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 Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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 Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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 Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Half day trips can depart in the morning or afternoon depending on availability, clients requesting weather.
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About the Captain

Billy Briggs
Fort Pierce, Florida, United States
59 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
4.89
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Willliam L.
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 4.67
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1/2 Day AM nearshore

VERIFIED   June 9, 2020
I am 83 years old and have taken fishing boats for many years.  As my Kids and now Grandkids are now of age to enjoy the...
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David N.
Margaretville, NY
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with captain Billy

VERIFIED   February 19, 2020
The two of us had a great time.  Billy was attentive to our every need, and we caught a lot of fish, even though many...
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Matthew M.
Vero Beach, FL
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 21, 2020
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Ronald W.
San Juan
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 6, 2020
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Kathleen M.
Vero Beach, Florida
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 19, 2020
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