Cuba - The Perola
Gardens of the Queen
Avalon Cuban Fishing Centers
The Perola is a 75-foot luxury yacht with highly polished hardwood floors and teak paneling. The Perola is an especially stable ocean-going yacht. Avalon no longer offers the Perola liveaboard.
The Perola's overall capacity is for six anglers and four crew members. Communications: Wi-Fi is not available. 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. 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.
Boats at all Jardines Locations
For The Perola, there are three guides and three 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 to dusk.
Five Air-Conditioned Cabins
Below deck, there are five very comfortable air-conditioned cabins. There are two twin berths and are three single cabins. Two of the cabins have their own bathroom. There are a total of four bathrooms with good showers and plenty of hot water. The cabins also have a large amount of storage space.
Floorplan and Wheelhouse
Air-Conditioned Salon Area
In the air-conditioned lounge area, you can tie flies on the full-sized table or sink into the plush couches with a drink.
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.
Circular stairways take you downstairs to the cabins or upstairs to the dining area on the top open-air deck.
The top deck is covered. You'll enjoy open-air dining. If the sea breeze picks up, the dining area can be enclosed.
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 be transferred in an air-conditioned vehicle to the Port of Júcaro, about a three-hour drive. (The hotel night, meals in Havana, and the ground transfers from Havana to the liveaboard are not included in the package. The ground transfers are approx. $200.00 roundtrip.)
For More about the FISHING...Visit JARDINES DE LA REINA'S Main Page
2021 USD Rates:
7-nights on the
and 5½-days guided fishing
Saturday to Saturday
Three skiffs, three guides, and six-anglers
Jan. 2 - March 6, 2021 and
July 10 - Jan 1, 2022
Full group $33,000.00 per group
Half group $16,500.00 per group
March 6 - July 10, 2021:
Full group $51,000.00 per group
Half group $25,500.00 per group
Reception at airport, 7-nights on the liveaboard yacht (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.
A rod and reel rental, including lines, is $350.00 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 ($350.00 p.p.), gratuities, personal expenses, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
Avalon's Deposit Policy
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. You’ll be guided for seven to nine hours each day. You'll return to the liveboard at dusk, about 5:00 p.m. Enjoy appetizers at 5:30 p.m. and then dinner at 7:30 p.m.