Cuba Educational Sail Adventure

Cuba Educational Adventure
Experience Cuba Before the "Development"

Northern Breezes Sailing School
"Best of Minneapolis - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016"

Cuba Educational Sail Adventures

Havana Educational Adventure

Northern Breezes offers you a unique educational/people opportunity to sail to Cuba. Participants will sail aboard new 44 or 40 foot sailing catamarans to meet the people and engage in the educational purpose of discovering the land and people who influenced Ernest Hemingway to author 3 novels including The Old Man and the Sea. Besides the literary, think of the music.

Fly into Havana or other Cuban airports. Come a few days early or stay after for educational experiences.

Ashore activities are determined by educational considerations as well as the unmitigated beauty of the unspoiled and under developed landscape and seascape. While in Cuba, explore Havana’s historic streets visiting Cathedral Square and local artists, then meet Cuban experts who will give you a tour of Hemingway’s homes. Included is Finca La Vigia, on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 11 most endangered places list, located in the small working-class town of San Francisco de Paula. Other options are being explored. As usual with Northern Breezes adventures, we are flexible.

Return with memories laced with the imaginative Hemingway fishing for the giant Blue Marlin. Reflect on the dynamic people and culture that shaped “Papa’s” writing in the 1940s and 50s which will now be incorporated into your "memories". The sailing yachts are as luxurious as you are likely to find in production boats.

All meals during passages are included: we will take every opportunity to eat ashore during excursions and while in the Cuban archipelago. These excursions will be your responsibility. All on shore meals are at the guests' expense.

This is an American Sailing Association refresher course tailored to your previous certifications and experience. There are no mandatory prerequisite levels other than a desire to learn Cuba and gain valuable sea time with Captain Thom Burns. Thom is an Atlantic crossing veteran, senior offshore instructor and navigation instructor. You are in good, safe hands!

Cost of the Cuba 7-day educational journey is estimated to be $4,295 per couple, $4,295 single/whole cabin, or $2,195 single/shared cabin. Air fare is not included.

***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***


Fly directly to Cuba! See dates below. Call for Details (763) 542-9707

Blue Chevy
Beautiful Old American Cars are often taxis found here near the beach!

Cienfuegos Map
Fly directly into Cuba from the U.S.

The gorgeous Cuban coast and off-lying islands are fully accessible and ripe for exploration. Cuban cities such as Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and particularly its capital, Havana, are renowned for their architectural richness and scenic beauty. We are well connected to small group Cuban guides who are extremely helpful and not wildly expensive.

Only these dates are currently available.

March 5 - 12, 2018 

March 13 - 20, 2018 


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Northern Breezes Sailing School
3949 Winnetka Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN  55427
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