Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR

Backwater Tarpon Fishing specializes in going after Tarpon using light tackle and fly fishing gear. The Backwater Lagoons are a fantastic place to fish for the Silver King, and who better to help you than Captain Felix Cuadrado. You can count on him when going after the catch of your dreams.

His boat is a 20’ Seagull Nautico catamaran that runs on twin 70 HP Suzuki engines. It can easily accommodate groups of up to 5 fishermen per trip. The boat is outfitted with a conventional range of navigational technology and fish finding equipment, including GPS, fishfinder, and radio.

The main battlegrounds during your day on the water will include the Laguna San Jose and the Laguna Torrecilla. These are known around the world for the massive number of resident Tarpon! Other than the Silver King, you can also expect to encounter the likes of Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and Snook.

Fishing licenses along with all the appropriate fishing gear for your trip are supplied by the team, complete with both artificial and live bait. Snacks and beverages (bottled water and soft drinks) are also provided for your enjoyment.

Tarpon fishing is the experience of a lifetime, so join Backwater Tarpon Fishing and experience it for yourself!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $474
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    If a 4-hour trip simply doesn't cut it, this is the trip for you. Extra time means an extra shot at hooking the fish of your dreams.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $474
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    Our smaller boats and charter sizes will give you the best personalized fishing experience, and our experienced captain will share everything he knows about fishing. All the tackle needed for fly fishing in Puerto Rico will be provided for you on board. Our weapon of choice would be the Sage X 9 wt, and we'll provide you with a big variety of custom flies (Clusters, Mullets, Poppers).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $320
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    Our smaller boats and charter sizes give you a personalized fishing experience that is second to none, and our experienced captain has a wealth of knowledge to share. We currently provide all the tackle needed for fly fishing in Puerto Rico. Our weapon of choice would be the Sage X 9 wt. We also provide a big variety of custom flies (Clusters, Mullets, Poppers).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $320
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    This fast-paced trip involves 4 hours of fishing some of the best inshore waters around. Your main target is the Silver King, but it's not the only one out there.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $320
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    A quick afternoon trip can be fun for the whole family. Come on down and go after some Tarpon, Snook, and Jack Crevalle.

About the Captain

Clery Morales
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
35 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Enero 2015
Owning and operating a fishing charter in San Juan PR is a dream come true. I was corrupted at an early age watching my fishing heroes on ESPN outdoors wrangle saltwater species of every variety – and from the time I landed my first Tarpon at the age of 6, I knew there was nothing else I’d rather do with my life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Snook Snook

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Flats & Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.70
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Fishing with Clery
Awesome day!!!
Awesome day!!!
+3
Angler Rating
7
3
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Bill K.
Orem, UT
 5.00
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AM half day trip

VERIFIED   Noviembre 30, 2019
We had a great time and caught some very nice fish.
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Chris C.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Half Day with Capt Clery

VERIFIED   Agosto 3, 2018
  Great trip with some good conversation and obviously catching Tarpon. I learned alot from Captain Clery and crossed...
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Bonnie S.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Half Day Trip With Captain Felix

VERIFIED   Marzo 19, 2017
Before we left, we had excellent communication with Captain Felix.  He was VERY friendly and the communication was excellent! ...
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Ronald P.
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 5.00
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Awesome day!!!

VERIFIED   Marzo 18, 2019
The day was perfect the captain was great. Action the entire trip.
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Gene B.
Marietta, GA
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Febrero 3, 2019
Enjoyed trip!!!
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