CUBA Roundtrip from Mexico with your own Motorcycle 2019

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  1. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    MEXICO -> CUBA -> MEXICO roundtrip 2019:

    Isla Mujeres/Mexico -- Cienfuegos/Cuba
    02.03. arrival 05.03.
    Cienfuegos/Cuba -- Isla Mujeres/Mexico
    02.04. arrival 05.04.

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    You want to visit Cuba with your own motorcycle?
    We bring you over there from Isla Mujeres/Mexico to Cienfuegos/Cuba.

    Check this Thread for trip reports and pics...
    (For other Tours via Cuba from Mexico or Colombia check below...)

    Some Statements about Stahlratte.
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    Para obtener información en español, revise AQUÍ.

    The PRICE for a roundtrip to Cuba for you and your own motocycle is 1600 US$
    (additional person on bike 626 US$).
    If you just want to ship your motorcycle to and from Cuba and fly yourself the price is 920 US$.

    For motorcycles that weigh more than 240kg and whose size exceeds the size of a BMW GS1200 there is an additional cost of 200 US$.
    Additional costs: Customs and policia de transito for legalization and cancellation approx: 60 US$.

    It includes all immigration works (exc. Cuban VISA), food (min 3 meals per day) and drinks (except alcoholic beverages and sodas).
    The crossing from Isla Mujeres/Mexico to Cienfuegos/Cuba via open sea will consist of max. 3 days/2 nights sailing.
    Everybody on board is asked to help out with washing dishes once in a while and if you are interested you are very welcome to help with sail-manoeuvres.

    The crew on board are all VOLUNTEERS and are not getting paid. So Tips are very much appreciated...

    There is no need for anybody to bring food or drinking water on board! We produce our own water by a seawater-desalinator, so there won`t be a limit for shower- or drinking water. We have a stock of beer, sodas and rum on board (beers and sodas 1 US$./can, rum 20 US$./bottle).

    Our ship is very big and heavy and especially good for carrying motorbikes because there is plenty of deckspace and shelter. We have carried a max of 21 motorbikes between Panama and Colombia. We are used to handle the bikes carefully during loading and unloading.
    We will be liable for any demage happening during loading/unloading and while the bike is on our ship if the damage is caused by the crew.
    We lift the bikes with a 1.5 ton electrical winch.


    TOUR SCHEDULE

    The bikes will be loaded on isla mujeres at the Marina Enrique Lima, behind Bally-Hoo restaurant/bar, the day before the start of the tour.
    There is a ferry from CANCUN every couple of hours to Isla Mujeres.
    All motorcycles will be lashed down and covered to avoid any damage during the trip due to boat movements and saltwater.
    We will start doing the immigration the same day, so we can leave early the next morning towards Cuba.

    1st day:
    After doing the last shopping and going through the last paperworks we will leave the harbor of Isla Mujeres and set sails towards Cienfuegos/Cuba.

    2nd day:
    Sailing day, relax in our hamocks and lay on deck, read a book or just enjoy the sea view and nature spectacle.

    3rd day:
    Sailing day. Estimated arrival at night in Cienfuegos.

    4th day:
    Starting the immigration, unloading of the bikes and doing the temporal importation.

    The return trip is almost the same. Just switch "Isla Mujeres" and "Cienfuegos".

    HOW MANY PERSONS ON BOARD/ACCOMODATION/SPACE

    The maximum amount of people on board can be 27 including the crew of 4-5. Everybody gets his/her own bed inside the ship (no bed-sharing). We have additional sunchairs, hammocks and deck-mattresses for relaxing or sleeping outside.
    All the sleeping accomodations are equipped with ventilators. We have 7 double cabins and 13 single berths for our guests, each with high quality mattresses, reading lights and space for your personal luggage.
    The different rooms and deckspace on this ship provide a lot of room, so you will always be able to find a quiet spot to relax, even if we are fully booked.
    We have a constant flow of 220/110volt electricity for charging your electronic devices. In cases of emergency there is the possibility to send emails or make phone calls via satellite-phone.


    WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU FOR THE BOOKING:

    We need you to send a photocopy of your Passport and motorcycle data (brand, year, model, cc, weight) to
    kapitaen_hoffmann@hotmail.com

    A deposit of 400 USD payed to this paypal account:
    kapitaen_hoffmann@hotmail.com

    Repayment terms: there is no refund of deposit...it can be possible to change your booking to another departure in case you don't manage to arrive in time but this change has to be made latest 2 weeks before beginning of the tour.
    In the case we have to cancel a tour, the deposit will be refunded immediately 100%.

    The first change of booking to another date is free of charge. Every further change will have a fee of 50 US$.


    PAYMENT:

    The deposit can be payed via paypal or to our bank account in Germany. The rest of the payment is done in cash on board (US-Dollars, Euro or CUC); Exchange rates are the daily official rates.
    Bank-transfer or payment via paypal for the complete tour-price can only be made after consulting with us and there is an additional fee for this kind of transaction/transfer of 50 US$ per person+bike (not for the deposit!).


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    FAQs
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    1.- How many motorcycles can be transported on board?

    We can take 15 motorcycles maximum in these trips.This depends a lot on the size of the bikes ... if there are several smaller sized bikes we can also carry some more.

    2.- Some people can not stay for 3 weeks. What is the price if I return earlier to Mexico by plane and just let the boat transport my bike back there later?

    In that case the price would be 1280 US$.

    3.- Others just want to ship the motorcycle and they wait for it in Cuba (is that possible) and what is the price?

    It is possible and the price would be 920 US$.

    4.- Is it possible to just ship the motorcycle from Mexico to Cuba, and the rider arrives by plane in Cuba but only for the last week before the boat returns to Mexico?

    This would be possible but we must bear in mind that the temporary importation process can last 2 days and the cancellation another day ... so there wouldn't be much time left to see a lot of Cuba...

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    CONTACT

    For details, availability and reservations:
    info.steelrat@les-raisting.de
    (Please don't attach any links or pictures. It might cause delivery problems. If you don't get an answer check your spam folder before trying eisenmaus@gmail.com)

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    OTHER TRIPS:

    COLOMBIA -> JAMAICA -> CUBA -> MEXICO 2019

    MEXICO -> CUBA -> JAMAICA -> PROVIDENCIA -> PANAMA -> COLOMBIA 2019

    PANAMA <-> COLOMBIA Shuttle 2018/19
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  2. DirtWizard

    DirtWizard Gentrified Hillbilly

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    Wow. Add this to the bucket list. Dumb American question - how safe are the trips from Cuba and Mexico and what kind of safety measures are taken into consideration for the trip?
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  3. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    You mean the safety measures during sailing, in case of bad weather conditions or any emergency at sea?
    The trips between Mexico and Cuba are just 3-4 day trips. So the weather conditions are quite predictable for that timeframe. We sail outside the hurricane season so there won't be really bad weather.
    Stahlratte is eqiped with modern nautical equipment. That includes radar, SSB-radio, VHF, echosounder, GPS, navigation computer. For safety reasons there are two 12 person life rafts, 30 life vests, EPIRB and radar transponder. Stahlratte provides global phone and email communication via Inmarsat satellites.
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  4. Per Spektyf

    Per Spektyf n00b

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    the Stahlratte looks brilliant! I'll be riding an enduro motorcycle to Cuba in early 2016, and a super ship like the Stahlratte would be wunderbar. What magic will help me roll aboard your ship? btw, I have a friend who'd likely like to join.

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  5. ghostryder

    ghostryder Long timer Supporter

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  6. TUCKERS

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    Ludwig and the Stahlratte are awesome. It's a great old sailing vessel with a BIG ENGINE. Meals are 5 star. Captain Ludwig is the BEST! You'll have fun, eat well and rest easy.
    I did CUBA in a Suzuki Jeep 1997...loved it.
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  7. Roaddawg

    Roaddawg MotoLoco

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    I am so bummed I just discovered this today. Are you planning another trip for the same time next year or do you have another trip planned this year? If so, how much more for a passenger?
    Do you take care of all the documentation to enter Cuba and to re-enter Mexico?
    I'm so in next time this trip comes around!
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  8. Roaddawg

    Roaddawg MotoLoco

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    Thank you very much!
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  9. rufus919

    rufus919 Been here awhile

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    Ahhhh now THIS is podracing!--errr ADVENTURING!
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  10. Roaddawg

    Roaddawg MotoLoco

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    Jealous!
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  11. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Don't be jealous, be inspired ;)
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  12. Roaddawg

    Roaddawg MotoLoco

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    And if you guys make this trip again next year, you can count on me being on that trip!!!!!!
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  13. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Ok, I have to figure a way

    Outstanding
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  14. Woodcock

    Woodcock Been here awhile

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    Now that Cuba is open, shouldn't be to hard to ship bike from fl.
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  15. Stahlratte

    Stahlratte Been here awhile

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    Try it... Would be interesting;)
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  16. RetiredandRiding

    RetiredandRiding Retired to Ride

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    Cuba is not yet fully open to Americans--as far as the US government is concerned. It has been fully open to Americans, however, for at least 40 years.

    I rode a Harley through much of Cuba in November 2015 and it is well worth the prices quoted here. I was on a tour with an operator-supplied bike and it cost 5x this price.

    The Cuban people are wonderful and love to meet Americans (and others, but Americans are much more rare). Although I have nothing to do with the OP, if you can make the trip, do it. All too soon, the island will be flooded with assholes, WalMart, and the other "benefits" of trading with America. See it before it's forever tainted.
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  17. Roaddawg

    Roaddawg MotoLoco

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    The Cuban people are wonderful and love to meet Americans (and others, but Americans are much more rare). Although I have nothing to do with the OP, if you can make the trip, do it. All too soon, the island will be flooded with assholes, WalMart, and the other "benefits" of trading with America. See it before it's forever tainted.
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    Sad, but I do believe you are right.
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  18. Roaddawg

    Roaddawg MotoLoco

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  20. tankara fishing

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    I am IN for taking my moto to Cuba in 2018. Sent a PM. Put me on your listo!
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