Sail Cuba it is!
The Survey results are in. Cuba wins by a landslide. You ask, we make it happen. Legal hurdles for US to visit were overcome. See pictures of our first visit, Click Here
We plan to do a Cuba trip every year. Of course we will be doing Belize and La Paz as well. Be sure you are on our email list, Click Here
From our charter partner Dream … Located between Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean at 21.5 degrees north, 80.0 degrees west, Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean. Cuba is located just 90 miles from Key West, Florida. When Christopher Columbus discovered the island in 1492, he said: “This is the most beautiful land one has ever seen.”
Cuba’s location and beauty led to several centuries of development as a Spanish Colony, which lasted until the Spanish-American War of 1898. The archipelago is composed of a principal island, and multiple “Cayos” and rocky islets. Cuba’s stunning variety of landscapes, mixing mountains, agricultural valleys and endless sandy beaches, make it a fascinating destination for sailors and other visitors.
Cuban cities such as Trinidad, and particularly its capital, Havana, are renowned for their colonial architectural richness. UNESCO declared them both a “Patrimony of the Humanity” in 1982, to preserve their architecture and historical inheritance.
With its favorably warm climate year round, steady winds, unique natural beauty and open-minded, friendly people, Cuba goes beyond any sailor’s dreams. The island also has a reliable nautical infrastructure, which is receiving well-aimed support from the government. About 20 marinas and nautical centers all around Cuba gladly welcome yachts under all flags and offer all conceivable services.
Cienfuegos is where the Dream Yacht Charter base is located. Filled with entertainment venues and eateries, the city is a hub of activity for shopping and soaking up Cuban culture. From the base at Cienfuegos, there are two main island groups to explore along the southern shore of Cuba.
Is South of Mexico and North of Honduras in the Western Caribbean. Sailing cats offer the ultimate way to experience the world’s second largest barrier reef. Home of the Blue Hole and row after row of amazing white sand islet ‘tween crystal clear water.
There are many deserted cayes throughout the cruising area providing complete tranquility. Or sail to one of the inhabited islands to experience some local ambiance and a great meal ashore. The possibilities yachting in Belize are endless. Dive into the pristine waters, sample fish and lobster caught fresh by local fishermen, experience the protection of Belize’s famous barrier reef. This is Caribbean sailing at its best!
La Paz means “peace” in Spanish, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this laid back coastal city that lies at 24 degrees 8 minutes north latitude and 110 degrees 18 minutes west longitude.
Dream’s base in La Paz, Mexico combines stunning desert vistas with world-class sailing in the Sea of Cortez. Our fleet of yachts is anchored at the exclusive Costa Baja resort, which features a stunning full service marina, dive shop, supermarket, and restaurants. In addition, there’s a fine golf course and beach club.
Although it is the region’s commercial and political center, La Paz remains a relaxed, easy-to-love port with a provincial atmosphere. Set amid ancient laurel trees and coconut and date palms, La Paz is surrounded by ochre colored desert.
Streets radiate from the city’s northwest facing waterfront, the Paseo Alvaro Obregon. Running parallel to Paseo Obregon is the city’s stunning malecon, or waterfront promenade. Several blocks inland is the city’s main square, which features a pink quartz gazebo, tiled walkways and 19th century cathedral.
It is, after all, the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, which draws sailors to this peaceful corner of Mexico. Famed French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau once called the waters of this region “the world’s aquarium,” and “the Galapagos of North America,” because of the wide variety of undersea marine life found in calm bays and unspoiled offshore islands.