Old Florida Guide Service

Old Florida Guide Service invites you to explore the Treasure Coast with a native guide. Capt. Billy’s devotion to the area’s wildlife will help you step out of the boat with a richer knowledge of the area’s ecosystem and fantastic angling opportunities.

Capt. Billy grew up on the waters of the Treasure Coast. By the age of 10, he already knew he wanted to be a fishing guide. But be careful - Billy’s passion for fishing is contagious!

Old Florida Guide Service mainly fishes the mangroves and flats with light tackle or fly for Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail, and Redfish. There is also a possibility to venture out to the nearshore waters and chase Cobia, Grouper, and Kingfish if the weather allows.

Your fishing trip will take place aboard a 22’ Pathfinder boat. It comes powered by a single 175 HP Yamaha engine and is rigged with modern navigational and fish finding electronics. The boat is also equipped with an icebox to keep your catch fresh during the day, and a live well for the bait.

All trips come with the use of rods, reels, tackle, bait, lures, fishing licenses, and bottled water. Complimentary fish cleaning service is available once you return to the shore. Just bring your own drinks and snacks and hop onboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The fishing trips are always tailored to clients requests and the bite. Depending on the weather, you will be able to fish anywhere from the flats and mangroves to the nearshore waters for Redfish, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, Snook, Tarpon, Sheepshead, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Each trip is tailored to clients request and the bite. You will be able to fish the flats and mangroves for Snook, Redfish, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Spotted Seatrout, as well as Cobia, Grouper, and other species nearshore if the weather allows.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Half day trips can depart in the morning or afternoon depending on availability, clients requesting weather.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip can be customized to meet your specific needs. Your main target for the day will be whatever is in season and biting, including Redfish, Snook, and Spotted Seatrout.
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About the Captain

Billy Briggs
Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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32 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2018
I come from a family of fishermen. I knew from an early age I wanted to be a fishing guide. I love everything about the water. I have spent many seasons in Everglades City, working with my father-in-law and stone crabbing. The open water of the Gulf of Mexico has the best sunrise I've ever seen. I also have experience as an airboat captain – anything to get out on the water! But nothing compares to being a fishing guide. I enjoy everything about fishing. There is nothing better than to put my clients on some nice sport fish. To see their faces when they pull a keeper Snook into the boat, that is priceless.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 175HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Erik S.
Port St. Lucie, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 4, 2019
Had the absolute pleasure fishing with Captain Billy on Saturday May 4th! Conditions were good so Billy took us along the beach,...
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Rebecca A.
Orlando, FL
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Wardsville, MO
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Wes F.
Fort Pierce, FL
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John R.
Powell, OH
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VERIFIED   June 13, 2018
Great day on the water with Captain Billy! Very knowledgeable and friendly, put us on multi-species quickly. Great time. Would...
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