The Yacht - Jardines Aggressor I
Port: Jucaro, Cuba
Located south of Ciego de Avila and 60 miles north of Gardens of the Queen.
Built and maintained to SOLAS shipping standards.
Staterooms Jardines Aggressor I
Cuba Travel Program
Learn about Cuba’s unique marine environment during an Oceans for Youth Foundation People-to-People educational program.The Cuba Travel Program will include 10 days/9 nights arriving in Havana, Cuba on Thursday and departing Havana, Cuba on Saturday.
During our program, travelers will spend 2 hotel nights at the Iberostar Parque Central Hotel in Havana, and will visit with Cuban scientists and marine experts about ocean conservation and cultural exchanges. One of these will include a presentation by world renowned expert, Dr. Julio A. Baisre. Interactive exchanges will discuss how Cuba has maintained one of the healthiest marine ecosystems in the Caribbean. Travelers will visit the Fortress of El Morro and Habana Vieja before spending a week on the Jardines Aggressor liveaboard. Seven days of the program will be spent on the Jardines Aggressor liveaboard exploring the spectacular Gardens of the Queen (Jardines de la Reina) National Park, located 60 miles off the southern coast. During the week, biologists and Cuban specialists will host discussions and presentations on the marine environment, conservation, and the importance of this magnificient ecosystem.
Presenter During Program
Dr. Julio A. Baisre
The Cuba Travel Program will include a presentation by Dr. Julio Baisre, world renowned expert in the study of spiny lobster. Dr. Baisre graduated in 1968 from the University of Havana as a marine biologist. He completed his Ph.D. in Fisheries, “Fisheries Resources of the Cuban Archipelago: Ecological Background and Strategies for Management.” He was awarded the Carlos J. Finlay Order, Cuba’s highest scientific recognition, served as President of the Cuban Aquaculture Society and headed the multidisciplinary group which drafted the new Fisheries Law which was formally approved by the Cuban Council of State. He has been instrumental in the development, introduction and enforcement of many regulations in the Cuban fisheries sector including aquaculture development, species introduction and licensing systems.Cuba Travel Program Includes:
Getting There - Flight Information
Boarding Jardines Aggressor I and II
Saturday morning travelers will enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel from 7 - 7:45 am before departing Havana as a group at 8 am for a 5 - 6 hour drive (lunch included) to Jucaro to board the Jardines Aggressor I or Jardines Aggressor II. After all travelers are onboard, the boat will depart for the Gardens of the Queen. Throughout the week, scuba diving will be offered from Sunday until Friday around noon. The Jardines Aggressor will depart after lunch back to Jucaro where travelers will stay onboard for dinner then depart Saturday morning as a group back to the José Martí Airport for their flight home.
Disembarking Jardines Aggressor I and II
Saturday morning between 4 - 5 am, travelers will depart the Jardines Aggressor for a 6 hour trip to the José Marti International Airport where the Cuba Travel Program will end. Travelers will stop for lunch on the way to the airport. Arrival at the airport will be at approximately 12 pm.
Cuba Airport Departure Tax
Most all airlines will include the departure tax in the cost of the ticket, please verify with the airline carrier.