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Here’s Another Way to See Cuba by Water

Cuba’s coastline is 40% longer than Florida’s, so getting access to the island nation’s pristine natural gifts is best accomplished by water.

Unless you have a large yacht on which to explore, the next best way to see Cuba by water is by kayak. Idaho-based tour operator ROW Adventures, one of the first companies authorized to offer kayak tours in Cuba, operated 18 kayaking trip last season. In fact, ROW has launched Cuba Unbound as a separate brand specializing in active Cuba tours including hiking, bicycling and more.

ROW Adventures’ experiential and educational itineraries comply with US travel rules. In fact, there’s a lot more offered than just kayaking. Exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites, visiting a crocodile breeding center and learning from experts about Cuba’s ecological wonders are a few aspects of the tours that make the trip memorable.

Prices include: 

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Image by Chad Case Photography
  •     Experienced Cuba Unbound Tour Leader
  •     Experienced Cuban Group Guide
  •     Specialized activity guides based on activity of trip (kayaking, biking, hiking, etc.)
  •     Specialized equipment needed for activities such as kayaks, bikes, helmets, paddles, personal flotation devices, etc.
  •     Private pre-tour orientation meeting
  •     Cuba Unbound hand-crafted itineraries including; carefully chosen people-to-people activities, personal visits and presentations with experts in a variety of fields and topics and; access to exclusive experiences
  •     Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  •     All meals as noted in itinerary
  •     Certification of travel to Cuba under the U.S. Department of Treasury (general license)
  •     Small group size (Custom tours for 2, group tours are 16-18)
  •     All entrance fees to include events and activities
  •     All in-country ground transportation
  •     Clean drinking water available at all times
  •     Gratuities for specialized guides and presenters, luggage handling, restaurant staff, and activities throughout tour

Prices do not include:

  • $500 round-trip charter flight from Miami to Havana (*flight price subject to change)
  • $75 Cuba Tourist Visa Fee
  • Guide gratuities (all gratuities for drivers, servers, and others who help us during our tour are included)
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, gifts, additional drinks/entertainment, and incidentals

Example of itinerary:

Day 1 – Welcome to Cuba! Havana, Habana Vieja, & UNESCO World Heritage

cuba by kayak
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Day 2 – Criadero de Cocodrilos, Kayak the Bay of Pigs, and Arrive at Zapata National Park

Day 3 – Rare Opporunity to Kayak the Wetlands of Zapata National Park

Day 4 – Museum Playa Giron, Coastal Snorkeling, Botanical Gardens in Cienfuegos, & Trinidad

Day 5 – Morning Kayak, Walking Tour of Colonial Trinidad, People-to People with Julio Munoz

Day 6 – Paddling in the Guanaroca Nature Reserve and on to Cienfuegos

Day 7 – Ernest Hemmingway Museum, Cojimar, and Driving Old Convertible Cars in Havana

Day 8 – Return to Miami

Images by Chad Case Photography

Here’s Another Way to See Cuba by Water was last modified: July 10th, 2016 by Cuba Journal