Capt. Barry Cuda Backwater Charters

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

He’ll take you out on a 24’ Pathfinder center console boat powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine. This speedy boat has everything you need for a successful trip including a GPS, 2 fishfinders – Garmin And Humminbird, a wireless trolling motor to sneak up on the fearful fish, a live well, and an icebox.

Capt. Barry will take you to the abundant waters of the Estero Bay where you can target shallow water species like Redfish, Spanish and King Mackerel, 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, dolphins, ospreys, egrets, herons, cormorants, and anhingas. Eagles and turtles are present as well. This means you will have the unique opportunity to take in the best that Estero Bay has to offer, above and below the waterline.

You are advised to bring protective clothing, polarized sunglasses, and sunscreen for your convenience. Capt. 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.

Explore the rich waters of Estero Bay and have an adventure to remember with Capt. Barry Cuda Backwater Charters!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Backwater
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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.
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About the Captain

Barry Nicholls
Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Barry has fished the local waters for a long time and knows how important it is not just to put 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.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
Catch and Release Mandatory

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Steven C.
Newtown Square, PA
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Half Day trip with Captain Barry

VERIFIED   December 30, 2019
We had a great tine with Captain Barry.  The fishing was fantastic and he was a great teacher.  Very patient and...
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Jim P.
Miami, FL
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Fishing with Barry

VERIFIED   February 12, 2020
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Morning of fishing with Capt. Barry

September 8, 2018
Beautiful morning of fishing Estero Bay for snook. Barry always makes it interesting. I learned much about the tricky tides...
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Kelly G.
Fort Myers, Florida
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Morning charter with Capt. Barry Cuda

VERIFIED   April 16, 2017
We had a great time with Capt. Barry on Sunday morning. We caught 28 fish - catfish, Jack Crevalle, Lady Fish and trout. We...
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Naples, Florida
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Caught lots of fish - non-stop action

November 10, 2018
Barry’s love of fishing is infectious.  He is also very good at putting you on the fish
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