Naples Backwater Fishing Charters

1500 Danford St
Naples FL, United States

Naples Backwater Fishing Charters specializes in light tackle inshore fishing adventures in Naples and Marco Island. Join Captain Ben Geroy and enjoy some of the finest backwater fishing that Southwest Florida has to offer.

Check the bite on a half-day adventure in the backwaters or get the waters all to yourselves on a full-day trip. Fish with light tackle, go for spinning, test yourself in jigging, or try fly fishing. Before you make your first cast, Capt. Ben will guide you through the basics. Just tell him which fishing methods you’d like to try!

Capt. Ben will work hard to put you on top of the hot bite. On your day out, you will be able to take a lot of fish species off your personal Southwest Florida bucket list. Go after the ’Silver King’ Tarpon when the season allows or target toothy Sheepshead. Get a healthy dose of Redfish, Snook, and Black Drum. Chase Jack Crevalle and Mangrove Snapper, or catch Goliath Grouper.

Or try something different and target Lemon, Bull, and Blacktip Shark. Kids love Shark trips!

Just hop onboard a 20’ Willy Roberts custom-built skiff, designed by the captain’s father for guided fishing in the local waters. Its single 115 HP Mercury 4-stroke engine will power up to three anglers to the hottest grounds in the area in comfort and style. The boat is very light for its size, which allows it to run and float in very shallow water.

The boat is outfitted with modern electronics and professional tools to save your time while searching for fish. You will be able to relax in padded, swiveling seats. All aboard!

All trips come with a license, bait, tackle, gear, and a cooler with ice. You will only need to bring your own drinks, food, and appropriate clothing.

Naples Backwater Fishing Charters specializes in light tackle inshore fishing adventures in Naples and Marco Island. Join Captain Ben Geroy and enjoy some of the finest backwater fishing that Southwest Florida has to offer.

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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 400 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person

About this listing

Boat Specs

Willy Roberts Custom (Skiff) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 115HP Mercury 4-strok engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Grouper (Goliath)

 
Jack Crevalle
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Blacktip)
 
Shark (Bull)

 
Shark (Lemon)
 
Sheepshead

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snook

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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: Cash, Checks.

About the Captain

Ben Geroy
Naples, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
I was born and raised in Naples, FL, and have been exploring and fishing the backwaters since I could hold a fishing rod. My father has also been a full-time fishing guide in Naples for over 35 years. In a way, you can say I was "born into the business".
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Naples Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Fished July 14, 2017
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He was just what I was hoping for, he was great with some inexperienced fishermen.

Fished April 5, 2017
Ben Geroy (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 18, 2017

It was a lot of fun having you and your crew on board Troy!

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  • Crew
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Ben was great from start to finish.  He put us on the fish, explained what we needed to do and was very patient with one of our “new learners”.

Fished February 20, 2017
Ben Geroy (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 22, 2017

It was a pleasure having you!

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Fishing Reports

Post Hurricane Fishing is Solid!

October 05, 2017

It's been quite a struggle here in Naples for the last month or so. Hurricane Irma has really done a number to our area. While I was fortunate to not have any serious damage to my home or boat,… Read Full Report →