For decades, Americans who wished to fish the unspoiled flats of Cuba had to skirt the law to do so because of the travel embargo imposed in 1960. However, the recent thawing of relations between our countries suggested that an opening was nigh, and many fly fishers have been salivating at the thought of casting to unpressured bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook. Well, that day is here. . .almost.
Starting in October, Orvis Adventures will start leading trips to Ciénaga de Zapata National Park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve and features some of the most pristine shallow-saltwater flats in the Caribbean. Our trip planners have spent over a year handcrafting a trip that is 100% compliant with current U.S. regulations and combines world-class fishing for bonefish with shots at permit and tarpon, with unforgettable interactions with the Cuban people and a focus on conservation-minded travel.