We went in August, entire N Coast, vessels required to get BIS Permit
approved, then submit float plan and get USCG approval. Will need to list a General License
reason in your BIS request with full details.
Clearance in and out at every PORT, virtually impossible once there to lower your tender
, must stay on big boat at all times except when in totally uninhabited areas of Jardines del Rey, or similar.
Only 4 places on N Coast from Havana to East tip, to get Fuel
, Havana, Varadero, Guillermo (Jardines area), Puerta Vita.... Friendly people, however nowhere near ready for FL boaters. The "Marinas" listed above only have a couple slips along seawalls available on a Med-Moor... except Varadero (all inclusive Tourist Beach Hotels area) with great modern Marina, but limited on anything to do but visit the inclusive hotels... or Havana/Hemingway.
No reason to "rush" down, it's not possible to change Cuba quickly, and there is a long way to go to get to what FL boaters will desire for a return trip.