Details for Marina Cienfuegos
Name

Marina Cienfuegos
Position

Display in The Interactive Cruising Guidebook
Average rating 2.7 stars from 6 reviews

Address Calle 35, entre 6 y 8
Cienfuegos Bay

Phone8195

After hours contact



Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

Notes

If you are coming from the south this is a great place to leave your boat and do some land exploring by bus, taxi, or car rental.

VHF channel

16, 19/71

Web site

Email contact



Owner, manager



Harbormaster



Dockmaster



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

Payment info

Convertable Cuban Pesos (CUC). You are able to exchange US, Euro or Canadian currency within walking distance. US dollars are subject to a 10% duty.

Payment discounts



Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:

Approach



Tide

Unknown

Current

Strong

Tide & current additional info



Depths

Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 6.5
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:

Slips

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.50/ft (2011-06-08)

Other price info:

Moorings

Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Available

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)



Phone hookup (and pricing)



Water (and pricing)

Yes

Dinghy access



Liveaboard info



FuelGas: AVAILABLE
Diesel: AVAILABLE

Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:

Propane



Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access



Launch service



Pump out



Ice

Yes

Trash

Yes

Showers

Yes - Showers are crude but serviceable.

Heads



Laundry



Grocery

Yes - The local markets in Cienfuegos will have vegetables, fruit, rice, and beans. Check with locals as to times and place. Do not expect much. Bring your own canned goods.

Hardware

Yes - Ship's chandlery nearby.

Restaurants

Yes - Many nearby.

Bars

Yes - Many nearby.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Nearby

Repair capabilities



Haul out capabilities



Storage facilities



Fishing supplies



Chartering capabilities



Internet access

No - There is no wireless internet in Cuba. Some hotels have limited internet but you cannot use your personal computer.

Boat ramp availability



Transportation

Yes - Taxis and car rentals available at the hotel.

Other services



Attractions



Reviews for Marina Cienfuegos
Agree with Most, 2015-12-25
Captain: , Edmonton (110)

We have been here a couple of times. The first 8 years ago and plenty of room on the docks.
Last year (2014) for Christmas and to collect my Australian cousins. 2014 no room on the docks and marina conditions have seemed to have gone a bit down hill. Had a couple of times with no water for showers or restrooms. Check in was much quicker in 2014 but check out, extended our departure time by 4 hours. :(
Still a must see. The city is very attractive and easily accessed. We will be back in 2016




Gateway to a beautiful city - April 2015, 2015-12-16
Captain: , New Smyrna Beach, FL (60)

The marina itself is about average by Cuban standards, meaning below average by contemporary first world standards, but I look at it as a portal to a beautiful city where there is a lot to see and do. We anchored a couple hundred yards outside the marina: Cuba has discovered crewed charters and the dock space is mostly reserved for charter cats although you can usually get in for water and fuel, if it's available (they were out of water for several days and I had to run my watermaker in the bay, which I was loath to do). Cienfuegos Bay is quite large and Cuba is a wind machine ... it gets rolly in the afternoons when the convective winds are blowing, although you'll be weathervaned into it ... be sure you've got a good grip on the bottom, because on some days the winds go around the clock. You can get Internet at the nearby Hotel Jagua, if it's working and they haven't run out of scratch-off cards, which happens frequently. There are many parks and paladars nearby, and downtown is a short cab, horsecart, or bicitaxi away ... you could walk it if it's not too hot or raining.



Not that you have any choices....., 2015-01-29
Captain: , Muskegon, MI (2982)

Marina Cienfuegos is the correct name. Concrete docks, so have your fenders ready. .20 CUP per foot for anchoring, rarely room at the dock for transients. Bicycles are a REAL advantage in Cienfuegos. Agra Mercado is a great bargain for provisioning.



Very Busy Place!, 2013-05-03
Captain: , Toronto (755)

Many of the photos of Maria Jagua are actually of the very impressive Belle Epoque style Club Nautico International next door.

The concrete docks are tired and many of the slips are taken up by a large bareboat charter fleet based here. Water and power are intermittent although acceptable when they are working.

There is a fuel dock which is located between the two dock systems and behind a very large fixed concrete mooring. Clearing in and our can be done on the fuel dock space permitting, or the officials will dinghy out to your boat if you come and pick them up.

The best part of this marina is the bar which is frequented by locals for afternoon drinks and sundowners.

Club Nautico next door and other clubs towards the city often play music very loudly far into the night so be a sound sleeper if you intend to stay in the area.

We anchored in front of the marina as did many of the transient boats that stopped here. The water is very bio-active and after a 10 day stay our previously clean hull was covered with a thick layer of slime and brine shrimp.

Despite some of the shortcomings with the marina facilities, we found Cienfuegos to be a delightful stop and will come back again.





Once is enough, 2013-05-02
Captain: , Sydney Australia (151)

Like the previous comments. Functional but rundown marina, poor & dirty showers. The large collection of officialdom at the quay side are thorough & helpful enough for checking in (the quarantine people will try & appropriate some of your stores - maybe bring a little extra with you). The officials(?) at checkout are very different, & the customs 'inspectors' are just glorified thieves. Poor Cuba still has a long way to go



Typical Cuban Marina, 2012-04-23
Captain: , Travemuende (830)

This is typical of the Cuban marinas with run down concrete docks. Not so well sheltered when wind blows from south east. Poor water quality. Dirty showers and toilets. The chandlery stocks a good selection of booze, a small amount of food but no boat stuff. No dinghy dock - you are not allowed to dinghy out anyway, unless you have a boat on anchor. International check-in is possible, but watch out they may seal your food including veg, eggs

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