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Land-Based Cayo Romano, on the north shore on the main island of Cuba (formerly know as Cayo Cruz) presents some exceptional inshore fly-fishing opportunities. Centered in the heart of the "Garden of the Kings" archipelago, which spans an area of roughly 150 square miles, lies one of Cuba’s most pristine and biologically diverse ecosystems. Cayo Romano is home to an abundance of marine wildlife including the grand-slam fish species: bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Commercial fishing within the preserve is strictly forbidden by the Cuban Government. As a result, the flats in this area demonstrate all the characteristics of a recently-discovered fishery with large numbers of fish, good average size, and an evident lack of exposure to fishing pressure. The massive "Garden of the Kings" region is virtually untouched and represents one of the cleanest and most biologically diverse ecosystems available to the traveling angler.

The flats that surround Cayo Romano offer a combination of hard-packed white sand and a semi-firm mottled bottom that provides endless wading opportunities for the wade-fishing enthusiast. Cayo Romano is furthermore set apart from some of the other destinations in Cuba in that that anglers can typically see good numbers of Permit here. The flats here offer an average depth a little deeper than those found in the more bonefish prolific areas of Cuba. Cayo Romano is ideal for anglers who like to fish from dawn till dusk. They offer more fishing hours here than many other options offered in Cuba.

The fishing is based on two anglers per guide. The guides are each local and know the region intimately. Many of them have worked in the area as commercial fishermen and spent their youth motoring some of the same flats and lagoons. Most speak conversational English and eager to share their Cuban heritage. The fleet of fishing boats used by the guides are Dolphin Super Skiffs fitted with Yamaha 60 or 70 HP outboards and are well-designed watercraft for this area. Radios and life jackets are also carried aboard each boat.

On Cayo Romano, it’s possible to fish all year round. However, the most stable weather patterns are predominantly between November throughJuly. Those concerned by the occasional cold fronts from the north during January to March can be assured that Cayo Romano is privileged in having an extensive string of cays on its northern border which protects it from all but the most violent of weather systems. Average temperatures range from 75 degrees in January to 85 or 90 degrees in August.

The Hotel Spa Cayo Romano is a fantastic hotel with a privileged location - merely steps from the marina where you meet guides. This well-appointed facility has a swimming pool, bar, lounge, a variety of restaurants, and even its own bowling alley! This land-based option provides a little more space and privacy that live-aboard mothership options cannot. The hotel is built right on the water, overlooking a beautiful channel visited daily by schools of tarpon and jacks. After-hours fishing can take place right off the marina. The hotel offers a “lodge atmosphere” to those who choose to visit with a fly rod and accustomed to a more intimate fishing lodge setting.

PACKAGE RATES PER PERSON

All packages are 7-nights lodging and 6-days guided fishing.
Double OccupancySingle OccupancySingle Room Upgrade
$3,990 (low season)$5,490 (low season)$390 (per person - low season)
$6,790 (peak season)$9,790 (peak season)$500 (per person - peak season)

Included: Accommodations at Cayo Cruz hotel, all meals, beverages, guided fishing, Cayo Coco or Camaguey airport transfers
Not included: Airfare to/from Havana, Cayo Coco, or Camaguey. Or, domestic flights between Cayo Coco orCamaguey and Havana. Hotels/meals in Havana, guide and staff gratuities, specialty drinks, conservation fee, Cuban VISA

Non-angler rate: $2,300 per, for both seasons.

Peak Season: February 17 - July 13, 2024        Low Season: December 30, 2023 - Feb 17, 2024; July 13 - December 28, 2024