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Light Tackle Tarpon & Snook Fishing Charter provided by Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR

Light Tackle Tarpon & Snook Fishing Charter

Light Tackle Tarpon & Snook Fishing Charter
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Duration:
4h
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
San Juan, PR is home to some of the best tarpon fishing in the world. Light tackle and fly fishing enthusiasts journey to San Juan, PR from all over the world to fish the brackish waters of Laguna San Jose & Laguna Torrecilla for tarpon, jacks, and snook. Gorgeous and seemingly endless red mangroves span the horizon right on the middle of the hotel district, the marina (Cangrejos Yacht Club) is just a mere 3 to 5 mile run from isla verde, county and old san juan. Making Backwater Tarpon Fishing Puerto Rico, one of the premier fishing charters in San Juan, Puerto Rico eat and enjoy a perfect day of light tackle angling. Backwater fishing in Puerto Rico provides the opportunity to explore endless mangroves of Puerto Rico while targeting several of the most coveted light tackle species. If you're looking for a tarpon fishing charter in Puerto Rico who will put you on the fish, be sure to give Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR a call to learn more about availability and what's biting!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • San Juan, PR is home to some of the best tarpon fishing in the world. Light tackle and fly fishing enthusiasts journey from all over the world to fish the brackish waters of Laguna San Jose and Laguna Torrecilla for tarpon, jacks, and snook. This vast lagoon is perfectly suited for marine life, providing infinite sources of bait all year round for the resident fish. Targeting the Silver King will be your main priority, but there are other fish around as well. The local Tarpon population can range anywhere from 20 lbs all the way up to 150 lbs. Captain Clery will provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle you'll need for a fun time on the water. All you need to bring is a pair of polarized sunglasses, some sunscreen, and a go-getter attitude. Once you've danced with the Silver King, you'll be hooked for life. Gorgeous and seemingly endless red mangroves span the horizon right on the middle of the hotel district. The marina is just a mere three to five mile run from Isla Verde, Condado and old San Juan.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • San Juan, PR is home to some of the best tarpon fishing in the world. Light tackle and fly fishing enthusiasts journey from all over the world to fish the brackish waters of Laguna San Jose and Laguna Torrecilla for tarpon, jacks, and snook. This vast lagoon is perfectly suited for marine life, providing infinite sources of bait all year round for the resident fish. Targeting the Silver King will be your main priority, but there are other fish around as well. The local Tarpon population can range anywhere from 20 lbs all the way up to 150 lbs. Captain Clery will provide you with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle you'll need for a fun time on the water. All you need to bring is a pair of polarized sunglasses, some sunscreen, and a go-getter attitude. Once you've danced with the Silver King, you'll be hooked for life. Gorgeous and seemingly endless red mangroves span the horizon right on the middle of the hotel district. The marina is just a mere three to five mile run from Isla Verde, Condado and old San Juan.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 146968P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Soda/Pop
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Cooperativa de Pescadores Ramp., F238+FC4, Carolina, Loíza 00983, Puerto Rico
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Soda/Pop
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Cooperativa de Pescadores Ramp., F238+FC4, Carolina, Loíza 00983, Puerto Rico
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Lincoln H
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Solo
Backwater did an excellent job making my first Tarpon trip accessible, productive and enjoyable. Jose was my guide and he was a strong teacher and fun. He could really geek out on oceanography which I appreciated too.
Written 13 January 2022
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Ryan S
Spencer, OH5 contributions
Had a blasts. My wife and I went on a trip. We saw a ton of wildlife, birds, red headed ducks that sound like monkeys, iguanas, and of course tarpon. There are a ton of tarpon in these waters. Was so relaxing. We caught an 80 pound tarpon.
Written 29 December 2021
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Tanar E
4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
What an amazing experience. I cannot recommend a better company to care of your fishing needs. Elliot was our guide today and he made the experience that much better. I was able to hook a monster 60lb tarpon and had an amazing fight. I have never experienced anything this magnificent. This was by far the best fishing experience I have ever had.
Written 10 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

grutolo
Haddon Heights, NJ24 contributions
I booked a trip with Backwater Tarpon after finding them online and reading all the positive reviews. Those reviews could not be more accurate! We had a great day on the water. Captain Clery put us on the fish - 8 tarpon caught! I definitely recommend these guys for a great day of fishing.
Written 4 December 2021
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Larry S
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Clery was a pro. Very organized, good gear / boat and very fishy. Throughly enjoyed our day on the water with him chasing Tarpon and snook on the fly in the lagoon under the mangroves. He is fun, works hard and knows where they live. Thanks! We will be back. LS - Texas
Written 18 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Allen29150
Sumter, SC3 contributions
Had an awesome time. Caught several tarpon. Captain was very nice and knowledgeable. Enjoyed seeing San Juan from the water. If you have the time I highly recommend this service. Will be a repeat customer.
Written 21 October 2021
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Owenallain
Hilton Head, SC2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Our guide worked very hard to put us On the bite and was super friendly, he worked super hard for me to land a tarpon on the fly and had very good fly fishing tips.
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Severin J
Caguas, Puerto Rico1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
We caught more fish than I could keep track of. I brought my wife on a 6 hour charter for her first time fishing, our captain had her catching Tarpon within 5 minutes and all day long, we were good after 5 hours and headed in. These guys are professionals and will put you on the fish, I highly recommend a day of fishing with Clery.
Written 2 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Austin Gordon
Cincinnati, OH4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
My fiancé (minimal experience) and I (previous experience) went out for a combination fly fishing and light tackle 6 hour trip. Our captain did a great job of working around the two different styles of fishing and two different experience levels, and put us on the fish. We both had a blast, and we’d be happy to come back and fish with him

Heck, I have to come back for redemption… I lost the big one towards the end of the day!
Written 18 August 2021
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Walfrido M
San Antonio, TX5 contributions
Outstanding experience. We’ve been on many fishing charters — East Coast, West Coast, and overseas. Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR is among the very best, anywhere. Terrific guide — hardworking, personable, and knowledgeable. He put us on fish from the get-go. Great for novice and seasoned angler alike.
Written 17 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Backwater Tarpon Fishing PR
pmurraywagon
pmurraywagon
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Tarpon fishing in January
Capt. Jose did an amazing job getting us tight on a dream of a fish and knows how to find the right spots, patience
bill978
bill978
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San Juan slam
Captain Jorge is the man. He made a bucket list trip come true, hooking me up with a quality snook, ladyfish, and i
tarpon2022
tarpon2022
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Phenominal
Maybe the best fishing trip ever!! Jabi is knowledgeable, professional, personable and accommodating. We had good
adamO9521FD
adamO9521FD
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A great, fun, easy trip!
We did a 6 hour tour with 4 people. This is a great alternative to deep sea fishing. The lagoon made for calm water
t0ddk836
t0ddk836
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Huge tarpon!!!
Elliot was awesome! Young, aggressive, passionate captain! Went after the monster and we got it! 150+ lbs!!! Way to
jb00her
jb00her
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4 hour trip
Awesome fishing trip! The boat was clean, comfortable and stocked with plenty of water/Gatorade. The equip was in t
Michael B
Michael B
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Tarpon adventure
Captain Eliot was knowledgeable and courteous, with a true passion for fishing. He worked hard to find quality fish
Chadwalker13
Chadwalker13
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Best charter ever
A must do in Puerto Rico. Captain was very knowledgeable and put us on the fish. Caught 3 lost 3, biggest was 100 l
JaString
JaString
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Great Fishing Trip
The Captain insured that we caught a Tarpon. We moved several times until they started to bite and we caught severa
Footprints666536
Footprints666536
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The good and the not so good
Capt Cleary knows his stuff and finds fish. His boats are clean and easy to fish from. The fishing grounds are easy
cami_jacob
cami_jacob
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First Tarpon on the Fly
My wife and I had an incredible trip. My first time fly fishing for tarpon. Captain Clery and George did a fantasti
ejd0907
ejd0907
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Tarpon Puerto Rico
Great trip put us on the Tarpon, plenty of fish to keep you busy, caught more than we lost, recommended.
marcdalet
marcdalet
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Fish after Fish
Had a great fishing experience with captain Clery! Would definitely book another trip with backwater tarpon.
patrickjrobe
patrickjrobe
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Tarpon Fishing
Took my buddy fishing fir first time ever. He lands a 60 plus lb tarpon . Plus 3 more. He’s hooked and will be goin
sjade0228
sjade0228
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Great first ocean fishing trip
Great experience, first time for us to go fishing in the ocean and our guide was the best. He made sure we were hav
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