JP's Backwater Adventures

JP’s Backwater Adventures is located in Naples and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Come on aboard with Capt. Josh, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use techniques like light tackle jigging, based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 4 to 8-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Snook, Snapper, Redfish, Tarpon, Permit, and Speckled Trout, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 22’ Skeeter boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat features an ice box. All rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. The captain will supply all the needed fishing licenses for your trip. You can keep anything you catch, as long as it’s legal to do so.

The price of your trip also includes complimentary drinks, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Please let the captain know if you have any questions or special requests.

Book your trip now and hit the water with JP’s Backwater Adventures.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Eco / fish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    Take a tour of the islands and see all types if wildlife. Maybe even hit some local beaches for shells if requested. We will also sprinkle in some fishing throughout the trip
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $550
    Four hours is plenty of time to run south into the Ten Thousand Islands and get on whatever is biting at the time. As the water warms up we should see some steady action with Snook/Reds/Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $550
    Targeted fish
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    Targeted fish
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    Targeted fish
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 106 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Not boring at all!
Great trip, great captain!
Great trip, great captain!
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Joe D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

What-A-Day!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 20, 2023
We had an AMAZING day out on the water today fishing with Captain Josh!! My son and I wanted to have a Father/Son day doing...
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Justin B.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great trip, great captain!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 1, 2024
Captain JP was very friendly and informative, he set reasonable expectations from the get-go regarding what we could expect...
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Brian P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 30, 2023
My father and I are experienced fishermen from NJ and came down to see what Southwest Florida had to offer. Captain Josh was...
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Laura P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Not boring at all!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 15, 2024
We had a fantastic time with Josh! He gave us the location and time the night before. We are very inexperienced and just wanted...
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Chris S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fantastic trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 29, 2023
Captain Josh is one of our favorite guides we’ve had! He put us on fish and took us through some beautiful territory. He...
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FAQs about JP's Backwater Adventures

JP's Backwater Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - Eco / fish (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with JP's Backwater Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with JP's Backwater Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

JP's Backwater Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

JP's Backwater Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with JP's Backwater Adventures include:
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Josh Parr
Naples, Florida, United States
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106 Customer reviews
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Member since October 2017
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Captain Josh Parr was born and raised in Naples, Florida and has been fishing the backwaters of SWFL for over a decade. He specializes in light tackle, backwater fishing for Redfish, Snook, Trout, Sheepshead, and Tarpon. Captain Parr will do his best to guarantee you an enjoyable day on the water while learning the art of backwater fishing. Captain Josh Parr will also act as your eco-tour guide, as you are cruising the backwaters of SWFL.

About this listing

Targeted species

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook

Boat specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

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.
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks

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