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 3 adults, or 3 adults and 1 child. 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
    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
    $550
    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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $400
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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.
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About the Captain

David Borries
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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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
3 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

Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Erica B.
Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 Hour with Captain David

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 30, 2021
We had a fantastic day on the water for my son’s 12th birthday! We caught near 30 fish in 4 hours. Mom caught the biggest...
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Brandy L.
Fruitland Park, Florida
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Half Day Trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 30, 2021
We were the only boat that came in with fish and WOW what a day!  My family enjoyed themselves and we caught a vast array...
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John T.
Valdosta, GA
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4 hour trip with Captain David!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 5, 2021
I highly recommend this charter to anyone wanting to go. The captain is great and highly patient. We were able to take home...
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Jacksonville, FL
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Wonderful Fishing Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 26, 2021
Captain David was knowledgeable about all of the fish and waterways in the area. If you’re looking for a seasoned Captain...
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Half day trip with Captain David Borries

VERIFIED   Half day trip on September 25, 2021
Great day on the water. Captain Dave very experienced. Worked hard by taking us to different areas to catch fish—caught reds,...
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FAQs about Backwater Fishing Adventures

Backwater Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half day trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Backwater Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water, sodas)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Backwater Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Backwater Fishing Adventures include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout