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Cuba, Jardines Reina


Fly fishing for Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish and snook in Jardines de la Reina in Cuba. Fishmaster will arrange hosted and unhosted fly fishing trips to Jardines Reina. Tropical fishing in Jardines de la Reina is considered as perhaps the best in this planet. The excellent fishing and beautiful Cuban Caribbean scenery make trip unforgettable.


Aside from its fascinating culture and Caribbean hospitality, Cuba has long been synonymous with some of the finest fly fishing in the world. For the last years of operation to bring together the most exclusive areas of the country combined with a high level of service. Whether sight casting to giant tarpon or bonefish we allow you to experience the essence of Cuba in the height of comfort.


Jardines de la Reina area is considered as one of the best places for big tarpon and excellent fishing for permit and bonefish. This huge area consists of several different types of flats that can be waded and fished from special boats. The fishing season is year round and fishing can be done with single hand fly rod. There are not many tropical fishing places in the world which can offer as varied and rich fishing as that of Jardines de la Reina. Tarpon, bonefish, permit, jacks and big barracudas are plentiful. Local fishing guide will take you by boat to a range of interesting fishing locations and show where and when to cast. There is always one boat and guide per 2 persons. The guides know the waters and speak well English.


9 feet long 7 or 8 weight fly rod is good for bonefish and one 9 or 12 weight for tarpon and permit. High-performance reels with a good brake system are required, capable of holding 200-250 yards of 20-pound backing. We recommend weight forward tropical floating fly lines for bonefish and permit. For bonefish and permit we recommend 12-foot knotless leaders, and 12-pound fluorocarbon shock tippet. For tarpon we recommend 60-80-pound test fluorocarbon level leader.


Bonefish flies: Gotcha, Crazy Charlie, Bonefish Special and small crabs tied on hooks 4 or 6, sand and light-brown. Permit: Avalon Fly, Rag Head Crab, Brown Special, Velcro Crab and Del´s Merkin tied on hooks 2 and 4. For tarpon and snook: streamers, deceivers on hooks 1/0-3/0 brown and orange, black and yellow, orange and yellow, Black Death and Purple Death.


The guests will be accommodated in air conditioned double cabins in well equipped mothership Halcon yacht, close the fishing spots.


Hosted Fishmaster fishing trip. Jouni Rauha will travel with as a host. Fishing trips to Jardines de la Reina will be arranged throughout the year. The packages can be booked according to the client’s preferred dates subject to availability. Anglers take an international flight to Havana, stay one night in hotel there and continue next morning to destination.

  • Price: 5380 eur/person
  • Trip length: 5 and half fishing days/6 nights in destination, 2 nights in Havana
  • Group size: 1 host + 5 persons
  • Fishing trip includes: Flights from Europe to Havana, 2 hotel nights in Havana, Taxi transfers in Havana, Transports from Havana to Jardines Reina, Accomodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Fishing licenses, Guiding, Boat transports, 10 beers and 30 soft drinks or water
  • Fishing trip does not include: Dinners in Havana, Gratuities (280 CUC = 260 eur)
  • Species: Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Snook, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Snapper
  • Fishing season: Year round


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