Captain Ben's Charters LLC

Captain Ben’s Charters invites you to spend a day on the "Reel Adventure" fishing in the waters of the Mississippi Gulf and experience the beauty of a bountiful and scenic fishery. Captain Ben will meet you at Gulfport Municipal Marina, pier 6 slip 11, and take you to nearshore or offshore fishing grounds full of all kinds of species you can catch. The captain’s main priority is to provide his guests with a safe, fun, and productive trip. Pick your day, come aboard, and create awesome fishing memories!

Your "Reel Adventure" will take place on a restored 36’ Topaz Sport fisherman Vessel that can accommodate up to 6 anglers. Powered by twin 330 HP Cummings engines and rigged with up-to-date fishing finding and navigation technology.  "Reel Adventure" features 33’ outriggers to enhance the trolling fishing experience.

The boat has a stand-up headroom/private toilet as well as V-berths and large dinette. Captain Ben will accommodate guests with disabilities (Please call ahead for planning).

Depending on the season and weather conditions our target species include Sheepshead, Bull Red-fish, Speckled Trout, King and Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, awesome Sharks, aggressive Cobia, and Black Drum.  Captain Ben provides both light and heavy tackle and the methods for bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, as well as drift fishing.  You’re free to keep your catch. The first mate will be on hand to help you with all stages of the trip.  Tipping the first mate for their hard work is greatly appreciated.

Captain Ben invites your fishing group as well as your children for a beautiful day on the water. He’ll provide all the fishing gear; bait; fishing licenses; and offers free cleaning and filleting of the day’s catch. Just bring your favorite snacks and drinks, and an ice chest on board if you desire, and you’ll be set for a "Reel Adventure" you won’t forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $675
    Captain Ben takes you on a fun and enjoyable fishing trip that will last for 4.5 hours. Fishing nearshore or offshore, you can expect to chase Sheepshead, Mackerel, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, and more. As the start time is negotiable, feel free to get in touch with the captain and discuss any questions you may have.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $725
    Lasting for 5 hours, this trip allows you to enjoy the water for 1 more hour. Departure times are flexible,so feel free to get in touch with the captain and discuss the details regarding the departure time. Some of the fish you may catch on your trip includes Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Blacktip Shark, Redfish, Cobia, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $775
    Lasting for 6 hours, this trip allows you to enjoy the water for 2 more hours. Departure times are flexible,so feel free to get in touch with the captain and discuss the details regarding the departure time. Some of the fish you may catch on your trip includes Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Blacktip Shark, Redfish, Cobia, and more.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 77 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Guy V.
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Captain Ben's Charters!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on May 27, 2024
Captain Ben’s Charters turned out to be the perfect fit for our family trip. They had to cancel our original day because...
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Rob D.
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Good Times

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on June 13, 2024
Had a great time. Captain Ben was very personable and instructive. Luke , the deck hand was awesome. They showed us how to...
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Kyle H.
Harvey, Louisiana
Excellent
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Day with captain Ben and crew mate Ryan

6 Hour Trip on June 23, 2023
We went on my bachelor trip with captain Ben and crew mate Ryan. We got on a lot of fish, they knew exactly what we needed...
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David D.
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on May 26, 2024
Captain Ben made the best of a bad situation.  The wind and waves were high, but we still caught fish to filet and eat. ...
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Victoria W.
Tulsa, OK
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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First Fishing Excursion

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on August 3, 2023
When we were booking this trip, I wasn’t sure which charter to go with, but I’m very happy that we chose Captain Ben and...
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FAQs about Captain Ben's Charters LLC

Captain Ben's Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $675 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • US $725 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • US $775 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Ben's Charters LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private stand-up headroom
  • GPS New Garmin 2022 upgrade
  • Fishfinder New Garmin 2022 upgrade with "SideView Technology"
  • Bed Forward V-berths
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator Your own cooler is suggested
  • Outriggers 33'
  • Radar New Garmin 2022 upgrade

Trips booked with Captain Ben's Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (tips for hard work is very apprecited)
  • Fishing License

Captain Ben's Charters LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles offshore (MS territorial waters))
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Captain Ben's Charters LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Ben's Charters LLC include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Ben Blackmon
Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
ID & license verified
77 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2022
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With 3 years of experience, Capt. Ben is prepared to show you the best of these waters. This area is known for Blacktip Shark, Cobia and Black Drum and you'll get to catch them using bottom fishing, trolling, drifting, jigging, or other techniques. The only way to learn is to join them on the water.
Our Team
Ryan B.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Topaz (Sportfishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2007. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 20 miles offshore (MS territorial waters)
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private stand-up headroom
GPS
New Garmin 2022 upgrade
Fishfinder
New Garmin 2022 upgrade with "SideView Technology"
Bed
Forward V-berths
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Your own cooler is suggested

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
tips for hard work is very apprecited
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Counted in the total limit of a 6-party
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
Call for details and arrangements

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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