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Saludos and Welcome to Puerto Rico Tarpon Connection!

I am Captain Rafa and I will be your guide on your light tackle or fly fishing trip of a life time.  I have been fishing in San Juan, Puerto Rico's inshore waters for more than 30 years and 15 of those as a charter captain.  We are the best Fishing Charters in Puerto Rico.  It would be hard to find a more knowledgeable inshore guide in Puerto Rico. We are conveniently located in the city of San Juan, right where the cruise ships dock, old san Juan and minutes away from most of the hotels in the San Juan Metropolitan area. I am as excited now as I was 15 year ago to help you have an enjoyable trip.  Wether you are a seasoned professional or a beginner, I will cater a trip to your liking.  I will teach you how to catch bait to taking that perfect trophy photo.  I will show you how to catch tarpon, snook, jack crevalle and many other species of our inshore waters.  I am proud of the service I provide, my boat and the equipment I use on my charters.  I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  I will show you how to fish for tarpon,  and I will see you soon out on the water!

Captain Rafa


Puerto Rico Tarpon Connection

Tarpon Fish

Tarpons grow to about 4–8 ft. long and weigh 60–280 lbs. They have dorsal and anal soft rays and have bluish or greenish backs. Tarpons possess distinctive lateral lines and have shiny, silvery scales that cover most of their bodies, excluding the head. They have large eyes with adipose eyelids and broad mouths with prominent lower jaws that jut out farther than the rest of the face.

The Common Snook

 Is a species of marine fish in the family Centropomidae of the order Perciformes. The common snook is also known as the sergeant fish or robalo. It was originally assigned to the sciaenid genus Sciaena; Sciaena undecimradiatus and Centropomus undecimradiatus are obsolete synonyms for the species. One of the largest snooks, Centropomus undecimalis grows to a maximum overall length of 140 centimetres (4.6 ft) but common length is 50 centimetres (1.6 ft).[1] Of typical centropomid form, it possesses drab coloration except for a distinctive black lateral line. It can also possess bright yellow pelvic and caudal fins, especially during spawn.

Here is some of San Juan's history

San Juan is the capital and most populous city in Puerto Rico. Founded in 1521 by Juan Ponce de León, who named it City of Puerto Rico (Rich Port). The capital of Puerto Rico is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction, but some people argue than St. Augustine, Florida, founded in 1565 is the oldest city in the continental United States. The history of San Juan begins a long time before its official foundation, in 1493, during his second voyage, Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Rico. He named the island "San Juan Bautista", in honor of John the Baptist. But was not until 1508, that the Spanish government appointed Juan Ponce de León as the first governor of the island. He founded the original settlement in Caparra, now known as Pueblo Viejo, behind the almost land-locked harbor just to the west of the present metropolitan area and the city quickly became Spain's most important military outpost in the Caribbean. A year later, the original settlement was relocated to a nearby coastal islet (to the site of what is now called Old San Juan) and named Puerto Rico (Rich Port). Sometime during the 1520s, confusion over the names led to a switch, the island took the name of Puerto Rico and the town became San Juan. Today, San Juan is known as "La Ciudad Amurallada" (the walled city) and is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean and is the second oldest European-founded city in the Americas (after Santo Domingo, which was officially founded on August 5, 1498.)