Tarpon fishing Cuba has to be some of the best there is in the world, and El Faro Lodge on the western side of Cuba now gives you access to the previously unfished territory of this vast, unique area. El Faro’s unique location is on the Guanahacabibes Peninsula and within its national park gives you exclusive access to its well-protected stunning saltwater fly fishing flats. This area has been preserved for 40 years and offers world-class fishing for many saltwater flats and offshore species which when you bring it all together produces a Cuban fly fishing paradise.
You can find this stunning location on the western tip of the Caribbean island of Cuba. With its rugged wild and untouched coastline of the Guanahacabibes Peninsula is where you will find this exciting new El Faro Lodge. This unique little piece of secluded paradise has been built to keep every guest happy with single rooms as standard. Single rooms are a massive bonus for many people as having your small bit of alone time is sometimes needed after a hard day wading the flats. The lodge is built right next to an incredible national park that has been protected and preserved for over 40 years, and it has an immense biosphere. It is home to more than 200 miles of beaches, channels, coral reef, flats and fantastic Bluewater fishing options. For anglers who love to be surrounded in wildlife, you will be spoiled, as over one hundred seventy-two species of birds inhabit the area, and experts believe that four of the seven species of marine turtles living on the planet have survived in this magnificent area. With all these unique and unexplored opportunities, you find yourself a fly-anglers dream location which has remained unspoilt for many years.
The real beauty of Tarpon fishing Cuba at El Faro is it allows you to explore and make some history. Tarpon fishing Cuba is still very much in the exploration stages as guides and customers are still learning each season and exploring new areas to fish for certain species at certain times.
You will be primarily fishing for Bonefish, Tarpon and Snook, and you will also have chances to fish for Permit; however, we are still working on finding more areas to target these wary fish. When fly fishing either the deepwater channels or mangrove lagoons you will be fishing from our purpose designed skiffs, these boats allow anglers to comfortably and quickly get to the most productive water. When targeting other species on the saltwater flats, it is possible to fish on foot as you search for species such as Bonefish and Triggerfish.
Another benefit of Tarpon fishing Cuba at El faro is the option of a quick boat ride to the ocean side to target bluewater species. Here you will be fishing deep blue water providing opportunities for Sailfish, Wahoo and Tuna and when the weather permits, a trip out to the bluewater can offer even more to your El Faro experience. Trolled lures or fly fishing for Dorado is an excellent option in the open sea and it may even be possible to tease a Sailfish close enough in to tempt one to take a fly. The one real advantage of El Faro Lodge is that it has been created and run by our partners Untamed Angling, who are one of the most experienced and recognised fly fishing operators in the world. These are same fanatic anglers that discovered and run Tsimane, the Golden Dorado fishing destinations in Bolivia. With their years of working experience of setting up and running international lodges, you can feel confident that you are in expert hands. The management and staff will take care of all the logistics of the trip; all you have to do is fish as hard as you can and enjoy the experience.
Tarpon fishing Cuba is based on two anglers with one guide in perfectly designed skiffs that are very much like Dolphin skiffs. These boats are very comfortable for two anglers and just the right size to allow you and your guide to access the most productive areas quickly. Fishing is conducted either from fishing with skiffs, with anglers taking turns at the front of the boat, or along the southern region of the peninsula; there are rows and rows of ocean flats that can be easily walked and fished on foot.
As you would expect we have sourced some top-level guides with many years’ experience, many who have grown up in this area as man and boy. As mentioned, fishing is based on two anglers to one skiff and one guide. Your guide will have a full cool box with cold refreshing drinks, and they will either provide you with a full shore lunch or if you prefer you can return you to the marina to enjoy your lunch with the comfort of air conditioning.
Many customers travelling to Tarpon fishing Cuba choose to plan extra time to see and experience this wonderful country and to meet the beautiful people who live and work there. There are some excellent options for tours in and around Havana, to the country at the Valle de Vinales to visit cigar-making factories and farms, or extended stays to some of the other historic cities. Please note As you will be staying in the Guanahacabibes Peninsula national park and marine reserve, which is a very underdeveloped area. Many non-fishing activities will be undertaken by yourself, such things as diving and snorkel are amazing around this part of the world, but there are currently no organised dives.
If you have any questions about our saltwater fly fishing holiday to El Faro Lodge in Cuba, contact us in the office. Our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Make sure to explore all our Saltwater Fly Fishing Holidays and all our tours to Cuba. Additionally, you can call us on 01603 407596 to make an enquiry.