Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR

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. Operated by Captain Clery, they are your resident experts when it comes to tackling the Silver King in his own backyard.

You’ll be fishing on a 24’ Ranger bay boat that is powered by a single 300 HP Suzuki engine. This vessel is perfect 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 Clery 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
    2 hours Low Season Deal
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $299
    If you don't have enough time to squeeze a half day trip this offer is for you. You can do a 7:00am to 9:00am and take advantage of the early morning bite. Captain will be ready with live bait on the boat so once you jump in the boat we are gone straight to catch fish. This offer is for tarpons & snooks fishing & you can also choose if you want to use our fly rods.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
  • Private trip
    2 hours Low Season Deal (cop (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US $305
    If you don't have enough time to squeeze a half day trip this offer is for you. You can do a 7:00am to 9:00am and take advantage of the early morning bite. Captain will be ready with live bait on the boat so once you jump in the boat we are gone straight to catch fish. This offer is for tarpons & snooks fishing & you can also choose if you want to use our fly rods.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
  • Private trip
    2 hours Low Season Deal (copy)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $305
    If you don't have enough time to squeeze a half day trip this offer is for you. You can do a 7:00am to 9:00am and take advantage of the early morning bite. Captain will be ready with live bait on the boat so once you jump in the boat we are gone straight to catch fish. This offer is for tarpons & snooks fishing & you can also choose if you want to use our fly rods.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fly Fishing Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $395
    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 9wt. We also provide a big variety of customs flies (Clusters, Mullets, Poppers).
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $375
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $385
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
  • Private trip
    4hrs Night Tarpon Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $430
    In summer, we have great incoming tides that allow us to target snooks & big tarpons during the night. If we have a full moon that will be even better. If you don’t want to get sun during the day, then this trip is definitely for you. No prior experience is required.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
  • Private trip
    6hrs Fly Fishing Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    US $505
    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 9wt. We also provide a big variety of customs flies (Clusters, Mullets, Poppers).
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $525
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $525
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 358 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Fishing with Clery
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Captain Tommy is the best!
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Angler rating
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
88%
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Jeffrey H.
Excellent
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Captain Tommy is the best!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 16, 2024
Captain Tommy was/is patient, gives good critiques in the moment, and is an all around great person to be stuck on a boat with!...
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Jonathan S.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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The legendary excursion led by executive captain Miguel III

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 14, 2024
I recently had the privilege of joining Captain Miguel on a fishing excursion, and it was truly remarkable. Despite reeling...
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Richard S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Clery

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (PM) on June 16, 2024
Captain Miguel worked hard to give us a great trip- started with chunked mullet then, after catching a few 40 pounders switched...
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Dan P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fish with the Backwater Tarpon team

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 25, 2024
Knowledgeable, personable and professional charter.  We set out in the laguna with Capt. Miguel who put us on the fish. We...
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Cary G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Outstanding Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 25, 2024
Our guide took us out and was such a great host. We’re definitely just casual fisherman (me, my 17yo son and his friend,...
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FAQs about Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR

Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $269 per group, additional US $30 per person after 1 guest - 2 hours Low Season Deal (2 hours)
  • US $275 per group, additional US $30 per person after 1 guest - 2 hours Low Season Deal (cop (copy) (2 hours)
  • US $275 per group, additional US $30 per person after 1 guest - 2 hours Low Season Deal (copy) (2 hours)
  • US $365 per group, additional US $30 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Fly Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $30 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $385 per group, additional US $30 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $395 per group, additional US $35 per person after 1 guest - 4hrs Night Tarpon Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $30 per person after 1 guest - 6hrs Fly Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • US $490 per group, additional US $35 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $490 per group, additional US $35 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (included when available)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Waters & gatorades)
  • Fishing License (No fishing license is required in Puerto Rico )
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Charter Operator

Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
San Juan, Puerto Rico
60 Fishing Reports
568 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 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." Captain Clery Morales
Our Team
Fernando M.
Captain
Hiram A.
Captain
Miguel M.
Captain
Luis G.
Captain
Clery M.
Captain
Jorge M.
Captain
Austin K.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook

Boat specs

Ranger (Bay boat) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
included when available
Lures
Drinks
Waters & gatorades
Fishing License
No fishing license is required in Puerto Rico
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Our minimum age is 3yrs old or more than 40lbs. Please let us know is advance so we can have the proper life jacket available for the infant.
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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