Semper Fish Charters

Semper Fish Charters invites you to come experience Destin fishing to the full. Whether you are a first time fisherman or a seasoned vet, Captain Dennis Minnick will do his best to ensure that not only do you catch fish, you can’t wait to book another trip. This is a veteran owned mom and pop company that treats every customer like family.

Join Captain Dennis on a first class fishing adventure aboard a 2015 Cape Horn center console. At 25’, this well-proportioned boat has space for up to six people. Bring the family along and get ready for a trip to remember. On board, you will find plenty of storage space, a livewell for your bait, and T-top for shade. It’s a truly family-friendly vessel, so bring the kids and wives - they’ll “outfish” ya!

Semper Fish Charters specializes in going off the coast to fish for all the biggest and best Destin fish species. Whether you want to take a quick trip to fish the nearcoastal waters for King Mackerel, Cobia, and Bull Redfish, or go offshore for Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo, they know what it takes to not only catch nice fish, but also have a good time.

All trips include top quality Shimano fishing equipment and lures. And if you want to take home a souvenir of your trip, Captain Dennis will even clean and prepare any legal fish you catch and want to keep.

Make the most of your Destin fishing charter. Fish with a captain who loves nothing more than to give people an experience they will never forget.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    A full day on the water – perfect for getting the most out of what Destin's most famous for. On this trip, you could catch species such as Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi, depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    6 hours on the water, fishing the deeper reefs and wrecks for Snappers, Groupers, and Triggerfish, with some possibilities to also catch King Mackerel and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Snapper (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Enjoy Red Snapper season with incredible food fishing for everyone's favorite bottom fish. This trip runs during the open season, which may change year to year. This trip welcomes a maximum of 4 guests aboard.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Semper Fish Charters specializes in going off the coast to fish for all the biggest and best Destin has to offer. Whether you want to take a quick trip to fish the near-coastal waters for King Mackerel, Cobia, and Bull Redfish, or go offshore for Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo, they know what it takes to not only catch nice fish but also have a good time.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Trip – Fall / Winter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 1
    $675
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fishing is great this time of year. Cooler weather brings a lot of fish closer inshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $660
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a nearshore trip, where you'll be staying quite close to the coastline to fish for species like Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Redfish, and other seasonal fish.
  • Private trip
    Fall / Winter Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Mar 31
    $575
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Some of the best fishing in Destin happens during this time of year. Morning and afternoon trips available.
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About the Captain

Dennis Minnick
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
35 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2016
I began fishing with my father off the Outer Banks of North Carolina and became hooked, not with just the fishing but time spent with people that loved it. My passion grew over the years while I lived in the South Carolina Low Country fishing Redfish and Speckled Trout. Decided after the Marine Corps I would try to make a living at it. I'm still grateful for that decision and a tolerable and loving wife. Everyday is a new adventure and no two days are alike. How can you not love that.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Jack (Almaco)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
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Great family fun with a terrific captain
5 hour trip with Captain Dennis.
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97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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David K.
Louisville, KY
 5.00
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4 hr. PM trip with Capt. Minnick on Semper Fishing

VERIFIED   June 13, 2019
Outstanding trip.  Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Trip started at Noon and by 1220 my son had the first fish...
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Heather B.
Matthews, North Carolina
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5 hour trip with Captain Dennis.

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
We had to cancel our original trip due to some mechanical issues but we were rescheduled the next day our party had available....
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New Orleans, LA
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Half day trip with Captain Dennis

VERIFIED   June 12, 2019
Had a great trip and the family enjoyed catching our limit on snapper - threw back many more with catch and release. ...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Dean

VERIFIED   June 11, 2019
We had a treat time out with Captain Dean.  He was very patient with my daughter who fishing for the first time. ...
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Megan L.
Crestview, FL
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Great family fun with a terrific captain

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
Excellent way to spend your morning or afternoon.  Captain Dennis knows the seas, where the fish are, and how to get everyone...
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