Captain Butch Barnhill

Captain Butch Barnhill - Gulf Coast Charter Brokers 941-405-3474


Aboard his 22′ AquaSport center console, Captain Butch Barnhill fishes the areas around Boca Grande and Charlotte Harbor. An excellent guide for backwater trips for Redfish, Snook, and Trout, Capt. Barnhill welcomes up to four anglers on his vessel. Butch is happy to serve as your captain for family trips, welcoming children and novice anglers. Butch also is a perfect guide for Tarpon off of the beaches and coastline. Though not a “Pass Guide,” Butch will keep you in the action with tarpon trips that aren’t in the more heavily populated areas within Boca Grande Pass.

A long time resident of Arcadia and native Floridan, Butch travels daily to Placida where his boats are docked. He has over 40 years experience with “back country” fishing on light tackle and is glad to share his techniques with you.

Having the convenience of being docked in Placida, Capt. Barnhill can either meet you off-island, or can pick you up at the “Pink” docks near Gasparilla Inn, or at Whidden’s Marina on Boca Grande.

Captain Butch Barnhill consistently receives positive feedback from our clients for his professionalism, laid back attitude, and fishing experience.

Captain Butch Barnhill Boca Grande, FL

Charter Information
Half Day & Full Day charter fishing trips are available. Back Bay Charters are limited to 3-4 passengers per boat. Tarpon Fishing Charters are limited to 4-6 passengers per boat. Sorry, no pets.
Just Come Aboard! Everything is Provided

Our charters come complete! All equipment, bait, and licenses are provided by the Captain.

You are welcome to bring your own beverages and snacks if you'd like, and we certainly recommend sunscreen and protective clothing/hats.

We only ask that you please refrain from wearing dark soled shoes as they tend to mar the deck of the boat.

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Our Captains are now accepting credit card payments via PayPal for your convenience. You do not need a PayPal account to make your deposit; you only need a valid credit card. We are happy to send you an e-invoice through PayPal so that you can simply click one link to confirm your trip! Call us at 941-405-FISH for further details!
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