Florida Inshore Fishing Charters invites you down to the West Coast. Join Captain Keith Benson, a native Floridian, for a fun day on the beautiful and productive waters.

Capt. Keith will guide you through the backcountry and inshore waters for Redfish, Snook, and Trout. You will search the flats and backcountry waters for whatever patrols there.

Together, you will venture out nearshore for Cobia, Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Tarpon, and many other exciting species.  And if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can always head to the protected waters for Jack crevasse, Redfish, and Tarpon.

You will be checking the bite and mastering the cast aboard a 23’ Ranger Bay boat. She is that one ‘multipurpose’ boats that can carry up to four anglers. Whether you’re fishing for King Mackerel in the morning or maneuvering through the flats for the Snook and Redfish bite in the afternoon, the boat will give you a dry ride. She features a large casting deck and a stable fishing platform.

Beginners to seasoned anglers, everyone is welcome aboard. Capt. Keith can cater to any ages and skill levels. His charters are family-oriented, so bringing your child is a must!

Florida Inshore Fishing Charters specializes in spinning and fishing with light tackle. All the necessary equipment will be provided for you to make sure you have a successful trip, as well as a professional attitude. You will only need to bring your own snacks and drinks with you, along with some sun protection and good mood!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $675
    This trip is all about a lot of catches and a lot of fun. You will be targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Cobia, and many more. On the full-day trips, you will go for lunch at a local restaurant unless you want to pack a lunch and eat on the boat or at one of the local islands.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $525
    If a half-day trip is not enough, add a few more hours and check more productive spots. This trip will take you to the backcountry waters or up to 9 miles out. The list of your potential catches includes Tarpon, Cobia, Snook, Redfish, Trout, and whatever else is in season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $450
    This trip will see you fishing the backcountry and inshore waters. You will be targeting whatever is in season and biting, including Snook, Redfish, Tout, Cobia, and many other species. The trip comes with the use of rods, reels, tackle, and all the needed fishing licenses. You will have to bring your own food and something to drink.
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About the Captain

Keith Benson
Holiday, Florida, United States
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Member since October 2017
Captain Keith Benson is a Florida native. He knows the Tampa Bay/Clearwater/Tarpon Springs area like the back of his hand. Keith’s fishing repertoire includes every body of water in Southwest Florida. Capt. Keith specializes in sight fishing and enjoys teaching his clients and friends how to battle the mighty Boca Grande Tarpon.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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

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Half day with Keith

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on August 28, 2021
Keith was extremely knowledgeable and we were on fish all day. Definitely recommend!
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Oldsmar, FL
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1/2 day trip w/Capt Keith

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 9, 2021
Real pro - great start then the bite cooled, almost 2 hours without a strike
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Lutz, FL
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3/4 day with captain Keith

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 2, 2021
Keith was a great guide. We caught tons of fish all day. He was very knowledgeable and was very friendly. I highly recommend...
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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Full day trip with capt Keith.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 26, 2020
We had a great trip and learned alot about the area we were fishing. Capt Keith is a very skilled and knowledgeable fishing...
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FAQs about Florida Inshore - Holiday

Florida Inshore - Holiday offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Inshore - Holiday, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Florida Inshore - Holiday include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Florida Inshore - Holiday offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Inshore - Holiday offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Florida Inshore - Holiday include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout