Captain Ben’s Charters invites you to spend a day on the "Reel Adventure" fishing the waters of Mississippi 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 on nearshore or offshore fishing grounds full of all kinds of species you can catch. The captain does his best 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 saltwater fishing boat that can accommodate up to 6 anglers. Powered by twin 330 HP Cummins engines and rigged with comprehensive navigation technology, it will take you to the fishing spots quickly and safely.  The "Reel Adventure" uses 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 offers accommodations for guests with disabilities (Please call ahead for planning). On certain trips, the cabin area will be air-conditioned.

The target species you can catch include Sheepshead, Bull Redfish, Speckled Trout, King and Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Shark, Cobia, and Black Drum.  Captain Ben provides both light and heavy tackle and the methods for bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, as well as drift fishing. If you want to, you’re free to keep your catch. The first mate, Ryan, will be on hand to help you with all parts of the trip.

Captain Ben invites your fishing group for a beautiful day on the water, kids are also more than welcome. He’ll provide all the fishing gear, bait, and fishing licenses and offers free cleaning and filleting of the days catch. Just bring your favorite snacks and drinks and you’ll be ready for a "Reel Adventure" you won’t soon forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4.5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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.
  • Private trip
    6.5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $895
    Lasting for 6.5 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.
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About the Captain

Ben Blackmon
Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
ID & License verified
38 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2022

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Topaz (Saltwater fishing) 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
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private stand-up headroom
Air Conditioning
Cabin area on some trips
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Forward V-berths
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
15-20% tip is customary
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (44)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Troy N.
Coppell, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4.5 hr with Captain Ben

VERIFIED   4.5 Hour Trip on September 15, 2022
This was a last minute decision to fill one of my son’s bucket list items. Captain Ben worked with me to make this happen...
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Malcom E. M.
Pass Christian, Mississippi
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day for fishing.  Captain Ben put our group of four on the fish. We kept Ryan busy. Caught A mixed cooler of Spanish...
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Sam P.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Annual Fishing Trip with Captain Ben

4.5 Hour Trip on March 27, 2022
My Dad, Uncle, cousin and I meet every year to get a little fishing in and catch up. Gulfport this year, so I called Captain...
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Charles H.
Lufkin, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Ben

VERIFIED   4.5 Hour Trip on September 25, 2022
The entire experience was awesome. The captain and his mate were knowledgeable and very professional. We caught lots fish and...
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Julie S.
Jackson, MS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great family fishing trip!

VERIFIED   4.5 Hour Trip on September 4, 2022
Captain Ben and his First Mate, Ryan, provided a great experience.  They were friendly, helpful, and persistent in their pursuit...
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FAQs about Captain Ben's Charters LLC

Captain Ben's Charters LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 4.5 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $895 per group - 6.5 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
  • Air Conditioning Cabin area on some trips
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed Forward V-berths
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator Your own cooler is suggested
  • Outriggers 33'
  • Radar

Trips booked with Captain Ben's Charters LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (15-20% tip is customary)
  • 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
  • Spinning
  • 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