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Season

year round

Capacity

8 rods per week

Species

Tarpon, Bonefish…

LOCATION
Jardines De La Reina (JDR for short) is located in south east Cuba, approximately 75 miles off the coast of the state Camaguey. Due to its natural beauty and extraordinary bio diversity, it has been designated a National Park by the Cuban Government.

PRIMARY SPECIES
Tarpon and Bonefish. Permit, mutton, cubera snapper, jack crevelle, and barracuda are also available.

SEASON OF OPERATION
Year Round

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
The week begins on Saturday and ends the following Friday. Please note that all guests will need to fly into Havana the Friday before their week starts in order to make the early Saturday morning hotel pick up for the drive to the Port of Jucaro. Guests will also spend an additional night in Havana on the back end of their trip, unless they have an early evening flight out of Havana.

ACCOMMODATIONS
The Halcon is The Flagship luxury yacht of the live aboard fleet at JDR. Seventy Five feet in length, it is equipped below decks with six cabins, and three bathrooms. Good showers with plenty of hot water make things comfortable. Up top there is a large salon, which is fully air conditioned and a perfect place to have cocktails after fishing, before dinner. Meals are usually served on the afterdeck where there is normally a nice breeze. The chef on the Halcon does a wonderful job with the meals. Dinners are primarily seafood- fresh fish every day, lobster and conch. For those that would like something different, chicken and pork are also available. There are two other live aboards, La Reina and Caballones which can also be chartered to cruise and fish the Jardines De La Reina area. Contact us for availability and pricing on these yachts at info@slipstreamangling.com

DESTINATION CAPACITY
Angling capacity on board the Halcon is 8 rods.

THE FISHING
The entire Jardines De la Reina fishing area is ribboned with more channels, flats, and creeks that you could possibly fish in 10 trips to this location. The Halcon will cruise the waterways in search of the best fishing grounds found within the parks boundaries. The guides are all familiar with the territory that the yacht will be cruising in and guests simply have to decide what it is that they are most interested in fishing for. This kind of flexibility is unique to live aboards in the JDR because of the exceptional and abundant fishing found there. We have run both tarpon and bonefish clinics from the Halcon in years past and will organize this type of week with the yachts captain and guides, if this kind of week is requested. Guests can fish for as long as they want to during the course of the day, from sunrise to sunset and even after dark, if guests care to throw a popper. This is also a great option for guests who want to focus on a Grand Slam. The guides are knowledgeable, hard working and eager to deliver the trip of a lifetime from this vessel! The Halcon must be fully booked out as a private charter.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
The flats skiffs used in JDR from the Halcon are Dolphin Sup Skiffs powered by 80 horse power engines. Both fly fishing and spin fishing. No rental gear is available at this location.

GETTING THERE
Guests will fly into Havana on Friday where you will be met by a Slipstream Angling representative as soon as you clear customs. Once you clear customs guests will need to take a taxi from the airport to the Hotel Park Central, which is located in downtown Havana. On Saturday morning, guests will be picked up at their hotel for the shuttle down to the Port of Jucaro, which is about a 5 hour drive in on of our air conditioned buses. Depending on the circumstances, guests will either directly board the Halcon at Jucaro or guests will board a 46 foot boat for the ride out to the yacht, which will be positioned at a specific location in the outer islands. Guests will start fishing right after lunch has been served.

Slipstream Angling is a full service travel company and can handle international airfare, Cuban Visa applications, as well as a host of other services relating to your trip. Please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703 if you’d like assistance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Bar tabs and other items cannot be paid with credit cards. Cash only
- The Halcon can configured for as many as 8 anglers or as few as 4
- If guests enjoy wading, there are limitless hard packed flats throughout JDR

INCLUDED IN PRICE

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
1) A valid passport that does not expire for at least 6 months after your departure from Cuba
2) A Cuban Entry Visa.

RATES FOR 2016-17

Low Season : September 3, 2016 to March 3, 2017 and July 1 to Sept 1, 2017
$5,050 USD Double Occupancy

High Season : March 4 to June 3, 2017

$6,275 USD Double Occupancy

Peak Season : April 29 to June 2, 2017

$7,175 USD Double Occupancy