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
    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
    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
    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
    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
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97 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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.

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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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
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

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
73%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 22, 2021
Capt. Billy was an awesome captain and made the trip very fun. We caught some nice fish and overall had a blast. When I eventually...
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William (. T.
Fort Pierce, FL
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Half day with Capt Billy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2021
Good fishing trip inshore on the Indian River out of Stan Blum boat ramp in Ft. Pierce. Even though TS Fred was off in the...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 8, 2021
Had a great time with Captain Bill, he put us on the fish.
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Joe P.
Wheatfield, IN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 16, 2021
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Vero Beach, Florida
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 10, 2021
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FAQs about Old Florida Guide Service

Old Florida Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Old Florida Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Old Florida Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Old Florida Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Old Florida Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Old Florida Guide Service include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail