About Us

My name is John Gargan, Captain of Couple-A-Bucks Backcountry Charters. I grew up in Long Island, New York with my Dad, who was a Charter Captain in Mountauk. I moved to Islamorada, FL at 18 and have been here since. I've fished out of Whale Harbor Marina since '68 doing both Offshore & Backcountry Fishing.

My wife, Jackie, was born and raised in Islamorada. We have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. Our son, Joe, also does Backcountry Fishing from Peleican Cove Marina.

I love to see "newbies" get excited about Fishing.

I fish aboard a beautiful 2011 Custom 21' Bay Boat powered by a 2011 150hp Yamaha 4-stroke Outboard. I am Coast Guard licensed and Insured. The boat is fully-equipped with all the necessary safety equipment and electronics. My specialty is Family-type Fun Fishing trips with action as the main ingredient. Father and son, Father and Daughter or Mom and the Kids are the kind of fishing I enjoy the most. I loves showing youngsters how to fish and enjoy fishing for the rest of their lives.