Cayo Cruz and avalon fleet 1 in Lomas de Zamora

Passenger Boat
40 Guests

About This Boat

Located on the north shore in the eastern province of Camaguey, the Cayo Cruz fishery is an enormous system of flats, lagoons and pristine estuaries. Commercial fishing within this designated area is strictly forbidden and rigorously enforced - one of the reasons why the flats fishing is so good. The sportfishing-only area is 366 square kilometers in size, meaning that on the average day, each skiff has over 50 square kilometers to itself. The fishing area is virtually untouched and represents one of the cleanest and most biologically diverse ecosystems in the entire region. This destination is still pretty much untouched and has only seen anglers for the past four seasons. Beyond the exceptional flats fishing, guests need to keep in mind that this is a new fishery still very much in its infancy. Nonetheless, the fish are usually plentiful and aggressive.

The flats present an inviting combination of hard-packed white sand and a semi-firm mottled bottom that still provides good wading. And what a place this is for those who like to wade! It’s very similar to Los Roques, Venezuela in terms of the vast area that’s wadable; there are places here where you can wade for hours without heading back to the boat. Cayo Cruz demonstrates all the characteristics of a recently-discovered, virgin fishing territory – large numbers of fish, good sizes and their evident lack of exposure to flies and leaders. Add to this the natural beauty of the cays and water and you have a truly memorable place to fish.

The average bonefish weighs in at a healthy three to four pounds. During the course of a week, it is not unheard of for anglers to land a fish or two in the eight-pound-plus range. Tailing bonefish are common and guests can expect to see bonefish in singles and doubles, all the way up to schools of several hundred fish. What really sets this location apart from so many other fisheries is that guests can expect to encounter and get shots at good numbers of permit each day as well. There are very few places on earth where guests can fish for big bonefish each day and also get shots at tailing permit. This combination may occur in other locations, but not with the consistency seen at Cayo Cruz. It is a rare day when you don’t encounter and get shots at permit. The permit will range in size from approximately eight to 30 pounds. The flats at Cayo Cruz are a little deeper than those found in other regions of Cuba, which means bonefish and permit are found in excellent numbers throughout the year.


  • Type: Passenger Boat
  • Capacity: 40 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Outboard Engine
  • 10 Cabins
  • 12 Heads
  • Autopilot
  • Bar
  • Bimini
  • Bluetooth
  • CD Player
  • Dinghy
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Inverter
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • BBQ
  • Air Conditioning
  • Life jackets/required safety gear

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