Head out with Captain Ben for an action-packed day of fishing in the Tavernier backcountry! Tavernier provides quick access to the productive Florida Key waters home to reefs and shipwrecks covered in brilliant bright colors of the spectrum, backcountry shallow water flats with fish made for sight fishing, gorgeous deep water Pelagics that love to feed on the surface, and much more!...Read More
On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Ben will take you into the beautiful Tavernier backcountry flats where you'll be fly fishing for sought-after fish including Barracuda, Snapper, Florida Pompano, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail, and even some elusive Bonefish and Permit. With Captain Ben, you can either use classic light tackle, or if you're looking for a challenge you can try your hand at sight-casting with a fly rod. Whatever your ideal trip is, Captain Ben will do what he can to make it happen!
You'll be fishing aboard an 18' Action Craft skiff boat with capacity for 3 guests. Powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine, this boat will have no problem taking you from one hotspot to another in the backcountry waters! She comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, Tuna Tubes, and an Ice Box to store your catches.
Captain Ben will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is a Florida saltwater fishing license, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might need. Come aboard with Captain Ben and experience the awesome fishing the Keys have to offer!
Explore Islamorada and the Florida Keys skinny water with Captain Ben for Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Permit, and Redfish. If you're looking for a bit of everything, book a full-day to head deeper for Sailfish, Snapper, and Grouper as well....Read More
Islamorada offers unique fishing opportunities that make catching a Sailfish offshore and targeting Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Reds, and Snook inshore a lofty yet realistic goal.
Fish neighboring Key Largo's tropical hardwoods, winding creeks (filled with gamefish), Everglades National Park and a portion of a national marine sanctuary for some of the most fascinating botanical scenery in the state.
Captain Ben of Leatherneck Backcountry Fishing lives to show fly fishing and conventional anglers of all skill levels what fishing the Florida Keys is all about!
Captain Ben hosts trips aboard his 18’ Action Craft skiff, powered by a 115HP Suzuki outboard that glides up to 40 knots. He provides all equipment necessary, including top-notch Redbone, Shimano and Penn rods and reels. Just let him know and he’ll bring fly fishing and snorkeling equipment along for the ride.
Live bait (included) will be caught either prior or at the beginning of the trip, depending on availability. A cooler with ice and bottled water will also be on board, with plenty of additional room for any food or drinks you chose to bring along.
Fill in date, party size, trip duration, and start time above to book and get out there with Captain Ben and Captain Experiences!
144 Sioux Street, Tavernier, FL 33070, United States | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Rods, reels, tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses
Florida saltwater fishing license
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
To check pricing, please select duration and group size.
Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.
I took my son and son in law fishing with Capt. Ben and he did not disappoint, we cought fish all day long. He was very knowledgeable navigating the Gulf waters and it's hot spots. Highly recommend Captain Ben and I hope to get back out with him soon. ...Read More He is also a veteran so thank you for your service Captain 🇺🇲.
Bens a great guide, easy to talk to a got us on fish. Can’t ask for more. Would book again.
Captain Ben gave us a great trip in the Everglades. Put us on fish all day and gave us many opportunities. Made quick adjustments to the situations and made sure we had dinner too! Thanks Captain!
Ben, what a guy/guide! Our family had a great time out fishing with him. Very knowledgeable and friendly! 10/10 would recommend booking with him during your vacation in The Keys!
Ben was very knowledgeable as to where the fish were. From the Barricuda my grandson caught, to all the other fish my son in law, and myself caught. The weather was tremendous. Zach, and Ben changed their schedule to accommodate the 2 families. Will definitely book with them again.