Fishing Charter Naples Florida

All fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a cooler with ice, are included in these fees. Anglers are only asked to bring appropriate clothing for the weather conditions, as well as any food or drink desired. A hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses are also recommended.

Image of boat used during a private backwater fishing charter with Captain Ben Charters in Naples, FL

Captain Ben's office is a 2023 Atlas Boatworks 23F - equipped with a 2023 Mercury 200 Four stroke.

Captain Ben worked closely with the boat builder to customize the layout of the boat for guided fishing in SWFL. This hull is a modern take on some of the most sought-after classic bay boats such as the Aquasport 22-2 flatback, the Proline 24 flatback, and the 24 Morgan hulls. The high bow and “flatback” or flat bottom design of the boat makes it very versatile, with a super shallow draft for its size, while keeping a comfortable dry ride.

Boat Features:

  • Padded seating fore and aft, to accommodate up to 4 people comfortably.
  • Oversized bait well that can hold more than enough live bait for a full day.
  • A large, slightly elevated forward casting deck gives anglers better capabilities when sight fishing, as well as easier casting.
  • 200hp Mercury four-stroke engine idles whisper quiet and smooth, and gets us to the fishing grounds at speeds up to 48mph!
  • The dual 10ft Power Pole blades keep the boat positioned perfectly while fishing shallow backcountry waters.
  • Motorguide Xi5 trolling motor coupled with cutting-edge lithium battery power can keep us on the fish with ease in the deeper water whether we’re trolling, or using its GPS “anchor mode” technology.

Fishing Charter Options & Rates

All fishing licenses, bait, tackle, and a cooler with ice, are included in these fees. Rates displayed are for 1 to 2 anglers and will be an additional $50 per angler up to 4.


In the event that you have to cancel, we will make every effort to reschedule the trip.

If we are unable to rebook, a cancellation fee of 50% will be charged if canceled within 14 and 7 days of the trip. If you have to cancel within 7 days of the trip, 100% of the trip will be charged.


Most fishing charters are picked up from Bayview Park in south Naples. Pickups for Northern Marco Island can be arranged upon request.

Upon arrival to the park, find any parking space that is not designated for trailers, and head over to the floating dock to the south of the boat ramp, shown in the picture below. Please note: There is a $10 parking fee at all Collier County boat ramps, including Bayview Park, if you do NOT have a Collier County beach parking sticker.

Image of bayview park directing to pickup location of Captain Ben Charters in Naples, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring?

All you need to bring is whatever food or drink your crew would like while we’re out (I will have a cooler with ice for you, please do NOT bring a large cooler). Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are always recommended as well.

What time should I arrive for my charter?

You should plan to arrive at the boat launch no sooner than 10-15 minutes before our scheduled start time. (enough time to find a parking space and use the restroom if needed)

How do I pay for my charter?

Cash, check, Venmo, and credit cards are accepted. (3.5% processing fee will be applied for credit cards)

Can we keep the fish we catch?

Yes, if you’d like to keep your catch, I will happily fillet and bag your fish after the trip.

Do I need to buy a fishing license?

No, I have a blanket fishing license that covers all anglers on the boat.

The weather looks bad, should I cancel my charter?

All cancellations due to weather are made at the discretion of the captain. Weather is hard to predict in SW Florida and the forecast can be wildly different from actual conditions on the day of. In most cases, we will not make the call to cancel until the day of the trip. Safety is paramount and we will not fish in extreme wind, rain, or lightning.

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