Fly Fishing The Run

Gardens Of The King , Cuba Fly Fishing Trips
5-Star Hotel
Friends & Solo Anglers

Where the big tarpon hang out

As of September 1st, 2015 the incredible area of Gardens of the King called Cayo Santa Maria is under the exclusive fishing operation of Fly Fishing The Run. This area had been known as the Tarpon Paradise of the North Coast of Cuba, a world class destination for tarpon on the fly, where the trophy fish is just at the next cast. Nonetheless, you have bonefish, permit and other flats saltwater species, anglers love to focus on the Silver King.

This fishing base is located in the North-Central section of Cuba, right in “Cayo Santa Maria” of Villa Clara, as part of the attraction of the beautiful countryside. It is an excellent and privileged area of marine life. Cayo Santa Maria is one of the keys, part of Buenavista Bay Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO since year 2000.

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Lodging Details

The Iberostar resort has lush, well kept grounds and 2 stunning beaches. The staff here is some of the best we have ever had the pleasure of meeting while in the Caribbean, everyone is friendly and willing to help everytime. The Iberostar has 2 sides, one is the „Park“ side which is family friendly, and the other is the „Spa“ side, which is adults only. Both sides have swim up bars, and they both share the buffet in the main building, and the a la carte restaurants on site. There is also a Grand Village section, which is completely separate. For our fishing operation, well use the Spa Suites or Grand Village*, but if you’re thinking on travel with the family, we could also book the Park suites, that allow kids.

The swim up bars at this resort were exceptionally clean, as were the beach bars and lobby bar. The food at the restaurants was surprisingly good given Cuba’s reputation when it comes to food. The spa on site is fantastic, we highly recommend the couples massage for a relaxing morning.

*additional charge


62 km from Remedios

110 km from the international airport of Abel Santa María, in Santa Clara

177 km from Cienfuegos

198 km from Trinidad

386 from Havana


Food and Beverages
Fish and rum.

Typical Length of Stay
Guests typically stay seven (3) nights with six (3) days of fishing.

Non-Angling Activities
Drinking and hammocking.

Internet / Communications
Yeah right.


How To Get There
Ask a taxi.

Arrival and Departure Details/Times
Anglers must arrive the afternoon of the first day of fishing.

Documents Required
Anglers will need a valid US passport and a visa.

Travel Arrangements
Knee Deep works directly with and recommends Cuba Travel Bros. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 555-555-5555 or for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.


General Information
Its a hut with no refrigerator, no tv, bring a book

Boats and Equipment
We will be fishing in a canoe the way they did 100 years ago.

Package Rates
Trip cost: Approximately $3,000 USD per angler twin share

What’s Included:

  • 6 days guided fishing – one guide per two anglers
  • All meals and beverages, including alcohol
  • Fishing licenses and permits

What’s Not Included:

  • Return flights
  • Travel & medical insurance (compulsory)
  • Flies & Fly Fishing Gear – Flies are available for purchase on the ship, and 9, 10 and 12 weight rods can be hired for $25 per day or $100 for the week if you prefer not to travel with extra gear or break a rod on the trip
  • Crew and Guide gratuity – Tips are welcome for the guides and crew, but not compulsory


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