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Beyond Border Outfitters Fishing Charters is well known for offering world-class saltwater fishing charters on the fertile waters of Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass. Whether you prefer the finest heavy tackle, light tackle, or fly fishing or have never fished before, we consistently offer quality angling experiences for every level of angler targeting:

  • Tarpon – also known as the Silver King, highly sought after large saltwater gamefish
  • Snook – highly prized, aggressive, and acrobatic
  • Redfish – strong forceful fighter
  • Spotted Sea Trout – ever-present and sporty
  • Sharks – vicious and aggressive
  • Cobia – excellent battle with long and fast runs

At Beyond Borders Outfitters, our guides take great pride in offering any level of angler the best opportunity to catch a tarpon.

Our Services

Tarpon Fishing

Back Country & Flats Fishing Charters

Shark Fishing Charters

Offshore Fishing Charters

Salt Water Fly Fishing Charters

Group & Company Fishing Charters

A Message From the Captain

“It’s an honor and privilege to be part of making life-long memories for everyone I take out on the water.
From the anticipated excitement as the day begins to the adventure, laughter, and smile on people’s faces hooking their catch of a lifetime.
I’ve been navigating these waters and outfitting people with their adventures for nearly 30 years. Few down here could guarantee a catch but myself and the captains I work with are the Native Southwest Florida team.”


I started fishing the waters of Charlotte Harbor in 1997. After a couple of years, I set my personal goals of a 30-pound redfish, a 20-pound snook, and a 150-pound tarpon. The guys at Beyond Borders Outfitters have so far gotten me a 39-pound redfish, a 180-pound tarpon, and a 19-pound snook (have to have some reason to keep fishing) plus a 28-pound permit and numerous other species. After thousands of hours on the water, and fishing with other guides I have learned 3 things. 1. There is no magical secret to catching fish in Charlotte Harbor. They constantly move and change their patterns just like any fish anyplace. 2. If you want to consistently locate fish you need someone like the guys at BBO who have lived on, and fished these waters their entire life and spend 250+ days a year on the water sharpening their skills. 3. My best chance to be put on fish, and better yet fish that are eating, is with BBO.

– Jere D.

I’ve known Rhett for over 11 years. I first met Rhett at the Caloosa Catch and Release Tournament, where his team always came in ahead of our team. When I started fishing with a guide 10 years ago, he was my first choice, and I have never looked back. His professionalism is exemplified by always being on time with the bait on board for the charter. His equipment is top-notch, and his knowledge of Charlotte Harbor is superb. Over the last 10 years, I’ve caught fish in many places which don’t get into the common knowledge base in the Harbor. I think Rhett’s most outstanding quality is his ability to tune each trip to the interest and ability of the companions I’ve brought along, ranging from expert anglers to my young grandchildren. I like to say, “I go CATCHING with Rhett”.

-Dave R.

I started fishing when I retired twelve years ago. In an attempt to make up for lost time I have fished with guides in Brazil, Belize, Alaska, and throughout the midwestern and western states up to 50 days a year. If there is one lesson I can share it is that the guide makes the trip. However, finding a good guide is often more easily said than done. All the more so if you are a fly fisher like me. We moved to Charlotte Harbor 10 years ago and after 10 years with Rhett and several of his BBO guides I can safely say “problem solved”. Rhett and his team of selected local guides, know the water and fish as close to every day as any guide you will find. If you are fishing alone, with another angler, or have a group I don’t think you can do better to assure a great experience than booking with Rhett and his team.

– Dave H.

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