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Old 30-12-2009, 23:59   #1
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US to Cuba

Anyone out there have an update on US residents going to Cuba?
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Check out noonsite.com they have a few Noonsite: Cuba
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We have been in Cuba for over a month now at Marina Hemingway but I am Canadian. In that time a lot of American boats came in. If they got stopped by USCG thay just said they wer going to Mexico and wanted to pickup the counter currents along the Cuban coast going west.
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I'd love to go there but would probably have the bad luck to be presented with a picture of my boat at the dock in Havana with me sitting back swigging down a Cuba Libre right after I told them I had skirted on by.
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Stevensc you are so right about the pictures. Getting to Cuba isn't the problem, it's coming back, even if you go to the BVI or Jamacia on the way back. They are watching which boats go where.
Anyone know if Congress did anything on Going to Cuba for the average US citizen?
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Im thinking about going , and I will put a pate over the name on the stern of the boat wie there(just in case) Can anyone tell me what it costs in the marinia there??
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Check the website Cruisingincuba.com
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You could always say you had engine trouble and had to go into Cuba for repairs.

The marina at Varadero was charging .40/foot. At marina Hemingway near Havana they charge .50/foot. The dominations are Cuban Convertible Pesos which are worth about the same as a US dollar. But they will charge you an extra 20% to convert US dollars. Its best to bring Canadian dollars which are not charged the extra.
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Im thinking about going , and I will put a pate over the name on the stern of the boat wie there(just in case) Can anyone tell me what it costs in the marinia there??
Ram, want me to let you know when I see them pull Fat Albert down?
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The House Bill 4645 was not voted on this Session of Congress, and was put on hold! so no legal travel to cuba for the average American!
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They do not stamp your passport if your an American so it appears that you have never been there. Over twenty trips without a problem.
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I will continue to watch this thread, I may want to move my boat from Fl to Corpus some day. I do not like the stories about the northern route but I may have to settle with that. Mexico firearms laws make me nervous, (just want my shotgun, how much more defensive can you get?) and the much publicized violence there concerns me. My boat has a 600 mile range (trawler). To avoid Mexico it looks like Turks to west end of Cuba, then to Caymans then to Brownsville. Otherwise it will be the ditch, (Boring)

Whatta ya think old salts?
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My GF is Canadian with a permanent resident status in USA.... I WISH she could be convinced that going to Cuba will not immediately revoke her Green Card!
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I still can't believe that the U.S. still has that imposed restriction on Cuba after all these years?!?! WOW
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Don't worry, Cuba will still be there next year.

Right now if you want to visit Cuba there are many legal ways. There's a constant stream of freight from the Gulf states, legally. And visits for religious and charitable purposes. If you really MUST GO, read up, others are doing it.

Heck, with a little imagination you could probably get the gumint to PAY you to go there, and infect them with capitalism.<G>
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