However, there are lots of other marinas nearby that do accept transient reservations through Dockwa. Check them out below.
Marina Hemingway, run by the governmental Cubanacán, is Cuba's largest marina with an official capacity of up to 400 vessels. In reality, there are closer to 100 slips that are usable - the others needing repair and installation of basic marina services (power & water).
Mariners will find the entrance to the marina challenging and should only be attempted in relatively calm conditions. Vessels must navigate a very narrow channel with shallow coral on either side to enter Marina Hemingway. Nighttime entry is particularly dangerous and should be avoided as the channel marker lights are difficult to distinguish from city lights in their background.
Vessels approaching the entrance to Marina Hemingway should hail the port captain on VHF channel 77, or over SSB 7462.
This is a Port of Entry with Cuban Customs & Immigration.
If Havana is the object of your cruise, then Hemingway is the natural destination and home base for your Havana excursions. It has full Customs & Immigration facilities and a very knowledgeable and helpful marina staff. Until the marina hotel is rebuilt, it should be avoided (except for a beer and wifi). Some provisioning and services are available.
Marina Hemingway is Cuba's second largest marina with 400 slips. Its narrow and fairly shallow channel is fully exposed to the north, and entry should not be attempted in seas over 2 meters. Nighttime entry is not advised.
Larger yachts will end up on generators, while yachts under 120’ should be ok on shore power. Be mindful of stabilizers alongside because of underwater concrete supports on the seawalls.
We advise all yachts visiting Cuba to walk over and join theHemingway International Yacht Club (HIYC). Commodore Jose Miguel Diaz Escrich is internationally recognized as the de-facto Ambassador of Cuban yachting. He and his knowledgeable staff are there to assist and advise members of the international yachting community who wish to explore and enjoy the wonders of the Cuban Archipelago.
The Commodore is a former Frigate Captain of the Cuban Navy, in which he served for more than 25 years.
Guarded by a large seashore with beautiful beaches to the east and coral reefs, the Cuban capital city gives the guests the charms of a world-class cultural center. Founded in 1519, the San Cristobal de la Habana Village, still continues being a boater's rendezvous. Here music, dance, culture, arts, entertainment and artistic shows are melded into a versatile and stunning experience that enchants all who visit it.
Havana was declared National Monument in 1978 by the National Monument Commission. The Historic Center and its fortification system hold the title World ́s Cultural Heritage, given by UNESCO in 1982 and it is considered one of the oldest and best-preserved co- lonial sites in America.
Its seashore invites everyone to enjoy the innumerable nautical options: marina services, life on board, deep-sea fishing, diving and catamaran journeys which are offered by the Marlin Tarará and Hemingway Marines -the latter hosts the “Ernest Hemingway” Marlin International Fishing Tournament.