Skins And Fins Charters II

Experience the amazing fishing the Florida Keys flats offer with Skins and Fins Charters II. Captains Ted and Donnie Benbow, a father-son fishing team, enjoy providing their guests with a memorable day on the waterways of South Florida. They cater to anglers of all skill levels and are happy to provide stress-free fishing instructions to novice anglers, as well as slip a few helpful tips for the seasoned fishermen.

This amazing duo provides the shallow water flats experience of fly fishing, spin fishing and sight casting for Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Sharks and more. You’ll be fishing on the flats of Islamorada, Marathon, Key Largo, and the Everglades. The captain provides Tsunami and Penn rods and reels, but you should bring your own fly fishing equipment.

Sight fishing involves spotting fish in the water – far easier said than done! Capt. Donnie Benbow is one of only 20–30 guides in the area who specialize in this type of fishing. Sight fishing trips are not easy, they are meant for hardcore fishermen willing to stand through the entire length of their trip to be able to see and catch the fish.

Your trip will take place on an 18’ Hellsbay flats boat. She can accommodate 2 guests and both can fish at the same time unless you do fly fishing – in that case, you need to take turns. There is enough storage room for your personal belongings and a cooler that you can stock up with your drinks and snacks.

Whether your goal is to learn fly fishing or level up your spinning and sight fishing game – Skins and Fins Charters have the trip for you. Book now and head out to the flats!



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    This trip is reserved for shallow water flats or backcountry. Your captain will take you to the upper Florida Keys, Islamorada, and the Everglades. You can try spinning or fly fishing. In case you would like to do fly fishing, make sure to bring your own equipment.
  • Private trip
    Sight Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    Sight fishing the flats of the beautiful Florida Keys. It's harder than you think but far more interesting! This is the trip for you if you want to hunt trophy Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Sharks, Redfish, and Snook. Bring your fly fishing equipment, drinks, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    On this trip, your captain will take you fishing the flats of the Florida Keys and Islamorada. Your main targets will be Permit, Redfish, Snook, Bonefish, and Snapper. Captain will provide your fishing equipment, but you should bring your own if you want to go fly fishing.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Jul
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    You will go after monster Tarpon on live bait! Keep in mind that it's hard to get them and the catch is not guaranteed...but when you reel it in, you'll never forget it!
  • Private trip
    Fly Fishing for Beginners
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    This short trip is reserved for those of you who want to teach the basics of fly fishing. Your captain will take you to the flats and introduce you to this amazing technique. Note that you need to bring your own fly fishing equipment.
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About the Captain

Ted Benbow
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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3 Customer Reviews
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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

Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hellsbay (Flats boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 115HP 2019 Mercury 4-stroke engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

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

Payment

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:
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Checks

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

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James V.
 4.67
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A day and a half of fishing

January 21, 2015
The guide was great, a younger guy but very good and pleasant to spend a couple of days with. He also tried very had to get
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Craig B.
 5.00
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Outstanding Backcountry Fishing

October 6, 2014
My wife and I decided to go with Capt. Ted for our backcountry fishing trip and we truly enjoyed it! It was an outstanding...
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