Fringe Benefit Charters

Homer, Alaska

Captain Ben Mar​tin

907-299-7189

[email protected]

About Us


About Ben & Katie:

Ben and Katie met in 2012 when Katie was visiting Alaska via Wisconsin.  She went fishing on the Fringe Benefit with Captain Ben.  Six months later, Katie and her best friend moved up to Alaska.  Long story short, Captain Ben and Katie got married 3 years later!  Katie works at the local hospital as a Registered Nurse and helps to manage Fringe Benefit Charters social media/advertisement and winter bookings.  Captain Ben works 7 days a week, all summer long, to provide a world class fishing experience for his clients.  In the winter months, Ben spends his time hunting, doing snow sports, working on house projects, traveling w/ his wife, or working as a commercial fisherman or on the North Slope.


About Fringe Benefit Charters:

Fringe Benefit Charters offers professional guided fishing trips for Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod and Winter King Salmon.  Captain Ben is a born and raised Homer-ite and second generation fisherman.  He grew up working as a deckhand and Captain for his parents well-known charter company, North Country Charters. Captain Ben has a one-of-a-kind love and passion for fishing and helping his clients have a trip of a lifetime.  The West Cape is a 33ft Bounty Motor Yacht, powered by twin 370hp Yanmar diesels.  It has a large heated cabin, large back deck, head (restroom) and is capable of taking a maximum of 6 passengers.  

During the summer months (May-Sept), you can book trips aboard the West Cape through North Country Charters

 Phone: 907.235.7620 

Website:  www.northcountrycharters.com  

Email:  [email protected]

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July 2017

Awesome days fishing!!!

Recently spent 3 nights in Homer as part of our honeymoon. We booked an ultimate combo Halibut/Lingcod with Capt Ben on the boat Fringe Benefit. It was AWESOME!! Only 6 people on the boat so plenty of room to fish. Caught some nice size Ling cod, Plenty of Black Rockfish, and got a good size Halibut each. My new wife even managed a Coho Salmon.  Capt Ben was great. He put us on the fish , stayed out longer than planned to try get everyone a Halibut and even stopped on the way in when he spotted a pod of Orcas surface in front of the boat to let us view them from the back deck. Best charter I've been on.



July 2017

Captain Ben is Awesome!

Great experience halibut and king salmon fishing with Captain Ben. He was patient with the less experienced fishermen and helped everyone had a great time! I would highly recommend Captain Ben and North Country Charters!



June 2017

Second year in a row fishing with Captain Ben and equally impressed both years. Ben is passionate about fishing and it shows. He is glad to share his extensive knowledge of all things fishing and Alaska in general. He always works hard to get you on good fishing making sure to highlight the great sightseeing along the way.



 September 27, 2016

Ben is the best charter captain. He knows where the fish are and makes the trip so much fun

Michelle Scott

Client

August 20, 2016

I fish all over the country and even run my own boat for personal use. Captain Ben is the best captain I’ve fished with. I plan to fish with him again. He did a great job and is a real pleasure to fish with.

Tess Timonial

Head of Potatoes, The Internet

August 8, 2016

This was a very successful fishing trip. I went with Captain Ben on the Fringe Benefit. He is very knowledgeable and went the extra mile to be sure we all caught our limit of Halibut.  To find a captain like Ben is a rare thing today. He did everything possible to make the trip a great one. I highly recommend him.

Hugh Canduit

Chief Ranch Dressing Advisor