Cuba is Open and Fish are Biting!
Our friend, guide, and master angler, Felipe Rodriguez Alonzo with a beautiful permit. Imagine YOUR photo here!
STARTING AT $5199 USD
Custom year-round departures
Cuba is home to some of the most pristine and productive waters you will find, not only in the Americas, but in the world! In 2003 Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata was declared a World Heritage Site, home to crystal-clear salt water flats teaming with Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit. You would be hard-pressed to find a location in the Americas that rivals these productive waters.
Cuba's location is perfect!
Master angler, Felipe Rodriguez Alonzo, and his expert guides will lead you into the incredibly beautiful and productive waters of Cuba's Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata and surrounding areas. Fish in skiffs perfectly designed for these salt water flats. In addition, Felipe is a master angler, but also a philanthropist and founder of the Youth Fly- Fishing School based in Jaguey Grande. The school teaches fly-fishing techniques, fisheries and aquatic conservation, and a positive future for youth of Cuba. We are honored to Support the Cuban People while supporting Felipe's important endeavor. During this adventure, you will immerse yourself in World-class fly fishing, but also enjoy the warm, inviting Cuban people, delicious home-cooked meals, incredible bird watching, diverse social activities, music, art, and so much more...
A FEW OF THE EXCEPTIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
> An incredible tour supporting the Cuban people.
> 3 or 5 days of incredible fishing in and around Cienaga de Zapata National Park.
> Two day exploring vibrant Havana with a walking tour of the historic district.
> Daily interactions and support for the warm, beautiful Cuban people.
> Ride in a classic convertible car, dance, sing and enjoy a mojito or two!
> A legal, OFAC license approved and authorized tour.
Custom dates are available year-round upon request:
Call for 2023 - 2024 dates & prices
SAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY:
WELCOME TO CUBA!
Arrive at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport independently, greeted by your Mariah Travel representative, transfer to our casa particular (private lodging) in Habana Vieja (Old Havana). Enjoy a welcome drink and a delicious dinner at a family-run paladar (privately owned restaurant). Later, take leisurely walk around Old Havana—a UNESCO World Heritage site. Overnight: LA POSADA DE CHACON in Habana Vieja (D)
FISHING THE INCREDIBLE CIENAGA DE ZAPATA NATIONAL PARK
Cuba is home to some of the most pristine waters you will find, not only in the Americas but in the world. In 2003 Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata was declared a World Heritage Site, home to crystal-clear salt water flats teaming with Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit. In a single day, a lucky angler could perhaps land all three, completing the Cuban angling holy grail, the Grand Slam! One may also hook Barracuda and Snook! One would be hard-pressed to find a location in the Americas that rivals these productive waters. Cuba's location is perfect!
Daily departures for Ciénaga de Zapata National Park, and the most pristine shallow saltwater flats in the Caribbean. In addition of fishing, Zapata is a world-class birding area - home to many of the 26 endemic species only found in Cuba. Meet master fly-fishing guru, Felipe Rodriguez Alonzo and his staff. Participate in a discussion on the excellent fishing opportunities in Cuba as well as the future of youth fly fishing. Later, fish from skiffs or wade for bonefish and permit. You'll also have the opportunity to cast for tarpon on Rio Hatiguanico. Overnight: Casa particular in Playa Larga. (B,L,D)
TOUR INCREDIBLE HAVANA!
Enjoy a relaxing drive back to Havana. Visit the landmarks many have made famous through the decades. Hop in a classic US convertible car and chat with the owner on what they did to complete the restoration. Watch the expert cigar rollers at the Cigar Museum and learn about rum at the local Rum Museum. Your last day is free to explore. Visit the Museum of the Revolution, the Natural History Museum or just sit and chat with the locals. Find your own Cuba! Later, enjoy a delicious dinner and an evening of music with the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club! Overnight: LA POSADA DE CHACON in Habana Vieja (B,L,D)
DEPART HAVANA FOR JOSE MARTI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
NOTE: A portion of the proceeds from every fishing excursion will be donated to master angler Felipe Rodriguez’s Youth Fly-Fishing School in Jaguey Grande, Cuba to support this important endeavor. Felipe is one of the most well-known guides in Cuba, but his recognition isn’t based on his skills and prowess as a fishing guide alone. Felipe started a fly-fishing school in the streets of Jaguey Grande, with students ranging in age from 4-18 years old. According to Felipe, “Teaching aquatic conservation through fishing has drastically changed their lives for the better.”
COST: THREE (3) DAYS FISHING $5199 dbl $500 single supplement
FIVE (5) DAYS FISHING $6199 dbl $500 single supplement
YEAR-ROUND DEPARTURES, Only 8 Anglers maximum per tour!
INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR:
2 nights in historic Habana Vieja
All accommodation in Playa Larga
Full days of guided fly fishing in Cienaga de Zapata National Park
All breakfasts and other meals as noted
Full-time, professional bilingual fishing guide during your adventure
All local ground transportation
NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR:
Airfare from Miami to Havana (Mariah Travel will assist with best flights)
Cuba Tourist Visa (Mariah Travel will apply for your Visa)
Meals and activities other than those listed in the itinerary
Gratuities for fishing guide, local Cuban guide and driver
- Trip Insurance. We recommend USI Travel Insurance Services