Caveat emptor, “Let the Buyer Beware” this phrase originally applied to real estate, but now extends beyond legal documents to just about all forms of transactions, meaning, there’s no legal requirement for the vendor to provide a refund if you’re not happy with their service. Hiring a professional guide or charter is one of those cases where you’re literally rolling the dice on the kind of service–and day–you’re going to have on the trip. Catching fish should be important, but spending a day on the water with a professional, whose concerns are your concerns, which means delivering a carefree, memorable day on the water, should come first . One way to ensuring that memorable day is by choosing one of the Featured Guides or Charters listed below, they’re on the list for one of three reasons, we’ve used them for Florida Sportsman projects such as TV, they’re regular contributors such as our Weekend Fishing 4Casters or Radio Show hosts, or they’re advertising partners in the magazine. Don’t forget to send us pictures from your trip.

Featured Guides



Captain Harlan Trammell
American Allegiance Charters
Lower Keys





Capt. James Chappell
Tavernier, FL







Capt. Dan Duimstra
Marathon, FL








Capt. Gary Folden
Largo, FL




Capt. Ron Green
Tavernier, FL






Fish Quest Charters
Cudjoe Key, FL


Capt Pip’s Sportfishing Charters
1410 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL
1 (800) 707-1692
Quality boat rentals, beautiful accommodations in tropical vacation suites & world-class sport fishing.


Other Guides

Capt. Mike Gorton
Sugarloaf Key
Capt. Andy Griffiths
Key West
Capt. Eddie Griffiths
Key West
Capt. Richard Houde
Key West
Capt. Ron Moore
Capt. Pepes Charters
Key West
Fish Quest Charters
Cudjoe Key
Florida Fish Finder
Key West
Seaclusive Charters
Key West


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