Backwater Guide Service

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(850) 899-0063

Bay Fishing Eco Tours Shelling - Dolphin Trips

Welcome aboard for some of the best Apalachicola
area charter fishing and sight seeing including
beautiful St. George Island!

Hi! I'm Captain Jimmy Maxwell, a 5th generation native of Apalachicola, Florida. I'm the owner & operator of Backwater Guide Service, a fishing and tour guide service on the beautiful Apalachicola River and Bay. Whether you, your family, or friends are planning a vacation or getaway to Apalachicola, St. George Island, Carrabelle, Indian Pass, Cape San Blas or Port St. Joe and are looking for some fun and relaxation Backwater Guide Service has something for all ages.

We offer saltwater and fresh water fishing charters, eco tours up the Apalachicola River, shelling trips to barrier islands across the bay, unseen by many, Little St. George and St. Vincient Wildlife Refuge Island where you will encounter dolphins playing and feeding along the way. My website is full of information needed and photo galleries so just click away. And remember when you call or email, you get me, not a store clerk, secretary or booking agent. Enjoy and hope to hear from you soon.

Captain Jimmy Maxwell

Site Seeing | St. George Island Charter Fishing | Apalachicola River Fishing

We accept all major credit cards.
* 50% deposit due at time of booking.

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Testimonial: I have been fishing with Backwater Guide Service for years and still am amazed at Captain Jimmy's ability to always put my party on fish. It may take visiting several spots to find them, but he always finds good, quality Red's and Speck's. I usually bring along two of my employees for some R & R away from their jobs. Last trip one of them got his picture in our local paper with his Redfish.
-- Eric Mikkelson, Blakely, GA