Photo:  Cayo Largo

Fishing Cuba - Liveaboards and Lodges

Protected Fly-Fishing-Only Marine Parks

8 Liveaboards and 2 Resorts

All marine parks in Cuba are now protected Fly Fishing Sanctuaries. No commercial fishing is allowed other than for lobster. Click here for Sherpa (up-to-date travel requirements).

Cayo Largo Liveaboard - The JA1

Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo is a premier saltwater flats fishery and a 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.

Cayo Romano - New Hotel and Spa

Cayo Romano Fly Fishing

The Cayo Romano, also known as Cayo Cruz, is a protected marine park, 141 square miles in size. Each skiff with two anglers have over 19 square miles pretty much to themselves. The new hotel is only five minutes from the marina.

Gardens of the King - 5-Star Resort

Fly Fishing the Run

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

Isla de la Juventud Liveaboard

Isla de la Juventad

Isla de Juventud is Spanish for Island of Youth. Aboard The JAF1, a 110-foot liveaboard yacht, you’ll fly fish and explore the most remote areas of the Canarreos Archipelago.

Cayo Paredon - Resort Hotel

Cayo Paredon Baby Tarpon Fishing

Cayo Paredon has been on fly anglers' radar for decades. In 2021, a stable beach was built, and a 584-room all-inclusive resort—the Hotel Cayo Paredon Grande.

Zapata Peninsula Liveaboard

Cuba Liveaboard

Year-round fly fishing for permit, bonefish, and tarpon. Stay aboard The Georgiana, a 100-foot air-conditioned liveaboard yacht. Group Rates only.

Jardines de la Reina Liveaboards

Jardines de la Reina

Spanish for Gardens of the Queen, Jardines is a vast, protected marine park similar to the Florida Keys. Five liveaboard fishing yachts and employs a zone rotation in these waters.


For all 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, our operator is 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 our outfitter, our outfitter 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