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Backwater Guide Service

Scipio Creek Marina, Apalachicola, FL
+1 850-899-0063
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Have a blast fishing with Jimmy!

We were passed on to this captain by another who was booked—lucky for us! My children, 10 and 11... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kburberry
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Lexington, Kentucky
via mobile
Fishing with Captain Jimmy Maxwell

We chartered Captain Jimmy in order to give two grandchildren (girl 12, boy 11) an experience they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
billyfrank2018
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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Scipio Creek Marina, Apalachicola, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passed on to this captain by another who was booked—lucky for us! My children, 10 and 11, were dying to catch some fish and we had the best time with Captain Jimmy Maxwell! He’s been doing this for 28 years so really knows...More

Thank kburberry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chartered Captain Jimmy in order to give two grandchildren (girl 12, boy 11) an experience they had not had and specifically wanted both to land a shark. Captain Jimmy was extremely patient with the children and ensured they both caught several kinds of fish,...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

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

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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
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Reviewed 20 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
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Reviewed 8 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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