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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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7-nights on Liveaboard
and 5½-days guided fishing
Two anglers per room/boat
2021 USD Rates:Low Season
January 2 - March 6, 2021 and
July 10, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2022
$3,990.00 per person
March 6 - July 10, 2021
$5,990.00 per person
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 2021 season, the open bar is included, guided fishing (two people per skiff), fishing licenses, and the Marine Park Conservation Fee, a $100.00 value.
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 rental of fly rod and reel ($280.00 in 2021 and $350.00 in 2022), gratuities, personal expenses, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel, 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.