|Possible Ferry Terminal in Havana|
CubaKat had the same idea and are in the process of working with both the Cuban and the United States governments to work out the logistics of this happening as soon as they finally drop the travel restrictions for the general population of America. CubaKat says, "
"CubaKat says it is working toward December 2015 as its official launch date, according to their web site, although that would require clearing a host of governmental hurdles, from customs to the laws of the embargo itself." According to CubaKat’s release, “While we are not currently operating ferry service from Florida to Cuba, we are working very closely with both US and Cuban authorities and other partners to gain full governmental approval for our service.” While purely touristic travel is still prohibited for US travelers to Cuba despite the recent rapprochement between the US and Cuban governments, a number of categories of travel are legal; those are the categories through which CubaKat would apparently debut under. Should the restrictions be lifted, the ferry service would open up a resumption of a service that was enjoyed by Americans before e the Embargo, a regularly scheduled service between America and Cuba.
While the Keys and particularly Marathon would reportedly be the primary potential port, the company’s web site says CubaKat is “evaluating options including Key West, Tampa and Miami.”
Read more at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/tourism/fl-cuba-ferries-20150219-story.html