Bentley’s Charters And Custom Rods

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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 24’ Bluewave center console boat, originally built in 2018. This new beauty is powered by a 350 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 – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    On full day offshore trip you will have the fun of going out and doing some open blue water fishing for species such as grouper, kingfish, amberjack, snappers, barracuda, sharks, hogfish, big mangrove snapper, cobia, triple tail and much more.
  • Private trip
    Goliath Grouper/Offshore Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 31 Dec
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    If you want to catch one of the biggest fish of your life then the goliath grouper is one of those fish. Our goliath grouper can range from 100lb-700lb monsters and will test your strength. We fish out on the gulfs reefs and wrecks where these grouper live along with many other species. While fishing its common to catch gag grouper/red grouper/cobia/snapper/sharks/kingfish/Spanish mackerel/ hogfish/tuna and many other fish. Please be advised these trips are offshore trips and weather permitting.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    If you love to fish and just be out on the water then a full day trip is for you where we will fish all day for everything from trout to redfish to snook, cobia on the flats and tarpon and much more. Full day trips can sometimes produce catches in the triple digits and have lots of rod bending action all day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 31 Dec
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    Same trip as the half day trip with just a little more fishing time to catch that monster trophy catch. We catch on a regular basis snook/cobia/trout/tarpon/redfish/tripletail/sheepshead/grouper/hogfish/drum/snapper/sharks and much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Come join us for a fun day snorkeling in clean clear waters in search of some tasty gulf scallops. All mask fins and snorkel are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 31 Dec
    $400
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    Inshore 4 hour trip afternoon

About the Captain

Chad Bentley
Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
25 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
83 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2017
Captain Chad is a fun person who cares about his guests and makes sure everyone on board 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

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

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

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

Length
24 ft
Capacity
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
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 83 reviews
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81
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Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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James K.
Lutz, FL
 5.00
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Great Time

VERIFIED   NEW  September 26, 2019
Even though the fish were being a bit picky, we had a great time.  The captain is great (gave it his best effort), the...
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David M.
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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Captain Chad gave us a once in a life time experience

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
Captain Chad knows where to find them.  This was a father’s day trip and one for the books. My son...
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Larry D.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 5.00
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Big Game fish!

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
Captain Chad took care of us.  Great time, Big fish, my boys will have a ton to talk about for years to come.  Been...
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Coby S.
Tampa, FL
 5.00
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A Great Adventure

VERIFIED   May 7, 2019
I would highly recommend using Captain Chad for any type of fishing trip.  He’s knowledgeable about the area and...
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Rodney K.
Tampa, FL
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Full day trip with Capt.chad

VERIFIED   November 12, 2018
Chad is an amazing guide ,with a true passion for fishing and helping others catch fish.he is thorough and very informative...
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Fishing Reports

The silver king

October 01, 2019

We are finally getting some cooler weather and with the cooler weather the kingfish have just started to show up. The last two trips we have found some nice big smoker kings. One kingfish the other day we had… Read Full Report →


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