The fishing day on board the live-aboards can be tailored and is flexible to suit the anglers' goals. The Dolphin Super skiffs are anchored off the back of the boats and are accessible instantly. A typical day starts after breakfast at 7:00am and the boats and guides are ready to go around 7.45am. Very little travelling is needed and in some cases, dependent on tides, you can be fishing within moments of leaving the yachts.
At around 12-ish you can either come back to Tortuga for lunch and have a break from the midday sun, which is what many anglers do in the summer months when the sun can be intense, or if you're visiting little fished areas at the outer limits of the fishery, you can stay out on the water and have lunch in the shade before tackling a long afternoon session. You then fish right through until dusk, which can often be very productive as the breeze dies away. However, this can change depending on tides and conditions, so be flexible to maximise the fishing and the guides will offer their best advice.
Most of the fishing is from the boat but there are some flats that allow for walking and wading.
The fishing here receives little pressure. Jardines de la Reina is about the same size as the Florida Keys and fished by only a few anglers each year. So pressure on the fishery is carefully managed, and as a result, the fishing is often very good.
Most anglers come to this area for Tarpon. April, May and June are the best times for this as well as for Permit and large Bonefish. Of course there are Tarpon residents all year round but they tend to be of medium size.
We would advise all anglers to bring along their own equipment rods, reels, lines, flies, wading boots etc and any spares that you might need. The boat has some rental gear and spare rods but, if possible, bring all your own gear.