Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-09-2018, 06:41   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Fort Myers Beach, FL USA
Boat: C&C Landfall 43
Posts: 20
Re: Sailing to Cuba from Ft Myers, FL

I found this article that was from april 2018 in Forbes.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexand.../#27bd710c378d

It talks about the "support the people" category. It looks as though this is the way to go. The group I referenced earlier, viaHero, provides the itinerary that will conform to the "support the people" category and provide the documentation needed to prove it upon re-entry. The "people to people" category is no longer a category. If anyone knows differently, please post. I'm too handsome to go to jail....
__________________

The Perfessor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2018, 20:03   #17
Registered User
 
Sailshabby's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Deltaville, VA
Boat: Baba 40
Posts: 243
Re: Sailing to Cuba from Ft Myers, FL

See if there’s a rally or race from <insert US port> to Cuba.
__________________

Sailshabby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2019, 07:29   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 9
Re: Sailing to Cuba from Ft Myers, FL

There’s a race from key west to Cuba in the first month on May.
jwillis22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2019, 08:41   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 18
Re: Sailing to Cuba from Ft Myers, FL

Quote:
Originally Posted by tomfl View Post
Join this facebook group and buy Addison Chan's book Waterways Guide to Cuba


Also keep in mind that Cuba is changing and what is true today may not be true in May.
Excellent advice..!
Happydrv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2019, 08:53   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Fort Myers Beach, FL USA
Boat: C&C Landfall 43
Posts: 20
Re: Sailing to Cuba from Ft Myers, FL

Just a quick update:
I submitted my form to the Coast Guard under the "Support for the Cuban People" category. I used a service called viaHero to put together an itinerary that satisfied the requirements for that category. The CG asked for the itinerary; upon receiving it they replied it was being forwarded for approval. Most of the rest of the paperwork happens when you arrive in Cuba; you purchase your visa, health insurance, and other fees right there. I haven't heard of any issues clearing back through the US; just expect them to ask questions and do their job and don't be offended if they come off suspicious.

By the way, the service from viaHero so far has been great and they put together an awesome itinerary. I researched each item to "verify" and they all came back top rated. Saved me tons of time and anxiety over the US visitation requirements.

In preparation I have joined the facebook group that one of you suggested, obtained the cruising guide, purchased Cuban charts (both electronic and paper), and watched a lot of youTube videos. I am not worried about clearing in and out of Cuba/US; my anxieties are really about weather. I've been in bad seas, but I prefer to avoid that if possible. I've also been really going through the boat to ensure it is as safe as possible and is mechanically solid. It's made some good sails to Key West, but crossing the Gulf Stream is certainly more challenging.

Thanks for all the input; it is very helpful and encouraging! Rich
The Perfessor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-04-2019, 10:37   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Houston, Texas (Spring)
Boat: N/A - In my dreams
Posts: 2
Re: Sailing to Cuba from Ft Myers, FL

I'm looking to sail with someone to Cuba too! End of May early June?? Have ASA through 104, but not much real experience....may be good crew member. What is best way to contact for more info exchange??



Quote:
Originally Posted by The Perfessor View Post
Hi,
I'm hoping to pull from the combined wisdom of this group. I'm looking to sail to Cuba from Ft Myers, FL via a stop at Key West. I'll be sailing a C&C 43' landfall mono. I looking to do this come May. Given typical weather, winds, and the gulf stream, is May a good month to make the trip? I'm looking at May as this seems to be what works for people's schedule, but if this time is not good/safe, I would explore other options. Just looking to sail into Hemmingway Marina and then explore the island by land for 3-4 days since we don't have an extended time to sail around the island. Any thoughts are welcome. If there is a thread on this already, please direct me. Also, any tips, comments, etc. on sailing to Cuba would be most welcome. Thanks! Rich
__________________

BlueGlobe601 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Cuba, sail, sailing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fly into CUBA, sail out of CUBA MoTull Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 0 14-04-2017 08:57
Ft. Myers to Stuart to Keys to Ft. Myers kimden5 Powered Boats 2 11-06-2015 08:50
Crew Wanted: Florida to Cuba, Cuba to Mexico panamasvk Crew Archives 2 05-11-2014 20:56
advice? C25 sailing Ft Myers to Marathon Showsea General Sailing Forum 0 05-04-2014 13:03
Sailing Charter Captain from Ft. Myers Beach - The New Guy on the Block CaptPaul- Meets & Greets 3 12-12-2010 14:14



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:47.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.