Backwater Fishing Adventures

Captain David of Backwater Fishing Adventures warmly welcomes you to come have a fishing adventure with him. Some of the best shallow water fishing in the world can be found here, and Capt. David knows all the best places to take you to. He specializes in light tackle and fly fishing in the scenic Jacksonville Beach area of Florida, fishing for Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder and Black Drum.

His 19’ Bay Craft boat is powered by 115 HP Yamaha engine. Coupled with Capt. David’s knowledge of the area and his fishfinder, you’ll be on the fish in no time. You will fish shallow flats, creeks, and the Intercoastal waterway for a variety of species. With a large casting area at the front of the boat, it is a perfect vessel for fly fishing. The equipment needed for fly fishing is included, but experienced anglers are welcome to bring their own.

For ease of fishing, there is a poling platform and trolling motor on board. In 2002, Capt. David won the Mercury Celebrity Classic grand champion guide. Yet he still believes that teaching children is his greatest accomplishment. You will leave these trips with lasting memories and new skills at fishing, as well as plenty of fish for dinner! Capt. David will happily fillet all fish you wish to take home.

All level of anglers are welcome aboard, especially children. Capt. David understands the importance of teaching the next generation, and is happy to show them the ropes and inspire in them a love of fishing. The shorter trip is recommended for them, whereas more experienced anglers are better suited for the longer trip.

Due to the nature of river fishing, customers should contact the captain prior to the trip to finalise pickup location. The capacity of the boat is 4, based on 3 adults and 1 child fishing. It is recommended you bring along sunscreen and polarized sunglasses. Fishing license is included too, so all that left to do is book now and meet Capt. David soon!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    You will target Flounder, Trout and Redfish. You will head out further and fish longer. This trip is better for those with more experience. You are welcome to bring your own equipment, although they do provide rods and reels. 3 adults only, plus a child.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Inshore light tackle fishing for Trout, Redfish, Flounder. The extra time allows you to target specific fish and have the time to reel them in. Gear is provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Water, soda and some light snacks are provided- you may bring more if you wish. 3 adults is the max allowed, plus a child.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Inshore light tackle fishing for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and much more. Everything is supplied, including bait, lures, all rods and reels, and the fishing license. In addition has water and soda on board, as well as some light snacks. He keeps a camera on board for that great catch. Max 3 adults + child.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Inshore light tackle fishing for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and much more. Capt David will supply the equipment, including rods, reels, bait, tackle and fishing licenses. In addition, he has sodas, water, light snacks, and he keeps a camera on board to capture the moment you hook your great catch. Max 3 adults + child.
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About the Captain

David Borries
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
99 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2015
David's passion for fishing was ignited when he learned to fish along the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a young boy, fishing with his father in a small wooden row boat. He has come a long way since that rowboat, and has been guiding in northeast Florida for over 20 years now. He writes for the Coastal Angler Magazine and has been featured in Florida Sportsman, the Florida Times-Union, and Trailer Boats Magazine, so you know you are in safe hands with him!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Bay Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
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 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.87
out of 5 stars from 99 reviews
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The best anniversary present ever!
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Davis O.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Funtastic!!!

VERIFIED   January 7, 2020
This was such a wonderful trip.  Captain David is so awesome! He is full of knowledge and you can tell that his 23 years...
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Clifford R.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Thank you Captain Dan!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  August 1, 2020
My first time salt water fishing! What a great time. We are wanting to do this again in the fall. Captain Dan knew where to...
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James L.
Ocala, Florida
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Great trip even for experienced anglers!!!

VERIFIED   June 5, 2020
Capt. David is very knowledgeable about the area and answers any questions you have throughout the trip. He were able to limit...
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Mareka S.
Spartanburg, SC
 5.00
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 27, 2020
Captain David was the best he really took time to show the teenagers we had with use some good fishing techniques. You will...
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Oscar P.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Great day

VERIFIED   May 21, 2020
Capt David is awesome. Would do it again. Put us on the fish. He shifted the start time to fish low tide. Between the wife...
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