Cuba is Open and the Fishing is Great!
Our friend, guide, and master angler, Felipe Rodriguez Alonzo with a beautiful permit. Imagine YOUR photo here!
Reserve Your Trip Now for 2023!
Special Dates for a 3 or 5 Day Trip
February 4-10; February 11-18
March 4-10; March 11-18
April 1-7; April 8-15
April 29-May 5
Join our friend and partner Felipe Rodriguez Alonso and his expert, knowledgeable guides for an incredible fly fishing adventure in the rarely-fished saltwater flats of Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Cuba. Truly unsurpassed opportunities to catch bonefish, tarpon and permit in this pristine ecosystem. . One of the World's finest fly fishing destinations. Join is in this fishing paradise!
Not only will you 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. OFAC license No. CT-2013-305326-2
DAYS 1: HABANA VIEJA - WELCOME TO CUBA!
Arrive at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport independently, meet your Mariah Travel representative and transfer to our casa particular (private lodging). Enjoy a welcome drink and a delicious dinner at a family-run paladar (privately owned restaurant). Enjoy a leisurely after dinner walk around Old Havana—a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Overnight: Casa particular in Habana Vieja - Old Havana. (D)
DAYS 2-5 or 2-7: FISHING! FISHING! FISHING!
Depart early morning for Ciénaga de Zapata National Park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve with some of 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. You'll participate in a discussion on the excellent fishing opportunities in Cuba. There will be many stories! 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)
DAY 7: ENJOY HAVANA or depart!
Depart 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 on your own at one of the many wonderful paladars in Havana.
Overnight: Casa particular in Havana. (B,L,D)
Day 8: 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 $5299 dbl $500 single supplement
FIVE (5) DAYS FISHING $6299 dbl $500 single supplement
These special dates will sell quickly. Take advantage of this
fishing opportunity! Contact Mariah Travel today!
YEAR-ROUND DEPARTURES: Custom trips are offered year-round, 1 to 8 anglers per week in Cienaga de Zapata National Park!
Included in your tour:
2 nights in historic Havana
4 or 6 nights at a Playa Larga or Playa Giron casa.
3 or 5 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
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