Backwater Tarpon PR

Tarpon Fishing Charters in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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#1 Fly Fishing company in Puerto Rico for Tarpons & Snooks!

Savage. Relentless. Acrobatic. Insane.

These are words that people use to describe the strike and ensuing battle with a tarpon. Because of its strength, stamina, and fighting ability, the tarpon is one of the world’s premier game fish. They also have such large numbers and they are not a target of commercial fisherman fishing in Puerto Rico, so there is no fear of hurting the species by catch and release fly fishing. Do you have what it takes to fight the silver king?

About Us


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.

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 three to five mile run from Isla Verde, Condado and old San Juan.

Customers have the option of paying just $50 at the time of booking, and the remaining balance will be due upon arrival. Backwater Tarpon PR is one of the premier fishing charters in San Juan, so come and enjoy a perfect day of light tackle angling with us.

These are our Tarpon Fishing techniques that have made our fishing charter the most successful in Puerto Rico:

  • We specialize in live bait for tarpon fishing like perch pinfish, greenbacks, and herring.
  • We can use big topwater baits and minnow imitations as well as soft plastic baits.
  • For tarpon fishing and smaller tarpon, you could drop down to 12 or 15-lb tackle depending on the size of the tarpon.

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Reel Five-Star Reviews from TripAdvisor

Evan G profile photo Captain Clery was great!

Captain Clery was a very knowledgeable, accommodating, and entertaining guide. Went out for tarpon on the fly with my wife. Will definitely go back.

– Evan G., TripAdvisor
Tina S profile photo Great fishing!

We had a wonderful sixth time fishing with backwater tarpon. We caught eight fish. Don’t miss this opportunity!

– Tina S., TripAdvisor
Sasha E profile photo Time and money well spent!

First fish was caught in the first 5 minutes. Tons of fish all around. We were definitely in the right spot. Thanks Larry!

– Sasha E., TripAdvisor
Jonathan W profile photo Fish on!

We caught a 95lb and a 120lb tarpon. Capt Clery was awesome throughout, definitely recommend him. Biggest smiles we’ve had in a long time!

– Jonathan W., TripAdvisor
Chris H profile photo The Monster

Caught the fish of a lifetime, a 145 lb trophy! We witnessed some of the best coaching and boat driving we have ever seen. The best fishing trip we have ever been on!

– Chris H., TripAdvisor
John W profile photo Great end to our Honeymoon

Backwater Tarpon PR went above and beyond to accommodate us. My wife was very comfortable on her first charter. Will go again with them when we return to PR.

– John W., TripAdvisor