San Juan Bay Fishing - 22’ Adamar

(22) In demand!

San Juan Bay Fishing offers you exactly what it says on the tin: great fishing in the calm, shallow waters of the San Juan Bay. Captain Poncho Ortega has been running charters here for decades and has got his clients on some real record-breakers along the way. He will send you home with aching arms, a happy heart, and some delicious fish for dinner.

You will be fishing aboard the “Adamar,” a classic Aquasport T-top center console. Capt. Poncho always keeps his boat in perfect working order, and she is still brand new to look at. The Adamar is powered by a 150 HP Johnson engine and is equipped with the most effective navigational equipment you can find - a captain with decades of local experience.

You will start your trip by catching some fresh live bait. After you load up the livewell, you will head to Capt. Poncho’s top spots for your chosen species. On the hunt for monster Tarpon? He will take you to the Silver King’s throne room. After Snook, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, or something completely different? Just let you captain know, he will do the rest.

All charters come with quality light tackle, plenty of ice, and water. At the end of your trip, Capt. Poncho will clean and fillet your catch for you, although he always encourages catch and release for fish you don’t plan on eating. Just bring whatever you do want to eat, as well as your fishing license, your sunscreen, and your A-game. Because the fish here won’t settle for anything less!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    With the whole day onboard, you can go after all the area's top inshore species like Snook, Tarpon, Barracuda, and Jacks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    Enjoy 6 hours for the price of 4, targeting Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and more in the shallow waters of the San Juan Bay.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    Don't have much time but want to catch some huge fish? Not a problem! Jump aboard and speed out to the best inshore fishing grounds to take on Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snook

Tarpon

Boat Specs

Aquasport (Center console) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Johnson engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

About the Captain

Poncho Ortega
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Member since December 2014
22
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Captain Poncho Ortega has been fishing around Puerto Rico his entire life and brings three decades of charter experience to every trip he runs. Capt. Poncho is an inshore specialist, who has racked up countless hours in the shallow waters of San Juan Bay. His favorite techniques are spinning, live baiting, and wind drifting but he can turn his hand to a variety of fishing styles. A day on the water with Capt. Poncho is an angling experience you will never forget.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.44
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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6 hours with Capt Poncho
6 hours with Capt Poncho
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14
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Sarah B.
Fargo, ND
 5.00
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Full day with Captain Ortega

VERIFIED   December 24, 2018
We had an amazing time with captain Ortega. He took us to multiple spots all around the bay, and when the fish were not biting...
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Eugene F.
Orlando, FL
 4.00
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First timers to Tarpon and PR

VERIFIED   May 9, 2019
We met Captain Poncho early and headed out to catch some bait. Afterwards, our trip to the fishing spot was only 5 minutes...
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Cole M.
Monticello, MN
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Captain Poncho Ortega

VERIFIED   January 29, 2019
My wife and I had a great experience with Captain Ortega, he was knowledgeable and persistent to keep us on the fish. My wife...
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Justin R.
San Juan
 5.00
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Awesome 6 hr Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   April 6, 2019
Pancho was awesome and very knowledgeable. He also shared a lot of awesome facts about the area! We loved catching some huge...
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Jonathan H.
Weston, CT
 5.00
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6 hours with Capt Poncho

VERIFIED   April 4, 2019
Good day of Tarpon fishing
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