Miss Kelley Fishing Charters

Are you looking for a comfortable fishing charter for your family but also want to have the thrill of reel-screaming action? Look no further, Miss Kelley Fishing Charters has what you’re searching for!

The “Miss Kelley” is one of the most comfortable boats in the fleet.  She is 18’ wide and 52’ long and rides the waves smoothly.  All the benefits of home with AC, inside cabin, 8 bunks downstairs and a full bathroom. A full set of navigational and fishfinding electronics will help you get on top of the fish in no time.

Miss Kelley isn’t all fluff and comfort though, she’s a serious sportfishing vessel. Powered by twin Detroit Diesel engines with 700 HP total, you’ll get to your fish quickly and easily. Captain Benji Kelley will spot your prey from far away, thanks to the flybridge. Fishing with live bait is easier with a live bait tank that’ll keep it spry and appetizing long after you’ve plucked it from the sea.

Capt. Benji will take you after a wide range of species in the waters off the coast of Panama City. Nearshore trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel is perfect for kids who have yet to discover the joy of angling. Going further offshore you’ll tackle a wide range of species like Red and Lane Snapper, various Groupers, Bull Sharks, Triggerfish, Wahoo, and more.

The Kelley family has built over 300 artificial reefs in the area, all by themselves and Capt. Benji is more than happy to take you fishing there. These reefs are loaded with fish.

If you’re looking for offshore thrills, the 12-hour trip will take you up to 32 miles offshore.

Book a trip with Capt. Benji today and see just how fine a fishing trip can be with a 3rd generation captain with a lifetime of experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    + $120
    each additional person
    This trip is recommended to experienced anglers who are looking to challenge themselves and land a trophy catch. You'll spend 12 hours going after a wide range of fish off the coast of Florida. You'll go up to 32 miles offshore on this trip.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore Adventure
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip goes up to 35 miles offshore. You will get into some big fish and a variety of species. This trip is perfect if you want to test your fishing mettle and finally land that trophy fish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    This trip is for more serious anglers and can go up to 25 miles offshore. It is a bottom fishing trip and can be a whole lot of fun for the whole family You get a bigger variety of fish going on this trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    This extended half day fishing trip is the perfect middle ground for anglers who don't have enough time for a full day but can't get their fish on in 4 hours. You'll go after a variety of Groupers, Snappers, Kingfish, Sharks, Mahi Mahi, and other species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    + $60
    each additional person
    Head out in the afternoon and hit the waters for Mahi Mahi, Snappers, Groupers, Wahoo, Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Sharks, and whatever else you run into!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you want to squeeze just a bit more fishing in, this trip is the one for you! Head out before the weather heats up and check the bite off the coast of Panama City. You'll go after Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Snappers, Groupers, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This extended half day trip will put you on the bite for a variety of Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Sharks, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    If you're a beginner or want to get your kids to fall in love with angling, this trip is the one for you! You will mainly troll for Spanish and King Mackerel in nearshore waters.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    This trip is perfect for families and beginners. You'll mostly troll for Spanish and King Mackerel closer to the shore.

About the Captain

Benji Kelley
Panama City, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
20 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
"Was born into fishing and never really thought about doing anything else. I love the fishing business." Captain Benji Kelley comes from a family of fishermen, he's the 3rd generation. His family has built over 300 artificial reefs in the area around Panama City and he knows where every single one is. With over 35 years of fishing experience and return customers who've been fishing with him for decades now, he's doing something right!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Bull)

Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Davis (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 350HP Detroit Diesel 8V92 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
52 ft
Capacity
16 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Robert P.
Snellville, GA
 5.00
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5 hr trip with Captain Kelley and 1st mate Scott

VERIFIED   May 4, 2019
We fully enjoyed our adventure with Captain Kelley and first mate Scott. And although it had been my first time deep-sea fishing...
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Ben G.
Orlando, FL
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   March 10, 2019
We had an amazing experience!!  The expertise of the captain and his 1st mate made our trip so much fun.  They knew...
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Shelli B.
Longwood, FL
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5 hour trip with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   May 13, 2019
Absolutely amazing! I swear these guys could see through the water exactly where the fish were. We had an amazing time catching...
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William K.
Southside, AL
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6 Hour Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   March 28, 2019
Had a great time!  5 kids & 3 adults, we left promptly at 1pm & returned right at 7pm.  Weather was wonderful. ...
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Laurie E.
Farwell, MI
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10 hour trip with Mike

VERIFIED   August 21, 2019
My Husband and I take a charter trip every year we come down to PCB. We only go out on Miss Kelly as this is the only charter...
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