Cayo Largo - Enjoy breakfast and lunch onboard as we head to Cayo Largo arriving around midday. The island is comprised of limestone, formed over millions of years from the remains of marine organisms, much like the ones that form coral reefs. Meet with local management about the role of Tourism in the Cuban Economy. They each work 20 days and then return home to their families for 10 days. Visit with the scientists who are involved in the Coral Reef Protection.
After lunch at the Hotel Cayo Largo, we will visit a Sea Turtle Breeding Center and Endangered Species Protection program. Time permitting, enjoy some snorkeling with coral reef experts. Protected from strong sea currents, the seabed is varied and unspoiled, with an abundance of underwater caves, valleys and steep, gorgonian-encrusted walls or use the time for independent research.
Return to the S/C Panorama for dinner and departure for Casilda, a small fishing town, located on the northwestern shore of Ana Maria's Gulf, Cuba. It is the loading port of Trinidad city which is 5km inland. Trinidad is considered the best-preserved colonial town on the island of Cuba. The city became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.
Return to the S/C Panorama for dinner and departure for Casilda.