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Our Client's Words
Tim H. - Issaquah, WA

"This trip exceeded all of my expectations. What I didn't expect was the pristine environment with no garbage, clear water, and spectacular flats. The yacht was peaceful, stable on anchor, and offered incredible sunrises and sunsets. Oh, and the fishing was outstanding!"

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Liveaboard Yacht, Cuba

  • May 22nd-29th, 2021 - Hosted by Mike Agee (SPACE AVAILABLE)
  • February 5th - 12th, 2022 - Host TBA
  • February 19th - 26th, 2022 - Host Joe Rotter
  • April 16th - 23rd, 2022 - Host TBA
  • May 21st - May 28th, 2022 - Host TBA
  • Have your own group? - We can book the entire Georgianna Yacht -  joe@redsflyshop.com 

Planning Resources for Zapata, Cuba

Cuba Zapata Slide Show

Video Mashup of Fly Fishing Cuba, Zapata by Red's Fly Shop
Trip Report and Planning Guide - Article by Joe Rotter
Video Packing Tips for Saltwater Fly Fishing Trips
Snook Fishing Tips
What's in your Saltwater Flat's Pack?
Casting Tips for Baby Tarpon - Filmed at Cuba Zapata
February 15th - 21st, 2020 - Cuba Trip Report by Steve Joyce


Now that flights to Cuba are available directly from the US this trip has become a reality for many anglers. Because of the stringent regulations on fishing pressure, Cuba is an angling mecca for pursuing Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon. The Red's Fly Shop group will be a total of 8 anglers including the host. Lodging is on a "live aboard" vessel, a 100' yacht called the Georgianna. It features comfortable cabins and private bathrooms. We'll depart for fishing directly from the yacht each morning in skiffs.

One big advantage, and unique offering on this trip is that anglers will fish in a SINGLE ANGLER SKIFF 3 out of 6 days. The smaller skiffs and 1:1 guide to angler ratio gives access to the skinniest flats and fantastic Bonefish and Permit opportunities. This is a premium experience. The other 3 days anglers will be in a traditional skiff with a 2:1 guide to angler ratio. Below is an example of the 1:1 angler rotation. This a GREAT way to maximize the number of shots you get at fish. Each angler is guaranteed 3 single angler days.

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Cost and Details

Trip Includes:

  • Pickup at Havana airport
  • All transfers inside Cuba
  • 7 nights Live Aboard (4 single cabins, 2 double cabins)
  • 6  days fishing, 3 days single flat bottom skiff /3 days double skiff
  • 8 beverages per day (beer, soda, and water) *additional available and will be put on your tab. 

Not Included:

  • Any Hotel Nights in Havana (if necessary)
  • Extra beverages and food
  • Tips for Guides/Crew
  • Cuban Visa (Red's will help you obtain this) Typical Cost $110
  • Cuban Travel Group Registration $100 per angler
  • Fishing Gear

Travel Terms & Conditions

A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of the reservation.  Final payments are due 90 days prior to the departure date. For all trips scheduled less than 90 days out, full payment is required upon reservation.  Cancellations will forfeit all payments unless the adventure is booked to full capacity.  At this time customers will receive a refund minus a $100 administrative fee.  Anglers may reschedule an upcoming adventure more than 90 days prior to departure, but will be assessed a $100 administrative fee for the itinerary change. 

Red's Fly Shop and the destination outfitter are not responsible for loss of fishing days due to missed flights, sickness, injury, weather delays, or any other reason.  Red's Fly Shop also reserves the right to make alterations to the itinerary as deemed necessary or desirable, even if additional costs are passed onto members of the party.  Additionally, any expenditures caused by delays, or occurrences beyond the control of Red's Fly Shop are the responsibility of the guest.  Lost baggage, gear, rods, or other personal items are also not the responsibility of Red's Fly Shop or the destination outfitter.    Initial payment is acknowledgment that the guest has read and understands these policies. 

COVID 19 POLICY:  In the event that tourism travel to your destination is legally and formally prohibited due to Covid, or requires an extended quarantine, customers may move their payments in full to another adventure with no penalty.  If a refund is requested Red's will retain a $100 administrative fee.   

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