Captain
Felix Cuadrado

Member since January 2015

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Background
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.
Techniques
Fishing in the San Juan Bay Marina is all about knowing the tides, moon phases, rain etc. With over 15yrs of experience our captains will do everything in their power to hook a Silver King!

Hey, I'm Captain Felix Cuadrado

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
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.
Techniques
Fishing in the San Juan Bay Marina is all about knowing the tides, moon phases, rain etc. With over 15yrs of experience our captains will do everything in their power to hook a Silver King!

My Charter Listings

San Juan
trips from
US$ 80
San Juan
trips from
US$ 80

Fishing Reports

Why Fish with us? LOCATION!

March 21, 2017

If you are looking to fish for tarpon? Don't look further! Our location is the mecca for tarpon fishing in Puerto Rico. We recently moved from San Juan Bay to the Laguna Torrecilla/San Jose which was ranked one of… Read Full Report →


Top 10 best tarpon spot in the world!

March 01, 2017

If you are looking to fish for tarpon? Don't look further! Our location is the mecca for tarpon fishing in Puerto Rico. We recently moved from San Juan Bay to the Laguna Torrecilla/San Jose which was ranked one of… Read Full Report →


Jay's 90lbs+ Tarpon

November 25, 2016

Backwater Tarpon Fishing Puerto Rico currently changed locations from San Juan Bay to Cangrejos Yacht Club, our main battle grounds now include the Laguna San Jose and the Laguna Torrecilla, known worldwide for their massive and vast amount of… Read Full Report →


Fly Fishing action in Laguna San Jose!

November 24, 2016

Great action fly fishing in the laguna san jose! Went out with Austin from texas! AS the charter started I asked if they wanted to catch some bait for our spinning rods just in case the fly fishing was… Read Full Report →


The bite is on!!

May 03, 2016

Awesome day at San Juan today! We had over 15 tarpon strikes landing a few! Including a 6' tarpon that took Matt more than an hour! Good fishing, great people, what else can you ask for?? Read Full Report →


Blackfin Tuna, Yellowtail Snapper, Mahi

May 02, 2016

The day started as a regular Tarpon Fishing Charter but the water was so calm that we couldn't resist the urge to go offshore fishing! Great day! Great action! Caught some blackfin, yellowtails, mahi and fought a big wahoo… Read Full Report →


Jacks and Tarpon!

April 09, 2016

Julian caught his first tarpon and jack this morning fishing with backwater tarpon PR! Read Full Report →


Massive Tarpon caught today!

April 08, 2016

Dr. Kyle had the chance to fight this prehistoric silver king today! It was a blast! Action is hot.. Come fish with us! 6' 90lbs+ Read Full Report →


Great fishing action in San Juan!

April 07, 2016

It's been incredible the action we've had these past few days fishing in puerto rico! Jacks, tarpon, bonitos, snook, barracudas and more!! Read Full Report →


2ND consecutive Grand Slam!

March 22, 2016

Backwater did it again! Second slam in a row! Last time we had a three day streak! Hopefully tomorrow we'll land another one! Fishing has been great in San Juan Bay!!! Read Full Report →


8 Tarpon Released!

March 22, 2016

Capt. Fernando landing 4 tarpon in just less than an hour! And then landing 4 more at the end of the trip! Great day at Backwater Fishing Charters! Read Full Report →


Grand Slam!!! Again!

March 21, 2016

What's most exciting of our fishing charters is the ability to catch different species in the same place! We landed the inshore slam once again! This is the 4th time in a week!!! Read Full Report →


Three consecutive Grand Slam!!

March 12, 2016

Backwater has a streak of three grand slams in three consecutive days! Come fish with us! Jack, snook & Tarpon! Come fish with us! Read Full Report →


Huge 6' Tarpon Caught with Backwater

March 03, 2016

Great time fishing for tarpon! We hooked up this massive tarpon with live bait in the mangroves. Plus a few other smaller tarpon! Great action! Read Full Report →


Fishing in San Juan!

March 16, 2015

Awesome experience today with captain Fernando. 5 Tarpon & 2 Snook! Bait of choice? Live minnows. Although Tarpon have been heating dead bait pretty consistent these few days. Visit us! Read Full Report →


Tarpon Released!

February 08, 2015

Great action at the San Juan Bay! Jacks, tarpon, ladyfish! Join us fishing in puerto rico today! Read Full Report →


Tarpon Frenzy

February 04, 2015

Carlos had a great time fishing in puerto rico with us! Landed a few tarpon!! Fishing has been great these past few days!! Book online now! Read Full Report →


12+ Silver King in 4HRS!

February 01, 2015

Daniel landed more than 12 tarpon during his 4hrs fishing trip! What an amazing fishing day! Fishing has been great these past few days! Don't miss an epic fishing trip! Book today! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.69 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, May 22, 2017

This trip exceeded my expectations!  Capt Clery was prompt, friendly, informative, and treated me like I was an old fishing buddy.
We had a great time - and we caught fish!  Seven tarpon and one barracuda in the boat. Also, three other hookups that released the hook in a jump.  It was a lot of excitement for my first tarpon trip.
Overall, a great afternoon of sharing stories and catching fish!

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Great trip with Luis. We didn’t get the big monster we were after, but we did get a juvenile tarpon and a small snook. Overall it was a great experience. Definitely recommended.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, April 24, 2017

Booked trip with Capt. Felix
Was switched to different Capt. At last minute
Capt. was more concerned about removing bait smell from his hands with suntan lotion than anything else
Fish won’t bite a bait with suntan lotion on it
What a rip off
Book a trip with one Capt. And get someone different

Ricky Reesman does not recommend Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

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 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, February 24, 2017

He took us to several spots until we caught a tarpon and seen many tarpon rolling on top to add to the excitement

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 18, 2017

This is my second trip with Capt. Felix and this one was even better than the first trip. More Tarpon and much, much bigger.
We managed to get 4 tarpon all above 60 pounds and one monster estimated above 100 pounds.

Great day fishing, highly recommend

Fished February 2017

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Felix Cuadrado (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thanks for the review! Excellent pictures! When you get the chance please semd those to me!!

Went fishing on Monday, December 26, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, May 27, 2016

Good trip caught fish got to see the island great staff wonderfull people to go with

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 7, 2016

Felix was great. He knows the waters he fishes. We were surrounded by tarpon. It was a really cool feeling like you were in on a secret. Felix is genuine and knows his fishing. Awesome time and will do it again and recommend to everyone looking for a REEL fishing experience from a guy who was born to fish

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 17, 2016

After our initial charter earlier in the week we decided to do another charter after having a fantastic time with Felix, but this time we decided to do it at night. What a great idea! The night charter was even more fun than the day charter. The water was calm, no wind, and we didn’t have to worry about sun burn.

The night started slow but we ended with a bang! Caught a couple Tarpon within minutes of each other right at the end.

Felix (and his girlfriend!) were great hosts to an awesome night.  We would definitely book again and again, but unfortunately our vacation in Puerto Rico ended and we had to go back to chilly Minnesota.

We will definitely book with Felix again when we visit Puerto Rico next time!

Thanks for the great time!

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, March 14, 2016

Felix worked hard to make our experience a good one.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 3, 2016

The fishing trip was top notch. Felix picked us up at the cruise ship and we’re fishing in 30 minutes. He put us on fish right away, missing 1 tarpon and catching another 36 inches long. Had a lot of jackel and barracuda bites but missed them all. Then he took us inland to the mangroves and we’re on fish again. Landed a 30 incher and a impressive 60 incher. What a day, trophy’s and congrats all around.
We released all the fish and the captain was great.
A must do, Felix is a friend for life.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Excellent trip
Felix is very knowledgeable and we are had a great experience fighting tarpon!! Would highly recommend this trip

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Got my tarpon would like to catch more fish but not season

Fished October 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, June 12, 2015

Captain Luis is not only a great fishing guide, but of Puerto Rico itself. We started off with two hard fighting Jack Crevelle. Capt.Luis coached my 13 yr old nephew through the fight, it was pretty fun to watch. While waiting for the next strike, we got so into conversation, I missed a tarpon strike that doubled over my rod in the holder, by the time I grab the rod the huge tarpon was airborne flinging my bait out of his mouth about 10 ft in the air, truly exciting and had me focused from then on. Next was the mangroves where we landed a snook and two tarpon completing our Gland Slam! Overall we had 9 strikes and landed 5 fish! If we ever go back to San Juan we will definitely look up our new friend Captain Luis Burgos. It was a great trip with a captain that was informative not only on Puerto Rico but more importantly, how to catch and land tarpon. Next time we fish for tarpon anywhere we’ll always remember to “Bow to the King!”  We highly recommend Captain Luis at Backwater Fishing Charters. Thanks for a great fishing trip and experience.

Fished June 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, April 17, 2015

True professional and felt like I was fishing with a very good buddy.
Best guided tour I have ever had. I highly, highly, recommend him.
Here are some pics on email.  What a wonderful day!!

Fished April 2015

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