Cayo Cruz, Cuba – The Permit capital of Cuba
Hosted Trip – August 19-26, 2017
Information below, best price anywhere!
If you ever have wanted to fish Cuba now is the time.
DEADLINE APPROACHING!! March 1st
During my most recent travels to Cayo Cruz, Cuba I was struck by a wildness and purity that seems to be ever diminishing around the globe. The vast 366 square kilometers of flats, lagoons, and pristine estuaries that make up Jardines Del Rey “Gardens of the King” within the vicinity of Cayo Cruz have the best saltwater fly fishing I have ever experienced. The beauty of the area and quality of fishing will strike you as if you are dreaming.
The fishing area is virtually untouched and represents one of the cleanest and most biologically diverse ecosystems we’ve ever fished. We originally chose this destination because it has been relatively untainted and only open to anglers for 5 seasons! With each skiff covering up to 50 square kilometers a day the possibilities are endless. The fish are plentiful and very aggressive. The average size bonefish is between 4 and 7 pounds and there are plenty in the 10+ pound range encountered during the week. The bonefish can be found tailing, in doubles and singles, as well as schools of up to one hundred fish. If you like to see your backing, come feel the pull of these thick fast fish. These bonefish are very user friendly!!!
What really sets this location apart from so many other fisheries is that guests can expect to encounter and get shots at good numbers of permit each day. There are very few places on earth where guests can fish for big bonefish during the day while also get shots at tailing permit at the same time! This combination may take place in other locations but not with the consistency that is virtually guaranteed at Cayo Cruz. It is a rare day when you don’t encounter and get shots at several permit. The permit will range in size between about 8 and 30 pounds, and Cayo Cruz has the highest catch rate of over 200 permit per year in all of Cuba. In addition, resident tarpon between 30 and 90 pounds can be found rolling and in channels making this location ideal for a shot at a true grand slam. Barracuda, shark, mutton snapper, cubera snapper, jacks, and the occasional snook can be found all over the flats and mangroves keeping the anglers line tight and fun level very high.
Guests fishing Cayo Cruz will stay at the Hotel Casona de Romano, which is located in the town of Brasil. This stately hotel was built in 1919 for the owner of the town’s sugar cane factory and was fully renovated 4 years ago to accommodate the needs of today’s traveling anglers. Each room is fully equipped with AC, TV, private bath, a small fridge, plenty of hot water, and two of the rooms have balconies overlooking the beautiful courtyard and church. The food is fantastic and is a mix of fish and seafood as well as traditional Cuban dishes of roast pork and chicken. A fresh breakfast is served daily in the dining room before departure to the skiffs. Upon returning after fishing in the evening guests will be greeted by a full bar and a large variety of Spanish wines and Cuban beers.
This location is incredibly unique, and one that should be experienced by any self respecting saltwater flats angler. The guides and staff are phenomenal and warmly welcoming with copious smiles in an effort make sure that every need is taken care of. Your Spanish and English speaking host from The Albemarle Angler, Scott, is well versed in this fishery, the culture, as well as the logistics of visiting Cuba.
Unfortunately, as the secret begins to get out about Cayo Cruz their bookings have increased ten-fold. In an effort to make sure more of our customers get to see this location, The Albemarle Angler has secured a third hosted week in Cuba coinciding with the best tides and moon phase in August, which happens to be many of the guides’ favorite month for permit. This week is being offered at over $1500 less than the 2018 rates. This is the last affordable opportunity to visit Cayo Cruz and see the wild beauty of an untapped, untainted, and pristine flats fishery.
When: August 19-26, 2017 (7 nights/6 days fishing at Cayo Cruz)
Price: $3700 (Includes full week fishing, accommodations, meals, 6 drinks per day while at Cayo Cruz, ground transportation) (does not include international flights, bar tab, or gratuities)
Deadline: Extended to March 1st, 2017 50% deposit of $1850 is due to secure your spot
**What great way to treat yourself during tax season than putting your return towards a phenomenal saltwater trip!!!
I would be honored to have you join me this August. Please feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions.
1129 Emmet St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903