Capt Juan Garcia was born and raised in beautiful Puerto Rico where the pristine Caribbean water was his playground. Since Capt Juan was in diapers he already had a fishing rod in hand spending as much time in the water as on land and building a passion for fishing and water sports that is as strong now as it's ever been. He fished both the inshore and offshore waters of Puerto Rico where he started building a vast amount off knowledge of sport fishing in both inshore waters and off shore.

As a young man Capt Juan joined the US Navy where he was station in California onboard the USS MT. Vernon. After traveling the world and learning about seamanship it was time to move on and seek a higher education. Capt Juan moved to Rhode Island where he enrolled at Johnson and Whales University and graduated with high honors and two degrees, one in Hospitality Management and the other in Travel and Tourism Management. Somehow Capt Juan found time to guide part time on the waters of Narragansset Bay for Striped Bass and giant Bluefish.

It was in Rhode Island that Capt Juan met his wife Kelley, a beautiful country girl from Chichester, New Hampshire. After graduation we both started working at the Cheeca Lodge and Spa in Islamorada, Florida Keys. It was then that Capt Juan decided that it was time to seek his real passion, fishing! And Beats Land Charters was born. Capt Juan is an easygoing, fun family man. There is nothing  that Capt Juan loves more than sharing his passion for the water with his anglers. In 2008 our family was blessed with our first son Tony and two years later our second son Jimmy joined our family. Capt Juan is currently the Florida Sportsman Magazine weekend fishing forecaster for the Florida Keys backcountry and has been featured in the Florida Sportsman TV show and Florida Sportsman Magazine.

Posted On 9/03/2015
Great time of the year to be fishing in the Florida Keys Backcountry! The boat traffic in the Everglades National Park its minimal therefor putting less pressure on the fish. There are many species to be targeted both in the shallow areas of the park as well as in gulf water. So if you are a begginer angler or have a lifetime of experience in the water there is a great fishing adventure waiting for you in the Florida Keys backcountry.
Posted On 11/05/2014
Great time of the year to be fishing in the Florida Keys backcountry. This is a transition period when we go in to our winter fishery. With every passing cold front and drop in water temperatures more of the migrating fish will make it to our area. Spanish Mackrel, Cobia and many more will be available providing great action for any type of angler. Take advantage of the great bite going on right now and book your next Florida Keys backcountry fishing or reef fishing charter.
Posted On 8/27/2014
It's summer time here in the Florida Keys backcountry fishing report. The fishing pressure on the Everglades National Park and surrounding waters is minimal making for some great fishing. Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Snappers, Groupers, Barracudas and many more are all available. We recommend half day charters living the dock early and coming back before noon therefore beating the heat. We can guarantee you will catch plenty of fish and have plenty more for dinner or to bring home. Give us a call so we can make your next Florida Keys backcountry fishing adventure one to remember.