Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR

San Juan Bay Marina
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Backwater Tarpon Fishing Charters specialize in TARPON FISHING using light tackle and fly fishing. Tarpon are one of the most sought-after game fish and the Backwater Lagoons are the best place to find them!

5 minutes away from SJU airport and 10-12min from Condado/Old San Juan/Isla Verde. Our main battle grounds include the Laguna San Jose and the Laguna Torrecilla, known worldwide for their massive and vast amount of tarpon living on these areas!

Our Boat
You’ll be fishing on a 20 ft. long bay catamaran boat which can accommodate groups of up to 5 fishermen per trip. The boat is outfitted with a conventional range of navigational technology and fish finding equipment, including GPS, Fishfinder and radio.

Fishing license and all the appropriate fishing tackle for your inshore trip is supplied by the Backwater team, complete with both artificial and live bait. Snacks and beverages (bottled water and soft drinks) are also provided for your enjoyment.

We recommend to try our 4HR Tarpon Fishing charter for better chances on catching that dream tarpon you have been dreaming for!

Backwater Tarpon Fishing Charters specialize in TARPON FISHING using light tackle and fly fishing. Tarpon are one of the most sought-after game fish and the Backwater Lagoons are the best place to find them!

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Seagull Nautico (Catamaran) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 70HP Suzuki engines.

20 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Jack Crevalle

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, PayPal.

About the Captain

Felix Cuadrado
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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 hero’s on ESPN outdoors wrangle saltwater species of every variety – and from the time I landed my first Tarpon at age 6 I knew there was nothing else I’d rather do with my life.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

San Juan Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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well, we were late , all good with Felix, We got in fish early ,also mositiqutos.need to change to harbor location. I lost my glasses, and we broke a pole but me and the wife caught fish, Bad part about it ,she caught the bigger one. Felix { one man operation} did a good job for the time we had with him. small boat but he knew where the fish are. told a lot about his island life.

Fished August 30, 2017
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Fished April 1, 2017
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Before we left, we had excellent communication with Captain Felix.  He was VERY friendly and the communication was excellent!  I was looking for a fishing trip that accommodated five people.  Most did not…..this trip did.  The other advantage was the Captain himself picked us up and dropped us off at the hotel!  This was a VERY nice perk, too.  The problem was the vehicle could not hold five people plus the driver so we had to “double up” in the vehicle.  This was unsafe and uncomfortable.  The other issue was due to the five people, there were only two casting poles and two trolling poles.  I “assumed” everyone would fish for the four hours…...but this was not so.  It would of been nice to know this up front and we would of chose two boats instead of one.  Our group was VERY excited to catch fish but after four hours and five people trying, no fish were caught!  Only one bite the entire four hours!  I know it’s called fishing and not catching but we were disappointed to all be skunked!!

Felix himself was a GREAT guy and very friendly and tried hard to put us on the fish, just no luck!  I guess the full moon four days earlier were still affecting the fish.

Fished March 19, 2017
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