Cuba Educational Sail Adventure

Cuba Educational Adventure
Experience Cuba Before the "Development"

Northern Breezes Sailing School
"Best of Minneapolis - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016"

Cuba Educational Sail Adventures

Havana Educational Adventure

Northern Breezes offers you a unique educational/people opportunity to sail to Cuba from Key West, Florida. After flying to either Key West or Miami and driving to Key West. Participants will sail aboard a new 54 or 55 foot sailing yacht across the Florida Straights to meet the people and engage in the educational purpose of discovering the land and people who influenced Ernest Hemingway to author 3 novels including The Old Man and the Sea. Besides the literary, think of the music.

Fly into Miami or other connecting airports and on to Key West or, come a day early and drive down the keys to Key West which is an experience in itself. Then sail from Key West to Cuba. This trip is completely vetted and legal. We have found flying into Miami and driving or taking a shuttle to Key West is the most economical. Flying to Key West itself can be more convenient.

Planned time in Cuba where we will be based out of the Hemingway Marina a short distance from downtown Havana will vary some based on weather. At a minimum it takes 12 hours to cross the straights in each direction. Ashore activities are determined by educational considerations as well as the unmitigated beauty of the unspoiled and under developed landscape and seascape. While in Cuba, explore Havana’s historic streets visiting Cathedral Square and local artists, then meet Cuban experts who will give you a tour of Hemingway’s homes. Included is Finca La Vigia, on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 most endangered places list, located in the small working-class town of San Francisco de Paula. Other options are being explored. As usual with Northern Breezes adventures, we are flexible.

Return with memories laced with the imaginative Hemingway fishing for the giant Blue Marlin. Reflect on the dynamic people and culture that shaped “Papa’s” writing in the 1940s and 50s which will now be incorporated into your "memories". The sailing yachts are as luxurious as you are likely to find in production boats.

All meals during passages are included: we will take every opportunity to eat ashore during excursions and while at Hemingway Marina. These excursions will be your responsibility. All on shore meals are at the guests' expense.

This is an American Sailing Association refresher course tailored to your previous certifications and experience. There are no mandatory prerequisite levels other than a desire to learn Cuba and gain valuable sea time with Captain Thom Burns. Thom is an Atlantic crossing veteran, senior offshore instructor and navigation instructor. You are in good, safe hands!

Cost of the Cuba 7-day educational journey is estimated to be $4,295 per couple, $4,295 single/whole cabin, or $2,695 single/shared cabin, plus air fare to be arranged by customer.

***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***

Cienfuegos Educational Adventure

New Fly-In Option!: Fly directly to Cienfuegos, Cuba. See dates below. Call for Details (763) 542-9707

Cienfuegos Map
Fly directly into Cienfuegos from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Blue Chevy
Beautiful Old American Cars are often taxis found here near the beach!

The gorgeous Cuban coast and off-lying islands are fully accessible and ripe for exploration. Cuban cities such as Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and particularly its capital, Havana, are renowned for their architectural richness and scenic beauty.

Only these dates are currently available.

February 26 – March 5, 2017
 Havana Closed

March 7 - 14, 2017  Havana Closed

March 16 - 23, 2017  Havana  Closed

April 11 - 18, 2017  New Fly-In Option: Cienfuegos: Closed

April 20 - 27, 2017  New Fly-In Option: Cienfuegos: Closed

May 1 - 8, 2017   Havana  Two to Eight Openings

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Northern Breezes Sailing School
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