How Far is Cuba from Florida by Boat?

By Matt Claiborne

The most often quoted distance is the number touted by the tourism board of Key West.

In Key West, on the southernmost point of land on the southernmost island in the continental United States,

you’ll find a large cement marker–the Southernmost Point Buoy–that denotes that it is a mere 90 miles to Havana, Cuba.

If you did not measure to the city but to the nearest part of the island to Key West, you’d get an 84 nm straight line distance.

If measuring the distance from Miami to Cuba by boat, the actual distance is 198 nautical miles.