Cuba - Jardines de la Reina
The New Tortuga Yacht, also known as 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 (completed by August of 2020) is an amazing 180-foot vessel that will be moored in Jardines de la Reina. The Yacht will feature 20 cabins, 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 16 anglers per week.
Opening Season 2020 SPECIAL: Save $1,000.00
7-nights and 5 ½-days guided fishing
when traveling here between August 1st, 2020, to March 6th, 2021 (Low Season). Reg. $3,990.00
Now $2,990.00 per person.
Group Deal: Get a group of Five Anglers (paid), and One Host is Free.
Availability as of 1/23/2020:
August 22-29, 2020
September 19-26, 2020
October 31 - Nov. 7, 2020
November 28 - Dec. 5, 2020
January 2-9, 2021
January 23-30, 2021
The new Jardines Avalon IV 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.
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.
Each room will include personalized air conditioning and heating controls, ample storage space.
Lower Deck Floorplan
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, approx. $200.00 round-trip.) 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.
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2020 USD Rates:
7-nights on Liveaboard
and 5 ½-days guided fishing
Jardines Avalon IV
Two anglers per room and boat
2020 Opening Season Special
Save $1,000.00 when traveling between August 1, 2020 - March 6, 2021. (Low Season)
Now $2,990.00 per person
Group Deal: Get 5-paying anglers, and 1 Host is Free.
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, but any drinks or snacks will cost extra), guided fishing (two people per skiff), fishing licenses, and $220.00 boat fuel charge.
Packages Do Not Include:
Airfare, hotel and meals in Havana, round-trip 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 ($280.00 p.p.), gratuities, personal expenses, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
Typical Fishing Day:
A typical fishing day begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Your guides are ready to depart for fishing by 8:00 a.m. 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. You'll return to the liveboard at dusk, about 5:00 p.m. Enjoy appetizers at 5:30 p.m. and then dinner at 7:30 p.m.