Cuba - Jardines de la Reina
Jardines Avalon Fleet III (The JFA3)

Avalon Cuban Fishing Centers

The Jardines Avalon Fleet III is Avalon's grandest yacht, cruising to the outer edges of the Jardines de la Reina, also known as Gardens of the Queen marine park. The 160-foot luxury motor yacht has 15 staterooms, including four suites with a balcony. The overall capacity is 30 passengers and 12 crew members. Avalon recommends a maximum of 16 anglers per trip. Three panoramic decks. A group paying for the full-yacht has the option of inviting non-angler guests to join them (see the non-angler rate below).

Lounge area

The JFA3 Lounge

Avalon suggests a maximum of 16 anglers for optimum comfort. 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. Avalon Fleet I is a liveaboard yacht that resides in Jardines de la Reina in the Low Season only. The liveaboard is in Isla de Juventud for the High Season, which is March 28 - July 4 for 2020.

Boats at all Jardines Locations

Avalon Super Skiffs

For The JFA3, depending on group size, there will be up to eight guides, and up to 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 until dusk (about 5:00 p.m.). Fishing is Sunday morning through Friday.

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 or return to the liveaboard mid-day for lunch, depending on the tides and fishing. You’ll be guided for seven to nine hours each day.

Fifteen Air-Conditioned Cabins

Eight Cabins

All 15 cabins have two twin or double beds, private bathrooms, and air-conditioning with individual thermostats. The boat accommodates up to 30 passengers and 12 crew members, but Avalon recommends a maximum of 16 anglers per trip for optimum comfort. Daily housekeeping and laundry service is provided. For the laundry, they would like you to tip one CUC per item. One CUC is equivalent to $1, one US dollar.

Flat-screen TV in the Lounge


Each cabin has air conditioning and heat controls, electricity plugs, (220 volts and 110 volts), drawers for storage, and panoramic windows for views of the Caribbean.
Communications:  There is no Wi-Fi 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 strictly prohibited in Cuba and will be confiscated at the airport on arrival.

Dining Area

Dining Area

Meals and Alcohol

Meals:  Cuisine is simple yet gourmet. Salads with fresh vegetables and a variety of fruits are available. Fresh sashimi is offered nightly. Dinners feature delicious fresh fish, pork, or chicken entrees.
Alcohol:  There is a mandatory upfront fee of $200.00 per person for the open bar. The open bar fee includes beer, wine, liquor, and sodas. Drinks are prepared by their bartender.



Upper Boat Deck

Boat Deck

On the upper deck, there is a spacious and comfortable lounge, dining room, and bar area (combination). The large open-air top deck has a bar, a hot tub, and a dive deck with camera tables.

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 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. (The hotel night, meals in Havana, and the ground transfers from Havana to the Port of Júcaro are not included in the package. The ground transfers run approx. $200.00 roundtrip.)

For More about the FISHING...


2020 USD Rates:

7-nights on The JFA3
and 5½-days guided fishing

Saturday to Saturday
Up to 8 skiffs and guides, 7 to 16-anglers
Individual rates based on group of 16 anglers.
Low Season:
January 5 - March 6, 2020, and July 12 - Dec. 28, 2020:
Full Yacht rate:
$58,800.00 per group
$3,675.00 per person
High Season:
March 7 - July 11, 2020:
Full Yacht rate:
$96,600.00 per group per group
$6,037.50 per person

Non-Anglers:  A group paying the full yacht rate has the option of inviting non-fishing guests to share a room with anglers. Non-Angler Activities may include guided ecotours to the mangroves and beaches – assisted by marine biologists, snorkeling, diving sessions, and cooking lessons for Cuban dishes. The Non-angler companion
$3,500.00 per person

Packages Include:

Reception at the airport, 7-nights on yacht/liveaboard (full board basis, which means that breakfast, lunch, and evening meals are included in the package), guided fishing (two people per skiff), fishing licenses, and fuel charge.

Equipment Rentals:
A rod and reel rental, including lines, is $280.00 per person per week.
Diving equipment rentals are $250.00 for a full set of diving gear per week.
Rentals require 60-days’ notice before your trip.

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), 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.

Avalon's New No-Risk Policy

Boat Features:

5 Cummins KTA total 3500 HP
3 Genset John Deere
2 SK WaterMaker
4 Nuvair dive compressors 2 Air / 2 Nitrox
Next generation Northern Lights Chiller AC individually controlled
Large AC lounge
Large open-air areas
Top open-air bar with Hot Tub
Huge dive deck and camera tables
12 member crew
Laundry Service
Daily housekeeping
Audio and video entertainment
TV and Air-conditioning in cabins
Indoor Saloon
Warm Water Showers
220V in bar and restaurant
USB in bar, restaurant, and rooms

Go to . . .

Jardines Liveaboards main page 

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