Cayo Largo - Cuba 2018

DATES: June 1st - 10th 2018 |  PRICE: $6995

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LOCATION
Situated about 70 miles off the southern coast of Cuba, the island of Cayo Largo sits on the eastern edge of the Archipelago De Los Canarreos. The archipelago is a beautiful chain of 350 islands that are as pristine as any group of islands on the planet. The natural beauty of these islands led the Cuban Government to turn the entire Cayo Largo area into a National Park, with a strictly enforced ban on commercial fishing.  This is one of the main reasons this fishery is unlike ANYTHING else on the planet!

PRIMARY SPECIES
Bonefish, Permit & Tarpon - Mutton & Cubera Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and Barracuda are also available.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
We will arrive in Havana on Friday June 1st and depart for home after the trip from Havana on June 10th
Fishing will be in Cayo Largo from Saturday June 2nd to Saturday June 9th.

THE FISHING
The Cayo Largo fishing area is a classic ocean flats eco system, made up of large mangrove islands and bays, semi soft marl, healthy turtle grass flats and hard packed sand flats which are excellent for wading. There are only 6 flats boats allowed to fish the entire park, meaning that there are thousands of acres of flats per boat per day. The whole Cayo Largo area is an ideal bonefish habitat and the bones on average are bigger than just about everywhere in the world! Guests can expect to land several fish during the course of the week that will tip the scales between 8-10 pounds. This is also probably the best location in Cuba for specifically targeting permit. Most of the permit are found in 3-4 feet of water and are often cruising behind feeding rays. We do find tailing fish in certain locations and the guides know where to go if this is something guests want to try. Juvenile tarpon in the 20-50 pound range can be targeted in the winter and spring months and the larger fish will generally show from May through August. The Cayo Largo fishing area is broken down into six sections and each day the skiffs rotate into a new area. This means that guests are constantly fishing new water each day and have that area to themselves. There are normally between 25-30 Grand Slams caught at Cayo Largo each year making this one of the top destinations in the world for achieving this rare angling feat.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
The flats skiffs at Cayo Largo are 18 foot Dolphin Super Skiffs powered by 90 horse powered engines. The boats have rod holders and poling platforms and a generous casting area at the front of the skiff.  No gear is available from this location.

GETTING THERE
We will fly into Havana on Friday where we will be met by a Slipstream Angling representative. Once we clear customs guests will take a waiting taxi from the airport to our 4 Star hotel, which is located in downtown Havana.  We will have a great dinner at one of the many restaurants in Havana, and then spend the evening enjoying the city.  On Saturday morning, we will be picked up at our hotel for the shuttle out to the regional airport on the outskirts of Havana. The flight from Havana to Cayo Largo takes 30 minutes and usually leaves Havana at 7:30am, which means that we’ll be picked up in the lobby of the hotel at no later than 5:30am. This is the only flight per day from Havana to Cayo Largo.

INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Being met at the airport in Havana
  • Round trip taxi service from the airport to the hotel on arrival and departure day & to airport for Cayo Largo flight
  • 7 nights in Cayo Largo at the Marina Club (single occupancy) All Meals and ALL Alcoholic beverages as well as other drinks
  • 6 days of guided fishing (dbl occupancy in boat) & Marine Park License

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

  • Airfare to Havana from US ($350 this year)
  • In Country airfare ($200)
  • 2 nights in Havana at a 4 Star downtown hotel before and after the fishing week (dbl occupancy) breakfast included ($450 estimate for both night)
  • Cuban Visa ($100)
  • Gratuities
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 which we will help secure for you
Slipstream Angling is a full service travel company that partners with TCO Fly Shop to handle international airfare, Cuban Visa applications, as well as a host of other services relating to our trip.


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