Gamefish Grande Championship

Marlin Fishing Tournaments in Cuba

The Gamefish Grande returns to the billfish-rich waters of Cuba in June 2017. This two-leg tournament will begin in Varadero June 5th - 8th. Boats will fish from the Marina Gaviota, a beautiful, modern 1,100-slip marina located on the tip of the Varadero peninsula. From Varadero boats will travel to Marina Hemingway in Havana for the second leg.

Anglers and their guests will enjoy not only the great offshore fishing Cuba has to offer but the culture, food and beautiful people of this island nation. Participants will fish for 3 days in Varadero and then have a day to tour and experience Cuba before fishing the final 3 days in Havana.

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Travel to Cuba

Travel to Cuba is easy. All boats are required to fill out and submit a US Coast Guard form 3300 for permission to enter Cuban waters. All US citizens arriving in Cuba are required to have a passport and visa. The Gamefish Grande works in conjunction with Cuba Travel Services to make meeting all of these requirements simple.

We advise you to check with your insurance provider for the latest information on coverage in Cuba. If you need further information, please contact us.

Rules & Regulations

All anglers and crewmembers are expected to be familiar with the IGFA Salt Water Angling Rules. The angler must hook, fight and bring the fish to gaff or the point of release unaided by any other person. No one other than the angler may touch the rod. IGFA Salt Water Angling Rules apply at all Gamefish Grande tournaments with the following exceptions.

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Points & Scoring

THIS IS AN ALL RELEASE TOURNAMENT. Points are awarded on a basis of 100 points for released sailfish, 200 points for released white marlin or spearfish, and 600 points for released blue marlin. In the event of a tie in total points between two or more teams for the same award, the team that first achieved the point total shall be the winner.


2016 1st 2nd 3rd
Varadero Marquesa Blue Heron Sandrita
Havana Barefoot T-Time Marquesa

The 2017 Schedule

Leg #1 – Varadero

June 5th - 8th, 2017
Marina Gaviota

Leg #2 – Havana

June 10 -13th, 2017
Marina Hemingway

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Travel Information

To help plan your trip to Cuba, please contact Cuba Travel Services. They are the travel company for the Gamefish Grande and can help you with visas, flights, ground transportation and accommodations.

Marlen Batista
Product Assistant/Specialist

Cuba Travel Services
10 NW 42 Avenue, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33126



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