Captain Ben Geroy offers, light-tackle, inshore fishing charters in the Naples and Marco Island area. A graduate of the University of North Florida, Captain Ben was drawn back to his roots, fishing the inshore waterways of Southwest Florida. Driven by a passion for the outdoors, Capt. Ben loves to share his passion for both fresh and saltwater fishing. As a Naples native, Captain Ben has been catching fish since he was able to hold a fishing rod, and been exploring the backwaters of Southwest Florida before he could even drive a car. With over 15 years of fishing and boating experience of his own, combined with 35+ years of knowledge and guidance from his father and mentor, Captain Todd Geroy, Ben definitely has an edge over the competition. Captain Ben has proven his skills on all tackle in both fresh and saltwater, landing awesome catches with both artificial and live bait. He's courteous, patient, and a great teacher. His youth and enthusiasm make fishing trips with Captain Ben a great experience for all anglers from beginners to experts! Captain Ben also has his hands in many other facets of the fishing world. Over the past few years he has become an accomplished custom fishing rod builder. Captain Ben's custom rods are not only durable and functional, they are keepsakes. Each rod is an individualized piece of art that can be designed to meet the unique look and application that the customer desires. Charter Captain Ben Geroy and experience some of the finest backwater fishing that Southwest Florida has to offer, targeting game fish such as Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout, Sharks, and many more!
Captain Ben's office is a 2000, 20' Willy Classic skiff, equipped with a 2016 Mercury 115 Four Stroke motor. The hull is constructed of a foam core and Kevlar, making it very light for it's size, and allowing it to run and float in less than 10 inches of water. The vessel's cockpit was custom designed and built for fishing in this area by Ben's father, Captain Todd Geroy, who has been guiding in Naples for over 35 years. The open layout of the boat can easily accommodate 3 anglers and gear. Anglers will also be riding in comfortable padded, swiveling seats, as opposed to the bench or cooler seats of other skiffs. Once you set foot on this boat, you know it's been built from the ground up specifically for guided fishing in Southwest Florida.