It has been nearly 90 years since a US president has stepped foot onto Cuban land and on Monday March 21st, Barack Obama made a historical visit to Havana. The US Embassy has been reopened and American citizens can now travel to Cuba. From a political perspective, Obama hopes this will nudge the Cuban government to allow more freedoms to its people and open new economic channels for Americans. But what does it mean for US boaters?
Americans will be able to visit Cuba by boat. Being that Cuba is only 90 miles south of Florida, this is big news; it will open new cruising areas, fishing and diving spots, etc., where your Navionics chart on plotter and mobile will be extremely useful!
After 90 long years, there are new waters to be discovered around Cuba! Review the Nautical Chart and SonarChart™ max detailed cartography on Navionics WebApp and get the same detail on your plotter and your mobile for iPhone, iPad or Android. Whether you are traveling from Florida or chartering a boat in Cuba, be sure to utilize the Community Edits feature in your mobile app where your contributions are shared with the whole Navionics Community and can be seen on plotter too!
Listed below are all the authorized ports of entry for non-Cuban vessels to assist you on your journey.
|Ciego de Avila (the “Cuban keys”):||Marina Gaviota Varadero|
|Cienfuegos:||Marina Puertosol Jagua|
|Holguín:||Base Nautica Gaviota de Naranjo & Base Nautica Marlin Boca de Sama|
|Los Canarreos:||Marina Puertosol, Cayo Largo|
|Pinar del Río:||Maria La Gorda Centro Internacional de Buceo Puertosol|
|Santiago de Cuba:||Marina Marlin Punta Gorda|
|Varadero:||Marina Puerto Sol Darsena de Varadero & Marina Gaviota Varadero|