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2018 “Year of the Mangrove School

U.S.-Cuba Ecotourism Cooperation: Escuela de Manglar (The Mangrove School) Program A Fundraising Initiative of the Dirigo Marine Learning Center, Ocean Passages LLC Portland, Maine Ocean Passages educational voyages on board the schooner Harvey Gamage along Cuba’s southern coast is the opportunity to work with resourceful Cuban entrepreneurs who are shaping their country’s future – from Read more about 2018 “Year of the Mangrove School[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Hemingway Turns 25

      Club Natico Turns 25 If you’ve sailed, cruised or fished the waters of Cuba, chances are you’ve visited Marina Hemingway. Located nine miles west of Havana, the marina has been the primary nautical link to Cuba for the boating world. Built in 1958 by then President Batista, the marina lay unfinished until Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Hemingway Turns 25[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Cayo Cruz

    Lit by the dawn sun, flocks of shimmering red flamingos huddle on sandbars dotting mangrove lined lagoons. Some defy gravity balanced on one spindly leg while others take flight in the early morning sky, their gangly silhouettes somewhat prehistoric in shape and size. I think to myself, this is a good thing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Cayo Cruz[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….House of the Falling Flowers

  Holguin….the sister city of Santa Fe. It’s a bar, a restaurant, a watering hole for ex-pat Canadians and tourist, across from one of Holguin’s scenic town plazas. The languages; German, French, heavily accented English, and a smattering of Russian blend with the constant din of staccato Spanish. After all, this is Cuba. My new Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….House of the Falling Flowers[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People….Cortez Slept Here

Cortez Slept Here…… Trinidad de Cuba….an exotic, tropical name. When spoken by a Cuban, it flows off the tongue. We’re headed there, winding along a coastal road separating the low, drought-brown mountains of the Escambay range from the shimmering, blue Caribbean. Native guide Chino’s diesel driven 52 Chevy seems to favor this rolling seaside road, Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People….Cortez Slept Here[…]

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FISH CUBA NOW! Support The Cuban People….Kayak in Cuba

FISH CUBA NOW! Fish Cuba Now! is proud to offer Cuba’s first kayak fishing package. Utilizing the most up to date inflatables from Sea Eagle boats, Fish Cuba Now offers light tackle and fly fishing packages close to Havana. Fish Cuba Now, a pioneer in Cuban angling has put together an affordable, exciting, do it Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! Support The Cuban People….Kayak in Cuba[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People – The Man Who Wouldn’t Let The Hemingway Die

    “We fight to keep this competition alive. The people of Cuba revere the memory of Ernest Hemingway. He is important to us. He is part of our history too.”- Commodore Jose Escrich. They call him “Commodore.” And, like an admiral on the bridge, Jose Escrich leads Cuba’s Club Nautico with the tautness of Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People – The Man Who Wouldn’t Let The Hemingway Die[…]

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Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People – The Monster of Cojimar

Standing on the short cliffs of Cojima, Cuba – the village made famous by Hemingway, I remembered a story told to me by Gregorio Fuentes, Hemingway’s captain and friend…..he was one hundred two years old at the time.    It came in with the stream one November day, passing beneath Manolo’s skiff….seven meters in length Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People – The Monster of Cojimar[…]