Dawn Patrol Charters

214 Harbor Blvd
Destin FL, United States

Dawn Patrol Charters invites you to explore offshore, back bay, and inshore Gulf fishing in the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” For Captain JT and his team, everything swimming around Destin is fair game. Join the crew for a fun and productive day with your family and friends.

Whether it’s a trip to the Choctawhatchee Bay for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Pompano, or an excursion to the prolific Gulf waters for the likes of Grouper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Cobia, and Tarpon, Dawn Patrol Charters has it all.

Bay fishing is a great year-round opportunity to enjoy live bait and light tackle action. There are plenty of grass flats, jetties, bridges, pocks, points, and drop-offs to be explored. Plus, you may also catch Ladyfish, Bluefish, Black Snapper, and many more!

If you’re after a trip to the Gulf, then just let your captain know. You will be bottom fishing for various species of Snapper and Grouper, as well as Amberjack, Flounder, Triggerfish, and who knows what else. Or go trolling for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi-Mahi, Cobia, Bonito, Spanish and King Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle. These trips can be organized anytime from April until November.

Dawn Patrol will take you out aboard a 22’ Cape Horn center console. This spacious boat can accommodate up to six anglers. It comes powered by a single 250 HP Yamaha 4-stroke and can cruise at a top speed of 35 knots. The boat features a dual helm and a Cobia Tower - key features of any sight fishing trip.

The vessel is outfitted with top-notch navigational and fish finding electronics to save your time while searching for fish. As well as that, there is a 30-gallon live well loaded with all kinds of bait to make your hooks irresistible. Depending on which trip you chose, you will use cigar minnows, herrings, redefines, and speedos.

All trips come with the licenses, bait, fly fishing equipment, and quality spinning rods and reels mainly by Penn International.

Dawn Patrol Charters invites you to explore offshore, back bay, and inshore Gulf fishing in the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” For Captain JT and his team, everything swimming around Destin is fair game. Join the crew for a fun and product


Select date to see available trips and rates:

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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 900 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Extended
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 750 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 600 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • 3 Hour Trip - Kids Fun
    3 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person

About this listing

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Cobia

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Flounder

 
Grouper (Gag)
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Redfish
 
Shark (Thresher)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Flybridge
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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.

About the Captain

John Tenore
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since June 2015
Captain John “JT” Tenore was born and raised in North Carolina. JT was first introduced to fishing by his father and was fishing along the coastline at a very early age. In the 1980’s, JT moved to Destin and started fishing the local piers. And the rest is history!
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 94%

Destin Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.88 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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Enjoyed the trip best we could with the conditions and the season closing the day prior to us going   Accommodations were more than acceptable, as well as an excellent guide for the day (given the conditions).  Thanks and look forward to going again when it is not so rough and we can keep some fish

Fished July 31, 2017
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Fished July 19, 2017
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We booked based on his previous reviews and were beyond pleased. By far the best fishing experience our family has ever had. We did a near shore trip and had a blast. Captain J.T. Was awesome and was very good with the kids as well. We will definitely book with him again!

Fished July 18, 2017
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