Ron's Guide Service
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 sending out mailings. 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.
Being from New York—Ron approaches his business with a street smart and professional attitude. Okeechobee and the surrounding areas are very rural. Country folks are kind—but they can be slippery when it comes to doing business. Ron would hear countless stories about guides leaving folks stranded in the backwoods of Florida or taking advantage of them with surprise fees. Ron’s ultimate goal is quality assurance. If any problems arise during your experience, we promise to make things right.
About this trip
6 to 9 Foot Alligator & Wild Hog Combo
$1,650 Per Hunter (SAVE $125)
Two Exciting Experiences
Grandma Dean’s Tusk & Tail Combo Hunt includes all the benefits of our daytime wild hog hunt with buggy and dogs and your choice of a daytime or nighttime alligator hunt.
Daytime Wild Hog Hunt with Buggy and Dogs
Climb aboard an open-air swamp vehicle and hang on tight as you take off on a fully guided hunt into the backwoods of Okeechobee, Lakeport, and Venus—where some of Florida’s 500,000 wild hog population make their home. Listen for the excitement of your hunting dogs—yelping with delight—it means they found a hog!
Daytime Alligator Hunt
Navigate sunny trails beneath a canopy of swaying trees and discover a mecca of alligators in various sizes.
Nighttime Alligator Hunt
Journey into the moon lit wilds of Central Florida, where alligators both big and small await your arrival amid the mystifying shadows of the lush brush.
Friends and family can watch for $30!
Bring your friends and family along to participate in the excitement of your wild hog and alligator hunt as “non-hunters” for only $30 per person. Non-hunters get to ride on the buggy, take photos, and be part of your adventure—they just don’t kill anything!
Combine and Save
Hunt one hog and one alligator on the same day and save up to $125. Get all the benefits of these two thrilling experiences for one low price!
Two Hunts, One Fun Day
Make the most out of your time in Florida. Grandma Dean’s Tusk & Tail Combo Hunt gives you the opportunity to do two hunts in one action-packed day!
Once in a Lifetime Thrill
Cross two species off your dream list. Magnificent Florida alligators and viscious wild hogs are the most sought after game—and Grandma Dean has both for you at a discount!