Nickname
Capt. Blackbeard
Hometown
Costa Rica
Current city
Fort Myers, Florida
Favorite paddle
Bending Branches Angler Pro for kayak fishing and Balance Stand Up paddle for SUP fishing
Favorite fishing spot
Barra del Colorado and Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Esteban “Blackbeard” Gutierrez is a Navy veteran who separated from the service in 2008. Since then he has been fishing the waters of the Caribbean, North, Central, and South America. During his military tenure, he was able to fish in some prime fishing spots in the SSouth Pacific and Caribbean only to fuel his passion for the sport. Fishing has been Esteban’s obsession since he was a little boy growing up in Costa Rica. He is now the Owner and Director of Blackbeard Fishing Co. a Southwest Florida kayak and SUP fishing charter and an International Marketing & Fishing Consultancy. He is also Coordinator of the Southwest Florida Heroes on the Water Chapter and a Unit Committeeman and Aquatics Program Coordinator for the Southwest Florida Boy Scouts of America Council.After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Esteban decided to take his passion into the next level and Blackbeard Fishing Co. (BBFC) was born. His company’s mission is to make his client’s travel and fishing dreams come true. Although Esteban’s area of expertise is the Americas, he continues to fish all over the world while participating in different tournaments, fishing events, and trade shows. Esteban has facilitated fishing seminars for Florida Sportsman, West Marine, local kayak fishing shops, and Florida Gulf Coast and Hodges Universities. Esteban’s goal is to promote conservation and grow as an angler by sharing his love for travel, learning different cultures, conservation, and of course… fishing.
Specialty
Fishing
Accomplishments/Experience
 Owner & Director Blackbeard Group, LLC.
 International Fishing Consultant (Blackbeard Fishing Co.).
 Southwest Florida Kayak and SUP fishing guide.
 Chapter Coordinator – Southwest Florida Heroes on the Water.
 Unit Committeeman & Aquatics program coordinator – Southwest Florida Boy Scouts of America, Panther District.