GARDENS OF THE QUEEN
You too can dive the crown Jewel of the Caribbean, Gardens of the Queen on a liveaboard yacht operated by Avalon, departing every Saturday or by private yacht. We work with you to plan your adventure to Cuba and Gardens of the Queen with pre and post-dive experiences if you desire.
One of the most exciting projects that we have worked on in the past 20 years was a mission between Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, the University of Havana, Ocean X, and Sea Legacy. They documented the biological baseline of the healthiest coral reef Marine ecosystem in the Caribbean. Acting as ships agent for the exploration yacht Alucia, obtaining the governmental permits, and managing the travel arrangements for Mr. Ray Dalio and his guest was extremely rewarding. A VIDEO SERIES FROM THAT EXPEDITION HIGHLIGHTING GARDENS OF THE QUEEN ARE BELOW.
The revenue generated from the dive trips is the primary source of income to protect the Marine preserve
Gardens of the Queen
The Jardines Avalon I has a total of 10 rooms with 2 being convertible queen size cabins featuring side by side beds and 8 deluxe state rooms each with single side by side beds. Each state room is equipped with its own private bathroom,
Jardines Avalon III has 15 cabins (10 standard, 1 standard plus and 4 suites with balcony. All cabins have private bathrooms and 2 beds
(double or twin), air conditioned with individual thermostats. Jardines
Avalon III has an overall capacity of 30 passengers and 12 crew members.
Jardines Avalon F I has great accommodations for up to 18 guests in 8 Staterooms: 2 Staterooms back from the main salon, 4 Staterooms on the
lower deck (all have private bathrooms, hot water, comfortable beds, TV, and A/C) and two staterooms on the middle deck (with sharing
Jardines Avalon F II has 10 deluxe comfortable state rooms with air conditioning and individual thermostats. All cabins have private bathrooms and 2 beds (one full, one twin).
Our two week trip was a great experience. The staff was impeccable with every aspect of the journey, from arrival in Miami for the charter flight to the amazing restaurants, walking tours and music excursions. To coordinate over 150 travelers for a premium tour would have been impossible without their wealth of knowledge and attention to detail. For myself, the band, and many of our guests, the trip was one of the best experiences of our lives!
— Director of Development, Preservation Hall Foundation, New Orleans.