HAVANA – VARADERO YACHT CHARTER

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of Cuba.

Spend a week in captivating Cuba, with privileged access to the country’s arts community. Discover the heart of Old Havana on a guided walk and connect with some of Cuba’s leading artists on visits to their studios and homes. Savor Cuban cuisine at lively restaurants and at traditional paladares (restaurants in private homes). Highlights in Havana include a private reception at the Ludwig Foundation for the Arts, a curatorial tour at the National Museum of Fine Arts, and an after-hours visit to the Ceramics Museum. On an overnight excursion, explore the rich Afro-Cuban heritage of nearby Matanzas. Attend a private concert in a hilltop chapel, see the 19th-century Pharmacy Museum, and visit a unique publisher of handmade books. Meet with local artists in Cárdenas before lunch at Xanadu mansion. Specially arranged performances of music and dance will enhance our journey.

Regardless of whether you fly directly into Cuba, or board your vessel in Florida and transit the 85 nautical miles across the Gulf Stream through the Florida Straits, your starting point will be Havana. You can easily spend 2-3 days exploring this multi-faceted city, and only scratch the surface. It’s your choice- explore the City? or explore the coast? … you can do both.

  • HAVANA VERADERO YACHT CHARTER

    65'-85' Private Yacht Charter

    65'-85' Private Yacht Charter

    Cienfuegos - Trinidad
    $72,000 - 94,000 for 6-8 guests (all-inclusive) ($12,000 per guest, double occupancy)
    85'-110' Private Yacht Charter

    85'-110' Private Yacht Charter

    Havana - Varadero
    $102,000- $136,000 for 6-8 guests (all-inclusive) $17,000 per guest, double occupancy
    110'-150' Private Yacht Charter

    110'-150' Private Yacht Charter

    Cienfuegos - Trinidad
    $176,000 - 264,000 for 8-12 guests (all-inclusive) ($22,000 per guest, double occupancy)
    150'+ Mega-Yacht Charter

    150'+ Mega-Yacht Charter

    Cienfuegos - Trinidad
    $270,000 - $324,000 for 10-12 guests (all-inclusive) ($27,000 per guest, double occupancy)

150’+ Mega-Yacht Charter for 12 Guests
12 guests
$27,000 per person

charter 110' yacht

110′-150′ Yacht
8-12 Guests per boat
$22,000 per person

85′-110′ Yacht
6-8 Guests per boat
$17,000 per person

65′-85′ Yacht
6-8 Guests per boat
$12,000 per person

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ITINERARY

People-to-people travel, which exists as part of the educational activities category under U.S. Visa regulations, allows any American (Passport holder or Resident) to legally travel to Cuba, provided they travel with an authorized tour operator.

Requirements include: Travel-related transactions pursuant to this authorization must be for the purpose of engaging, while in Cuba, in a full-time schedule of activities intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people’s independence from Cuban authorities; Each traveler has a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the traveler and individuals in Cuba. Our custom itineraries are built around this legal requirement.

cruise from key west

Day One (for groups that choose to depart from Key West)

Fly into Key West. The crew will fetch you at the airport and bring you to your yacht in old Key West, just off Duval Street. This is a great primer for your trip, because it is tropical, laid back and there’s fun in the air. After you get your gear stowed on board, you might walk around town- but don’t forget to tour the Hemingway House. This is where the adventure begins. Hemingway loved Cuba, and you will be in Papa’s Finca Vigia, just outside Havana soon enough. Perhaps you should re-read “The Old Man and the Sea” on that first night.

Day Two

You will hear the main engines rumbling awake at dawn. Another choice – sleep in and enjoy the yacht’s slow motion, or have coffee on the top deck as daybreak illuminates the port of Key West on your way south to the Gulf Stream and international waters. The U.S. Coast Guard base is on your right and and the U.S. Navy’s Truman Annex is on your left heading out the main channel, as your yacht departs the United States.

It’s only 85 nautical miles to Marina Hemingway, where you will clear customs into The Republic of Cuba. You can have lunch on board, or take a ride into Havana and have lunch at a rooftop “paladar” private restaurant looking down on Old Havana. You can walk through old Havana and take in the architecture, visit with artists in their studios, have a salsa lesson, visit a recording studio, stroll the ‘Malecon’. We will map out your itinerary with you before you go, and then once we are there, we will “adjust” as needed.

That evening you may want to regroup on the yacht and let your chef serve dinner before you hit theTropicana, or jazz clubs, or perhaps the Cuban National Ballet, or you may want to explore another “paladar” in an exquisite private residence not far from the marina, and then see who wants to hit the night-life and who wants to get some sleep.

Havana-Varadero Cruise
cuban taxis

Day Three

The yacht can cruise to the Port of Havana with special permission from the Port Captain. This passage of 20-miles offers you a different perspective of the hills of Havana’s best neighborhoods and former seaside beaches and private clubs. After passing along the ‘Malecon’ sea wall, the harbor entrance is dwarfed by the imposing fortress guarding the entrance to Havana Bay – “Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro”, named after the three biblical Magi. With special permission, the crew can deliver you ashore by tender where a fleet of vintage 50’s convertibles will whisk you away for a top-down tour of the City, including stops at the Hemingway Museum Finca Vigia, where his beloved fishing boat “PILAR” is on display. The house was kept exactly as he left it. Another interesting stop is the Unversity of Havana, which sits on a hill overlooking the City. Chat with law students and next-generation Cubans to see what they think about life in Cuba today and the future of their country.

Day Four

Cruise east to Varadero (85-miles). Take-in the hilly coastline and do a loop through the Port of Matanzas which you can also visit once you are checked in at the Varadero marina. Be ready for a surprise – the brand new 1100-slip marina at Varadero is bigger, more modern and better laid out than any marina in Florida, the Bahamas or anywhere else in the Caribbean. It is overlooked by a new Melia Hotel, so be ready to hit the gym.

Have cocktails on the rooftop bar of the Dupont Family Mansion XANADU, overlooking the pristine beach and the golf course.

cocktails at xanadu
cuba-yacht3

Day Five

presents optional diving with a Cuban marine biologist  on what are considered by many to be the most unspoilt reefs in the world. No industrial pollution and no fertilizer run-offs is a blessing. Your Cuban dive-master/guide will introduce you to this unseen world. And as for fishing, it is illegal to fish in Cuba, unless it is for your own consumption- so why not catch your dinner. Cuban fishing guides will take you to the right places and explain to you what makes their fishing the best in the Caribbean For those who have not had enough culture, there are art studios in Matanzas that must be visited. The artists’ coop is where you meet the artists’ in their work studios and to discuss symbolism, politics and, in some cases, the rage that appears in their sculptures.

Day Six

Cruise to local Cays and explore the coastal bays in the company of your tour guide and a Cuban marine biologist, or head inland to visit a tobacco farm and see Cuban cigars being made. Meet some farmers and enjoy a meal at a countryside home. Alternatively, hit Havana again on your way back to Key West.

cuban meal
leaving cuba

Day Seven

Relax on the passage back to Key West, and start planning your next cruise to the South coast of Cuba, starting in Cienfuegos.

Groups from 8-60 persons can experience Cuba by private yacht(s) which can travel in a flotilla.
Prices range from $17,000 per person for a smaller yacht to $27,000+ per person on a mega-yacht.

150’+ Mega-Yacht Charter for 12 Guests
12 guests
$27,000 per person

charter 110' yacht

110′-150′ Yacht
8-12 Guests per boat
$22,000 per person

85′-110′ Yacht
6-8 Guests per boat
$17,000 per person

65′-85′ Yacht
6-8 Guests per boat
$12,000 per person

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