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: There was a time when I took folks fishing when I had a charter business. Now my medical practice keeps me busier than I want to be. So when I want to go fishing I call my favorite captain on the Apalachicola Bay, Captain Jimmy Maxwell with Backwater Guide Service. It's more than just about all the fish we catch, it's the great time we have while fishing. So if you're looking for a great fishing experience and guide I highly recommend him.
-- Dr.Tom Brocato, Apalachicola Physical Therapy