Fly Fishing Paredon - Cuba

Bonefishing, Tarpon, and Permit

A Fly-Fishing-Only Sanctuary

Fly Fishing the Run's New Destination in Jardines del Rey (King's Garden)
Cayo Paredon has been on fly anglers' radar for decades. The tiny island of Paredon (5.4 miles²) sits between Cayo Santa Maria, famous for its tarpon fishery, and Cayo Romano, renowned for its permit and big bones. To get to Paredon, you'll cross the 10-mile (17-km) stone road built over the ocean. The road recently took Cuba 16 months to build. In 2021, a stable beach was built, and a 584-room all-inclusive resort—the Hotel Cayo Paredon Grande.

Cayo Paredon

Louisiana Redfishing

Getting to Paredon, required the building of an extensive road system over the seas, the first stone road in Cuba. These cayes are connected to the main island of Cuba by a 17-mile road (27 km) that runs across the Bahia de Perros (Bay of dogs), including a section of approximately 10 miles over the sea that took 16 months to build and required more than 3 million cubic meters of rocks and stones.

Cayo Paredon is inside the Jardines del Rey Marine Park. Expect big bones, permit, and spring and summer tarpon. Like all Fly Fishing the Run's operations in Cuba, Cayo Paredon will also be under Marine Park Management with the help of Blue Sanctuary.Org.

Paredon Fishing Facts

Angler and Guide in Dolphin Super Skiff

Lodge Season:  The fishery is open year-round. Low Season from July 1 2023 to February 24, 2024 and Peak Season from February 25 - June 29, 2024.
Group Size:  Maximum of eight anglers per week. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Boats: Dolphin Super Skiffs with Yamaha 70-HP engines allow access to shallow water and provide fast runs between fishing spots. For skinny-water flats, you’ll fly fish from a flat-bottom skiff, so you’re able to access bonefish and permit.
Guides:  Local guides are excellent at finding all species. They speak enough English to be understood for fishing purposes.
Fishing Equipment:  No equipment is provided. Plan on bringing flies, leaders, tippet, all terminal tackle, and all accessories, as very few items are available anywhere in Cuba. A comprehensive tackle and gear list is included in our confirmation packet.
Fishing License: is included in the package. The mandatory Marine Park Conservation Fee of $300.00 is not included in the package.

Flat Fishing

Flats Fishing

Superb Saltwater Fishing

The Dogwood Lodge

Superb saltwater fly-fishing for tarpon, permit, and bonefish. Hard-bottomed flats bordering deep blue channels allow for great wade-fishing opportunities. Bonefish are numerous and big; there is a good population of Permit which cruise both the same flats as well as the slightly deeper water.

Hotel Cayo Paredon Grande

Dining Room and a Cabin Bedroom

Dining Room at Resort

Self-Serve Bar in the Lounge

Getting to Cayo Paredon:

1) Recommended Option: From Miami, FL. (MIA), you’ll fly to the Camaguey Airport. A Cubatur representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel, a 3.5-hour drive (roundtrip $200.00 per person and not included in the package).
2) From Miami, FL. (MIA), you’ll fly to Camaguey (CMW) or Santa Clara (SNU), a two to three-hour flight. You’ll then take a domestic flight to the Cayo Coco Airport (CCC). A Cubatur representative will meet you at the Cayo Coco Airport and drive you to the hotel, a 30-minute drive (approximately 24 miles), included in the package.

2024 USD Rates

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing:
Saturday to Saturday
Two angler per boat and room
Low Season - July 1, 2023 - February 25, 2024:
$3,100.00 per person
High-season - February 25 - June 29, 2024:
$4,500.00 per person
Non-Angler Companion:
$1,390.00 per person

Upgrade to one angler per skiff:  Add $1,200.00
Upgrade to one angler per room:  $500.00 per person (both anglers need to pay)

The Packages Include:

• Reception at airport in Cayo Coco
• Ground transfers from Cayo Coco to the resort
• 7-nights at the Hotel
• All meals and beverages
• 6-days guided fishing
• Fishing license
• Boxed lunch and beverages on the skiff.

The Packages Do Not Include:

• Airfare to Havana, Cuba, and return
• Airfare Havana to Cayo Coco or Camaguey, and return
• Ground transfers between Camaguey and Lodge, $200.00 p.p.
• VIP Services
• Hotel nights, meals, and ground transfers in Havana
• Ground transfers from airports other than Cayo Coco
  price based on the number of passengers
• $300.00 Marine Park Conservation Fee
• Fishing Equipment and tackle
• Global Rescue
• Travel insurance
• Anything not covered under inclusions.

Request an Information Packet.  

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