Why Go Sailing in Cuba?
Go for a yacht charter in Cuba, a place whose name is either derived from Taíno word cubao meaning "where fertile land is abundant" or coabana meaning a great place. Either way, Cuba is synonymous with great sailing opportunities and various yacht charter possibilities. Even Christopher Columbus described it as the most beautiful place that any human had ever seen.
Experience the best of sailing Cuba with a yacht charter and create unforgettable memories. This sailing holiday destination is in fact an archipelago of islands located in the Caribbean Sea, one of the largest saltwater seas and one of the best seas for sailing in the world. Besides its palm beaches and beautiful scenery, yacht charter in Cuba will also offer you a glimpse of the country's exciting and turbulent history, as well as its cultural peculiarities. This insular country is well known for its musical tradition as well - salsa, rumba, mambo and cha-cha-cha are all connected to Cuba.
Sailing Conditions in Cuba
Yacht charter in Cuba offers you perfect conditions for an amazing sailing vacation. Cuban predominantly tropical climate is moderated by north-easterly trade winds which blow throughout the year and enable sailing all year round.
When sailing in Cuba, you can enjoy in two different seasons. From November to May (winter) you can expect temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius. From May to November (summer) you can enjoy higher temperatures around 27-28 degrees Celsius.
Prepare clothes for rainy weather if you are planning to charter a yacht in Cuba during summer months as short heavy rains can occur. If you are used to mild winds, think again about sailing Cuba as north-easterly winds can blow up to 25 knots.
Boat Types in Cuba
Important Info for Sailing in Cuba
Best time to sail
November - April
Cuban Peso (CUP)
Old Havana, Varadero Beach, Town of Trinidad, Guardalavaca Beach, Paradise Beach, Cayo Coco Beach, Vinales Valley National Park, Peninsula de Zapata, El Nicho Waterfalls, Cayo Largo del Sur Island
Top Reasons to Visit Cuba
The archipelago with Cuba as the main island and more than four thousand islands, cays, and islets is waiting for you under the tropical sun. Take a Cuba yacht charter and set sail to discover the hidden gems of this Caribbean paradise.
Sailing Cuba offers a unique opportunity to explore the archipelago's stunning beaches, secluded cays, and vibrant culture. As you glide through the clear warm waters of Varadero, Guardalavaca, and Esmeralda, you'll be able to experience the natural beauty of the island.
Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the national parks, botanic gardens, and invigorating El Nicho waterfalls. Animal lovers can see iguanas in Cayo Rico and turtles in the Sea Turtle Hatchery. Sports enthusiasts can join the popular activity of sportfishing.
While sailing Cuba, don't miss the opportunity to visit the historic fortification system in the Old Havana and explore the town of Havana. Along with Playas del Este, a string of seven beaches that occupy a 9-kilometre-long area.
Another place you need to visit when you charter a yacht in Cuba should be Cienfuegos - "Pearl of the South of Cuba", situated right on Cuba's largest natural bay and not far from Trinidad, another Cuban town that should be on your Cuban sailing itinerary. Whether you visit the nearby Cayo Iguana or just stroll around the streets of the city-museum Trinidad, you will be amazed.
Of course, you cannot leave Cuba if you have not tried the cocktail Mojito that originated here, as well as Cuba Libre, Daiquiri, and Pina Colada. Not to mention that your sailing holiday in Cuba will not be complete without at least one dance to the hypnotic rhythm of Cuban rumba, salsa, mambo, and cha-cha-cha.