Photo:  Cayo Largo

Fishing Cuba - Lodges and Liveaboards

Protected Fly Fishing Only Marine Parks

All marine parks in Cuba are now protected Fly Fishing Sanctuaries. No commercial fishing is allowed other than for lobster. Avalon's 36-page Pre-Trip Guide (PDF) - Click Here.

Click here for Sherpa (up-to-date travel requirements).

Three Avalon Resorts:

Cayo Cruz/Cayo Romano - New Resort

Cayo Cruz Fly Fishing

The Cayo Cruz, also known as Cayo Romano, is a protected marine park, 141 square miles in size. On an average day, each skiff with two anglers have over 19 square miles pretty much to themselves. The new Hotel Marina and Spa is only five minutes from the marina.

Cayo Largo Resort

Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo is a small island belonging to Cuba in the Caribbean Sea and is no more than 16-miles long and 1.9-miles wide. Cayo Largo is one of the best locations in the world for finding big permit. Only in recent years has this flats fishery been developed.

Jardines del Rey - 5-Star Resort

Fly Fishing the Run

Spanish for Gardens of the King, Jardines del Rey is a tarpon paradise off the northern coast of Cuba in the Cayo Santa Maria area. Resident tarpon are present year-round and range in size from 10 to 80 pounds. You'll stay at Iberostar Ensenachos, a five-star resort.

Eight Avalon Liveaboards

About Jardines de la Reina JDR

Jardines de la Reina

Spanish for Gardens of the Queen, Jardines de la Reina, is a vast, protected marine park similar to the Florida Keys. The archipelago is made up of more than 600 cays and islands, and the undisturbed flats run on for miles.

Cayo Largo Liveaboard - The JA1

Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo is a premier saltwater flats fishery and Avalon's top destination for Grand Slams. The Cayo Largo fishery is one of the best locations in the world for finding big permit. Stay aboard the Jardines I, a 110-foot air-conditioned yacht that hosts up to 12 anglers.

Avalon Fleet-I - The AF1

The AF1 130-foot Liveaboard

The AF1 is 130-feet in length with ten staterooms and resides in Isla de Juventud marine park for peak season - mid-February through mid-July. For fly anglers who desire to fish from dawn until dusk, about 5:00 p.m. The yacht hosts a maximum of 12 anglers.

Jardines II - The JA2

Avalon II 130-foot Liveaboard

Jardines Avalon FII is a 130-foot vessel built in 2018. With ten staterooms, the JF2 is larger than Jardines Avalon FI. You'll fish the pristine saltwater flats of Jardines de la Reina, also known as Gardens of the Queen.

Jardines Avalon Fleet III -The JA3

Avalon III 160-foot Liveaboard

The Jardines Avalon Fleet III is 160-feet in length and Avalon's grandest yacht, cruising to the outer edges of the Jardines de la Reina, also known as Gardens of the Queen marine park.

Jardines Avalon IV - The New Tortuga

Jardines Avalon IV 180-Foot Liveaboard

The new Jardines Avalon IV, a 180-foot vessel, will be moored in Jardines de la Reina. The yacht featured 20 cabins, a spacious lounge, a modern dining room, and a sun deck to enjoy every aspect of the Gardens of the Queen.

Isla de la Juventud - The AF1

Isla de la Juventad

Isla de Juventud is Spanish for Island of Youth. Aboard the Avalon Fleet I (The AF1), a 110-foot liveaboard yacht, you’ll fly fish and explore the most remote areas of the Canarreos Archipelago, the world-famous chain of islands in this protected marine park.

Zapata Peninsula Liveaboard

Cuba Liveaboard

Zapata Peninsula is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Year-round fly fishing for permit, bonefish, and tarpon. Stay aboard The Georgiana, a 100-foot air-conditioned liveaboard yacht. Full yacht and half yacht rates are available.

Avalon Disclaimer:  At all the Avalon liveaboard yachts, you can choose to book individually, or you can also book a half yacht. Liveaboard vessels require a minimum occupancy to operate every week. In general, this minimum occupancy corresponds to the total number of rooms on each ship (for example, on a 12-room vessel, we are unable to operate with less than 12 anglers onboard). In the case of reservations confirmed for HALF YACHT, if said occupation is not fulfilled at the time of the trip, either by the group itself or by other groups reserved directly by Avalon, Avalon reserves the right to relocate the group in another boat or accommodation, always respecting the destination and on the same dates as confirmed for the group.

Cuba Marine Parks

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