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The Gulf Stream along Cuba’s north coast is prime game-fishing territory. Sailfish, swordfish, tuna and marlin abound, and deep-sea fishing excursions can be booked in major resort areas at almost any time of the year. There are excellent prospects off the shores of Cayo Guillermo, where Hemingway spent so many happy hours; and Havana’s two marinas have excellent facilities for anglers. The Ernest Hemingway International Marlin Fishing Tournament is held here every June.

Cuba offers excellent freshwater fishing inland as well – from fly-fishing in Ciénaga de Zapata, to angling for largemouth bass at Laguna la Redonda in Ciega de Ávila or Embalse Zaza, east of Trinidad.

Cayo Largo

Marina Internacional Cayo Largo

Set off on your own fishing adventure from here. The region is great for deep-sea fishing: you can reel in sierras, tuna, snapper, stone bass and more. Or try your hand at fly-fishing, and bait some bonefish, shad and Ray’s bream.


Albacora Marea del Portillo Diving Centre

Albacora Marea del Portillo Diving Center

Reel in some snapper, grouper, marlin and barracudas on a fishing yacht that departs from here. The guided fishing excursions include fishing tackles and an open bar.


Marina Hemingway

Home of the famous Ernest Hemingway fishing tournament, this is one of Cuba’s best-known marinas, and can accommodate incoming yachts, cruise ships and sailboats.


Marina Gaviota Puerto de Vita

Embark on a deep-sea fishing excursion from here, and get ready to reel in The Big One.

Jardines del Rey

Marlin Marina

Cayo Guillermo was famous for deep-sea fishing even before Hemingway ’discovered’ it. Experience the same thrills by booking an excursion from this marina.

Marina Marlin Aguas Tranquilas

Marina Marlin Aguas Tranquilas

Set off on a deep-sea fishing trip from this marina near Meliá Cayo Coco.

La Redonda

La Redonda

The trout and largemouth bass are plentiful in this 4-sq-km natural lake, the site of an international black bass fishing tournament every year.

Las Tunas

La Isleta

Reel in some snapper, tarpon and barracuda at this quiet mangrove-lined enclave located 60 kilometres from the city of Las Tunas.

Peninsula de Zapata

Gran Parque Natural Montemar

Gran Parque Natural Montemar

Stop by the National Park Office to arrange a fishing trip in the area. Laguna de las Salinas is perfect for fly-fishing, while the Hatiguanico River is rich with bonefish, tarpon and manjuari.

Santa Lucia

Open-Sea Fishing

Embark on a fishing yacht that departs from Shark’s Friends, and bait some dorado, barracudas, sierra, peto, cubera and snappers.


Embalse Zaza (Zaza Reservoir)

Embalse Zaza (Zaza Reservoir)Enjoy excellent freshwater fishing in Cuba's largest man-made reservoir. Located in Sancti Spíritus, the provincial capital, close to Trinidad.

Marlin Marina Trinidad

Book your fishing excursions here, including deep-sea fishing, fly-fishing and bottom-fishing.


Marlin Marina Dársena

Marlin Marina DarsenaClimb aboard a deep-sea fishing vessel at this marina located just west of Varadero.

Marlin Marina Chapelin

Marlin Marina ChapelinBook an all-inclusive fishing excursion here, complete with an open bar.

Villa Clara

Marina Gaviota

Marina Gaviota

Book a deep sea fishing excursion at this marina.

Hanabanilla Lake

Hanabanilla Lake

Reel in a large mouth bass or a tasty trout at this mountain reservoir, one of the largest in Cuba.