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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


  • March 26th - April 4th, 2020 - Host Shan Sedgwick - FULL
  • May 16th - 23rd, 2020 - Host Joe Rotter - FULL
  • Have your own group? - We can book the entire Georgianna Yacht - 

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

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% deposit is due within 10 days of the reservation. Reservations booked online using credit cards are subject to additional financing charges. Final payments are due 60 days from the departure date. For all trips scheduled less than 60 days out, full payment is required upon reservation. 

For all Reds Fly Shop travel adventures, both deposits and final payments are non-refundable unless a client is replaced. i.e. you (or we) can find someone to take your spot. Both your deposit and final payment can be transferred to another client for the same trip. Red's Fly Shop reserves the right to apply a $100 processing fee for itinerary changes.

Red's Fly Shop is 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 cost is 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.  

Final Payment is acknowledgment the guest has read and understands these policies and those included in the accompanying waiver.