Located 60 miles south of Cuba is the Jardines De La Reina (Gardens of the Queen) National Park. Encompassing a chain of 250 pristine coral and mangrove islands it’s widely considered to offer the healthiest reefs found anywhere in the Caribbean alongside abundant populations of shark species.
Underwater topography ranges from fringing corals reefs to seagrass beds which play host to a diverse range of marine life from large pelagics to small colourful reef fish and critters. The vibrant reefs are characterized by fields of soft corals and Gorgonian fans. Marine life highlights include enormous huge Goliath Grouper, schooling snapper and beautiful angelfish. We should encounter sharks during the safari as well as eagle rays and Hawksbill turtles.
Snorkeling in Cuba by liveaboard is an outstanding opportunity to experience the country at it’s best.
This group charter (24 snorkelers) is on board the ‘Jardine Aggressor II Liveaboard’ offering 6 days of adventure where each day will offer something different below the surface. We will be traveling safari style to remote reefs to snorkel the very best sites that the Cuba has to offer, as well as ensuring there is enough time top side to relax and enjoy our comfortable liveaboard yacht.
Snorkelling in Cuba has a variety of marine habitats located throughout the park including beautiful coral gardens in the shallows to sea grass beds and eerie mangrove channels all of which offer a wealth of diverse snorkeling experiences and marine life encounters.
During the week, Cuban specialists will host nightly discussions and presentations on the marine environment, conservation, and the importance of this magnificent ecosystem. Interactive exchanges will discuss how Cuba has maintained one of the healthiest marine ecosystems in the Caribbean.
As an optional addition we offer the chance to arrive 2 days before the liveaboard departure day and experience some of topside Cuba with 2 hotel nights at the Iberostar Parque Central Hotel in Havana. During these two days you will attend presentations with Cuban scientists and marine experts and visit the Fortress of El Morro and Habana Vieja as well as seeing the cultural beauty of the city before spending a week on the Jardines Aggressor II liveaboard.
Marine Life Guide
Please note this itinerary is for Liveaboard only guests – if you are taking a land tour and would like more information please get in touch here.
Arrive Havana. Overnight
Early transfer to Jardines Aggressor. Depart for Gardens of the Queens.
Day 3 – Day 8
Snorkeling Gardens of the Queens
Disembark and return to Havana for international transfer.
The Jardine Aggressor II is a 135ft world-class liveaboard yacht complete with 12 cabins which come equipped with private bathrooms, showers and air conditioning. The onboard menu features chef- prepared international cuisine catering for all dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free etc), as well as offering soft drinks, beer and wine complimentary. All guests are welcome to bring a bottle of their favorite liquor if they chose to.
As well as a spacious lounge, the ship has a large sun deck, bar, grill and hot tub with internet service available through the satellite system. At night presentations will be hosted in the lounge, as well as the opportunity for night snorkeling, movies and games. A small library of books for exchange is also maintained onboard.
The ship comes complete with a crew of 12 on hand to ensure comfort and satisfaction for all guests. Most of our snorkel excursions are made from the deck at the rear of the yacht and equipped tender for easy pickups from snorkel sites when needed. The tour will also be fully escorted and hosted by a member of our team.
Mastercard and Visa are both accepted onboard.
On this page you will find our tour dates, a contact form and details of payment schedule including deposit and final balance. If you have any further questions please complete the form and we will reply within 24-48hrs.
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Cuba Safari TBC
2021: $4,689 / £3,770 per person (Twin/Double Share)
Return airport transfers
7 nights’ accommodation and full board (all meals)
Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks onboard the Jardine Aggressor II
Services of snorkel guide and boat skiff for multiple snorkeling excursions each day
Dinner on the final evening
Port and Park Fees (US$290 per person)
Havana Land Tour – Pricing on Request