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Cabins

8

Length / Width

34 m / 12 m

Year built / renovated

2004  / 2015

Rental equip.

NO

Internet

FREE

Nitrox

NO

Highlights

  • The Tortuga is an open-air, sleek stationary houseboat offering you access to the famous Jardines de la Reina Marine Park, one of the Caribbean's most-prized, best-preserved treasures
  • Dive from tenders and encounter Caribbean reef sharks, silky sharks, large groupers, eagle rays, as well as sea grass beds, patch reefs, mangrove fringes and barrier reefs
  • Perfectly situated 10 to 20 minutes from remote dive sites rarely seen by divers, offering you a unique experience of this stunning part of the Caribbean - including an optional snorkelling trip with local small crocodiles
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25% (downpayment)
  • 216 days before trip start: 40%
  • 93 days before trip start: 35% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • Deposits are refundable up to 6 months prior to your trip (minus 800$ handling fee p.p.).
  • Within 6 months of your trip, your deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of packages.

Cabins

Description

The Tortuga liveaboard is a stationary houseboat that is more hotel than boat

The liveaboard Tortuga is a roomy and quaint stationary hotel in close proximity to the natural wonders of the Gardens of the Queen, or the Jardines de la Reina, in Spanish. This cozy and Diver friendly accommodation enables guests to spend time customizing their schedule, diving with Sharks twice a day or spending more time exploring unknown dive sites. You are sure to have great marine life encounters no matter which sites you dive in the Gardens of the Queen. 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

The liveaboard Tortuga is a 110-foot, two-deck houseboat run by two Italian Managers and a friendly crew. Anchored in a protected channel, this floating liveaboard hotel provides a unique opportunity for staying in the Gardens of the Queen. As an added bonus, you’ll never get seasick on this unique liveaboard because it never moves.

More a floating hotel than a liveaboard, the liveaboard Tortuga is located in the Jardines de la Reina. Each week, the delightful liveaboard crew on board this remote hotel welcomes guests for 6-night stays. Adventures will begin on a Saturday in the Cuban port town of Jucaro. You will then be brought by speed boat to this unique dive resort which lies two to three hours off the Cuban mainland.

From the Tortuga, Divers can easily access the remote Coral Reefs and Mangrove Islands of the Gardens of the Queen. Dive sites that are rarely explored can be found a short 10-20 minute boat ride from the liveaboard hotel.

On the Tortuga, you will be able to live close to the nature of the Gardens of the Queen without giving up the comforts of a hotel.

Completely fitted with Divers in mind, the liveaboard Tortuga accommodates scuba equipment and diving routines in every way possible. A spacious Dive Deck boasts dive gear storage and rinse tanks. Full gear rental can be arranged. DIN adaptors are provided for those in need.

Divers have access to a large, air-conditioned lounge in the middle of the main deck.

On either side of the lounge are two outdoor areas. These are fitted with chairs and tables for relaxing in the Caribbean sun after a long day of diving. The Foredeck is a very nice place to enjoy our pizza appetizer and drink Cocktails or smoke Cuban cigars before or after dinner. Electricity on board is supplied by generators located nearby and it is available twenty-four hours a day. There are many outlets on board that provide both 110 and 220V.

The liveaboard Tortuga is large enough to accommodate 18 guests in 8 cabins. Two liveaboard cabins have a quad capacity with two sets of bunk beds. Five cabins feature one set of bunk beds and an additional single bed. The final cabin boasts a double bed. Every liveaboard stateroom also includes individually-controlled air conditioners, ample storage space and ensuite bathrooms with hot water showers. WiFi is available via a satellite on the liveaboard Tortuga. Guests will need their own WiFi-enabled device to enjoy access. Nitrox is not available .

You won’t believe the delicious food served on the liveaboard Tortuga

Every day you will be treated to Lobster and fresh Seafood among other International and Cuban favorites. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! The Cuban flan and rum cake are often the cherry on top of a scrumptious meal. Divers will be well-equipped for the rigors of the underwater world while staying on the Tortuga. 

During your stay on the liveaboard Tortuga, all meals, plenty of snacks and 2L of water each day, bottled mineral water sparkling and tonic water, various soft drinks, juices, beers, rums, whisky and excellent wines (6 beverages/ day included in the package) are included. Other Wine, beer, cocktails, soft drinks and fresh juices are available for purchase at the hotel bar. Kosher and Vegetarian meals can be served with advance notice. You’ll be able to enjoy your meals in the air-conditioned Dining Area or outdoors under the bright Caribbean stars.

HOW TO GET TO CUBA AND JARDINES DE LA REINA

  • The Diviac team will be able to explain the best way for procuring the necessary paperwork to get to Cuba (visa/tourist card, affidavit, etc.)
  • Please note the travel regulation is recently changed and U.S. citizens are not allowed anymore to travel to Cuba
  • Several major airlines fly non-stop to Havana and to other Cuban cities
  • We can organize round private transfer Havana / Jucaro 100 $, price to be reconfirmed at the moment of the booking
  • We suggest to fly, when possible to the minor airports, like Santa Clara, Camaguey, Cayo Coco and take a taxi to Jucaro. We can arrange transfer for you for a fee
  • Tranfer for groups are free of charge. We will arrange with you at the time of the booking
  • Please note that transfers from your hotel in Havana to Jucaro, the departure port and back to Havana after your trip are not included
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DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters

Diving Facilities

  • Warm-Water Showers

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Other Languages On Request

Boat Amenities

Payments

  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Kosher Food

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