Shamrock II Charters

If you are dreaming about the warm sun on your face, emerald green waters, the ocean, and arguably the best angling opportunities around, look no further than Shamrock II Charters.

She has been captained by Louis “Eddie” Dykes for almost four decades now and has gained an excellent reputation. With 45’ of excellence and twin 280 HP Detroit engines, the Shamrock II can get you to the fishing grounds quickly and safely. She was originally built back in 1963 and fully overhauled in 2010. There are modern electronics and life jackets, along with a lady-friendly restroom onboard.

Whichever fishing experience you are hoping to get, Capt. Eddie will work hard to make it happen. You will be concentrating on bottom fishing and trolling for a variety of species that live in and around Destin.

Your day out will see you targeting Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Red and Gag Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Black Grouper, King Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, and maybe even Blackfin Tuna. The list of your potential catches will depend on the season.

All trips aboard the Shamrock II come with quality gear and tackle by Penn, as well as live bait and fishing licenses. Once you are done catching, your fish will be cleaned by First Mate. Please note, that a 15-20% tip is appreciated.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    Fish for the biggest Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and more in federal waters up to 25 miles out. You could also run into Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and much more on this trip.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,530
    up to 6 persons
    Head up to 25 miles out to catch even bigger Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, and Amberjack, with the chance to also catch Mahi Mahi and Blackfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $1,360
    up to 6 persons
    This full-day adventure is ideal for any angler. You will be able to troll and bottom fish for Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, and who knows what else? Bring your own food and drinks with you.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $1,190
    up to 6 persons
    This seven-hour trip will take you bottom fishing and trolling for various types of Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Kingfish, and many other species. Everything will be provided but food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $1,020
    up to 6 persons
    If you have the itch to fish, this is your trip. You will be targeting various fish species by bottom fishing and trolling, including Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and others. The package is all-inclusive; you will need to bring your own food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    Add a few more hours to your time on the water to troll and bottom fish for Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and many other species. The trip comes with the use of quality gear by Penn, bait, licenses, and fish cleaning service.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $680
    up to 6 persons
    Departure time depends on the time of the year. You will be spending your morning on the water, trolling for Snapper, Mackerel, and other species with all the necessary equipment provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $680
    up to 6 persons
    Departure time depends on the time of the year. This afternoon trip will take you fishing the inshore waters for Snapper, Mackerel, and other species.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $510
    up to 6 persons
    This short trolling trip is great for families with kids and beginner anglers. You will be trolling for Kingfish, Snappers, and other species close to shore.
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About the Captain

Louis E. Dykes
Destin, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
92 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2018
Captain Louis “Eddie” Dykes began his professional career as a first mate on the original Shamrock back in 1967 when he worked for his grandfather. A couple of years later, his father took the helm. Eddie went on working as his first mate until he eventually became the captain. The family purchased the Shamrock II only a decade after that. The boat's history begins in 1980 when Eddie became her captain. The rest is history!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Custom built boat (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1963, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 280HP Detroit engines.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 92 reviews
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4 hour trip with Captain Dykes
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Clint R.
Detroit, MI
 5.00
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Awesome trip.

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
It was a calm nice morning and was so enjoyable in Eddie’s open style boat. You could stay back in the shade while traveling...
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Chris V.
Georgetown, TX
 5.00
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7 HR with Capt. Eddie

VERIFIED   July 7, 2019
What a great trip.  We hit our first fish on the way out to the grounds.  1st Mate Bubba was great.  Funny guy,...
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Brant B.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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4hr AM trip with captain Eddie and Bubba

VERIFIED   June 30, 2019
We had a great first gulf fishing experience, even though our 10yr old got a little sea sick in the beginning. Bubba gave us...
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Gary G.
Cowlington, OK
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
The weather was rough but they made the best of it and put us on fish! The sharks was the best, Spinner sharks and Greylings!...
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Randall B.
Muskogee, OK
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Fishing with Louis E.

VERIFIED   June 4, 2019
8 hour trip, we got into the Snapper and Trigger Fish which resulted in about 2 hours of nonstop catching. Then trolled and...
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