Jardines De La Reina (JDR for short) is located in south east Cuba, approximately 75 miles off the coast of the state Camaguey. Due to its natural beauty and extraordinary bio diversity, it has been designated a National Park by the Cuban Government.
Tarpon and Bonefish. Permit, Mutton, Cubera Snapper, Jack Crevelle, and Barracuda are also available.
SEASON OF OPERATION
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
The week begins on Saturday and ends the following Saturday. Please note there are two options to choose from when arriving to the Avalon Fleet II. First, being that all guests fly into Havana the Friday before their week starts in order to make the early Saturday morning hotel pick up for transportation to the Port of Jucaro. Going this rout, guests will also spend an additional night in Havana on the back end of their trip, unless they have an late evening flight out of Havana. The second option, on arrival day, guests fly into either Camaguey, Santa Clara, Cayo Coco and be met by a rep to be transferred to the Port of Jucaro, where you’ll board the Avalon Fleet II, and overnight for your transfer to the Jardines de la Reina. Your departure falls on the following Saturday. Please be sure to book an evening flight out of either Camaguey, Santa Clara, or Cayo Coco, as the Avalon Fleet II doesn’t dock until late morning at the Port of Jucaro.
Avalon Fleet II is a brand new state-of-the-art vessel. The design and interior decor give the yacht a touch of intimacy, refinement, a sense of warmth and simplicity. The boat has the perfect balance of substantial exploration capabilities and a unique and noble style. It guarantees all our guests a pleasant, exciting and exclusive voyage through Jardines de la Reina. Avalon Fleet II has 10 deluxe cabins, with 10 private bathrooms Each room includes air conditioning and heat controls, electricity plugs, as well as storage in drawers. Each room has panoramic windows to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Caribbean beaches. There is a spacious and comfortable combination lounge, dining room and bar area on the boat deck. In cabins and common areas there are electric sockets available for you to plug in your personal items (220 volts and 110 volts). The Avalon Fleet II is sold per boat. However, depending on availability, may be able to book half the vessel.
Angling capacity on board the Avalon Fleet II is 10 rods.
The entire Jardines De la Reina fishing area is ribboned with more channels, flats, and creeks that you could possibly fish in 10 trips to this location. The Avalon Fleet II will cruise the waterways in search of the best fishing grounds found within the parks boundaries. The guides are all familiar with the territory that the yacht will be cruising in and guests simply have to decide what it is that they are most interested in fishing for. This kind of flexibility is unique to live aboards in the JDR because of the exceptional and abundant fishing found there. We have run both tarpon and bonefish clinics from the Avalon Fleet II in years past and will organize this type of week with the yachts captain and guides, if this kind of week is requested. Guests can fish for as long as they want to during the course of the day, from sunrise to sunset and even after dark, if guests care to throw a popper. This is also a great option for guests who want to focus on a Grand Slam. The guides are knowledgeable, hard working and eager to deliver the trip of a lifetime from this vessel!
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
The flats skiffs used when fishing Avalon Fleet II, are 18 foot Dolphin Super Skiffs powered by 60-90 horse powered engines. The boats have rod holders and poling platforms and a generous casting area at the front of the skiff.
For guests choosing to fly into Havana: you will fly into Havana on Friday where you will be met by a Slipstream Angling representative as soon as you clear customs. Once you clear customs guests will need to take a taxi from the airport to your four-star hotel, located in downtown Havana. On Saturday morning, guests will be picked up at their hotel for the transportation down to the Port of Jucaro. Once docked at the Port of Jucaro, you will be transferred back to Havana for your overnight at a four star hotel in downtown Havana, or to make your late evening flight.
For guests choosing to fly into either Camaguey, Santa Clara, or Cayo Coco: You will fly in on Saturday,
where you will be met by a Slipstream Angling representative as soon as you clear customs. Once you clear customs you’ll be transferred to the Port of Jucaro where you’ll board, and overnight, on the Avalon Fleet II live aboard, to be transferred the following morning to the Jardines de la Reina. On departure day, guests arrive at the port of Jucaro the following Saturday in the late morning. Once docked, you will be transferred to either Camaguey, Santa Clara, or Cayo Coco for your evening departing flight. Please be sure to book an evening flight out of either Camaguey, Santa Clara, or Cayo Coco, as the Avalon Fleet II doesn’t dock until late morning at the Port of Jucaro.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
1) A valid passport that does not expire for at least 6 months after your departure from Cuba
2) A Cuban Entry Visa.
RATES FOR 2019/20
Low Season :
Sept 1, 2019 to March 7, 2020 and July 4, 2020 to Sept 5, 2020
High Season :
March 7 to July 4