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A 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation. I have a 2-week notice cancellation policy. If you have to cancel with 2 weeks or less notice, I will make every effort to rebook the day. However, you will forfeit your deposit if I am unable to rebook the day. Cancellations made with more than 2 weeks notice will be rebooked or receive a full refund. In the event of inclement weather (rain or wind), I would reschedule your trip or refund your deposit. The captain will make all cancellations at the time of the trip based on actual weather conditions. Many times, weather forecasts are not accurate or can be off by as much as 12 hours in the case of an approaching front.


Please make your deposit checks payable and sent to:

Ray E. Markham

6674 9th Ave. N.

St. Petersburg, FL 33710


Book Early to ensure availability of the best dates. Please book well in advance. Spring and summer monthsfill quickly, so it is recommended to book at least three months in advance.


4-hour bay/flats trip                $450
6-hour bay/flats trip                $650**


6-hour tarpon trip                   $700

**Each additional hour = $100 per hour 

***** As with any service industry, gratuities are not mandatory but are always appreciated for a job well done. Customary rates are between 10 and 25% of the total fee.


***All rates are subject to change without notice.
***All rates above are for 1 or 2 anglers. 

A 3rd angler is possible, but not on tarpon trips.
$50 extra for a 3rd angler on a 4-hr trip
$75 extra for a 3rd angler on a 6-hr trip

* 2 anglers only on tarpon trips


Captain Ray Markham


    Owner/Operator: Backwater Promotions

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