Cuba - Jardines Avalon Fleet-I (The JAF1)

Isla de Juventad - Avalon

Back in 2010, the Jardines Avalon Fleet-I became Avalon's first brand new yacht built from scratch. 130-feet in length, she is beautiful and comfortable with eight staterooms. The JAF1 resides in the Jardines de la Reina marine park during the low season and in Isla de Juventud marine park for peak season - March through July.

Lounge area

Avalon I Lounge

The liveaboard hosts up to 10 anglers, with an overall capacity of 16 passengers and eight crew members. They suggest between 8 and 10 anglers for optimum comfort. The design and interior decor give the yacht a touch of intimacy, refinement, a sense of warmth, and simplicity. The boat has the perfect balance of substantial exploration capabilities and a unique and noble style.

Boats and Guides

Avalon Super Skiffs

Dolphin 16' Super Skiffs teamed with Yamaha 70-HP motors. Jardines de la Reina (JDR) offers more fishing hours than any Avalon destination and is ideal for fly anglers who desire to fish from dawn until dusk, about 5:00 p.m.

Three cabins with queen-size beds

Eight Cabins

On The JAF1, there are eight cabins, with seven private bathrooms. Three of the cabins have queen-size beds, and five cabins have two twin-size beds.

Five Cabins with two twin-size beds

Upper Deck

Each cabin has air conditioning and heat controls, electricity plugs, (220 volts and 110 volts), drawers for storage, and panoramic windows for views of the Caribbean.
Communications:  There is no Wi-Fi available on the liveaboard. You’ll need to check with your cell service provider before your trip to see if your U.S. cell phone will work in Cuba. Satellite phones are strictly prohibited in Cuba and will be confiscated at the airport on arrival.

Dining Area

Dining Area

Meals and Alcohol

Meals:  Cuisine is simple yet gourmet. Salads with fresh vegetables and a variety of fruits are available. Fresh sashimi is offered nightly. Dinners feature delicious fresh fish, pork, or chicken entrees.
Alcohol:  There is a mandatory upfront fee of $200.00 per person for the open bar. The open bar fee includes beer, wine, liquor, and sodas. Self-serve beer and wine are available around the clock. Liquor is available throughout the day until the staff retires to their rooms for the evening.

The JAF1 Floorplan


Upper Boat Deck

Boat Deck On the upper deck, there is a spacious and comfortable lounge, dining room, and bar area (combination). In this casual setting, you'll do most of your dining and socializing. DVDs and music are also available.

Getting to the Liveaboard:

You’ll fly to the Jose Marti International Airport (HAV) in Havana, Cuba. An Avalon representative will greet you at the airport and help you arrange for a taxi to take you to the hotel of your choice. The next morning, as early as 6:00 a.m. you'll take a private shuttle to the Port of Júcaro, about a three-hour drive. (The hotel night, meals in Havana, and the ground transfers from Havana to the Port of Júcaro are not included in the package. The ground transfers run approx. $200.00 round-trip.)

For More about the FISHING...


2021 USD Rates:

7-nights on The JAF1
and 5½-days guided fishing

Saturday to Saturday
Full yacht rate: includes 10 suites for 10 anglers (8 Single + 2 Double Rooms) with 5 skiffs and guides.
Half yacht rate: includes 5 suites for up to 5 anglers (4 Single and + 1 Double room) with 3 Skiffs and guides.

Jardines de la Reina
Low Season:

January 2 - Feb. 20 and
Aug. 14, 2021 - Feb. 19, 2022:
Full Yacht rate:
$39,900.00 per person
Half Yacht rate:
$19,950.00 per person

Isla de Juventad Low Season:
March 6-27, 2021 and
July 3 - August 7, 2021
$4,800.00 per person
Isla de Juventad High Season:
March 27 - July 3, 2021
Full Yacht rate:
$75,900.00 per group

2022 USD Rates:

Jardines de la Reina
Low Season:

January 1 - Feb. 19
and July 16 - Dec. 31, 2022:
Full Yacht rate:
$39,900.00 per group

Packages Include:

Reception at airport, 7-nights on yacht/liveaboard (full board basis—which means that breakfast, lunch, and evening meals are included in the package), guided fishing (two anglers per skiff), fishing licenses, and fuel charge.

Packages Do Not Include:

Airfare, hotel and meals in Havana, roundtrip ground transfer between Havana and the Port of Júcaro ($200.00 p.p.), Cuban tourist visa (up to $85.00), mandatory open bar fee of $200.00 per person per week, the Marine Park Conservation Fee $100.00, optional rental of fly rod and reel $350.00 per week, gratuities, personal expenses, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Avalon's Deposit Policy

Optional Equipment Rentals:

A rod and reel rental, including lines, is $350.00 per person per week.
Diving equipment rentals are $250.00 for a full set of diving gear per week.
Rentals require 60-days’ notice before your trip.

Go to . . .

Jardines Liveaboards main page 

Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558