We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Backwater Guide Service

Scipio Creek Marina, Apalachicola, FL
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Most excellent trip!

Trip with Capt Jimmy was a great part of our 3-sisters-with-spouses gathering. We grew up on a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
littleoldwoman
,
Flowery Branch, Georgia
Lots of fish - funny guide!

Captain Jimmy picked my spouse up right from the porch of our rented houseboat - you can't beat... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Beverly B
,
Baldwin, Florida
via mobile
Read all 17 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good0%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“his knowledge” (2 reviews)
“eco tour” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Scipio Creek Marina, Apalachicola, FL
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
75
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (17)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"fishing experience"
in 2 reviews
"his knowledge"
in 2 reviews
"eco tour"
in 3 reviews
"the river"
in 3 reviews
"jimmy"
in 16 reviews
"houseboat"
in 2 reviews
"osprey"
in 2 reviews
"captain"
in 11 reviews
"bay"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Trip with Capt Jimmy was a great part of our 3-sisters-with-spouses gathering. We grew up on a south Florida river and Jimmy let us visit places that recalled the joy of being a wild child in 1950s Florida. Back country scenery, simple living houseboats, spring...More

Thank littleoldwoman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Captain Jimmy picked my spouse up right from the porch of our rented houseboat - you can't beat that convenience!!!! My spouse has dementia and Captain Jimmy was very kind and patient with him - even brought him back early (at my hubby's request) when...More

Thank Beverly B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Capt Jimmy is great to book a fishing charter with. He keeps ya entertained the whole time. Had great stories of the area. He knows all kind of different places to fish. He will have you laughing the whole time. Even gives people with less...More

Thank jcnungester
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The owner of our rental unit recommended Captain Jimmy to us and we were glad she did! Jimmy took us on a full afternoon eco tour of the river system around Apalachicola where his knowledge and skill of guiding through the rivers was apparent from...More

Thank susieslp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Captain Jimmy is 5th generation in Apalachicola, so he knows every nook of the area. He knows what you will catch, where, and the right bait to use. He knows Apalach history, and will have you rolling in laughter with his stories. You will come...More

1  Thank Angela M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My husband and have been out with Captain Jimmy multiple times over the years. It's always a great time. He knows so much about the area and what the fish are up to. You are bound to have a ball if your fishing, shelling, or...More

1  Thank AnchorWatch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Captain Jimmy took our family on an amazing trip up the Appalachicola river to Fort Gadsen. We have 3 small children and he kept them entertained the entire time. He really took his time w us and even found us a great piece of driftwood....More

1  Thank Phillip W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 November 2015

My husband, myself and 2 sons (ages 7&9) were lucky enough to take 2 tours with Backwater Guide Service during the week we visited St. George Island!! We have hired other people in years past to take us fishing but trust me....Captain Jimmy is the...More

1  Thank Lynne C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Jimmy was great with the two 11 year old boys we took fishing. Both boy's had limited fishing experience but Jimmy kept them fishing while my friend and I could keep fishing ourselves. We all had a great time. Thanks Jimmy!

2  Thank Bill C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

I could never write enough wonderful things about Captain Jimmy!! Friends and I were staying on St.George Island and wanted a water tour, well what we got was a lifetime of memories. We were taken out to the Appalachacola River and to the Gulf of...More

1  Thank Jessica W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Backwater Guide Service staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;