Proof of Insurance will be required at check in
in Time is 1:00 PM - Check out Time is 10:00 AM
Cuban born crew or passengers without prior arrangement
The crew must establish communication with the port authorities before
getting into jurisdictional waters (12 nautical miles, starting on the
insular platform). This communications with the port authorities can
be established by channel HF (SSB) 2760, of the Red Costera
Nacional (National Coastal Network) and 2790 of the Red Turistica
(Tourist Network), or by VHF through Channel 68 of the
Red Costera Nacional or by channel 16 of the Red Turistica.
Tourists are not required to fill in the customs declaration form. The
possession of narcotics, pornographic materials, and firearms is forbidden,
except for sports hunting weapons authorized in Cuba on arrival.
The possession of cash is unlimited, but it is recommended to declare
if amount goes over 5 000 dollars since in order to re-export a similar
or higher figure it will be required to present the corresponding customs
further information you can visit the Customs of the Republic of
YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE COMING TO CUBA
payments at facilities operating in foreign currencies in Cuba must
be made with convertible pesos. Convertible pesos will remain at par
with the US dollar at an exchange rate of one for one.
You may exchange US dollars, Euros, Canadian dollars,
Pounds Sterling or Swiss francs for convertible pesos
(CUC). The exchange rates for those currencies are set in accord
with the exchange rates on the international market plus 8 percent as
a result of the reevaluation of convertible peso (CUC) since
April 9th, 2005.
when exchanging US dollars for convertible pesos a service charge
of 10 percent will be levied, to protect Cuba's economic interests.
You may exchange convertible pesos (CUC) for US dollars
or for other convertible currencies in any of the money-exchange offices
in Cuba (at the current international exchange rate).
Credit cards are accepted only when issued by non-US banks. Visa
and American Express Traveler's checks are exchangeable
at most Cuban banks.
consumption of any kind of meat coming from Europe and/or any other
country affected by the “mad cow” disease
or “hoof and mouth” disease is forbidden while
the vessel remains in Cuban waters. This regulation also applies to
poultry and eggs coming from areas affected by chicken flu (Avian
As part of the US embargo against Cuba, The Torricelli Act (1992) states:
“….a vessel which enters a port or place in Cuba to engage
in the trade of goods or services may not, within 180 days after departure
from such port or place in Cuba, load or unload any freight at any place
in the United States, except pursuant to a license issued by the Secretary
of the Treasury”.