WoWCuba’s a Canadian-Cuban adventure travel company owned by the MacQueen family from Prince Edward Island. PEI´s seasonal economy’s what led to our father & founder pioneering supported cycle tours to Cuba with us in 1994. Over a quarter century later, we’ve grown deep Cuban roots and provide our quests with full benefits of Cuban lessons we’ve learned through good old trial-and-error experience.
We’ve mastered Cuban Spanish, married locals, raised families, built homes and lasting relationships with Cubans from one tip of the country to the other. Cuba leads by example in sustainability, support for noble causes, organic & urban agriculture, and resilience in the face of adversity. Cuba can also be incredibly bureaucratic, so when you travel with WoWCuba, know that we’ll be taking care of the details on or behind the scenes so you can just enjoy the ride. It’s our pleasure to share some of our favorite off-the-beaten-path haunts, so you can experience and interact with Cuban culture up close, and focus simply on savoring its unique flavors in the hands of our experienced and fun-loving team.
Last, but not least, we´re extra proud to be a Certified Sustainable Business in our hometown of Charlottetown.
What else should you know before entrusting us with your valuable leisure time and sharing your personal & credit card information with WoWCuba?
We don’t have an identity crisis. But we do have a couple of different names. For billing purposes, we go by the name of MacQueen’s Island Tours, our family’s registered Canadian business name (you know, the company that pays taxes).
WoWCuba is the trade name we use for our Cuba travel division because, as a brand, customers automatically get what we’re about when they see “WoWCuba” on our website. You get the picture, right? WoWCuba….Discover Cuba’s Inner Beauty.
That’s what we’re really about.
We’re also MacQueen’s (and that’s a good point to remember when you get your credit card statement, of course), but now we’re rambling. We operate & administer the following websites for our Cuban & Canadian companies.
Some of the people of WoWCuba
Specialties: bossing everyone around, administrative organizing, writing emails. Has been diving all over Cuba, used to keep a sailboat in Havana, loves getting to test-run new WoWCuba adventures with Abel, eating what other people cook, and having dirt under her fingernails on the weekend.
WoWCuba Spanish Administrator
Specialties: multitasking, independent cycling, jerry-rigging. Speaks multiple languages, is an advanced diver, founded the Harlistas Cubanos rally in 2012, and is dedicated to being a good all-around man (father, brother, son, husband).
Cycle Tour Leader
Specialties: bike mechanic and outfitter extraordinaire, baking lemon and banana loaf, Cuban avocado specialist, grocery shopper (and that’s no mean feat in Cuba). Works hard to make sure WoWCuba guests have a good time, and stockpiles all kinds of special food & beverage items throughout the season to guarantee that rides are rewarded with good food & drink.
Magician (Sales & Office Manager, Trip Organizer, Tour Leader, Bicycle Technician)
Specialties: If the above isn’t enough, Dayan also graduated from law school in Havana and the prestigious Culinary Institute of Canada. We call him our “secret weapon”. We like to wear different hats at work, it keeps us from getting bored.
Administrative assistant and multi-tasker
Specialties: Obsessive organization (one of the things we love about her), she’s also a former member of Cuba’s national cycling team and an accomplished competitive rider. On PEI Mirley handles WoWCuba & MacQueen’s Island Tours administrative duties in addition to providing support services for PEI cycle tourists and frequent assistance in the fast-paced bike shop.
The stuff you probably won’t read but we publish it here anyway just in case someone cares enough to get this far
We´re registered under the umbrella of our parent company PEI Stoveworks Limited in Canada with HST#:88624-2221.
Our trading address is 430 Queen Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada C1A 4E8.
Our company trades under the names of MacQueen’s Island Tours, MacQueen’s Tours, WoWCuba.com and MacQueens.com.
In Cuba we´re represented in the Chamber of Commerce by the Ministry of Tourism’s ground handler Havanatur S.A, Volume II, Page 391.