Many anglers - particularly to those who chase bonefish, tarpon and permit - still see Cuba as the last frontier of fly fish fantasy. These warm waters form part of the fast moving Gulf Stream and some of the best deep-sea fishing sites can be found off Cuba’s northern coast. Cuba Private Travel can hook you up with a charming and professional captain and crew.
Ernest Hemingway immortalized the romance of deep-sea fishing in Cuba in ‘The Old Man and The Sea’ so follow Papa’s footsteps to the North West coast, his favourite fishing destination. Bill fishing in Cuba retains the power and magic of Hemingway’s days and you can expect to find bonefish, wahoo, marlin, bonito, tuna, swordfish, sailfish, tarpon, jack, crevalle, snapper, barracuda and snook. On a full-day charter in season there’s a good chance of a 300-400lb specimen. But beware – these muscular mercurial creatures can swim up to fifty miles per hour!
‘Then the fish came alive, with his death in him, and rose high out of the water showing all his great length and width and all his power and his beauty. He seemed to hang in the air above the old man in the skiff. Then he fell into the water with a crash that sent spray over the old man and over all of the skiff.’
~ The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
The Cuba Private Travel team has access to the very best in Cuban art, music, literature, dance, environment, history and architecture as well as Cuba’s most outstanding beaches and accommodation. By listening to you, the independent traveller, we are able to create tailor-made travel itineraries for your vacation that take you to the heart of Cuba’s culture, landscape and people. Cuba Private Travel’s bespoke itineraries are fully U.S. Treasury Department compliant and include access to personal guides, experts, interpreters and, of course, a 24-hour concierge.
Delve deeper and be inspired about what to do in Cuba and discover some of the best travel advice for the island...