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Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo
Comfortable Live-aboard // Capacity - 12 Anglers
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon & More
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Fly Fishing the Permit Capital of Cuba
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A fishery that has become known as the permit capital of Cuba! Situated in the south-central region of the Cuban Archipelago, Cayo Largo (“Long Key”) is one of the finest permit fishing destinations that we have found anywhere in the Caribbean. The island offers 17 miles of picture-perfect, white sandy beaches. Upon arrival, you will be surprised to find a natural flats environment that has remained totally unchanged and largely untouched for hundreds of years. The incredible Cayo Largo fishery came under the management of Avalon Fishing Centers in 2008 and has since developed into a fantastic permit and bonefish destination (with some tarpon in the area as well). The fishing season runs from November through August. The beginning of the season from November to January is very good, with plenty of bonefish (especially big ones) on the flats and permit found in strong numbers. Fishing for tarpon and other species can also be good. Peak fishing season is from February to June when all species are present in the area. The typical package to Cayo Largo is seven (7) nights / six (6) fishing days and is based on Jardines Avalon I (a liveaboard boat) with a maximum of 12 anglers on any given week.
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Lodging Details
Cayo Largo fishery is now accessed by a liveaboard boat – Jardines Avalon I (JA 1). The yacht is a 110-foot long mothership with 10 staterooms aboard and en-suite bathrooms. JA 1 offers eight (8) single occupancy rooms and two (2) double occupancy rooms aboard.

Food and Beverages
The galley aboard Jardines Avalon I take great pride in serving amazing Cuban food, fresh seafood, and a variety of international dishes. Breakfasts are cooked-to-order each morning. Lunches can either be packed for a full day on the flats, or guests have the option to return to the ship mid-day to eat and relax. All dinners are served with international wines, local liquors, and desserts. All-inclusive bar tab for the week aboard includes rum, beer, soda, and bottled water (if you like something specific, and other than rum, after your day on the water we DO suggest bringing a bottle with you which boat staff is happy to keep behind the bar for you). Dietary restrictions and allergies can typically be accommodated.

Typical Length of Stay
The typical package is seven (7) nights / six (6) fishing days. A normal week includes six (6) full days of fishing. Additional days in Havana or in other parts of Cuba can be arranged and itineraries can be customized. Please contact Yellow Dog for more details on a customized itinerary.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
Cayo Largo is a resort island that has long been popular with European and Canadian vacationers and sun-seekers looking for exclusivity in the midst of a pristine island environment. Snorkeling, scuba diving, beachcombing, and just relaxing on the white sand beach are available to non-anglers who decide to join a week aboard, however the options are somewhat limited and activity equipment can be a bit dated. Cayo Largo is very secluded and there are no nearby towns or private residences so there are not many activity options for the non-angler.

Internet / Communications
Check with your cell service provider to see if your U.S. cell phone will work in Cuba. Also, satellite phones are strictly prohibited in Cuba and will be confiscated at the airport on arrival. Wi-Fi is available in Havana, but once aboard you should plan on being completely disconnected for the week.

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