Everglades Guide Services is your premier fishing charter for fly fishing in the Everglades.

Fishing the legendary Everglades and the surrounding area of Ten-Thousand Islands is an experience you’ll never forget. Come with us to explore this world-renowned destination in pursuit of Tarpon, Snook and big Redfish on the fly and plug with the top Everglades fly fishing guide. Chokoloskee has endless opportunities to find these fish in all kinds of different scenarios.

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Specializing in fly fishing and light tackle, Everglades Guide Services is a U.S. Coast Guard-certified and insured charter fishing company based in Naples, Florida.

Captain Paul Ray will be your lead guide on your adventure in fly fishing the Everglades. Paul is a member of the world class Eleven Angling team of professional fishing guides, trained in a variety of global fisheries. When he is not guiding in the salt water environments of Florida, he spends other seasons fishing trout rivers in Colorado, fishing for salmon in Iceland. Paul has devoted his life to this, his home fishery, and looks forward to proving it to you.

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Cultivate Your Everglades Fishing Experience

Fishing the legendary Everglades and the surrounding area of Ten-Thousand Islands is an experience you’ll never forget. Come with us to explore this world-renowned destination in pursuit of Tarpon, Snook and Redfish on fly and plug with the top Everglades fly fishing guide. Chokoloskee has endless opportunities to find these fish in all kinds of different scenarios.

  • Fly Fishing Charter

    If you are looking for a customer service driven Naples fly fishing guide and Everglades fishing guide look no further, I am a highly passionate, driven and professional fishing guide.

  • Where We Fish

    Specializing in fly fishing and light tackle, Everglades Guide Services is a U.S.C.G certified and insured charter fishing company based in Naples, Florida. We guide clients throughout the waters of the Everglades, Naples and Ten-Thousand Islands.

  • About Your Guide

    Captain Paul Ray will be your lead guide on your adventure in fly fishing the Everglades. Paul is a member of the world class Eleven Angling team of professional fishing guides, trained in a variety of global fisheries.

If you are looking for a customer service driven Naples fly fishing guide and Everglades fishing guide look no further, I am a highly passionate, driven and professional fishing guide.

Specializing in fly fishing and light tackle, Everglades Guide Services is a U.S.C.G certified and insured charter fishing company based in Naples, Florida. We guide clients throughout the waters of the Everglades, Naples and Ten-Thousand Islands.

Captain Paul Ray will be your lead guide on your adventure in fly fishing the Everglades. Paul is a member of the world class Eleven Angling team of professional fishing guides, trained in a variety of global fisheries.

Our Target Species

  • Snook

  • Tarpon

  • Redfish

We fish for a variety of species in The Everglades: Sea-Trout, Cobia, Triple-tail, Bonita, Sharks, Jack Crevelle. Our primary targets are Tarpon, Snook and Redfish. Those are the top three with Tarpon and Snook holding the crown for two of the trophy targets here in the glades. I will never pass on a school of Jacks or blitzing Bonita however a trophy Snook or Tarpon hold all the glory and rightfully so– people travel from all over the globe to step foot in the arena of some of the best Tarpon and Snook fishing on this planet here in the park.

Why Choose Us?

Premium Service

While we can’t the guarantee the fish will always bite, we can guarantee you will get the highest level fly-fishing adventure. I stay on the water 200 days a year to ensure my clients have the best opportunities at trophy fish.

Local Knowledge

As a native fishing guide, Captain Paul has a huge advantage over other guides.  Growing up fishing these areas and keeping extensive log books continues to be a formula of success, time on the water is key.

World Class Angling

Trophy tarpon, snook and redfish are our game! Everyday is different, but the one thing that remains consistent is the world class angling the everglades provides on a daily basis with its untouched wilderness.

We Are Not A Booking Service

When you book with us, you are fishing with us.  It’s that simple, I take all phone calls and can walk you through the experience. We don’t sell or buy leads and we rely heavily on repeat customers as well as word of mouth. Trust you found the right guide!

We Are All Inclusive

We include everything.  Top of the line fly and plug fishing gear, state of the art skiffs, Everglades Commercial Use license, your fishing license, drinks and snack bars. All you need is polarized sunglasses and non-skid shoes.

We Are Full-Time

Being a full-time fishing guide is a major advantage.  By fishing daily, we get to see patterns that part-time guides simply cannot. You are always welcome to call us for fishing reports and follow our blog.

Testimonials

Paul is as passionate as they come about fishing and the everglades in general, a family man with two children, Paul not only is a great, heard working guide he is a great man to spend the day on the skiff having conversation with. I have fished with him in Boca Grande and The Everglades and always look forward to our adventures!

-Austin, Denver CO

Captain Paul is top notch. We did a beach and backcountry charter with him in June and the fishing was absolutely spectacular. He is a very friendly guide which is rare and we have been coming to Naples for many years. If you are in the area, you must experience The Everglades with Captain Paul.

-David Nader, Boston MA.

My wife and I went out with Captain Paul at sunrise. Not only did we catch a TON of fish, but we saw some incredible scenery and had a great morning on the water. We plan on coming back next year and calling Captain Paul to see what else there is to see around these barrier islands.

-Ken and Mary Fisher, St Louis MO

Recent Blog Posts

Louisiana fly fishing guide season in the marsh has been fantastic since the water temperatures have dropped out. We have been seeing some amazing “crawlers” bull redfish working the edges on low water with their entire backs exposed out of the water. It’s a real sight to see in fishing and when the big bulls Read More

Fall fishing has been on fire now that the water temps have dropped we have been getting them on flies when the light is right and on plug rods when we have some cloud coverage. I make my living sight casting to all types of fish from Fl to LA when the conditions are good Read More

The time is now! The water temperatures are getting lower and so is the water levels. The much awaited time for the big reds to get up shallow is here and I’m glad I am too. We make a lot of sacrifices as guides to stay in front of these fish and it’s great when Read More

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