Client Feedback

Can’t say enough about Captain Ben and how much effort he puts out to make sure you have an amazing trip. We did the sunset tour as well as a fishing trip and both were outstanding. Caught many fish, did shelling, watched dolphins and the sunset, saw manatees, many birds. This charter will bring us back to Sanibel.
— From TripAdvisor

Captain Ben was outstanding! He had me on fish all day. We caught several different species of fish. This will not be my last time fishing with him. Give Captain Ben a call you won’t be sorry!
— From TripAdvisor

Hi Ben, thanks for the lovely sunset cruise on our anniversary, and for sending us the photos you took. We’re still talking about it and telling our friends about that blacktip shark. We’ll see you next time we’re down in your area.
— Tina and Kyle T., FL

We made reservations after reading all of the great reviews Captain Ben had on TripAdvisor but he exceeded our expectations. My husband did not grow up near the ocean and cannot swim so he was very nervous. Captain Ben put him at ease immediately and he now wants to book another charter with him the next time we are down this way! We saw lots of dolphins and manatees. The boat ride was wonderful, the fishing was fun, and Captain Ben was very accommodating and informative. We will be back!
— From TripAdvisor

One of our first days in Sanibel was spent on the boat, fishing with Captain Ben. Best way to start a great vacation!!! Highly recommend Cast About Charters. He went above and beyond to give us a great experience. My husband, daughter, son-in- law, and I had just a fantastic time, we were smiles constantly.
— From TripAdvisor

We caught our first tarpon with Captain Ben. After almost an hour of fighting, we finally reeled her up to the boat and caught a glimpse of those beautiful silver scales. The charter was the perfect length of time, and we had the bay to ourselves. It was an awesome day.
— Matt T., MO

What a terrific day out on the beautiful water with Captain Ben! We caught many different types of fish and saw incredible scenery on the waters around Sanibel and Captiva - saw dolphin, manatee and osprey. Highly recommend Captain Ben! He is very knowledgable about fishing and the area. It is great to spend time with someone who appreciates the sport and area so much!! Can’t wait for our next charter with Captain Ben and Cast About Charters!
— From TripAdvisor

We spent the better part of a day with Captain Ben (6 of us total). He was very accommodating and made sure that we all had a great day. He went beyond the call of duty to make sure that we caught fish and saw the local sights. It was a lot of fun and we would gladly do it again with him.
— Peter T., Bermuda

My friends and I were looking for a fun enjoyable charter and we got way more than that with Cast About Charters. It was an awesome experience, with a bonus sunset at the end. Captain Ben was a great guy and has tons of patience for the amateur fisher. He is also very knowledgeable about the area, knowing what fish to catch and where to get them. I would highly recommend Cast About Charters to anyone, new or experienced, visiting the area.
— Johnny, FL

My teenage daughter and I had Ben take us on a shelling tour. He knew exactly where the best beaches for shelling were! He also knew where to take us to see dolphins, manatees, bald eagles. I would recommend for any charter! Great time!
— From TripAdvisor

I was looking for a laid back experience where there wasn’t a ton of pressure to just catch fish. I always think it should be more about the experience of going out and enjoying the water. Ben’s easygoing manner and likability were a perfect combination to accomplish just that. During my half day we saw a bald eagle on the flats, two sea turtles, dozens of sharks and rays, and managed to catch a few bluefish, some trout and snapper, a bunch of ladyfish and a slot redfish that was the highlight of the trip.
— Alex P., NC

My son and I fished with Captain Ben in the hopes of landing a shark(s). We were complete novices, but, through Captain Ben’s instructions, we fished like the pros. We caught three blacktip sharks with one being in the 6-7 ft range. He knew the spots to fish, bait to use and skills to succeed. The night was a complete success and will become part of our yearly vacation to Sanibel. Captain Ben is highly professional, knowledgable and personable. Everything about the night was perfect!
— Terry K.

Ben was recommended to us by our friend Rudy as a captain with intricate knowledge of the flats around Sanibel. Coming from the rivers of Louisiana we’re used to some excellent Redfishing, but I must say my day on the water with Ben was up there with any day I’ve had. Ben put us on a couple of schools of Redfish and left the rest up to us. Spent most of the morning fighting reds and then hit a couple snook on some oyster bars on the way in. Great trip.
— Lamar H., LA

Our morning on the water with Ben was incredible. We caught more fish than we could count, saw stingrays, horseshoe crabs, and manatees, and learned some fascinating marine biology. He knows a ton about the animals that live around Sanibel, and he was great with our kids. This was a highlight of our vacation and we would definitely recommend it.
— Dana C., NY

Thanks for taking us up to Cabbage Key for lunch. The kids loved following the gopher tortoises around and the mahi sandwiches and margaritas were perfect. We have our shells from Cayo Costa displayed proudly in our living room and Anya even took some in to school for show and tell. We can’t wait to come back to Sanibel!
— The McCutcheons, TX

Ben took my family: husband, wife, sons ages 25 and 30 on a 1/2 day natural history trip around the islands. We saw dolphins, bald eagle, frigate birds, loons etc. Talked about the islands. We did a little fishing in a quiet bay with success. He took us shelling on Cayo Costa. He was eager to please. If we wanted to go over and check out an interesting site or bird he happily took us over to check it out. Very accommodating. He was a science major in college which helped him answer almost all our questions about what we were looking at. Very engaging, accommodating young man. We had a very enjoyable trip and will hire him again. I recommend a trip with Ben without reservation.
— From TripAdvisor