Cuba - Jardines de la Reina
Jardines Avalon Fleet III (The JA3)

Avalon Cuban Fishing Centers

The JA3 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 for optimum comfort. Three panoramic decks and a hot tub. Book now for 2023.




The Lounge area

The JA3 Lounge

The JA3 hosts a maximum of 16 anglers, with up to 30 passengers, plus 12 crew members. The Liveaboard also accommodates divers. 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. The liveaboard resides in Jardines de la Reina only during the Low Season and resides in Isla de Juventud for peak season.
Peak Season runs from February 18 to July 15 for the 2023 season.


Dolphin 16' Super Skiffs at all Jardines' Locations

Avalon Super Skiffs

For The JA3, 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:

Your day begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. The 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.

Air-Conditioned Cabins with Private Bathroom

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. They would like you to tip one CUC per item for the laundry. One CUC is equivalent to $1, one US dollar.

Flat-screen TV in the Lounge

Flat-Screen

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 US 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:  For the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the open bar is included in the package and includes beer, wine, liquor, and sodas. Drinks are prepared by their bartender.

Floorplan

Floorplan

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:

Many US cities have direct flights to Havana. You can also book direct flights to Cayo Coco (CCC) from Canada or Mexico. If you fly to Havana, plan on staying overnight at a hotel here before and after your fishing trip. The private bus transfer to Jardines de la Reina from Havana departs approximately. 7:00 a.m. and takes 6-8 hours to get to Jucaro Port. If you fly to Cayo Coco, the ground transfer takes 2-3 hours from the airport to Jucaro Port. Your entire group must arrange for the same flights to avoid private transfer costs. The ground transfer between Havana and the Port of Júcaro runs approx. $300.00 p.p., based on a party of 6 roundtrip, and is not included in the package. The roundtrip group transfer from Cayo Coco to Jucaro is included the package.
Arrival and Departure Days:  Upon arrival at Jucaro Port, you will board The JA3 and begin your fishing week in the Jardines de la Reina. On the final day of your trip, you’ll return to The JA3 around 2:00 p.m. The yacht will return to Jucaro Port, where you will overnight. Early the next morning, you will return to Havana or Cayo Coco for your departing flights.



2022 USD Rates:

7-nights on The JA3 and 5.75-days guided fishing
Saturday to Saturday
Up to 7 skiffs and guides, 7 to 16-anglers per week
Low Season:
Jan. 1 - Feb. 19, 2022, and July 16 - Dec. 31, 2022:
Full Yacht:  $83,464.00 per group
High Season: Feb. 19 - July 16, 2022:
Full Yacht:  $139,875.00 per group

2023 USD Rates:

7-nights on The JA3 and 5.75-days guided fishing
Saturday to Saturday
Up to 7 skiffs and guides, 7 to 16-anglers per week
Low Season:
Dec. 31, 2022 - Feb. 18, 2023, and July 15 - Dec. 30, 2023:
Full Yacht:  $86,802.00 per group
High Season: Feb. 18 - July 15, 2023
Full Yacht:  $153,862.00 per group


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), open bar, guided fishing (two people per skiff), fishing licenses, the Marine Park Conservation Fee $100.00 value. *If traveling to Cayo Coco, Camaguey, or Santa Clara Airport, the 2 to 3-hour ground transfer to the Jucaro Port is included in the package.

Packages Do Not Include:

Airfare, taxi from the airport to the hotel, hotel and meals in Havana, roundtrip ground transfer between Havana and Jucaro Port approx. $300.00 p.p. based on a party of 6, Cuban tourist visa (up to $85.00), optional rental of fly rod and reel $350.00, gratuities, personal expenses, Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Equipment Rentals: For the 2022 and 2023 seasons, a rod and reel rental, including lines, is $350.00 p.p. 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.

For More About the Fishing . . .

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Fishing Travel Experts


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