About Lagooner Fishing Guides
Fishing Cocoa Beach, Orlando Fishing and Deep Sea Fishing Charter, Florida
Lagooner Fishing Guides was founded on the idea of giving people an outdoor experience centered around the local lagoons and waterways that Captain’s Richard & Gina Bradley grew up fishing and frolicking. What started out as a personal fishing guide business after Richard exited college blossomed into a world-renowned charter fishing service after he married Gina Ordonez in 1990.
During the late 90’s Captain Richard’s overflow charters were distributed among his friends and colleagues that were either interested in charter fishing or already established. It was a great way to replicate ourselves and make a few extra dollars by earning commission or “bird dog” fees. Before our brand name Lagooner Fishing Guides, Richard was the sole guide or charter fishing captain then we became a booking agency for other guides and adopted the name of our Newsletter “The Lagooner” into a business name. Lagooner Fishing Guides has stuck with us as we’ve evolved over the years. We dropped the booking agency and went back to our roots as a single charter captain entity. I often felt that nobody will take a personal interest in serving our customers as an employee or agent of my business. I was finding myself managing people and their resources and losing focus on my primary passion of showing people the fantastic fishing and outdoors we have here on the Space Coast.
Even though our name indicates, we have “guide(s)” the reality of it is we have become a personal service embedded in our family and the people we connect with. The relationships we have with our customers is more important than expanding our business into making a few extra bucks and compromising our standards. Lagooner Fishing Guides is about showing people a great time in the outdoors while building lifelong relationships when fishing. This simple concept has kept us going for nearly three decades and continues today.
Footnote: We simply refer our overflow to our trusted competition as a courtesy to our customers and do not take any kickback or compensation.
Captain Richard Bradley
Charter Captain/Fishing Guide
Captain Richard Bradley is a lifelong resident and fishing guide on Florida’s east coast. Raised on the Space Coast, his passion for fishing and showing others the lagoons and salty waters around Cocoa Beach Florida. Richard has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the outdoors. [read more]
Captain Gina Bradley
Gina is the voice of Lagooner Fishing Guides and makes everything work smoothly for your fishing charter. Gina & Richard have been married almost thirty years and they make a fishing business team that’s an unbeatable experience. Call Gina at (321) 868-4953 to set up your fishing adventure today. [read more]
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