Permit are the ultimate flats species for saltwater fly fishers, but they never come easy which is part of their allure. The flats of Cuba offer some of the best permit fishing on the planet.


Located on the north shore of the eastern province of Camaguey, the Cayo Cruz fishery is an enormous system of flats, lagoons and pristine estuaries. Located in Jardines del Rey, commercial fishing within this designated area is strictly forbidden and rigorously enforced. The sportfish - only area is 366 square kilometers in size, meaning that on the average day, each skiff has over 50 square kilometers to itself. The fishing area is virtually untouched and represents one of the cleanest and most biologically diverse ecosystems we’ve ever fished. This is one of the other reasons we have chosen this destination. It is still pretty much untouched and has only seen anglers for three seasons! The fish are plentiful and aggressive. 

Hosted Trip Dates

6th July to 13th July 2019

Meet Your Host

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Nick Reygaert is the founder of Gin-Clear Travel. He has carved out a career as a celebrated fly fishing film maker for the last 15 years during which time he has traveled extensively in pursuit of the world's best fly fishing. Nick has had an obsession with Cuban fishing ever since he first traveled there 17 years ago and caught his first bonefish. He has traveled to the Caribbean numerous times over the last decade to fish the numerous flats destinations available to keen angler. He relishes the opportunity to take hosted groups to sight fish the extensive Cayo Cruz flats for bonefish, tarpon and trophy permit.



Day 0 : (July 6th) Fly to Cayo Coco via Toronto, gather at airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 1 - Day 6 : (July 7th - July 12th) 6 Full days guided fishing

Day 7 : (July 13th) Breakfast, midday catch flight back to Toronto


7 nights / 6 days fishing = $4,550 (USD) per person sharing

The extensive sand flats of Cayo Cruz offer, what I believe to be, the best permit sight fishing in the world.
— Nick Reygaert, Te Anau, NZ