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. 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
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $499
    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
    6hrs Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $499
    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).
  • Private trip
    6hrs Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $499
    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).
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $495
    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 Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $380
    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).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $380
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $380
    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.
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About the Captain

Clery Morales
San Juan, Puerto Rico
18 Fishing Reports
40 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Bay Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2014, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki 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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Great Captain, lots of Tarpon
Great Captain, lots of Tarpon
Fishing with Clery
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Joe B.
Chetek, WI
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Great Captain, lots of Tarpon

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on April 27, 2021
My girlfriend and I booked a trip with captain clery. He was a great guide and very helpful. We were in the wrong place but...
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David H.
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Half Day afternoon trip with Capt. Clery

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 1, 2021
My teenage son and I had a wonderful four hours of backwater fishing with Captain Clery on April 1.  We landed many tarpon,...
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Randy P.
San Juan
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Half day trip w/ Captain Cleary

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 17, 2021
If there were six stars I would give them!! Excellent captain and a great morning on the water. I caught a 90in tarpon, smaller...
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Ron S.
Spokane, WA
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Six hour trio with Captain Clery

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on March 28, 2019
From the start Captain Clery communicated with me clearly on where to meet. We started off in an area where we saw dozens of...
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Night Charter 8pm to 12am

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on March 17, 2016
After our initial charter earlier in the week we decided to do another charter after having a fantastic time with Felix, but...
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FAQs about Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR

Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR offers the following trips to customers:
  • $355 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Fly Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • $355 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $355 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $470 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $474 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $474 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - 6hrs Fly Fishing Trip (6 hours)
  • $474 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - 6hrs Fly Fishing Trip (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

Trips booked with Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Waters & Beers)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

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

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

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