Skins and Fins Charters I

Ready to have a memorable day in Islamorada? Then go fishing with Skins and Fins! This charter is a family fishing venture, operated by Captains Ted and Donnie Benbow, father and son. No matter your level of fishing experience or skill, they are determined to do everything they can to ensure you have an exciting time aboard their vessel.

Your adventure starts on the captain’s 20’ Ranger skiff which accommodates up to 3 guests. She is powered by a 150 HP Mercury Pro engine and features navigational electronics. There’s a cooler that you can fill up with your drinks and enough storage space for your snacks and other belongings.

For those of you relatively new to the sport of fishing, the Benbows don’t mind taking the time to take you through everything you need to know to catch fish in these waters. Given their experience in fishing these backwaters though, some of their tips could benefit the seasoned pros just as easily.

Skins and Fins specialize in providing memorable spin fishing trips, going after the likes of Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Sharks, and much more. Captain Ted Benbow covers the area of Islamorada, Marathon, and Key Largo, and enjoys fishing the backcountry waters of the Everglades, as well. All the necessary fishing equipment, flies, and bait are provided by the captain.

Whether you came here for the seasonal Tarpon hunt, sight fishing in the flats, or just want to have an enjoyable day with your kids – you’ve come to the right place.

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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Captain Ted will take you fishing the shallow waters of Islamorada, Key Largo, Tavernier, Florida Keys, and the Everglades. Your main targets will be Tarpon, Redfish, Permit, Bonefish, Snook, and Shark. Bring your snacks and drinks, Capt. Ted will provide you with everything else.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip – 2 guests max!
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 30
    up to 3 persons
    The captain will take you after the Silver King himself. You will target Tarpon using live bait. Keep in mind that the catch is not guaranteed, as this acrobatic fish is hard to catch. But if you get one you will never forget it! Note that only 2 guests can go on this trip, even though the boat accommodates 3 on other trips.
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About the Captain

Ted Benbow
Islamorada, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since October 2014
Captain Ted has been fishing in the Florida Keys since he was 6 years old. Fishing has always been his dream job and he's happy to have the opportunity of doing it for 50 years now. He passed his passion down to his son Donnie, who's also a professional guide and works with him. The best part of this job is being on the water, seeing wildlife, and seeing customers happy. He loves teaching kids how to fish.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Porbeagle) Shark (Porbeagle)
Shark (Tope) Shark (Tope)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Ranger cayman (Skiff) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 150HP Mercury Pro XS four stroke 2019 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

20 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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james p.
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Back country

November 11, 2015
Ted was a very informative guide would use again.
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