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Can u See Cuba from Key West?

Updated: Apr 21


I love all these question about Cuba.

And I’ll make it simple with an answer to most of them. NO!

No, you can’t see Cuba from Key West.


Can you see Cuba from Key West with a telescope?

No, you can’t see Cuba from Key West with a telescope.


Can you see Cuba from Key West with Binoculars?

No, you can’t see Cuba from Key West with Binoculars?


Can we see Cuba from Key West?

No, one can see Cuba from Key West?


The problem is that the earth, being round, curves and Cuba, which is about 90 miles from Key West, falls below the horizon when you look towards it from Key West. It means that regardless of how great your eyesight is, and how clear the day is, there is no way you can see Cuba from anywhere in Key West.



Can you see Cuba from Key West Florida?

No, you can’t see Cuba from Key West Florida.


Can you visit Cuba from Key West?

Yes, legal travel to Cuba is again possible!

Flights depart Key West International Airport (EYW) and Havana International Airport (HAV) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Can you visit Cuba from Key West by boat?


Yes, you can visit Cuba but, on a boat, but I would be careful because you don’t know how they would react to Americans coming to Cuba on boats. You must make sure it’s ok with customs or Cuba authorities first before you go. Check-out this article I found.


(In short, private American flagged vessels cannot legally enter Cuba unless they have an export permit issued by the US Dept of Commerce and a Permission to Enter the Territorial Waters of Cuba (CG3300) issued by the USCG. See Restrictions for details).


And to follow this question up with: How close can you get to Cuba on a boat?


Groll said the "invisible border" of Cuban territorial waters extends 12 miles from the coast of the island nation. That means if you enter those areas without a proper permit, you could face up to 10 years in prison, penalties up to $25,000 per day, and the seizure of your boat, according to the Coast Guard.


And can Americans travel to Cuba for pleasure?

January 2022 update: Cuba is open to fully vaccinated American travelers only. Travelers must bring proof of COVID vaccination, and a negative PCR test taken in the past three calendar days. Beyond that, there are no major new restrictions.


Can you see Cuba from Key Largo?

No, you can’t see Cuba from Key Largo.


Can you see Cuba Lights from Key West?

No, you can’t see Cuba lights from Key West.


Can you get to Cuba from Key West?

Yes, legal travel to Cuba is again possible!

Flights depart Key West International Airport (EYW) and Havana International Airport (HAV) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Can you visit Cuba from Key West by boat?



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