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

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 upt to 40 passengers. The liveaboard also accomodates divers.


Lounge area

The Lounge

The new Jardines Avalon IV, 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 Jardines Avalon IV

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:

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 hotel night, meals in Havana, and the ground transfers from Havana to the liveaboard are not included in the package. Ground transfers run approx. $200.00 roundtrip for group travel. Request rates for private transfer.) The next morning at 7:00 a.m., you'll take a three-hour private shuttle to the Port of Júcaro, and then a ferry transfer to Jardines de la Reina, with an estimated arrival of 6:00 p.m., in time for appetizers and dinner on the Tortuga.

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.

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), 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.

Go to . . .

Cuba main page 

Fishing Travel Experts


Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com