Backwater Fly Fishing Charters

If you’re in Puerto Rico and itch for something different, but exciting to do, then why not come fly fishing? Backcountry Fly Fishing promises an almost surreal experience in the mangroves just outside of San Juan. Hit up the lagoons with your experienced guide, Captain Clery Morales, and experience some of the best fly action possible.

Capt. Clery is a San Juan native and knows these waters like the back of his hand. With over 20 years of local fishing experience, he knows exactly what it takes to attract the biggest fish and to hook ‘em aboard. He can’t wait to welcome you aboard to teach you the best ways to land that dream catch.

Up to 5 guests are welcome aboard the 23’ Ranger boat, built specifically for fishing these waters. Light and with a shallow hull, she’ll get you to the shallowest spots, keeping you quiet as you creep up on your prey. Make yourself at home on board, and take advantage of Capt. Clery’s offer of free drinks, including beer.

As well as experiencing an unrivaled service, you’ll also be using the best fly fishing gear to give you the edge over the fish. Make use of the Sage X 9wt rods, with plenty of custom flies to land on the water.

Snook, Jack Crevalles, Ladyfish, and even Tarpon call these waters home, so get ready for a productive day battling it out with these strong beasts. Marvel as the Silver King leaps out of the water to get off the end of your line, and experience a relentless thrill as these creatures try to run away with your line.

With licenses and drinks included, all you need to do is bring some snacks aboard and settle in for a memorable day out. Come aboard Backcountry Fly Fishing and discover these pristine waters, all the while seeing if you have what it takes to land that trophy catch!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $499
    This popular trip will see you spend 6 hours on the water, exploring the exciting and productive inshore waters out of Carolina, Puerto Rico. These shallow fishing grounds are abundant with exciting game fish, and you'll get to test your skills on the fly for beauties such as Snook, Tarpon, JCs, and Ladyfish. Take advantage of the best fly gear and plenty of tried and tested lures and get ready for the battle of a lifetime against these prized fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $381
    There's no reason to miss out on the incredible fly fishing action, just because you like a lie-in. Enjoy your holiday the right way and come aboard refreshed in the afternoon for a fun-filled day out on the water. Explore the rich inshore waterways of northern Puerto Rico, and cast away for the bite of some tough-fighting monsters. Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and many more prized fish call these waters home, so get ready for a thrilling afternoon out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $380
    Start the day in style with a trip to the productive inshore waters of Puerto Rico. Due east of the island's capital, you'll find an intriguing network of shallow waterways that are home to plenty of exciting fish. Test your fly fishing skills as you go after such prized species as Tarpon, Snook, and Jack Crevalle, and battle it out to hook 'em aboard. Known for their tendency to put up a fight, you're in for a serious workout, with plenty of time to relax in the afternoon.

About the Captain

Clery Morales
Carolina, Puerto Rico
18 Fishing Reports
83 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." Captain Clery Morales

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bay boat) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude E-tec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 47 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Joseph H.
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First time fly fishing! great instruction!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 29, 2020
Had a great afternoon on the waters learning and fishing ending my day with a small snook for my first ever fish on a fly rod....
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Grace F.
San Juan
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Top Notch Service

3/4 Day Trip on July 30, 2019
Went with my husband in this fly fishing adventure (I didn’t fish just watching) & Captain was really knowledgable & he knew...
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Clery M.
San Juan
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Worth every Penny

3/4 Day Trip on July 10, 2019
Went Fly fishing with Capt Clery, he explained me calmly all the deatails of the morning(spots, flies, rods). He coached really...
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FAQs about Backwater Fly Fishing Charters

Backwater Fly Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $355 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $356 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $474 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Backwater Fly Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Backwater Fly Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Backwater Fly Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Backwater Fly Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Backwater Fly Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Ladyfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon