Getting There & Away – By Boat
If you arrive by sea you have to contact the Cuban Port Authorities before entering Cuban waters, 19 km (12 miles) offshore.
HF channels: 2760 National Coast Network, 2790 Tourist Network
VHF channels: 16 and 72 Port Authorities / 19 Tourist Authorities
You have to provide the following information:
- Name of boat
- Type and color of boat
- Port of registration
- Last port of call
- number of persons on board.
Skippers need to register their vessel upon arrival but don’t need to give advance notice or have a prior visa, the visa can be granted upon arrival. All crew members and passengers must have a valid passport. Cuban immigration DO NOT stamp passports. Upon arrival you will be required to register with the port authorities and complete immigration, buy the Cuban Tourist Card (25 CUC per person), and register all crew of your vessel. A “Permiso Especial de Navigacion” is issued at a cost of approximately 50 CUC (depending on boat length).
There are two international marinas in Varadero: Marina Gaviota and Marina Darsena.
For more information about Varadero's marinas, visit our Marinas page.