The Sol Club Cayo Largo is a beautiful, all inclusive resort a 5 minute drive from the international airport on Cayo Largo. With a multitude of amenities, guests are seldom unoccupied unless they want to be.....which is a nice way to spend an afternoon! The resort has a pool, tennis courts, easy access to the beach, several resaurants and bars, a karaoke club, spanish classes, and can arrange for many different daily activities. Non-anglers might be interested in catamaran trips, where they might snorkel, as well as explore deserted cayes with white sand beaches. Scuba diving can also be arranged.
For guests on an angling program, a van picks them up each morning at the resort for the short ride to the marina. There, they board skiffs for the ride to the flats, which is normally quite short. The fishing around Cayo Largo is spectacular. A protected marine sanctuary, shallow water species flourish. Bonefish are on the large side of average, with many fish of 6 or 7 pounds available. The Permit fishing is some of the best in the world, and large Tarpon gather in the flats and channels during the migration of Spring and Summer.
Fishing Package is Saturday to Saturday
Includes: Domestic flights to and from Havana, 7 nights double occupancy at Sol Club, all meals, 6 full days guided fishing, shared skiff.
The Jardines A1 yacht now spends part of the season at Cayo Largo. This is a great advantage for anglers for a few reasons. First of all, it gives them a choice, and does not force them to stay at a land-based resort. Secondly, the boat moves amongst the islands from Cayo Largo in the east, to the smaller islands to the west in the middle reaches of the Canarreos Archipelago. This means that guests have shorter run times in their skiffs each day to get to the fishing. Furthermore, fishing guests spend time in markedly different habitats during their week on the boat. This varies the fishing as well, with the best tarpon fishing being to the west, and the best permit and bone fishing to the east.
Guests generally arrive in Havana, and then are transported by bus to a small port on the Bay of Pigs where they meet the yacht. This trip takes about three hours. Once aboard, the boat immediately sets sail for their first moorage, at the eastern end of Cayo Largo. That journey takes another three to four hours depending upon ocean conditions. That first evening, guests have ample time to settle in to their rooms, arrange tackle, meet the crew, and have drinks and dinner.
The JA1 is an exceptionally comfortable boat. There are ten guest cabins aboard, made up of two doubles and eight singles. Each cabin has air conditioning, ample storage and plug ins, and a private bathroom and shower. Freshwater is replenished constantly with the boat having de-salinazation equipment. The crew is made up of Cuban nationals, and they take great care of guests. The food is the best you will have in Cuba. Better yet, these boat trips promote comradery between both guests and the crew. Generally, guests leave with more friends than they started with.
Included: Reception in Havana, transport to port and back, 7 nights aboard JA1 and 6 full days fishing, food and most drinks, 2 anglers per skiff
Not Included: Havana hotels, gratuities and personal expenses, conservation fee of $100