Florida Inshore Fishing Charters and Captain Keith Benson invite you down to Homosassa to explore the beautiful West Coast of Florida. Enjoy the backcountry waters and check the bite close to shore. Go scalloping with your friends and family. Or just sit back, relax, and take in all the beauty.

Capt. Keith will take you out aboard his 23’ Shoalwater bay boat. It comes powered by a single 200 HP Suzuki engine and can draft in about 5 inches of water. The boat can take up to four anglers to fish in comfort and style. It has a tower for sightseeing, as well as a power pole to keep you in the productive spot.

On your day out, you will be able to enjoy targeting a variety of fish species that available year-round. Capt. Keith will take you to the grass flats and mangroves for Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Grouper, and Cobia to name a few.

If you are after something different, Florida Inshore Fishing Charters offers scalloping trips. The season is open from the 1st of July until late September. Those trips are a popular activity for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring your kids with you!

Your fishing trip will come inclusive with all the necessary licenses, drinks, rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. All the catch you decide to keep will be cleaned for you at the end of the trip. You will need to bring your own snacks and drinks with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $450
    This half-day trip will take you to the inshore and backcountry waters of Homosassa. You will be targeting Snook, Redfish, Cobia, Trout, and whatever else is in season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Scalloping
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 30
    US $500
    Snorkeling for scallops in Homosassa. This trip usually runs around four hours to limit out on your scallops. The faster you get them the faster we go to the springs to cool off in the 72° water! While we wait for your catch to be cleaned, there is an additional charge for cleaning scallops at the dock. You don't need to have snorkeling gear - it will be provided. If you wish to bring your own you’re more than welcome to.This trip is only available during the scallop season from July 1 through September.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $550
    Fish the beautiful waters close to shore or backcountry for a variety of species. Get your hands on Snook, Trout, Redfish, Snapper, and many other species. Bring your food and drinks with you.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $800
    Pack your own food to have lunch on board when relaxing in between bites. Have fun with your colleagues, friends, and family aboard a spacious boat. Target Snook, Redfish, and Trout.

FAQs about Florida Inshore Port Richey

Florida Inshore Port Richey offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Scalloping (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Florida Inshore Port Richey, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge Tower
  • Live Bait Well

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

Florida Inshore Port Richey offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Florida Inshore Port Richey offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Florida Inshore Port Richey include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Scallop
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Keith Benson
Port Richey, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
44 Customer reviews
Response time 7 hours
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

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Shoalwater (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki 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
Flybridge
Tower
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

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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.

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (3)
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
100%
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Wes J.
Greece, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half day am trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 17, 2022
Capt Keith was awesome! Picked us up right at the dock and away we went.  The fishing started slow but got us on the fish...
Wes J. recommends Florida Inshore Port Richey
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Joseph N.
St. Louis, MO
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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6 hour inshore captain keith

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 28, 2022
Lot of fish caught.  Keith knows the hot spots
Joseph N. recommends Florida Inshore Port Richey
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David C.
West Bloomfield Township, MI
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 23, 2022
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James R.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   December 27, 2021
The charter operator canceled 2 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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