Two new Cuban chart kits have been released by surveyor specialists from NV charts. The first is Cuba Northeast which covers from Cabo Maisi to Varadaro, and the second is Cuba Northwest which covers from Varadero-Habanna to Cabo San Antonio. The package has a companion CD containing the charts in digital format. These are the first up-to-date and publicly available charts to Cuba in many years. Nigel Calder’s Cuba: A Cruising Guide is an excellent guide to accompany the charts for this area.
We forsee this area becoming a very popular destination for cruisers. Several new international marinas have been built in Varadero and there are now 1,500 new berths. Varadero and Marina Hemingway in Havana are the main ports for cruisers clearing in and out of Cuba. Many boaters have found cubacruising.net to be an excellent resource in their travels around Cuba.