Although each vessel will receive a comprehensive travel packet prior to departure please make sure that you familiarize yourselves

with the following information.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Suzanne Carlson at: 727.945.1930.

Is this legal?

Yes!  Your nautical visit to Cuba is legal under the Office of Foreign Asset Control.  The rally is sailing under OFAC general license 515.565(b)  Educational, People-to-People Group Travel.  Each person must engage in a land package with a full schedule of approved activities to engage with the Cuban people, dine in private restaurants and tour with a private guide and driver.  Please click on the tab above under "Land Packages" for more information.

Carlson Maritime Travel is presently OFAC compliant and also holds a license from the U.S. Department of Commerce for "vessel export" to Cuba.

(D1118969 valid until 3/21/2022)


The Key West - Havana Rally is open to power boats no more than 200 feet in length and a maximum depth of 12 feet.  Entries will be limited to 30 boats.   Join us!    Click for rally schedule

Boat Slip and/or Hotel in Key West

Slips are available at STOCK ISLAND MARINA.  Please click on RATE SHEET.  Rooms are available at PERRY HOTEL located at the marina.  You will receive a 20% discount on hotel rates with slip rental.  Marina: 305.294.2288 // Hotel: 305.296.1717

Marina Hemingway Information (website)

Our destination port is Marina Hemingway, Havana.  The marina is equipped for vessels max 72 meters long and a draft of 4 meters.  Click on link above for Marina Hemingway information. 

Our Rally Captain

The Key West - Havana Rally's lead master captain is Captain Steve Sharkey of

Ft. Lauderdale Florida.  He is the owner of several marine related businesses and along with a 100 ton license, brings experience and knowledge to the Key West-Havana Rally. He just recently returned from captaining a yacht to and from Marina Hemingway- services provided by Carlson Maritime Travel.  Captain Steve fell in love with Cuba!

General Orientation Information on Travel to Cuba

Please click on this                                                    for information on travel to Cuba by vessel.

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