Cuba - Jardines de la Reina
Jardines Avalon Fleet II (The JFA2)
Avalon Cuban Fishing Centers
The Jardines Avalon Fleet II is a brand new state-of-the-art 120-foot liveaboard with ten air-conditioned staterooms with ten private bathrooms. You'll fish the pristine saltwater flats of Jardines de la Reina also known as Gardens of the Queen.
The liveaboard's overall capacity is 20 passengers and eight crew members. They 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. The boat has the perfect balance of substantial exploration capabilities and a unique and noble style.
Boats at all Jardines Locations
For The JFA2 depending on group size, there are up to six guides, and six 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.
The Liveaboard has ten cabins, with ten private bathrooms. The boat accommodates up to 20 anglers, but they suggest between
10 and 12 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 has been in operation since 2014.
Meals: Meals 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: 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 DeckOn 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 round-trip.)
For More about the FISHING...Visit JARDINES DE LA REINA'S Main Page
2020 USD Rates:
7-nights on The JFA2
and 5½-days guided fishing
Saturday to Saturday
Up to six skiffs and guides, 10 to 12-anglers
Individual rates based on 12 anglers.
September 1, 2019 - March 7
and July 4 - Sept. 5, 2020:
Full Yacht rate:
$57,200.00 per group
$4,766.67 per person
March 7 - July 4, 2020:
Full Yacht rate:
$82,000.00 per group
$6,833.00 per person
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 fuel charge.
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
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.