Florida Inshore Fishing Charters invites you to join them in Boca Grande. Get your hands on the ‘Silver King’ Tarpon, one of the most sought-after species around. Every Tarpon lover knows that Boca Grande is the place to be in Southwest Florida.

From April through June, Captain Keith puts his clients on Tarpon. He offers trips that range from half to full days on the water. Whether you just have the itch to fish or want to get the waters all to yourself, there is a trip for you.

Capt. Keith uses both artificial lures and live bait. While searching for a predator, you will also be able to encounter various types of Sharks, such as Hammerhead and Bull. Just think about it: you will be keeping your catch from becoming a dinner for a hungry Shark!

You will be targeting Tarpon aboard a 23’ Ranger bay boat. Built in 2016, the boat comes powered by a 200 HP engine and can cruise at a top speed of 40 knots. There is plenty of space for up to four anglers to fish in comfort and style. The vessel is rigged with a GPS and a fish finder to save your time while searching for fish.

Florida Inshore Fishing Charters come with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. You won’t have to worry about getting a fishing license either - Capt. Keith got you covered. You will have to bring your own food and drinks with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30
    $650
    Enjoy a morning trip in the 'Tarpon Capital of the World.' Keith Benson is a tournament captain who knows how to battle the Silver King. You will be using live bait or artificals.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30
    $650
    Check the afternoon bite in the 'Tarpon Capital of the World.' Fish with live bait or artificials. Capt. Keith will show you the best places in Boca Grande to hook Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 30
    $850
    This trip is for those anglers who want just a few more hours on the water. You will be fishing with live bait or lures for Tarpon, the Silver King. Your Capt. Keith has taken part in various tournaments and knows the best places to hook the fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 23 - Jun 30
    $850
    Tarpon fishing in the beautiful Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor area. This trip is no different than the other captain's Tarpon trips except it is done in the afternoon, hours generally starting about 1 or 2 o’clock in the afternoon.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 25 - Jun 30
    $1,150
    This Boca Grande trip will see you fishing the waters of the 'Tarpon Capital of the World'. Live bait and artificial lures are available. You will be fishing for eight hours split between the morning and afternoon. We will go in for lunch midday and then come back out and finish our trip.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 25 - Jun 30
    $1,350
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About the Captain

Keith Benson
Boca Grande, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
35 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Tarpon Tarpon

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
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Walter P.
Mahwah, NJ
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Keith

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 30, 2022
Capt Keith was very professional and put us on fish as soon as the tide changed. We had four hooked and brought two to the...
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Brian S.
Oldsmar, FL
Very good
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Experience:
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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6 hour Tarpon trip with Captain Keith Benson

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on June 10, 2022
Tarpon trip with son and a friend.  The boat was clean and well maintained. The tarpon bite was a bit off per the captain. ...
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Norman B.
Hagerstown, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 13, 2022
Captain Keith helped my husband fulfill his lifelong dream of landing a tarpon. What an amazing experience!
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John F.
Opelousas, LA
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Good
3.0 / 5
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Full day tarpon trip with Captain Keith

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on May 28, 2022
My sons and I spent a full day chasing tarpon in Boca Grande. We had a really good time, even if the tarpon didn’t cooperate....
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Stephanie A.
Salem, AL
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 18, 2022
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FAQs about Florida Inshore - Boca Grande

Florida Inshore - Boca Grande offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,350 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Inshore - Boca Grande, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Florida Inshore - Boca Grande include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Florida Inshore - Boca Grande offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Florida Inshore - Boca Grande include:
  • Tarpon