Recommended Gear for Jardines de la Reina, Cuba

Jardines de la Reina is a vast marine park larger in size than the Florida Keys. It is located about 60 miles off Cuba’s south central coast and is comprised of hundreds, if not thousands of mangrove islands and thousands of acres of fishable flats. It’s ideal for fly fishers who wish to experience fishing from dawn till dusk. More fishing hours are offered here than anywhere. This is because you will be on a live-aboard luxury yacht, The Avalon I or II or even the moored hotel, Tortuga! Here you will cast for everything - Tarpon of all sizes, Permit, bones, Jacks, Barracuda - you name it.

Think about a place where you can fish more than 100 miles of flats without seeing other fishing parties. The Cuban Fishing Center has exclusive rights to these waters and the skiffs are limited to 16 a day! Fishers have been known to catch seven species in one day, a place where big bonefish run toward your fly. This is a place where you have a legitimate chance for a Grand Slam every day of the year, and a place where you can wade miles of white-sand flats in your bare feet.

Fly fishing in Cuba is far different from other destinations in the Caribbean. Only in recent years has this flats fishery been developed, and you are fishing waters that have not seen sport fishing for nearly fifty years. Cuba has given these pristine areas protection as Cuban National Marine Parks, where no commercial fishing is allowed other than for lobster.

This is truly an exciting destination for Wild On The Fly Adventure Travel to represent! Four of our staff, along with twenty-nine guests have already experienced the Jardines in 2016 and we can not wait to go back!

Let Wild On The Fly send you to Cuba! If you prefer going with an experienced travel pro, please join us on one of our hosted trips in 2017! Give us a call, let’s go to Cuba now!