- Cruise coastline and islands of Cuba, experience mystical Havana from aboard.
- Discover the best Diving and Scuba Spots (Punta Frances, Maria la Gorda, Cayo Largo, Cayo Coco, to name some of them)
- Go on a Havana city tour in a classic ’50s car
- Learn how to roll your own cigar or visit Havana Club Rum Factory.
- Taste different kinds of Mojitos: top places to enjoy a Mojito include the Hotel Nacional de Cuba – where Churchill, Al Capone, Sinatra, Ava Gardner and Nat King Cole supped the good stuff with a beautiful view of the harbour, the sea wall and the city – La Bodeguita del Medio and El Floridita.
- Include cultural activities into your itinerary: Dance in the street: Might seem crazy to us, but dancing down at the Callejon de Hemel is just a normal day in the life of a Cuban. Spontaneous live music is the norm and the pounding Afro-Cuban rumba is a hypnotic draw for passing tourists.
Include socially-responsible activities to your itinerary: Cruise to Bahia de Cabanas, try local delicacies in family-run cafes. Meet some of the local fishermen, choose freshly caught seafood that your chef can prepare to perfection. Support local communities by cooperating with local foundation.
- Contrast your cultural activities with diving, snorkelling and fishing in the waters of Cayo Levisa.
- Include an inland-trip to Viñales, a town known for its mountains and valleys with farms, caves, gardens, museums and more. The Viñales Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site that highlights the cultural development of the Caribbean and its multi-ethnic society. Take a tour through limestone caves at Cueva del Indio, Cueva de José Miguel, and Cueva de Santo Tomás. Coming back onboard of the yacht and having a gastronomic dinner prepared by your chef will give the best emotional contrasts for this day.
- Cruise to Cuba’s most undiscovered beach – Cayo Jutias, where coral reefs mixing with rich underwater life and shipwrecks. Divers can exploring the sunken Spanish galleons there.
- Dress head to toe in Che Guevera gear, if dare
- Jump in a cenote in Cuba and go for a swim to cool down on a hot day in Cuba. Swimming in cenotes is a unique thing to do in Cuba, as there are only a few places in the world that have cenotes.
- On the way to one of the cenotes, anchor in front of Playa Jibacoa: beautiful white sand beach that not many know about
- Ride a Bull
- Visit the tobacco fields and see rural Cuba
! SPECIAL HOT OFFER : 2 free nights onboard !
225,000 USD for 9 nights, instead of 7 nights ! ( yacht charter fee) + 30% deposit for expenses ( fuel, food-beverages, ports, experiences & adventures) + local taxes may apply
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Flexible 1-week experience within the following dates:
- From 18th of April 2019 – to 30th of April 2019
( last up-date 22.03.2019)
The Yacht: M/Y Hanikon
Length: 49.99m (164′)
Year Built (refit): 2004 (2017)
Volume: 499 Gross tons
Cruising speed: 12 knots
Fuel consumption: 300 Litres/Hr
Number of cabins: 6
Cabins configuration: 4 Double, 2 Twin
Beds configuration:2 King, 2 Double, 4 Single
Number of guests: 12
Refit details: The yacht is fully repainted in 2014. In 2017 the sundeck aft seating area with a large removable sun pad area was made as well as sundeck cinema, new soft furnishings exterior and interior and new artworks.
12 crew members
Captain: John Colvin, Australian
MCA Yachtmaster, John, was born in Fremantle, Western Australia and was introduced to a life at sea from a very early age. Through his school years he raced small boats competitively and cruised extensively on his family’s yacht. This was followed by several exciting years as crew on square rigged sailing ships, including a circumnavigation of Australia, via Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and a 6 month voyage from Fremantle to London via the Cape of Good Hope aboard the HM Bark Endeavour Replica. John has been a professional yachtsman for the past fifteen years and Captain of HANIKON (ex TROYANDA) since 2008.
Chief Stewardess: Beth O’Hara, English
Beth was born in St. Ives, Cornwall, UK. She grew up next to the ocean in a very popular tourist destination. This led to Beth working in the catering and hospitality industry for many years. She is a lively, enthusiastic and highly motivated person and knows the importance of good service. Beth enjoys all sports, particularly running and scuba diving. She recently ran a marathon in New Zealand for Cancer Research. Her other interests include sampling food and wines from around the world and experiencing different cultures.
Chef: Ross Bauer, Australian
Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Ross has spent time working in restaurants and hotels all over Australia and England, even spending time in rural mine sites. Ross paired his love for travel with food by joining the yachting industry which enabled him to cook a vast array of cuisines. Now, after 7 years working on yachts Ross spends any spare time back at home near Noosa in Australia raising his hobby farm and growing his own produce. Outside of the galley he is a keen motorcyclist and has a real love for dirt bikes and road bikes.
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