Fish Cuba Now ! Support The Cuban People….Zapata Environmental Project

Zapata Environmental Project Filipe Rodriquez knows war. At 17, as a soldier in the Cuban army serving in Angola, he witnessed armed conflict first- hand. Today the 58 year old Cuban fishing guide is fighting another battle, one that is waged on two fronts, economic and environmental. Filipe’s front line is the pristine flats, rivers Read more about Fish Cuba Now ! Support The Cuban People….Zapata Environmental Project[…]

Fish Cuba Now…Support The Cuban People! Holguin – Sister City

Holguin….the sister city of Santa Fe. It’s a bar, a restaurant, a watering hole for ex-pat Canadians and tourist, across from one of Holguin’s scenic town plazas. The languages; German, French, heavily accented English, and a smattering of Russian blend with the constant din of staccato Spanish. After all, this is Cuba. My new friend Read more about Fish Cuba Now…Support The Cuban People! Holguin – Sister City[…]

Fish Cuba Now…. Support The Cuban People!

City of a hundred fires, Cienfeugos “I hooked a tarpon there.” Native guide Chino brags. “It was bigger than me.” We’re driving south, through reforested teak groves. Workmen thin the trees, hacking, making charcoal – a dirty back-breaking process. After a few days in the wilderness of the Zapata Swamp, then isolated Lake Hanabanilla, Chino Read more about Fish Cuba Now…. Support The Cuban People![…]

2018 “Year of the Mangrove School

U.S.-Cuba Ecotourism Cooperation: Escuela de Manglar (The Mangrove School) Program A Fundraising Initiative of the Dirigo Marine Learning Center, Ocean Passages LLC Portland, Maine Ocean Passages educational voyages on board the schooner Harvey Gamage along Cuba’s southern coast is the opportunity to work with resourceful Cuban entrepreneurs who are shaping their country’s future – from Read more about 2018 “Year of the Mangrove School[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Wahoo

      Wolfpacking Wahoo November and December is Wahoo time on the north shore of Cuba. Swimming a stone’s throw from the beach, this mass migration dominates CubaS North coast fishery. Fast, ferocious, excellent table fare, describe one of the swiftest and most sought after gamefish on planet Earth. In Cuba, these veracious eaters Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Wahoo[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Hemingway Turns 25

      Club Natico Turns 25 If you’ve sailed, cruised or fished the waters of Cuba, chances are you’ve visited Marina Hemingway. Located nine miles west of Havana, the marina has been the primary nautical link to Cuba for the boating world. Built in 1958 by then President Batista, the marina lay unfinished until Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Hemingway Turns 25[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Come to the Garden

              Come to the Garden A waning crescent moon hangs in a deep black sky sprinkled with stars. It’s quiet, very quiet, except for the rumble of distant thunder and the soft sounds of juvenile tarpon rising to breathe, rippling the mirrored surface of the mangrove lined lagoon. As Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Come to the Garden[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Cayo Cruz

    Lit by the dawn sun, flocks of shimmering red flamingos huddle on sandbars dotting mangrove lined lagoons. Some defy gravity balanced on one spindly leg while others take flight in the early morning sky, their gangly silhouettes somewhat prehistoric in shape and size. I think to myself, this is a good thing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People….Cayo Cruz[…]