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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    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
    $500
    The departure time is flexible and the trip can be customized. You will be fishing inshore for Redfish, Tripletail, Seatrout, and Snook.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    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.
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About the Captain

Billy Briggs
Everglades City, Florida, United States
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126 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
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
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 95 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Half day morning trip
Non Stop Action!
Non Stop Action!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Chad M.
OCEAN BRZ PK, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Top notch Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 2, 2021
We did a half day trip with captain Bill. Being a career fisherman, (commercial, charter mate, and aspiring captain)...
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Don M.
Highland Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Non Stop Action!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 12, 2022
Capt Billy is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide!  We got four different species and used multiple techniques and best...
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Dan D.
Lake Saint Louis, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day Trip - 8.5.21

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 5, 2021
Capt. Billy was unable to take my wife and I out on the 5th but he was able to schedule us with Capt. Travis Freeman. Boat,...
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Daniela L.
Marco Island, Florida
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Billy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 14, 2021
We had a blast as Captain Billy did a great job getting us to fish.  He moved around avoiding scattered thunderstorms and...
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Andrea W.
Huntington, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 17, 2022
Had a blast and he showed us how to fish the Everglades. Wonderful time on the water and he did not dissapoint.  Caught some...
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FAQs about Old Florida Guide Service - Everglades

Old Florida Guide Service - Everglades offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

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

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

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

Top targeted fish species with Old Florida Guide Service - Everglades include:
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail