Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR

Backwater Tarpon Fishing specializes in going after Tarpon using light tackle and fly fishing gear. The Backwater Lagoons are a fantastic place to fish for the Silver King, and who better to help you than Captain Felix Cuadrado. You can count on him when going after the catch of your dreams.

His boat is a 19’ Flats & Bay skiff that runs on a 115 HP Suzuki engine. It can easily accommodate groups of up to 4 fishermen per trip. The boat is outfitted with a conventional range of navigational technology and fish finding equipment, including GPS, fishfinder, and radio.

The main battlegrounds during your day on the water will include the Laguna San Jose and the Laguna Torrecilla. These are known around the world for the massive number of resident Tarpon! Other than the Silver King, you can also expect to encounter the likes of Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, and Snook.

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

Tarpon fishing is the experience of a lifetime, so join Backwater Tarpon Fishing and experience it for yourself!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $515
    If a 4-hour trip simply doesn't cut it, this is the trip for you. Extra time means an extra shot at hooking the fish of your dreams.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $504
    Our smaller boats and charter sizes will give you the best personalized fishing experience, and our experienced captain will share everything he knows about fishing. All the tackle needed for fly fishing in Puerto Rico will be provided for you on board. Our weapon of choice would be the Sage X 9 wt, and we'll provide you with a big variety of custom flies (Clusters, Mullets, Poppers).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $395
    This fast-paced trip involves 4 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 Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $395
    A quick afternoon trip can be fun for the whole family. Come on down and go after some Tarpon, Snook, and Jack Crevalle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $380
    Our smaller boats and charter sizes give you a personalized fishing experience that is second to none, and our experienced captain has a wealth of knowledge to share. We currently provide all the tackle needed for fly fishing in Puerto Rico. Our weapon of choice would be the Sage X 9 wt. We also provide a big variety of custom flies (Clusters, Mullets, Poppers).
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About the Captain

Clery Morales
Carolina, Puerto Rico
19 Fishing Reports
91 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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." Captain Clery Morales

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Snook Snook

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Flats & Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Kameron G.
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Trip With David

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 12, 2021
Had a very good trip with David as the captain! He was kind and easy to talk to. We had a lot of good bites. We managed to...
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Pedro O.
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Half Day Tarpon Fishing w Capt Clery

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 1, 2021
Cannot say enough of Captain Clery!  Had a lot of bites.  Clery was friendly, helpful on tips with handling the Silver King...
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Great Day!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on November 25, 2021
Excellent trip, George our captain was great!!
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Ryan P.
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Fishing with Clery

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 24, 2021
Great experience!  Really a lot of action for tarpon .  One of the best fishing trips I have been on!
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Fly Fishing on July 10, 2021
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FAQs about Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR

Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR offers the following trips to customers:
  • $355 per group, additional $25 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Fly Fishing (4 hours)
  • $365 per group, additional $30 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $365 per group, additional $30 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $474 per group, additional $30 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip – Fly Fishing (6 hours)
  • $485 per group, additional $30 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Backwater II Tarpon Fishing PR include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Snook
  • Tarpon