Capt. Barry Cuda Backwater Charters

8720 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach FL, United States

Captain Barry Cuda Backwater Charters invites you on a fun fishing and sightseeing adventure on the beautiful Estero Bay, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. You will have a great time fishing with Captain Barry who is a USCG 50 Ton licensed captain and an extremely positive person.

Captain Barry will take you to the abundant waters of the Estero Bay where you can target shallow water species like Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Pompano, Ladyfish, Sharks, and Rays. Sometimes, you can even catch Black Drum, Bluefish, and Cobia.

This area is famous for its wildlife that includes all kinds of marine species, bird species and more. You’re likely to see Manatees, Porpoises, Ospreys, Egrets, Herons, Cormorants, and Anhingas. Eagles and Turtles are present as well. This means you will have a unique opportunity to take in the best that Estero Bay has to offer, above and bellow the water line.

Captain Barry Cuda Backwater Charters will take you out on a 19-foot Key West center console powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. This speedy boat has everything you need for a successful trip including a GPS, two fishfinders - Garmin And Humminbird, a wireless trolling motor, a live well, and an ice box.

You are advised to bring protective clothing, polarized sunglasses, and a sunscreen lotion for your convenience. Captain Barry will provide the fishing gear including the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and water. If you are having a great time you are welcome to extend your trip at $100 per hour.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Backwater
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This 3/4 day trip will take you to the Estero Bay where you can target Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Jacks, Pompano, Ladyfish, Sharks, Rays. Sometimes, you can also catch Black Drum, Bluefish, and Cobia. You are also likely to see Manatees, Porpoises, Ospreys, Egrets, Herons, etc.This trip includes bait, tackle, and water. Bring protective clothing, polarized sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion - no spray.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Backwater
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This trip lasts for 5 hours and takes you to the Estero Bay where you can target Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, Jacks, Pompano, Mangrove Snapper, Ladyfish, Sharks, Rays. Sometimes, you can also catch Black Drum, Bluefish, and Cobia. You are also likely to see Manatees, Porpoises, Ospreys, Egrets, Herons, etc.This trip includes bait, tackle, and water. Bring protective clothing, polarized sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion - no spray.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Backwater
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This trip will take you to the Estero Bay where common catches are Seatrout, Redfish, Snook, Jacks, Pompano, Mangrove Snapper, Ladyfish, Sharks, Rays. Sometimes, you can also catch Black Drum, Bluefish, and Cobia. You are also likely to see Manatees, Porpoises, Ospreys, Egrets, Herons, etc.This trip includes bait, tackle, and water. Bring protective clothing, polarized sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion - no spray.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cobia
  Jack Crevalle
  Pompano
  Redfish

  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snook
  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

Barry Nicholls
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
Member since March 2017
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Captain Barry has fished the local water for a long time and knows how important it is not just to out you on the fish, but to make your day fun, too. He has a great sense of humor and is very knowledgeable about the different fish species, techniques, and the local waters. He is also very good at transferring that knowledge onto his guests if they are interested in knowing more. So don't be shy, ask away and you will receive mind-blowing answers.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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We had a great time with Capt. Barry on Sunday morning. We caught 28 fish - catfish, Jack Crevalle, Lady Fish and trout. We had hoped for some snook and redfish but the trip was still great without finding those.

John is an experienced Salt Water fisherman in New England and an excellent caster, I am not so Capt. Barry casted for me when I needed it as well as coached me on casting when I wanted to try it on my own. He is very knowledgeable about the all things fishing! It was great to fish with a lifelong SW Floridian.

Fished April 16, 2017
Barry Nicholls (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 18, 2017

Thank you for the great review Kelly!
It was great fishing with you and John!  You’re good to fish with, and good company too!
Take care, Capt. Barry

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