Cuba - Jardines de la Reina
Gardens of the Queen

Jardines Avalon II (The JA2)

Avalon Cuban Fishing Centers

Jardines Avalon FII is a 130 foot vessel built in 2018. With ten staterooms, the JA2 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.

Lounge area

Avalon F-II Lounge

The Liveaboard hosts up to 16 anglers, with an overall capacity of 24 passengers, plus 9 crew members. The liveaboard also accommodates divers. Avalon suggest between 10 and 16 anglers for optimum comfort. The design and interior decor give the yacht a touch of intimacy, refinement, a sense of warmth and simplicity.

Boats at all Jardines Locations

Avalon Super Skiffs

For The JA2 depending on group size, there are up to six guides, and five 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.


Eight Cabins

The Liveaboard has ten deluxe staterooms with private bathrooms, accommodating up to 20 anglers, but Avalon suggests between 10 and 16 anglers for optimum comfort. 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:  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 Avalon F-II

Jardines F-II Liveaboard F-II Wheelhouse

Dining Area

Dining Area

Meals:  All meals are included on the liveaboard, and are 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.

Meals and Alcohol


Alcohol:  You are alloted 10 beers while aboard and rum. If you would like drinks other than rum, you will need to bring your own liquor.
Non-Alcoholic Beverages:  You are allotted 30 non-alcoholic beverages onboard for the week.



Upper Boat Deck

Jacuzzi On the upper deck, there is a spacious and comfortable lounge, dining room, and bar area (combination). In this casual setting, you'll do most of your dining and socializing. DVDs and music are also available.

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...


2021 USD Rates:

7-nights on The JA2
and 5.75-days guided fishing

Saturday to Saturday
Up to five skiffs and guides
Low Season:
Jan. 2 - March 6, 2021 and
July 10 - Jan. 1, 2022:
• Full Yacht:
$54,900.00 per group
• Half Yacht:
$27,450.00 per group

High Season:
March 6 - July 10, 2021:
• Full Yacht:
$73,900.00 per group
• Half Yacht:
$36,950.00 per group

2022 USD Rates:

7-nights on The JA2
and 5.75-days guided fishing

Saturday to Saturday
Up to five skiffs and guides
Low Season:
Jan. 1 - February 19, 2022 and
July 16 - December 31, 2022:
• Full Yacht:
$72,475.00 per group

High Season:
February 19 - July 16, 2022:
• Full Yacht:
$118,625.00 per group

Packages Include:

Reception at airport in Havana, 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 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 $350.00, gratuities, personal expenses, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Avalon's Deposit Policy

Equipment Rentals:

For 2021, a rod and reel rental, including lines, is $280.00 per person per week, ($350.00 per week in 2022).
Diving equipment rentals are $250.00 for a full set of diving gear per week.
Rentals require 60-days’ notice before your trip.

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