2021/22 trip dates (maximum group size of 10)
Let's get traveling again!
Saturday to Saturday Trips
- November 27 - December 4, 2021 (cancelled due to flight changes)
- December 4-11, 2021 (four spots FULL)
- NEW! April 9-16, 2022. (two spots available)
- March 19-26, 2022 (Terry Johnson Host - FULL)
- March 26 - April 2, 2022 (Nancy Storwick Host - FULL)
The first destination to steal our hearts…. 2021/22 marks more than 20 years of fly fishing travel to Cuba. These past two "Covid springs" have been extremely difficult for our Cuban friends who have had ZERO work. We have missed them sorely. We have spent more time in Cuba than in any other country. Cuba's people and flats continue to pull us back. Any guests who had their 2020 trip "Covid Cancelled" have ALL rebooked into the above dates.
For the past several years our Cuba trips have been to the south coast and Las Salinas (Bay of Pigs) area within Zapata National Park. This area is home to some of the most productive bonefish flats in terms of numbers and average size fish (3-5lbs) that we’ve been to. Plus, if you put in the time you will likely see permit in Salinas. The newer flats skiffs at Salinas mean better access to a broader range of fishing areas including ocean-side flats. Also part of this destination is “The Rio” – the river is home to tarpon of all sizes as well as snook.
Bottom line – Zapata is a great choice for anglers who enjoy the thrill of a screaming run, like the chance to catch decent bonefish while wading or hunting from the boat, and want a good opportunity at tarpon. You will have more than enough fishing time as a result of the one to one (guide: client) ratio. You get a lot of "on deck time!"
New for the 21/22 trips we will be staying in local Casa Particulars in Playa Larga. Nancy & David have spent several years on personal holidays staying at a friend's Casa, and want to help the local people as much as possible so staying at the Casa's with our angler groups is the best way to maximize help within the local economy. We have booked single rooms for all anglers at the Casa's. Lunch is provided daily while on the flats. All meals are included in the trip cost.
We have set up our trips to run from Saturday to Saturday in and out of Varadero, Cuba due to "typical" flight availability. We currently have no idea what is actually going to happen with flights until the airlines finalize their schedule, but the direct flight from Calgary is (for the moment) on the schedule through to the middle of March 2022 and it "normally" operates through the middle of April. We are happy to help you with information regarding booking extra days in the area if you want to visit to Havana, stay on the beach at Playa Larga or elsewhere for an extra week, bird watch, or any other of the numerous things Cuba offers.
Trip Cost: 2021/22 trip cost $4,250 USD Single Room/Single Skiff
Fish Tales’ standard trip for a week in Salinas includes:
• Return transfers from Varadero (VRA) to fishing area.
• Daily Fishing Transfers (30-40 minutes depending on road conditions) to Salinas OR 60 minutes to Rio.
• 7 Nights Single Occupancy Casa room and all meals
• 6 Days guided fishing single angler
• Drinks at Casa (water and pop provided for fishing days)
(A little bit of Spanish can go along way for you at this destination.)
Trip deposit of $2,500 CDN required to hold booking.
For more information or to reserve your spot call us at (403) 640-1273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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