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Cienfuegos - Cayo Largo del Sur

Morning: Shopping for provisioning, visit of historical city center, tobacco factory and Punta Gorda residential area (Optional) Embark yacht at marina 1800 hrs and briefing with yacht skipper Evening: Dinner in stylish historical ‘Club Cienfuegos’ within walking distance of marina (optional). Depart yacht berth for night cruise through the Caribbean tropical waters to Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo del Sur

Arrive Cayo Largo Marina morning to noon. Full Service Marina and Diving Center with excellent beaches. On the way, as far as time permits, snorkelling is possible at the two big coral reefs off Cayo Ingles or –close to Cayo Largo – near Cayo Hijo de los Ballenatos. Visit to „Finca de Tortugas“, a sea turtle farm and breeding station. A tour guide gives explanations about the animals’ life and habitat. 10.00 a.m. to 4 p.m., entrance fee 1 USD. Afternoon: Anchoring off and dinghy excursion to fine white beaches with natural pools, snorkelling and diving spots on and near Cayo Largo. Evening: Nightlife of international Cayo Largo tourism resort

Cayo Largo - Canal del Rosario

Morning: Anchoring in narrow mangrove canal and dinghy excursion to Cayo Iguana ( 2 nm from Cayo Largo). Feeding and petting of free-living iguanas. Early morning hours recommended before tourism groups form Cayo Largo hotels arrive. Cruising west with a stopover at the excellent beach of Playa Rosario with cocos palms, pine trees and a nearby coral reef for snorkelling. Night: Anchoring near Canal del Rosario, which offers protection against all prevailing winds.

Canal del Rosario - Diego Pérez Lighthouse

Morning: Visit to Cayo Cantiles biological reserve centre with monkeys and other wildlife, managed by CITMA -Ciencia, Tecnología y Medio Ambiente (optional) Sailing north via Canal del Rosario on shallow turquoise waters of Golfo de Batabanó, on the way visit of lobster and fishing centres of Cayo Travesia or Cayo Flamenco. Occasionally flamingos can be seen in the Cayo Flamenco - Diego Pérez area. Night: Anchoring near Diego Pérez Lighthouse

Phare de Diego Pérez - Cayos Sal ou Guano del Este

Morning: Visit to nearby Cayo Ernesto Thaelmann and the memorial of the 1930s German communist leader Ernst Thaelmann who was murdered in a nazi concentration camp, untouched beaches and natural beauty of this uninhabited island. Here you can find a beautiful beach with a lot of pine trees around, also some free-living iguanas and birds that have their habitat there. Sailing on to Cayos de Dios, Sal or Guano del Este. Snorkelling/diving at coral reef with wide variety of fish and shellfish. Breeding area of „Bobo“ and other birds. Anchoring for the night near Guano del Este lighthouse. Formerly, the lighthouse could be visited; we expect such permission again in the near future. In the northwest of Cayo Guano there is a small beach and coral reef for snorkelling. Anchorage protected to the east. Cayo Sal anchorage is protected to the southeast and east, if necessary go to the other side of the island, which is safe in northerly winds. Off a small beach are two “cabezos“, or coral heads, for underwater exploration

Cayo Guano del Este - Guajimico

Weighing anchor in early morning hours, sailing east across excellent fishing waters near Jagua Reef to Guajimico, a narrow cove with a small hotel village of about 50 cabins in wonderful mountainous setting. Restaurant, swimming pool, diving.

Guajimico - Cienfuegos

Morning: Walking excursion on natural path to caves (optional) Sailing back to Cienfuegos, arriving in late morning hours. Disembark yacht. Excursion by bus or taxi to the Delphinarium, dolphin and sea lion show, swimming with dolphin’s possible (optional) Evening: Dinner in stylish historical ‘Club Cienfuegos’ within walking distance of marina (Optional)

Windward Islands