The Georgiana is a 100-foot live aboard yacht that anchors in the middle of the 1.5 million acres of the Zapata National Park allowing you access to the pristine white-sand flats, hidden lagoons, mangrove edges and tidal creeks where all the grand Slam species can be found. Dolphin skiffs get you into the skinny water where you will pole to cruising fish and where you can get out and wade to tailing permit, bonefish or stealthy snook. Baby tarpon to 30 pounds can be found along the beaches. Chef prepared meals and A/C cooled staterooms with private baths await your return from the water.
Up to eight anglers per week can fish miles of the pristine Zapata Park for the Grand Slam species in six Dolphin skiffs. You will fish three days in a single skiff poling or wading the shallow water and three days with a partner floating in a skiff off the beaches looking for cruising fish.
The Georgiana is a 100-foot live-aboard yacht with six air-conditioned staterooms equipped with a single bed, bunkbeds, and private bathrooms. The upper level offers a living/dining room and open lounge to relax and enjoy drinks/appetizers and spectacular Cuban sunsets.
Generally, 7- or 8-wt outfit for bonefish, 9-10 wt for permit, tarpon, and snook, with saltwater tropical floating line. Flats-style wading shoes/booties are suggested. When fishing as a single, be prepared to exit the skiff to pursue fish on the flats or in the mangroves.
Zapata is a Saturday-to-Saturday fishing program. Havana is accessed directly by several U.S. Cities. Plan to arrive in Havana on Saturday before 2 PM as the van departs at that time taking you to Playa Larga where the Georgiana is moored. Departing flights from Cuba should be made after Noon to accommodate the transfer time back to Havana from Playa Larga. Group transfers are included in the trip cost, but any additional transfers incur a separate fee. Internet and WIFI is not available on the Georgiana and satellite phones are prohibited inside of Cuba.
The Georgiana is best experienced by intact groups of eight anglers. The price of the program is by the boat per week. The program operates January through June and from mid-September through mid-October. See Frontiers for costs and details.
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If the thought of fishing unpressured flats and not seeing another boat all day appeals to you, then you will love fishing the Zapata National Park in Cuba. Only the Georgiana, a 100-foot live aboard yacht, with her six Dolphin skiffs are permitted to fish the nearly 1.5 million acres of pristine white sand beaches and mangrove-lined lagoons that are nearly devoid of all human contact. With super slam species cruising the flats and ...