Naples Backwater Fishing Charters

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This six-hour fishing adventure in the backwaters of Naples and Marco Island will put you on Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, Sheepshead, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    A half day charter will be 4 hours of fishing in the backwaters of Naples and Marco Island. You will be fishing for Redfish, Trout, Snook, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Join Captain Ben aboard a custom-built fishing machine and check the bite in the backwaters. Target Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, and many more depending on the season.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Willy Roberts Custom (Skiff) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 115HP Mercury 4-stroke 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

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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:
Cash
Checks

About the Captain

Ben Geroy
Naples, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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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 almost 40 years. In a way, you can say I was "born into the business".
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4.97
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Pretty nice redfish.
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Mick M.
Riverview, FL
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Half Day Morning trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 6, 2019
Had a great time. Capt Ben put us on fish from the first place we stopped and kept it going the entire 4 hours. Lost count...
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Todd H.
Tampa, FL
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3/4 Day with Captain Ben Geroy

VERIFIED   March 26, 2019
My father and I rarely catch fish when fishing together. We call it the family curse. Captain Ben broke that curse with an...
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Paul D.
Hauppauge, NY
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 31, 2019
Captain Ben did a great job. Put us on the Snook, Redfish and Jacks immediately. We had consistent action throughout our trip....
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Miami, FL
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Great morning, great captain

VERIFIED   March 10, 2019
Had a great time with captain Ben.  Took out my grandfather who is 84 with mobility issues,  Ben could not have been...
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Travis S.
Punta Gorda, FL
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Half Day (PM) w/ Captain Ben

VERIFIED   December 17, 2018
Captain Ben picked us up on the dock at our rented house and took us to several places in the inter coastal back bays. We caught...
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Fishing Reports

Action as HOT as the Weather!!

August 13, 2019

Summer fishing has been just as hot as the weather! Business has been much better this summer, with no red tide or hurricanes so far this year, clients are enjoying some great fishing action! With the heat index getting… Read Full Report →


Nice Fish EVERYWHERE!

June 09, 2019

Fishing action has been steady throughout the "spring" season. Quality fish are being caught all over the backwaters from the passes all the way into the smaller back bays. Snook and jacks are taking most of the live sardines,… Read Full Report →


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