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. For more about the fishing, visit Visit Jardines de la Reina's page 



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.

Liveaboard Cabins

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

Bartender

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.

Floorplan

Floorplan

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:

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 roundtrip ground transfer between Havana and the Jucaro Port runs approx. $300.00 p.p. based on party of 6, 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 JA2 and begin your fishing week in the Jardines de la Reina. On the final day of your trip, you’ll return to The JA2 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.

JA2 Sample Itinerary:

Sunday - Thursday:
7:00 a.m. Wake-up call.
7:30 a.m. Breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Fishing full day with packed lunch.
Your group will have the possibility to coordinate for lunch at JA2, please inform your crew and staff in advance. Return in the afternoon. Appetizers at JA2. Dinner and overnight at JA2, single room accommodation.
Note: Schedule can be changed according to your preferences and your guide's suggestions.
Friday:
7:00 a.m. Wake-up call.
7:30 a.m. Breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Fish half-day until noon/1:00 p.m. with packed lunch. At 2:00 p.m., you will be transferred back to Júcaro port with estimated arrival at 7.00 p.m. Appetizers at JA2. Dinner and overnight at JA2.
Saturday:  5:00 - 8:00 a.m. Disembarking at Júcaro Port. Transfer to Cayo Coco, Camagüey, Santa Clara or other international airport (2-hour drive) with estimated arrival at 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. *If you have a pre-arranged flight, you can disembark boat early for flight from Camagüey. Departure flight.

2022 USD Rates:

7-nights and 5.75-days guided fishing
Saturday to Saturday - Up to five skiffs and guides
Low Season:
Jan. 1 - Feb. 19, 2022 and July 16 - Dec. 31, 2022:
Full Yacht:  $72,475.00 per group
High Season:
February 19 - July 16, 2022:
Full Yacht:  $118,625.00 per group

2023 USD Rates:

7-nights and 5.75-days guided fishing
Saturday to Saturday - Up to five skiffs and guides
Low Season:
Dec. 31, 2022 - Feb. 18, 2023 and July 15 - Dec. 30, 2023:
Full Yacht:  $75,374.00 per group
High Season:
February 18 - July 15, 2023:
Full Yacht:  $130,485.00 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), open bar (a $200.00 value), guided fishing (two people per skiff), fishing licenses, and the Marine Park Conservation Fee, a $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 the Port of Júcaro approx. $300.00 p.p. based on party of 6, Cuban tourist visa (up to $85.00), optional rental of fly rod and reel $350.00 per week, optional diving equipment rental of $250.00 per week, gratuities, personal expenses, Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Equipment Rentals:

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.

Fishing Travel Experts


Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com