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Our Story

Established in 1985—Ron’s Guide Service is a family owned Florida fishing, hunting, and tour guide service with over 30 years of experience.​

One Man's Dream

Captain Ron is a native New Yorker who first discovered Lake Okeechobee in 1976. Mesmerized by the serene environment and the abundance of fish and wildlife, Captain Ron had a vision to share his love of the outdoors with people from around the world and make experiencing Lake Okeechobee an affordable dream.

In 1985 Ron’s Guide Service opened. Captain Ron’s first venture was bass fishing. He began with one boat and a few rods and reels. Okeechobee townsfolk were surprised at this “city slickers” fishing skills and Ron began receiving media attention from newspaper publications throughout the state. Once Ron proved himself to the locals he began advertising in magazines and mailing out brochures. Business began growing and by 1990 Ron’s Guide Service dominated Lake Okeechobee.

Step Into the Web

Launched in 1996—ronsguideservice.com was the first guide service website on the internet. Our website is designed to be informative with clear upfront rates. No “call for prices” mambo-jumbo, we believe in easy to understand pricing as simple as sweet tea.

Family Owned & Operated

No grouchy know-it-all huntsman! No call centers! When you call or email us you’re chatting with a RGS family member happy to answer your questions. We all fish, hunt, and love the outdoors.

What We Do

Ron’s ultimate goal is to provide quality assurance. We plan experiences for folks using the relationships we have with properties and guides. We only work with properties and guides who meet our quality standards. If a problem arises, we step in to make things right. From planning your experience to the day of your adventure, Ron is with you every step of the way!

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