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 on 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 U.S. Navy where he was station in California on board 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, they 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! 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, their family was blessed with their first son Tony and two years later, their second son, Jimmy, joined the 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.