The Forbidden Fruit of the Caribbean

We are proud to offer full service, privately guided trips to Cuba. Through people-to-people travel we are able to provide fully customizable excursions that are both culturally responsible towards the Cuban people and ecologically sensitive in regards to the many endemic species that fill the diverse landscapes of a breathtaking country that has been sealed in time.

Arguably the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, Cuba offers endless exploration and natural surprises that have been protected through the lack of development.

Our itineraries start from just 4 days/3 nights With a “taste of Havana” ranging to a 14 day guided birding excursion through the differing biomes of the country.

All trips are private and tailored to your specific needs and pleasures. You’ll enjoy one of our private guides and drivers from the moment of arrival who will steward you through both the cities and the field. You can rest easy knowing you are in the hands of professionals throughout your stay.

Flights to Havana depart daily from Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Charlotte, JFK, and NYC

Lodging Is prearranged on an individual basis and varies from humble casa particulars (privately owned bed and breakfasts) to luxurious hotels such as the historical Hotel Nacional de Cuba

To inquire about this travel trip of a lifetime contact us directly at or call (239) 671-7447


Experience nature as it was meant to be when you join us at New Wave Eco Charters. Our company offers exciting eco-tourism experiences for passengers in Sanibel-Captiva, FL, and surrounding areas. When you take part in our chartered tours you will explore the natural beauty of the beaches and estuary of Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. We provide a number of individualized options for groups looking for a special way to spend the day. Book your guided wildlife excursion with us today to take part in one of our private trips.

Up Close with Nature

The Sanibel-Captiva area is filled with endless things to do and sights to see. It's no wonder that this beautiful area is a destination for countless people each and every year.

Experience our local marine life and learn more about these stunning islands that we call home when you join us for one of our sightseeing excursions. Our team includes a marine biologist and a native captain who are excited to share their love of the water with every guest. We act as your personal guide during your serene experience. Our goal is to show you the natural beauty that surrounds us while letting you unwind and unplug from everyday life.

Guided Sightseeing Excursions

You could spend all day exploring the Sanibel-Captiva area and not see everything there is to see. By taking part in our sightseeing excursions, you will have easy access to the best parts of the area. We offer private tours that take you to hard-to-get to spots that most people never get to see. 

Book Your Experience Today

Ready to start exploring? Book your trip with us today! For your convenience, we accept cash, check, and credit payment, and rates are charged per trip, not per person. We are fully licensed and insured for your safety.

Please note that in accordance with United States Coast Guard regulations, there is a maximum of 6 passengers per boat. Parties larger than 6 can be accommodated in a second boat/captain setup at twice the standard rate. You must give us advanced notice for these situations.

About New Wave

New Wave specifies in sustainable charters and eco-tourism practices. We make it our personal mission to act as ushers to each and every client to lead them across the channel from the commonplace everyday and into the very unique, serene sense of wonder that our local estuary and its surrounding Gulf waters can bring. As a charter company we feel that if we have the privilege and the right to use our local waters for enjoyment, for fun, and in our case to make a living from it, then we have an even greater responsibility to care for and nourish it.  The Hawaiians have a word for this: Kuleana.  Or simply put, a marriage between right and responsibility.  It is our responsibility as daily water-dwellers to act as stewards of the sea in order to help eliminate the mental disconnect that the hustle-and-bustle that the inevitable pace of life inflicts upon us.  It is our goal to help you unwind, unplug, and unearth the yearning for the natural world that you've been longing for.  This is New Wave.  This is us. 

Stephen Plein


New Wave Eco Charters


 "People protect what they love."  -Jacques Cousteau