Avalon Fleet I is an intimate, comfortable and stylishly designed yacht, where each space is created to provide its guests with maximum comfort and safety. The atmosphere was conceived and designed to provide guests with an experience of a lifetime.There is a spacious and comfortable combination lounge, dining room and bar area in the boat deck. This is where you would do much of your socializing and eat your meals. The Avalon Fleet I is heaven on earth. We offer queen size beds, hot tub, lounge to make you feel at home with excellent visual/audio equipment and of course the amazing Cuban gastronomy that we will treat you to throughout your entire stay, served with international wines and local liquors and desserts.
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. Flats fish like Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Snook, Mutton Snapper, Barracuda, and a variety of Jacks are found in incredible numbers and since the fishing pressure is so light in these areas the fish rarely encounter sport fishermen and are unusually easy to catch.
Think about a place where you can fish more than 100 miles of flats without seeing another fisherman, a place where the flats fishing is so good that you can catch seven species of fish in one day, a place where big bonefish run toward your fly when it hits the water too hard, rather than streaking off the flat in the other direction, a place where you have a legitimate chance for a grand slam every day of the year, a place where big permit are as plentiful as they were in the Florida Keys 30 years ago, a place where you can wade miles of white-sand flats in your bare feet for big bonefish, a place where you’ll find enough big tarpon, jacks, ‘cudas, and sharks on the flats to wear you out!
Despite heavy commercial fishing pressure before the ban, Cubas remote archipelagos have remained unspoiled. Because they are often situated from 50 to 100 miles off the Cuban coast and are not easily visited, even by the Cuban lobster fishermen. ?With the tutelage of several famous guides and anglers, the Cubans have become excellent guides and good fly fishermen. Give them a fly rod and they’ll double-haul a 100-foot cast, or show you just how to work a fly to make bonefish charge and inhale it. They spot fish as well as any of the Caribbean’s best guides and direct your casts from the poling platform. These guides enjoy enthusiastic anglers and love to work long days, allowing you to fish as hard as you want. A remarkable contrast to many other destinations or lodges where you are often limited to six or eight hours on the water, including your running time. In Avalon’s destinations, there is never any limitation on gas used or distances run in the day. If you want to get out early and fish to dark, you can do it! But the fishing is normally so good and so intense that you’ll be ready to quit in time to be back for cocktails. Although Spanish is the guides’ native tongue, they have all taken classes in English and they communicate surprisingly well with their anglers. They are also in constant training to improve their language skills.
Avalon Fleet I overall capacity is 18 passengers (we suggest to be between 8 and 12 anglers to optimize comfort) and 8 crew members. The design and interior decoration give the yacht a touch of purity, intimacy, refinement, sense of warmth and simplicity, with a perfect balance between substantial exploration capabilities and a unique and noble style. It guarantees all our guests a pleasant, exciting and exclusive voyage through Jardines de la Reina.
The Mother ship’s cabins have been built with extreme care, emphasizing the importance of comfort and safety above all else. You`ll also find an exquisite décor and refined taste, so you definitely won`t miss anything from home. You`ll also feel our warm and attentive service during your trip.
There are 8 deluxe king cabins, with 7 private bathrooms, with air conditioning and heat controls, electricity plugs, as well as storage in drawers. Each room has panoramic windows to enjoy the breathtaking view on the Caribbean beaches.
There is a spacious and comfortable combination lounge, dining room and bar area in the boat deck. This is where you would do much of your socializing and eat your meals. The setting is casual and filled with fun and entertainment. In this area you can find a DVD’s and music to complement your stay.
In cabins and common areas there are electric sockets available for you to plug in your personal items (220 volts and 110 volts).
Prices per boat, 4 skiffs, 8 clients in single room base
Week starting Saturday and ending Friday
Sept 1 (2013) – March 1
June 22 – Aug. 30 Euro 31,200
March 2 – June 21 Euro 39,600
May 4 – May 24 Euro 45,200
Personal boat and guide for single angler: Euro 3000 / week, subject to availability
Enquiry online for special group prices.
Reception in havana airport
- All transfers inside Cuba as per program below
- 2 nights accommodation in double room base in 5-star hotel in Havana (on arrival and departure), breakfast included.
- 7 nights on Avalon Fleet I on single occupancy; 7 days on full board basis;
- 6 full days fishing (two people per skiff);
- Beverages on board – 8 beers or drinks per day (water & soft drinks, national production
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
- VIP service on arrival at the Havana Airport
- Fishing tackle
- Cuban visa Boarding tax (CUC 25 to be paid at the airport before leaving)
- Tips, personal expense; and drinks other than stated above. Transfer on arrival and departure, Airport Havana – Hotel Havana
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
On Booking, send passport number, Date of Birth and full name (as in passport). A deposit of 20% of
your package is required within 2 weeks of invoice to confirm a reservation. A deposit of 40% is due 6
months before trip. Deposits are refundable (minus a Euro 400 handling fee until 60 days prior to the
start of your trip). Within 60 days of your trip, your deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to
resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of packages. Full payment is due 60
days prior to arrival. NO CREDIT CARDS. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the
lodge, credit card payments cannot be accepted. All programs and execution of them remain subject
to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Claims for refunds will not be accepted