Avalon Fleet 1, Cuba
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Anglers will board the Avalon Fleet I for their stay in the Cuban flats. Clients will then hop onto skiffs each morning to explore and fish during the day, and return to the yacht for dinner and rest. The Avalon Fleet I is an intimate, comfortable and stylishly designed yacht, where each space is created to provide its guests with maximum comfort and safety. It’s overall capacity is 18 passengers and 8 crew members. The boat has the perfect balance of substantial exploration capabilities and a unique and noble style. It guarantees all our guests a pleasant, exciting and exclusive voyage. There are 8 deluxe king cabins with 7 private bathrooms, air conditioning and heat controls, electricity plugs (220 and 110 volts), as wells as storage in drawers. Each room has panoramic windows to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Caribbean beaches.
The first thing that guests need to know about when considering this location, aside from the exceptional flats fishing that is found here is that this new fishery is still very much in its infancy. The flats are an inviting combination of hard packed white sand and a semi-firm mottled bottom that still provides good wading. And what a place this is for those who like to wade! It‘s very similar to Los Roques in terms of the amount of area that‘s wadable and there are places here where you can wade for 4 straight hours without heading back to the boat.
Fly fishing in Cuba is far different from other destinations in the Caribbean. Cuba has given these pristine areas protection as Cuban National Marine Parks, where no commercial fishing is allowed other than for lobster. Flats fish like tarpon, permit, bonefish, snook, mutton snapper, barracuda, and a variety of jacks are found in incredible numbers. Since the fishing pressure is so light in these areas, the fish rarely encounter sport fishermen and are unusually easy to catch.
Think about a place where you can fish more than 100 miles of flats without seeing another fisherman. A place where the flats fishing is so good, you can catch seven species of fish in one day. A place where big bonefish run toward your fly even when it hits the water too hard, rather than fleeing off the flat in the other direction. A place where you have a legitimate chance for a Grand Slam every day of the year. A place where big permit are as plentiful as they were in the Florida Keys 30 years ago. A place where you can wade miles of white-sand flats for big bonefish. A place where you’ll find enough big tarpon, jacks, cudas, and sharks on the flats to wear you out!
Lodging, all meals and snacks, guided fishing (1 guide for every 2 anglers) and transfers to and from the airport (Camaguey or Havana depending on the week)
What's Not Included
Personal fishing gear, gratuities for staff and guide, Conservation fee ($100), personal expenses, beverages. A person to person license from the Bonefish Tarpon Trust at $250 per person.
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7 night/ 6 Day package
Angler Package price: $3500 per person
Non-Angler Package price: $2000 per person
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