go ashore.


Twenty-four hours' notice of departure should be given, if possible, even if sailing to another port in Cuba.

Before departure one must clear out with the Guarda Frontera at an official port of entry/exit. They will retain the despacho and issue a new exit despacho (clearance certificate) along with the cruising permit. One must also clear out with customs and immigration.

Foreign yachts (i.e. non-US boats) might find it advisable to leave Cuba for another country, such as the Bahamas, and make entry into the United States from there, as cruisers continue to report being denied a cruising permit for the US when trying to clear into Florida, having come directly from Cuba. Although, with the current, more friendly attitude, at Key West, this may no longer be a problem.

Last updated:  October 2018


Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond your planned stay.

Most nationals are issued with a Tourist Card/Visa on arrival which will be issued by immigration as part of the clearing in process. Under the streamlined clearing in procedures simply give your passport/s to the Guarda Officer who boards the boat and they will take care of the rest.

The initial visa is valid for 30 days and may be extended twice for a further 30 days each time (so a total of 90 days).

Canadians however will be issued with a Tourist Card for three months, renewable for three additional months.

Extensions can be arranged at the Cuban immigration offices, with a stamp that must be purchased at an international bank before going to the immigration office. This process is speeded up if some six copies of the crew list are prepared with all crew passport details. Cruising forums comment that Key Largo is a good place to get your visa extended via the marina. Cienfuegos is reported to be difficult.

For longer stays it is advisable to arrive with a visa obtained in advance. Alternatively you must depart Cuba for another country and then return, starting the Immigration clock once more.

Note - Passport Stamps
Some Latin American countries will not admit someone with a passport stamped in Cuba, but if asked, Cuban officials will not stamp passports.

Whilst officials at the airport sometimes stamp passports, the majority tend only to stamp the tourist card, which is inserted into your passport, and not the actual passport itself. The tourist card is removed when you leave the country, so in this case there is never any evidence in your passport that you have been to Cuba.

For the time being it may be advisable for US citizens not to have their passport stamped in Cuba. The Cuban Interests Section and the Swiss embassy in Washington DC deal with visa applications.

If heading to the US after Cuba, foreign nationals can get a visa to enter the US at the American Interests Section in Havana before leaving there.

To see the restrictions affecting American citizens, see the Restrictions section.

Crew joining/departing the boat in Cuba

Crew Joining

New crew flying into the country will need to get "enrolled" onto the boat via the authorities at the marina (approx. cost US$10).

Crew Departing
When you check into Cuba, inform the authorities at the marina that a crew member will be leaving the boat. They will need to be "disenrolled" from the boat (approx. cost US$10).

Last updated;  October 2018


Length of Stay

Visiting yachts can stay up to 5 years in Cuba and even longer with the marina's approval. The boat, regardless where it is flagged, is permitted to stay in Cuba while the owners return home as long as the marina fees are paid in advance.


If a yacht is staying a long time in one of the marinas, firearms will be impounded by the Coast Guard (Guarda Frontera). If the yacht is cruising along the coast, firearms must be declared every time the boat checks in at a new port and may be confiscated until departure or alternatively sealed on board, placed under the responsibility of the captain. The seals and arms will be inspected when clearing out.

Other Items

Other items such as portable GPS, radios, flares and telephones may be sealed on-board by Customs until departure.

All plant, animal and meat products that are not canned must be declared to the health authorities on arrival. Fresh meat products may not be imported (however hard-frozen is probably OK). Reasonable quantities of canned meat, eggs, dairy or vegetable produce can be imported for the crew's own consumption, but be prepared for any fresh food to be destroyed.

Due to the increasing use of Cuba as a staging post for drugs, a sniffer dog may be used to search the boat on arrival.

Last updated:  October 2018


In a medical emergency you will be likely taken to a tourist-only hospital which are reported to be good. Cuban doctors are highly regarded and are often some of the best trained in the entire Caribbean. (There's a joke among some cruisers that say, "If you get sick in the Caribbean, hope the doctor is Cuban.")

Prescription drugs are not available in Cuba, nor are over the counter pain killers/fever reducers including Tylenol, Aspirin, Advil or any kind of cold/flu so be sure to have sufficient in supply. Herbal tinctures and remedies are commonly used and are inexpensive.

ZIKA VIRUS ALERT: There have been recent safety alerts from the US State Department, UK Foreign Office, and Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding travel to parts of Central and South America, Africa, southern Asia, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific islands. Cuba is an area of interest with multiple reported cases and active virus transmission. There is growing concern about the rapid spread of the ZIKA Virus and the impact of the virus on pregnant women and babies. ZIKA is transmitted by mosquitos in tropical and sub-tropical climates, and there is currently no cure or vaccine. This situation is evolving rapidly, so please refer to the CDC’s dedicated website if you are intending to cruise around Cuba.

Last updated:  October 2018


Documents required on entry are:- Clearance from your last port, ships papers, crew list showing full name, date of birth, passport number, date of issue, position on board.

A cruising permit - required if planning on visiting subsequent ports after the port of entry - can be obtained from the Coast Guard prior to departure.

Cuba does not ask for an insurance certificate. If you are concerned about boat loss/damage etc, that is a different issue and you will have to make sure that your company can process claims in Cuba. US companies are now allowed to write vessel insurance for Cuba.


Clearance and cruising permit charges have been regulated to $55CuC per boat, to be paid when clearing in.

The Tourist Card costs have increased from $25 CuC per person - to $75 CuC. Extensions cost $25.

25 CuC per person departure tax.

There are no overtime fees.

Last updated:  October 2018


U.S Yachts

For U.S captains interested in taking their boats to Cuba with permission from the U.S. Government, the see the the US Department of Commerce website here.

That URL will lead you to the Department of Commerce’s SNAP-R (Simplified Network Application Program-Redesign), a simplified process for getting the paperwork you need for permission to go to Cuba. There are a lot of wickets to navigate, but applications are typically approved or turned down 3-4 weeks after a SNAP-R form is submitted to Commerce. This apparently replaces the old requirements for getting a license to visit Cuba, something that took months.

However, except for certain categories, most US citizens still need a OFAC license to visit Cuba. See the US Department of Treasury website here for more information on sanctions.

US Insurance companies are now allowed to write vessel insurance for Cuba. It is forbidden to land at unauthorised places along the coast and also to take any other person on board the yacht apart from those on the crew list.

Even more OFAC restrictions for US yachts and crews went into effect on 9 Nov 2017. There are a number of "banned" marinas at which US yachts and crews are not permitted to spend money. The complete list and rules can be found at this report.


Cruising boats are not allowed to fish in Cuban waters. Scuba diving can only be done through the Tourist Office with an official instructor. Spearfishing is prohibited and no marine life, flora, fauna or any other object may be taken from the sea.

Other Restrictions

No archaeological objects should be removed, defaced or exported.

Cuban cizitizens are prohibited from visiting foreign flagged yachts and in some marinas even foreign crews are not allowed to go on board other yachts.

Transient vessels are only permitted to stay at "International Marinas". In general the various cayos are exempt from this ruling.

Last updated:  October 2018

Wider Caribbean's Marine Protected Areas (CaMPAM)
A useful database of MPAs in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean region. All Marine Parks are MPAs, and therefore if wanting to find out about any marine parks in the islands you are visiting, details and location can be sourced via this website.


Animals must have a recent health certificate and anti-rabies vaccinations. Animals may be inspected by the health authority (Filosanitario) and healthy ones will be allowed to land. A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required but is recommended given the limited availability in Cuba.

In larger centres pet food has started to appear but it is still very hard to get, so be sure to bring your own supply. You should also be aware that Cuba is full of strays that are often in very poor health, so keep that in mind when you go out with your pet.

Last updated:  October 2018

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jun 05, 2017 07:42 PM

Reported May 24th on Cuba Land & Sea Facebook Group:
We are currently in Cienfuegos and are sadly reporting that a dinghy raised on the davits at night on a Catamaran at anchor was cut away. The dinghy was not locked but found the next day with its 15hp outboard missing.
We stopped locking our dinghy in Grand Cayman after a month there and it was stolen. Just a reminder to lock lock and lock your dinghy.

sailingforfun says:
Mar 27, 2017 03:26 PM

February 2017. Cienfuego is a small marina and very active with two charter companies operating there, one being Dream Yacht Charters. Customs and Immigration were very friendly. They recently added some new floating docks, but they are already being used by Dream Yacht Charters. If you want a dock space it's best to avoid the weekends. Saturday the charters return and Sundays they go back out. The docks are usually empty during the weekdays. We asked for space from the charter company, not the marina, and they accommodated us.

Siguania Marina, Isla de Juventud. The entrance to the marina is very shallow, however we draft 4'3" and were able to enter without touching the bottom. You must stay to the right side of the channel to avoid running aground. They have some very small bamboo'ish sticks splitting the channel. You want to keep them to port. There are only 2 power stands of which one has a resident boat always hooked up to it. We hooked to the other one and had power and water while there. They run dive trips from here. The Hotel Colony is within walking distance. Strange place that is lost in time. The place is fully staffed but virtually no guests there. It's worth the walk.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Mar 13, 2017 03:44 PM

Posted on Cuba, Land & Sea Facebook page:
After a 3 month cruise starting in Varadero, counter clockwise to Cayo Largo on the south shore then returning to Hemingway, I thought about sending out a few tips. Water is good at Hemingway and Varadero, and ok at Cabo San Antonio, after that it's a long way to Cienfuegos for drinking water. Cayo Largo does not have potable water, but you can buy bottles to use...
Diesel at all Marinas was good.
On the north coast a stop at Cayo Levisa is recommended, safe anchorages with a beautiful beach in the north.. the small resort has an internet cafe, bar and restaurant. Guardia were friendly.
The south coast has many more beaches to explore, Cayo Juan Garcia, Punta Frances, Cayo Campos (Monkey Island!) and Cayo Largo to name a few..
Going ashore on the south coast at remote stops is no problem, on the north coast at La Esperanza we could not land and go ashore as the guide books suggest..

DRoss says:
Feb 08, 2017 03:58 PM

We were on the Southern Coast of Cuba throughout Jan 2017. We found the following that might be of interest. La Coloma and Maria LaGorda no longer allow transient vessels. Both of these are stated as places you can visit in Cheryl Barr's pilot book from 2013.But I was told La Coloma has been closed to transients for a long while.We visited Maria LaGorda in 2014 and this time actually had a despacho from Marina Cayo Largo for there but were told by the dockmaster that it is now closed. You can neither anchor nor take a mooring anywhere in Bahia de Corrientes. We proceeded to the Marina at Los Morros on Cabo San Antonio. The dockmaster there told us that new mooring balls were going to be installed at Maria LaGorda and transients would again be allowed. He said that Cuba now was only allowing vessels to stay at "International Marinas". On the South Coast that would be Los Morros, Sigunea on Isla Juventude(which is too shallow to enter), Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos,Casilda-Trinidad area and Santiago de Cuba. In general the various cayos are exempt from that ruling.

Canucksailor says:
Oct 25, 2016 06:41 PM

Contrary to the text here, US companies are now allowed to write vessel insurance for Cuba. Pantaenius is one, and IMIS Insurance services is another source.

Canucksailor says:
Oct 11, 2016 04:29 PM

Some corrections are required. Pets require ONLY a rabies vaccination and a vet health certificate. There is no quarantine requirement.
An exit zarpe is NOT required. Given that the majority of vessels coming to Cuba come from the US and Bahamas, neither of which issue exit zarpes, you can see why.
Key West is no longer to be feared as a port of entry when coming from Cuba - they are now quite friendly. Return to the US via a third country is not necessary.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jun 21, 2016 12:11 PM

Useful Information for US Cruisers wanting to visit Cuba - by Addison Chan of Cuba, Land & Sea Facebook Group:

There are three US Departments that need to be satisfied before you can go to Cuba in a private vessel. If you are going by air the rules are different and much easier to follow.

Firstly you need to have a license from the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control. To obtain the license you need to qualify under one of 12 categories of licenses. Since September 21, 2015 you no longer have to apply and be granted a license prior to travel. You are now permitted to self-declare under which of the 12 categories you qualify, with the caveat that you must retain justifying documents, receipts, itineraries etc. for up to 5 years for examination if challenged.

Secondly if you are planning on taking your vessel into Cuban waters for a period greater than 14 days then you must apply for an export permit from the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security. If you are planning on spending 14 days or less then the export permit requirement is waived by BIS, provided you qualify under one of the 12 OFAC license categories.

Finally you need to obtain permission to enter Cuban waters from the Department of Homeland Security. The permission is administered by the United States Coast Guard and is commonly known as the form CG3300.

Despite the involvement of 3 government departments, if your intention is to remain in Cuba for 14 days or less, the only document that you must have physically in your possession prior to traveling to Cuba is the CG 3300.

Note: Apply well in advance of your intended departure date - it can take 3-4 weeks to get this document processed and returned to you.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
May 16, 2016 10:52 AM

Cuba Dockage Costs - from Sailing & Cruising Cuba Facebook Page:
As expected, dockage all along the north coast is going up, even at Marina Darsena in Varadero. For boats from 30 - 44 feet it's .70 CUC per foot per day, 44 - 70 is $1CUC per foot per day, from 74 to 89 feet it's $1.80 CUC per foot per day and for greater than 89 feet it's $2.50 CUC daily.
The balance of the pricing is on par with Gaviota Marina.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jan 21, 2016 09:32 AM

Useful information re. Insurance for Cuba - from Sailing and Cruising Cuba Facebook Page:
We are travelling to Havana in February aboard our Tayana 42. I have finally found some references who are willing to underwrite for a smaller boat
Kevin Severance Insurance
Rachel Sloan
International Marine Insurance Services (IMIS)
Ingrid Anglin
Smith Merritt Insurance, Inc.

Canucksailor says:
Oct 30, 2015 02:28 AM

Once again things have changed for Americans going to Cuba. This is as of September 21, 2015 - if all on the boat are entering Cuba under one of the 12 'exceptions' - general license provisions - then the boat may ALSO enter Cuba, with the only document required being a USCG form 3300, which takes about three weeks to procure. Time of stay for the vessel is a maximum of two weeks. For those wanting specific details, contact me via my facebook page, Sailing and Cruising: Cuba -

Christine Myers
Christine Myers says:
Sep 29, 2015 11:13 PM

Hi all. Things keep changing in Cuba, so I'm replying to lots of outdated info and old posts.

As of May, when I was last there, Cuba had 8 ports of entry and two ports of exit-only. Entry/exit = Hemingway, Chapelin (Varadero), Darsena (Varadero), Vita, Santiago, Cienfuegos, Cayo Largo and Los Morros (Cabo San Antonio). Exit only ports = Baracoa and Coco-Guillermo.

Nueva Gerona is prohibited to private craft, but you can take a bus from El Colony (Siguanea) in the southwest corner of La Isla.

Sue and Cruisers Network are correct that a license from Treasury is not sufficient to take a private US-flagged vessel to Cuba. It also requires the BOAT to obtain permission from Commerce (through the link above). It does NOT replace the OFAC license, which is what the AMERICANS on board still need.

As far as marine parts go, facilities are limited. There is an abundant supply of well-trained marine diesel mechanics and electricians. And don't underestimate the ability of Cubans to fabricate necessary parts. Parts can be shipped duty free to Grand Cayman, as well.

If you approach Guantanamo, you will receive an escort out of the prohibited area by the US Coast Guard.

I disagree with the above note about yachting being in its infancy. Cubans are not allowed to own boats over about 10 feet long. Cienfuegos is a charter center with three companies doing a very good business, but not with Cubans. There's hope, though. Cienfuegos also has a sailing school and Cuban kids are out in optimists every afternoon.

I have never heard that sailing against the wind (counterclockwise, above) was a good way to cruise Cuba. While there are countercurrents and the Gulf Stream to take into consideration, life is usually better downwind (clockwise).

As far as Cuban law goes, you CAN fly out of the country and leave your boat, AFTER you pay your marina bill in advance, up to the date you intend to return. Otherwise, it can be declared "abandoned" and confiscated. I would not rely on someone's word. In my experience of Cuba, there is always paperwork if it's legit.

I believe that you can land a dinghy on any of the cayos that is not in a prohibited zone. Certainly that is true in the south, where here are hundreds of empty cayos and inviting beaches. Otherwise, it's still true that you cannot land a dinghy apart from a marina, where Customs and the COast Guard can keep an eye on them.

Finally, good news. Non US-flagged vessels can request US visas and permission for the boat at the US Embassy in Havana.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Mar 30, 2015 11:34 AM

No, it's not true. This was just confirmed by Wally Moran (Canucksailor - see above) who is in contact with cruisers in Cuba at this time and abreast of the changing situation in Cuba. Immigration will give you a tourist card on arrival. See the Formalities section on Noonsite/Cuba for full details. If you don't have a US visa already, you can get one at the American Interests Section in Havana before leaving there.

Newdawn says:
Mar 26, 2015 12:36 PM

I've heard that a visa card is now required to enter Cuba. We are South African and British. Is this true and if so must one be obtained before arrival? We will be sailing from St. Martin on our way to the States. Many thanks!

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Mar 25, 2015 03:56 PM

As reported on the Yahoo Group - Cruisers Network Online - 22 March, 2015
Taking a US flagged vessel to Cuba

For captains interested in taking their boats to Cuba with an OK from the U.S. Government, the place to start is here:

That URL will lead you to the Department of Commerce’s SNAP-R (Simplified Network Application Program-Redesign), a simplified process for getting the paperwork you need for permission to go to Cuba. There are a lot of wickets to navigate, but applications are typically approved or turned down 3-4 weeks after a SNAP-R form is submitted to Commerce. This apparently replaces the old requirements for getting a license to visit Cuba, something that took months.

Keep in mind that (unless I am mistaken) U.S. insurance companies are prohibited from writing insurance to cover U.S. flagged yachts in Cuba, so if you’re hoping to take your boat to Cuba and want it to be insured you’d best make the necessary arrangements.

Canucksailor says:
Mar 19, 2015 05:34 PM

fyi, as always, if you have questions, you can contact me directly at [email protected]

Canucksailor says:
Mar 19, 2015 05:33 PM

It is perfectly permissible to leave your boat and fly out. Dozens of people do just that. No need to see Escritch, the dockmaster can deal with it. fyi, I've started a Facebook page about Cuba to provide accurate and up to date information on the country. It's Sailing and Cruising: Cuba. Just log into Facebook and search that title.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Dec 18, 2014 02:38 PM

I suggest you contact the Commodore of Marina Hemingway - Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich - yachtclub[at]cnih[dot]mh[dot]tur[dot]cu. He speaks English and can advise on security etc. There's no restriction on how long you can leave a boat in Cuba, so if the flights are reasonable it is probably a good option.

wapiti says:
Dec 14, 2014 02:09 PM

We have to leave our boat for about a month and fly to Australia. The best route is via London. It seems the cheapest option is to leave the boat in Hemingway Marina and fly to London. Can anyone comment if it is OK to leave boats in Cuba and travel overseas? Is there a better option in the Caribbean?

Canucksailor says:
Apr 01, 2014 06:10 PM

The above information regarding pets is incorrect. Provided you enter with the dog's rabies' form, and a certificate of good health within the past five days (ask the vet to not date it), you will have no problems bringing your pet to Cuba. There is NO quarantine, and no requirement for a permit in advance from the Filosanitario. You can tie to a dock. Where do people get this misinformation from anyhow? If you have further questions about Cuba, please contact me directly at [email protected]

Daniel Baydreamer
Daniel Baydreamer says:
Mar 16, 2014 12:40 PM

We are in Miami and are planning to sail to Havana! We do have a dog onboard ! Does anyone have any experience with bringing a dog into Cuba? Anything else that is worth knowing about if you are planning to cruise around in Cuba?

Best regards


Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jan 07, 2014 02:55 PM

Baracoa is no longer a port of entry, but can still be visited once clearance has been done elsewhere.

yogi says:
Dec 19, 2013 05:21 PM

We are planning to sail from Port Antonio, Jamaica to Santiago to clear in. Do you know, Sue, is it possible to clear out from Baracoa by the way to Bermuda? Thanks

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 25, 2013 11:03 AM

There is a small marina and a coast guard station, but it is not an official port of entry.
Frank Virgintino

korand says:
Nov 20, 2013 10:08 PM

Port of Entry - Does anyone know if you can clear into Cuba at Nueva Gerona, on the isle of Youth. I will be sailing their directly from Cayman islands.

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Cruising the NW Coast of Cuba (25 Feb 2013)

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Warning: Cayo Piedras NE of Varadero (09 Jul 2012)

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Cuba Notes - July 2010 (04 Nov 2010)

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Safety Concern - Narco Submarines (13 Jul 2010)

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Spanish for Cruisers - 2nd Edition (03 Jun 2010)

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US Cruisers in Cuban Waters (30 Oct 2009)

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Cuba Coastal Cruising (25 Sep 2009)

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Cuba and Marina Hemingway (16 Sep 2009)

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Cruising The South Coast of Cuba (10 Jun 2009)

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Santiago de Cuba to be recommended (21 May 2009)

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Our Cuba Story - 2009 (24 Apr 2009)

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Clearing in at Maria La Gorda, Cuba (26 Jun 2008)

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The Truth About Cuba for Cruisers (13 Jun 2008)

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Cruising Report On Cuba & Venezuela (11 Mar 2008)

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Australia 31's Cruising Report On Cuba (27 Aug 2007)

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Hemingway International Yacht Club Ready To Assist All Visiting Sailors (02 Mar 2005)

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