Cuba - Jardines de la Reina
The New Tortuga Yacht, the JA4 or the Jardines Avalon 4

Avalon Cuban Fishing Centers

Jardines de la Reina, Spanish for Gardens of the Queen, is a vast, protected marine park that is larger than the Florida Keys. The new Jardines Avalon IV is an amazing 180-foot vessel that is be moored in Jardines de la Reina. The Yacht features 20 cabins with private bathroom available, a spacious lounge, a modern dining room, and a sun deck to enjoy every aspect of the Gardens of the Queen. The Liveaboard hosts a maximum of 22 anglers per week, and up to 40 passengers. The liveaboard also accomodates divers.


Lounge area

The Lounge

The new Jardines Avalon 4, the JA4, will be the perfect base of operations for your week of fly fishing, diving, eco-adventuring, and experiencing the pristine nature of Jardines de la Reina.
Communications:  Wi-Fi is not 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 NOT allowed in Cuba and will be confiscated at the airport upon arrival.

Dining Room

The Dining Area

The liveaboard will have up to eight guides and eight 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 till dusk, about 5:00 p.m.

Air-Conditioned Bedrooms

Bedroom

Each room will include personalized air conditioning and heating controls, ample storage space.

Upper Deck

Lower Deck Floorplan

Lower Deck

Computer Desk

Computer Bar

Floorplan of The JA4

The helm deck includes four suites with balconies as well as a delightful jacuzzi and sun deck to enjoy the incredible views. The upper deck includes eight double rooms with private bathrooms as well as a lovely dining area and rear patio. The main deck includes another eight double rooms, a comfortable lounge area with large couches, and areas to relax. This is the main entrance area to the yacht and features a massive rear deck and platform to keep all of your gear organized and access easy. The lower deck is where the crew resides along with the engine room powering this incredible vessel.

Getting to the Liveaboard:

Many US cities have direct flights to Havana. You can also book direct flights to Cayo Coco (CCC) from Canada or Mexico. If you fly to Havana, plan on staying overnight at a hotel here before and after your fishing trip. The private bus transfer to Jardines de la Reina from Havana departs approximately. 7:00 a.m. and takes 6-8 hours to get to Jucaro Port. If you fly to Cayo Coco, the ground transfer takes 2-3 hours from the airport to Jucaro Port. Your entire group must arrange for the same flights to avoid private transfer costs. The ground transfer between Havana and Jucaro Port runs approx. $300.00 p.p. (based on party of 6) roundtrip and is not included in the package. The group transfer from Cayo Coco to Jucaro is included the package.
Arrival and Departure Days:  Upon arrival at Jucaro Port, you will board The JA4 and begin your fishing week in the Jardines de la Reina. On the final day of your trip, you’ll return to The JA4 around 2:00 p.m. The yacht will return to Jucaro Port, where you will overnight. Early the next morning, you will return to Havana or Cayo Coco for your departing flights.

For More about the FISHING...

Visit JARDINES DE LA REINA'S Main Page 

2022 USD Rates:

7-nights on Liveaboard
and 5¾-days guided fishing

Two anglers per room/boat
Low Season:
January 1 - Feb, 19, 2022 and
July 16 - Dec. 31 , 2022
$4,270.00 per person

One-angler per skiff
Add $1,900.00 per week
Upgrade to a single-occupancy room Add $1,000.00 per week.

High Season:
February 19 - July 16, 2022
$6,890.00 per person

One-angler per skiff
Add $3,900.00 per week
Upgrade to a single-occupancy room Add $1,000.00 per week.

2023 USD Rates:

7-nights on Liveaboard
and 5¾-days guided fishing

Two anglers per room/boat
Low Season:
Dec. 31, 2022 - Feb, 18, 2023
and July 15 - Dec. 30, 2023
$4,399.00 per person

One-angler per skiff
Add $1,900.00 per week
Upgrade to a single-occupancy room Add $1,000.00 per week.

High Season:
February 18 - July 15, 2023
$7,290.00 per person

One-angler per skiff
Add $3,900.00 per week
Upgrade to a single-occupancy room Add $1,000.00 per week.

Packages Include:

Airport reception in Havana, 7-nights on yacht/liveaboard (full board basis, which means that breakfast, lunch, and evening meals are included in the price, for the 2022 season, the open bar is included a $200.00 value, guided fishing (two people per skiff), fishing licenses, and Marine Park Conservation Fee, $100.00 value per person. **If traveling to Cayo Coco, Camaguey, or Santa Clara Airport, the 2 to 3-hour ground transfer to the Jucaro Port is included in the package.

Packages Do Not Include:

Airfare, taxi from the airport to the hotel, hotel and meals in Havana, roundtrip ground transfer between Havana and the Port of Júcaro $300.00 p.p. based on party of 6, Cuban tourist visa (up to $85.00), optional fly rod and reel rental $350.00, gratuities, personal expenses, Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Avalon's Deposit Policy

Typical Fishing Day:

7:00 AM: Wake-Up call
7:30 AM: Breakfast
8:00 AM: Your guides are ready to depart for fishing.
Morning winds often calm down in the afternoon, and fishing in the late afternoon can be superb, especially for bonefish. You’ll take a packed lunch. You’ll be guided for seven to nine hours each day. 5:00 p.m. About dusk, you'll return to the liveboard.
5:30 p.m. Enjoy appetizers
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Note:  Schedule can be changed according to your preferences and your guide's suggestions.

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Fishing Travel Experts


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