March 31, 2010
Marina Vita, Vita, Cuba
Here are the exact current costs to clear into Cuba:
Doctor Inspection: $25 CUC
Customs Inspection: $20 CUC
Veterinary Inspection: $5 CUC
VISA: $15 CUC per person
Boat Stamp: $10 CUC.
Total Cost to Meredith with 2 crew: $90 CUC.
There is also a cruising permit fee of $15.
A CUC trades at about $1.14 CDN dollar per CUC.
When we wish to leave harbour for another Cuban port we must give the harbourmaster 24 hours notice and buy 2 stamps for $5 CUC each. Each port we enter we must buy 2 stamps for $5 CUC each.
To clear out of Cuba we must buy one stamp for $10 CUC.
At Marina Vita, with hydro and water included we pay $.60 CUC per foot of boat length. In our case this is 38 x .60 or about $22.80 CUC. At $1.15 CDN per CUC we are talking under $28 a day. The marina has nice facilities and good showers. No hot water though. We have not missed it.
We paid $20 to go from Vita to Guadalavaca, about 15 kilometres and back. The driver was occupied with us all day. Today we went to Holguin, about 45 minutes away. Total cost was $100.
About $40 a day. Not much of a car however.