Important Information

More details to help you prepare for your charter.

Captain Ben is fully insured, and rates include fuel, bait, and tackle. You do not need a personal Florida fishing license when fishing with a charter captain.

A selection of non-alcoholic refreshments is provided on all charters. You are always welcome to BYOB, if you would like additional beverages. We encourage cans or reusable bottles - disposable plastics aren't good for the ocean.

Unless otherwise agreed upon, all charters leave from Sanibel Marina, located on the east end of Sanibel at 634 N Yachtsman Dr., Sanibel, FL 33957. Free parking is available at the marina for charter clients.

What to Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen (not the spray kind, please - it can damage the boat and fishing gear)
  • Many clients like to wear UPF sun protection clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera 
  • Snacks and any extra beverages you would like to have on board
  • Bugspray (usually not necessary during the day or on breezy evenings, but it never hurts to bring it along)