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HOSTED CUBAN ADVENTURES
Cuban Fly Fishing Adventures
We provide a stress free pathway to what most consider the world's best flats fishing. We use a Cuban travel specialist, Jon Covich, to secure the dates, do the research, file documentation, plan the itineraries and suggest flights. You just practice your casting and pack your bags. Your trip will also be hosted by a Red's employee, which gives us first hand knowledge and experience. Since one of us is traveling with the group, we'll be there to ensure the trip goes smoothly.
Flights to Cuba are available directly from the US. Because of the stringent regulations on fishing pressure and tourism based travel, Cuba is an angling mecca for pursuing Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon. We've hosted many trips to Cuba and can make this adventure a dream come true. It's educational and an enriching experience.
- Canarreos Liveaboard - Jan. 13-20, 2024 // Host Shan Sedgwick - $5,990 pp
- Zapata Liveaboard - Jan 27th - Feb 3rd, 2024 // Host Steve Joyce (FULL) - $6,890 pp
- Zapata Liveaboard - Feb 3rd - 10th, 2024 // Host Jason Harwood (FULL) - $6,890 pp
- Zapata Liveaboard - April 20th - 27th, 2024 // Joe Rotter - $7,190 pp
- Zapata Liveaboard - May 4th - 11th, 2024 // Host Steve Joyce (FULL) - $7,190 pp
- Zapata Liveaboard - May 25th - June 1st, 2024 // Host - Curtis Frisbie $7,190 pp
Life on the Liveaboard Yachts
These luxury yachts are constructed and designed for outdoor purposes, exceptional and exclusive 100+ foot vessels with comfortable cabins, private bathroom used for weekly trips in the various fishing regions of Cuba.
Cuisine on the yachts are gourmet but simple. Fresh fish of the day is utilized for most meals, salads with fresh vegetables and a variety of fruits are always available and a good alternative to a daily diet. In addition, you'll have excellent pork and chicken entrees during the week, fresh sashimi and italian style pizzas for appetizers and some of the finest frozen Daiquiris, Cuba Libre and Mojitos to make your afternoons and nights an enjoyable culinary experience.
Regarding fishing, the yacht will be located in our exclusive fishing area, where after an intensive research we have assigned different fishing areas, planning to introduce a rotation system, similar to the one used in other Cuban destinations. This allows the guide team to reduce fishing pressure on each area, having non spooky fish, and increasing chances of success. Guides are well trained and hard working.
Cost & Trip Details
- FREE Admission to Saltwater Rendezvous
- 7 Nights Liveaboard Lodging
- 6 Days Fishing
- All Meals on Liveaboard (excludes Havana)
- Ground Transfers in Cuba
"Without question the best flats fishing I've every experienced. It offers a quiet, low pressure experience with fish that flat out EAT. "
The Red's Hosted Experience
Travel is more organized, safer, more enriching, and flat out more fun with a coordinated group. Because one of our team members is going, you can be assured we are intimately familiar with the itinerary and up to speed on changing plans or conditions. A Red's team member will be on the trip to help make it the most efficient, rewarding, and best adventure we can. We have a vested interest in the group's success. Your host will be there to aid the outfitter in coordinating ground transfers, assigning guides, meeting angler expectations, and helping problem solve should any challenges arise. Your host will mentor as necessary, work with the head guide to coordinate guide pairings, and make group wide decisions that best serve all Red's customers. We are there to both serve the customer and do some fishing.
The travel paperwork for Cuba is a bit more complicated than a trip to our other neighboring countries. Your host and team at Red's will assist in all these processes. We employ the use of a travel professional to file for all required documentation and insure that your travel is legal and well organized.
Dream, Plan, Fish
Traveling to Cuba is a big trip with incredible opportunities at all the major in-shore species. Make the most of it by learning before you go. We have your back! Lean on Red's for information on casting, presentation, fly selection, and pro-tips for making the most out of your Cuban fishing experience.
- 2023 Zoom Webinar - Passcode: cN5@HX*o
- Video Teaser From Cuba Zapata by Joe Rotter
- A Passion for Bonefish - Blog by Joe Rotter
- Packing Tips for Saltwater Fly Fishing - Video
- What's In Your Saltwater Pack? (filmed in Zapata)
- Casting Tips for Baby Tarpon by Joe Rotter (filmed in Zapata)
- Bonefish 101, Permit 101, Tarpon 101, Barracuda 101, Snook 101
Deposit and Cancellation Policy
A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of the reservation. Final payments are due 90 days prior to the departure date. For all trips scheduled less than 90 days out, full payment is required upon reservation. Cancellations will forfeit all payments unless the adventure is booked to full capacity. At this time customers will receive a refund minus a $100 administrative fee. Anglers may reschedule an upcoming adventure more than 90 days prior to departure, but will be assessed a $100 administrative fee for the itinerary change.
Red's Fly Shop and the destination outfitter are not responsible for loss of fishing days due to missed flights, sickness, injury, weather delays, or any other reason. Red's Fly Shop also reserves the right to make alterations to the itinerary as deemed necessary or desirable, even if additional costs are passed onto members of the party. Additionally, any expenditures caused by delays, or occurrences beyond the control of Red's Fly Shop are the responsibility of the guest. Lost baggage, gear, rods, or other personal items are also not the responsibility of Red's Fly Shop or the destination outfitter. Initial payment is acknowledgment that the guest has read and understands these policies.
COVID 19 POLICY: In the event that tourism travel to your destination is legally and formally prohibited due to Covid, or requires an extended quarantine, customers may move their payments in full to another adventure with no penalty. If a refund is requested Red's will retain a $100 administrative fee.