YA'LL ASKED FOR IT. HERE IT IS. HUNTING IN CUBA. (haven't found any turkeys yet,however, I understand there's one in Havana with a world record beard! Maybe one of ya'll can bag that one!)
The Island of Youth is located almost directly south of Havana, a large island about 50 miles long and 50 miles wide. It has 13 lakes and numerous opportunities for great hunting for White Crown Pigeon, Ducks and Quail.
The Island of Youth is famous for it's incredible scuba diving. Most of it is done off the Southwest coast at the Colony Hotel. There are more than 56 different dive sites here for the scuba divers.
There are about 70,000 Cubans living on the Island and more than half of them live in the capital city of Nuevo Gerona.
One can find lots of crocodiles, deer and boar in the southern part of the island. Millions of turtles come ashore to lay their eggs in season.
Americans make the Villa Gaviota their home away from home while hunting on the Island of Youth. It has a pool nice restaurant and entertainment. It is located about 1 km from town and 5 km from the airport.
Expect to pay $2100 for a 7 night / 5 day hunting trip plus the cost of getting there. License is $25, shot gun rentals (both 12 and 20 gauge) are $10 per day and shells cost $10 per box.
We have truly enjoyed working with Luis Hernandez and his friends on the Island.