Bentley’s Charters And Custom Rods

out of 5 stars from 41 reviews See all 41 reviews
Baillies Bluff Road
Holiday FL, United States

Bentley’s Charters and Custom Rods provides backcountry and offshore adventures on Florida’s west coast and Tampa Bay area. This charter is owned and operated by Captain Chad Bentley who loves fishing and sharing the excitement of reeling in with his guests. He values every guest who comes aboard and works hard to make your experience a happy and memorable one.

You will fish aboard Captain Chad’s 20 foot Bluewave center console boat, originally built in 2016. This new beauty is powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine and also features a wireless trolling motor for when you want to be super quiet. You will find all the electronics and safety equipment needed for a successful trip such as a fishfinder and life vests.

Bentley’s Charters and Custom Rods can take you fishing in the backcountry for big Redfish, Snook, Trout and the majestic Tarpon on half day trips. Or, if you choose a full day trip, you can fish for Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel and Tripletail in the nearshore waters, reefs and wrecks.

Captain Chad will provide the tackle, bait, fishing licenses, water, ice and of course drag screaming rod bending action. Take you friend, spouse or child on a trip of a lifetime and let Bentley’s Charters and Custom Rods show you how it’s done.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    A full day trip can consist of fishing the nearshore reefs and wrecks where you can fish for Groupers, Cobia, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, hogfish and Tripletail as well as fish the flats and backwaters for snook, redfish, and trout and the occasional Tarpon or Goliath Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    On the half day trip we fish the inshore and backwaters for snook, redfish, trout, sheepshead, flounder, jack, tarpon and a variety of inshore game fish.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Bluewave (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 350HP Suzuki engine.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Chad Bentley
Holiday, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
Captain Chad is a fun person who cares about his guests and makes sure everyone onboard is having a great time. He has the local knowledge, a good amount of time spent on the water and a love of fishing that will all contribute to your fun fishing experience. Chad is a lover of the outdoors and loves spending time with kids and teaching them how to fish.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 98%

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Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 41 reviews

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Was a great day. Limited out on red snapper and had a blast the rest of the day fishing around the reefs and wrecks.

Fished July 9, 2018
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I want to start by thanking Captain Chad for making my families first saltwater fishing adventure one we will never forget. Being our first time saltwater fishing, we left it up to our captain to provide a gameplan for us. He told us where we would be going, what kind of fish we were targeting, and showed us proper technique and placement that you will only find with a seasoned angler. Can’t say enough about Chad, only that I will not be booking another charter with anyone else. Fish on!
P.s. there were a lot more fish than what we have pictures of.. “From start to finish!”

Fished July 3, 2018
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Captain Chad was the best! This was my son’s first time deep sea fishing and he had the best time ever… NEXT year we will do a full day! Chad knows his stuff and he makes the trip so much fun! it was such an experience for the first time fishers! but Chad eased the new comers in like pros!

Fished June 27, 2018
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