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JDR Avalon Fleet 3, Cuba - November 9th-16th, 2019


The Lodge and Outfitter: Avalon Fleet 3 and the Jardines de la Reina

This vast marine park, which is bigger in size than the Florida Keys, is ideal for fly-fisherman who wish to live and experience fishing from dawn till dusk. Here we offer more fishing hours than any other destination.

Anglers will board the Jardines Avalon Fleet 3 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 3 is the newest and most amazing vessel in the Avalon fleet family.  Featuring luxury accommodation, it is 160 foot long with 11 cabins, 4 suites (15 rooms overall) and 8 dolphins skiffs.  The Jardines 3 is a comfortable and stylishly designed yacht, where each space is created to provide its guests with maximum comfort and safety.  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.

The Fishery

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!

What's Included

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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