The Avalon 111 is the largest, and most luxurious, of the yachts employed in Gardens of the Queen, and in all of Cuba for that matter. The boat itself is one hundred sixty feet in length, and has three different decks. There is more than sufficient space for all guests to spread out, whether they want to sit on the aft deck with a mojito, jump in the hot tub, or venture upstairs to the sun deck.
Avalon 111 has fifteen staterooms aboard, four of which are suites with balconies. Although the boat can accommodate groups up to about thirty, fishing groups tend to be around sixteen at the largest. This means, most times all guests have a room to themselves, each of which has two beds, air conditioning, and a private bathroom and shower. Avalon 111 has de-salinazation tanks aboard, so freshwater is always in supply.
Guests meet Avalon 111 at the small port of Jucaro off Cuba’s south-central coast. Once aboard, the yacht pulls anchor and heads to the archipelago. This journey generally takes between three and four hours. Clients will fish two per skiff (unless arranged otherwise), and will have six full days of fishing.
On the last day, fishing will generally start a bit earlier, and end a bit earlier so that Avalon 111 can steam back to the port of Jucaro before dark. Guests will stay aboard the boat in port for the last night, before departing the next morning to their destination airport. Guests generally arrive and depart through Camaguey, Cayo Coco, or Santa Clara airports.
FIshing package is Saturday to Saturday
Includes: Reception at airport in Santa Clara, Camaguey, or Cayo Coco and round trip transfer to boat, 7 nights and 6 days of fishing, all meals and most drinks.
Not included: Transfers from other airports, gratuities and extras drinks, $100 conservation fee