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 Cummins engines with 820 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 – Summer
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    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
    12 Hour Late Spring Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - May 31
    $2,040
    price breakdown
    $2,040
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Summer
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    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
    12 Hour Spring Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - May 9
    $1,920
    price breakdown
    $1,920
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Mar 19
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    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 Late Spring
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - May 31
    $1,700
    price breakdown
    $1,700
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Spring Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - May 9
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Summer
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    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
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Mar 19
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    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 Hours Late Spring AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - May 31
    $1,360
    price breakdown
    $1,360
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Spring Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - May 9
    $1,280
    price breakdown
    $1,280
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Summer (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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 – Summer (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Mar 19
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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 Late Spring Afternoon PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - May 31
    $1,020
    price breakdown
    $1,020
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Late Spring Morning AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - May 31
    $1,020
    price breakdown
    $1,020
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Summer (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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 – Summer (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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
    6 Hour Spring Fishing PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - May 9
    $960
    price breakdown
    $960
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Spring Morning Trip AM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - May 9
    $960
    price breakdown
    $960
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Mar 19
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Mar 19
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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 Late Spring Afternoon PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - May 31
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Late Spring Morning trip AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - May 31
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Summer (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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 – Summer (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This trip is perfect for families and beginners. You'll mostly troll for Spanish and King Mackerel closer to the shore.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Spring Afternoon trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - May 9
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Spring Morning Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - May 9
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Mar 19
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Mar 19
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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 Late Spring Evening Trip PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 9 - May 31
    $680
    price breakdown
    $680
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Late Spring Morning trip AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - May 31
    $680
    price breakdown
    $680
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Spring Evening Trip PM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - May 9
    $640
    price breakdown
    $640
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Spring Morning Trip AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - May 9
    $640
    price breakdown
    $640
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Mar 19
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Mar 19
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This trip is perfect for families and beginners. You'll mostly troll for Spanish and King Mackerel closer to the shore.
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About the Captain

Benji Kelley
Panama City, Florida, United States
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41 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2017
"Was born into fishing and never really thought about doing anything else. We love the fishing business." Captain Benji Kelley And Capt. Jeff Kelley come from a family of fishermen, they are 3rd generation. Their family has built over 300 artificial reefs in the area around Panama City and they know where every single one is. With over 35 years of fishing experience and return customers who've been fishing with them for decades now, they are doing something right!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

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

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

Boat Specs

Davis (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 410HP 2019 Cummins QSL9 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Bobby S.
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12 Hour Trip with Cory and Captain Jeff Kelley

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on November 14, 2020
Thanks so much Captain Jeff and Cory!  We all had a blast!  We had 10 folks in our party, including a youngster, for a full...
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Jeremy H.
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5 hour trip on the Miss Kelley!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on January 9, 2021
Our Miss Kelley Fishing Charter was absolutely amazing! Captain Kelley and Deck hand Mr. Jimmy were outstanding! They braved...
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Trip with Captain Jeff Kelly

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on December 26, 2020
This was a great trip on the day after Christmas of 2020!! The captain and his helper Cory were fantastic ppl to work with....
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Penelope P.
Panama City Beach, Florida
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Half day trip with Captain Benji

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on December 23, 2020
It was a great trip! Captain Benji and Cory were awesome answering all our tourist questions. Didn’t catch a lot of keepers...
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Warrior, AL
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8 hour with Capt. Jeff

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on September 27, 2020
We had a great trip! Capt. Jeff and Corey were amazing. Weather was rainy, but Captain put us on the fish. We had a blast,...
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