Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23

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

Come down and fish on our new Ranger 23’ Bay Boat Tournament Edition for Backcountry fishing.

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 180 lbs.

Backwater Tarpon PR 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.



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  • Private trip
    3/4 6hrs Tarpon Fishing Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 6hrs Tarpon Fishing Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 6hrs Tarpon Fly Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $525
    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 AM tarpon fishing trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $395
    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 Fly fishing AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $395
    Show trip details 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 PM Tarpon Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $395
    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.
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About the Captain

Clery Morales
San Juan, Puerto Rico
18 Fishing Reports
78 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger Tournament Edition (Bay boat) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly 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 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 Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
33%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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VERIFIED   Half Day AM tarpon fishing trip on July 28, 2021
Fished cut bait, David found fish and we stayed in one spot had about 10 fish pick up the bait, hooked up with 6 fish. In...
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FAQs about Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23

Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23 offers the following trips to customers:
  • $365 per group, additional $30 per person after 1 guest - Half Day AM tarpon fishing trip (4 hours)
  • $365 per group, additional $30 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Fly fishing AM (4 hours)
  • $365 per group, additional $30 per person after 1 guest - Half day PM Tarpon Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • $495 per group, additional $30 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 6hrs Tarpon Fishing Trip AM (6 hours)
  • $495 per group, additional $30 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 6hrs Tarpon Fishing Trip PM (6 hours)
  • $495 per group, additional $30 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 6hrs Tarpon Fly Fishing Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23 include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23 offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23 offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Backwater Tarpon Bay Boat Ranger 23 include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon