Sailing vacation in Cuba

Best places and routes to sail in region. Weather, trade winds and important details for perfect sailing holidays in Cuba.

Sailing trip in Cuba

The yacht charter in Cuba with the Sailica company is the comfortable and unusual holiday. We could arrange the most interesting routes for a sailing yacht and in such a way, help you to enjoy the free spirit of Cuba to the full. Sailica offers the traditional yacht and catamaran rental in Cuba for a discounted price all year round. Even if you have never had a sailing vacation, do not refuse to relax that way for the first time. The sailing charters in Cuba with an experienced skipper are available.

Sailing season
November - April
Travel season
November - April
Marinas in this location
1
Boats in this location
16

Main facts about region

Capital:
Havana
Telephone code:
+53
Language:
Spanish
Timezone:
UTC-5
Currency:
Peso (CUP), Convertible peso (CUC)
Population:
11,239,004

Why do yachtsmen love sailing in Cuba

  • Cuba is a real catch for tourists: the mild climate, the favored nature, the sights come fitted with the affordable prices and the visa-free access. The boat rental in Cuba is also a way to get some exotic impressions. For example:
  • The best beaches in the world. The Varadero beach is recognized by UNESCO as the world cleanest one. The famous coast of Cayo Lévisa could be reached only by water. So, if you choose the charter bareboat in Cuba, the privacy and the wild terrain are guaranteed on Cayo Lévisa. As well as on the island of Cayo Guillermo, which Hemingway called the best place on the planet;
  • The diversity of the water bodies: The Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean. The conditions for sailing and diving are perfect everywhere. There are not only the beautiful corals, fish, and vegetation but also the plain and shipwrecks in the waters. The best islands to visit in a sailing yacht cruise are Cayo Coco, Cienfuegos, Cayo Largo, Santiago de Cuba, and Juventud, which became a prototype of Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”;
  • The unique shopping. The popular souvenirs are the Cuban cigars, rum, coffee, and attributes of the revolution;
  • The unusual Creole cuisine with a lot of the exotic fruit. The local bars are legendary, serving the famous cocktails;
  • The historical sights: Old Havana, which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the caves in Matanzas with rock engravings, the Indian village of the Taino in Guam, etc.

Must-know about yachting in Cuba

The climate is tropical, softened by the ocean. Therefore, there is no acclimatization for those who charter a boat in Cuba.

 

The dry period lasts from October to May, the rainy one — from June to September.

 

The best time for the yacht charter in Cuba starts in November and comes to end in April.

 

Cuba is the well-known “island of freedom” with the smell of real cigars and the flavor of strong rum, which, of course, attracts tourists not only this but also beautiful nature, stunning beaches and quite low for such a region cost of recreation.

Cuba - Yacht Charter Sailica
Cuba - Yacht Charter Sailica
Cuba - Yacht Charter Sailica

Yacht routes in Cuba

On the Cuba sailing routes, you can visit the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean. Do not forget to visit the most popular and beautiful islands: Cayo Coco, Cienfuegos, Cayo Largo, Santiago de Cuba, and Juventud. And uninhabited islands will be remembered for a long time on a sailing yacht trip. 

 

Travel Cuba itinerary, the islands of the Canarreos archipelago, by yacht, and enjoy all that these island communities have to offer you. Discover a paradise among rustic, sparsely populated islands, snorkel, explore secluded beaches, relax on the deck, or dine on some of the best seafood you've ever tasted.

  • The island of Cayo Largo del Sur will surprise you with a 13 km long beach with clean and velvet sand. Turtles also nest on this island. 

  • The uninhabited island of Cayo Estopa is the best fishing spot. 

  • Cayo Canticles or «Monkey Island» is an uninhabited island except for a few employees of this monkey sanctuary.

 

Also, don't forget to admire the lighthouse's view on a small rocky island in the middle of the ocean in Cayo Guano.

Available yachts in the region

2284 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2003
Built in
2475 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2005
Built in
2547 €
per week
8
Guests
6
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2005
Built in
2764 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2008
Built in
3157 €
per week
10
Guests
6
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2006
Built in
3185 €
per week
9
Guests
5
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2004
Built in
3322 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
45 ft
Length
2007
Built in
3336 €
per week
12
Guests
8
Cabins
46 ft
Length
2004
Built in
3341 €
per week
12
Guests
8
Cabins
46 ft
Length
2004
Built in
Cienfuegos
16 yachts

Nearest Airports

Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport VRA
José Martí International Airport HAV
Gustavo Rizo Airport BCA

Yachting season and weather in Cuba

The holiday season in Cuba lasts almost all year. It is never cold here, but heavy rains and hurricane tradewinds are frequent but seasonal. They run mainly from early May to late October. Therefore, the best time to travel to Cuba is from November to April. It is hot in Cuba, but bearable, due to sea breezes and an abundance of greenery. Cuba’s water temperature at this time is from 22 to 25 degrees (on average).

 

It has a tropical climate that softens the ocean. Therefore, a yacht for rent will save you from unpleasant acclimatization.

 

The dry period — October to May,  the rainy period — June to September. Sailing and tourist seasons in Cuba, optimal for yacht and catamaran charter, last from November to April.

Water temperature in sailing season +22...+25°
Air temperature in sailing season +27...+30°
Wind speed in sailing season 6 - 9 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in Cuba

The ebb and flow in this region is not significant, the winds are constant, and there are practically no strong currents in the Caribbean Sea.

 

You can find out the most up-to-date information about the state of the weather in the cube from the following sources:

  • Windfinder — a service for tracking winds, viewing water and air temperatures.
  • Subaweather — Cuba's information service.
  • Аccuweather — weather and weather forecast.

Cuba is an «island of freedom» with the smell of real cigars and a taste of strong rum, which attracts tourists, of course, not only for this, but also for its beautiful nature, stunning beaches, and relatively low cost of rest for that region.