Cuba

The cruises in Cuba are one-week cruises with the option to be extended to two, three or four week cruises. The trip schedules can be easily combined.

Where we sail

We sail on the 54 foot (18 meter) catamaran on the south coast of Cuba: Isla de la Juventud – Archipelago Canareos – Cayo Largo – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Jardinas de la Reina.

Beautiful sandy beaches, tropical weather, salsa sounds and one of the longest coral reefs on this planet. Sailing and snorkeling – for advanced divers also bottle diving (compressor, lead and diving bottles are on board) – can be excellently combined. The variety of animals and plants that can be seen here is unique in the Caribbean. We sail along Cuba’s southern coast in one and two-week cruises. We benefit from the fact that the skipper lived and sailed in Cuba for three years, right here between Santiago de Cuba and Havana. The detailed recordings of snorkeling and diving spots as well as the self-created maps enable safe and precise navigation, diving and snorkeling.

Our trips lead from Cienfuegos via Cayo Largo in the Archipelago Canareos to Isla de la Juventud. Other trips take us to Trinidad and the Jardinas de la Reina. Finally, there is a trip to Jamaica, the home of reggae beats and Rastafaris.

We sail in the Archipelago and in the Jardinas de la Reina. Boarding is possible at: Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Cayo Largo, Isla de la Juventud. You will find the exact dates in our “Trip plan”.

Cuba is the island on which sailing, snorkeling and diving can be perfectly combined. Our trips are for sailors, divers, snorkelers, anglers, music lovers and “salsa dancers”.  The destinations Isla de la Juventud, Cienfuegos and Trinidad offer a lot of music, culture and entertainment. Diving and sailing can be combined well on JONATHAN. We mostly snorkel and dive directly from board. If this is not possible, we go with the on-board dinghy to the diving spots.

The distances we are sailing are short and easy to manage at “a Caribbean speed”.

Sabine provides good, original Caribbean food on board the catamaran. She is the right and left hand of the captain. If you want, Sabine prepares also vegetarian food. The skipper Karl Heinz “Carlos” is responsible for safe sailing. He lived in Cuba for more than three years and fluently speaks Spanish.

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