Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR

Cangrejos Yacht Club
San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you’ve heard of heard about Tarpon fishing and would like to know what all the fuss is about, then look no further than Backwater Tarpon Fishing Charters. Owned and operated by Captain Felix Cuadrado, they are your resident experts when it comes to tackling the Silver King in his own backyard.

You’ll be fishing on a 19’ Bay Craft skiff that is powered by a single 115 HP Mercury four-stroke engine. Skiffs are the perfect vessel for Tarpon fishing as the flat deck gives you enough freedom to walk effortlessly around the boat while minimizing the risk of falling and/or getting the line tangled.

This vast lagoon is perfectly suited for marine life, providing infinite sources of bait all year round for the resident fish. Targeting the Silver King will be your main priority, but there are other fish around as well. The local Tarpon population can range anywhere from 20 lbs all the way up to 150 lbs.

Captain Felix will provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a fun time on the water. All you need to bring is a pair of polarized sunglasses, some sunscreen, and a go-getter attitude. Once you’ve danced with the Silver King, you’ll be hooked for life.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This trip is for you if you're interested in making the absolute best of your day on the water. You'll have plenty of time to look for the biggest Tarpon around, and you're likely to run into other fish as well.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    The perfect middle ground between longer and shorter trips, the 6-hour trip gives you that extra edge you need for the best results. The Silver King is your main target, but you might see other species too.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    For those anglers with a busy morning schedule, this trip is your golden ticket. Go out and track down some feisty Tarpon, and perhaps other fish as well.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 349
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    This fast-paced trip involves four 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 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    US$ 349
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Shorter trips are a great option if you'd like to get a few valuable extra hours of sleep. You'll be fishing the local waters for Tarpon, but you're likely to see the likes of Snook, Jacks, and others as well.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle
Snapper (Cubera)
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Bay Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2014, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 115HP 2015 Mercury 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore 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 Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in San Juan to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Felix Cuadrado
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Member since January 2015
21
19
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 age 6 I knew there was nothing else I’d rather do with my life.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 95%

San Juan Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.63 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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No fish or bites. Was informed half way through trip that it was an extremely slow part of the year. Would have like to have known that information before wasting my money. Also if you’re an active fisherman, definitely do not recommend. Fishing style is, Guide baits pole, casts pole, sets hook then hands to you to reel.  Had to request a spare pole with a lure just to keep myself entertained

Fished March 30, 2018
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Clean boat, Captain was freindly and worked hard to find fish

Fished August 21, 2017
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We had a great afternoon on the water with Captain Felix! It was a beautiful day and my husband and I both caught Tarpon! We also caught a Barracuda and a Snook! My husband hooked a 60+ pound Tarpon, but he bit the hook in half! Those fish are crafty! It really was a fun trip and we would recommend it to anyone wanting to do a little fishing while in PR.

Fished June 24, 2017
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