Old Florida Guide Service - Everglades

When it comes down to the finest angling in and around the 10,000 Islands, Old Florida Guide Service is your best choice. If you feel like trying something different on your next vacations, join Capt. Billy to fish with a local like the locals.

Capt. Billy grew up fishing the waters of the Treasure Coast and made Everglades City his home after just one trip to the 10,000 Islands. Billy’s goal is to have fun, catch fish, and turn his clients into friends.

Your day out will take you fishing with light tackle or fly for whatever patrols the inshore flats and mangroves. The list of your potential catches will include Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, and Tripletail.

Old Florida Guide Service can customize the trip to meet your specific needs. There are various trip options available, from half-day to full-day adventures. Whichever fishing experience you are hoping to get, rest assured that Capt. Billy will put his talent to work for you and will assist you throughout the day.

You will be fishing aboard his 22’ Pathfinder Bay boat. Its single 175 HP Yamaha engine will power you to the hottest grounds in the area and the modern electronics will save your time while searching for fish. The boat has plenty of space for up to 6 anglers to fish in comfort and style.

All you have to do is pack your snacks and drinks and hop onboard. Capt. Billy will provide you with all the necessary gear, tackle, bait, and lures to make a great catch possible. Fishing licenses and fish cleaning service are also available at no extra cost.



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
    Full-day trips give you lots of time to target multiple species of fish. The fishing trips are always tailored to clients requests and the bite. The target species can include Redfish, Tripletail, Snook, 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 can explore the waters close to shore and chase Redfish, Grouper, Snook, and other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    This morning trip can be customized to meet your needs. You will be able to explore the inshore waters and chase Redfish, Snook, Tripletail, 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
    The departure time is flexible and the trip can be customized. You will be fishing inshore for Redfish, Tripletail, Seatrout, and Snook.
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About the Captain

Billy Briggs
Everglades City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
58 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

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

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

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4.78
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Matt V.
Pompano Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Perfect Day!!

VERIFIED   June 21, 2020
What an unbelievably perfect day!  It’s called fishing, not catching because you’re never guaranteed to catch...
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Thomas O.
Fort Myers, FL
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Half day with Capt Billy

VERIFIED   November 26, 2019
My wife and I had a fun day with Billy. The first half of the morning was spent in the Gulf slaloming around crab pots looking...
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Neil Q.
GRYMR-DEVNDLE, KY
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We had two full days with Captain Billy. It was action-packed the whole time. He had us on fish within 30 minutes and kept...
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Gregory S.
Naples, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Billy

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James F.
Shadeland, IN
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VERIFIED   March 6, 2020
Billy put us on fish. We got 11 Different fish species. I would recommend him to anyone.
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