Dawn Patrol Charters

214 Harbor Blvd
Destin FL, United States

Winner of many back bay and inshore gulf tournaments, Capt. John Tenore has been a licensed Florida captain for over 20 years now. Fishing the local waterways since the early 80’s, JT is now using his unique experience and expertise to make sure his guests are provided with a day they won’t soon forget, while consistently managing to reel in banner catches.

Whether you’re fishing the bay for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead and Pompano, or patrolling the prolific waters of the Gulf for the likes of Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Cobia and Tarpon, JT does it all. All ages are welcome aboard his 22’ Cape Horn propelled by a single 250HP 4-stroke Yamaha engine, with a maximum passenger capacity of 6 anglers per trip. The boat features a dual helm as well as a Cobia tower, a key feature of any successful sight fishing trip for Cobia and Tarpon schools congregating along the beach, or Bull Reds and Sea Trout on the productive flats of the world’s luckiest fishing village.

The boat is outfitted with an assortment of navigational utilities including GPS, VHF radio, sonar and fishfinder. On his fishing excursions, John utilizes a variety of spinning rods and reels, mainly by Penn International. JP’s 30-gallon livewell is usually stocked with all kinds of bait depending on the fish you wish to target, including cigar minnows, herrings, redfins and speedos. As they have proven themselves highly productive, croakers and shrimp will also often be used while fishing the bay.

Winner of many back bay and inshore gulf tournaments, Capt. John Tenore has been a licensed Florida captain for over 20 years now. Fishing the local waterways since the early 80’s, JT is now using his unique experience and expertise to make sure hi

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Boat Specs

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

22 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Thresher)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Born and raised in North Carolina, JT started fishing along the coastline with his father at an early age. After moving to the Destin area back in the 80's and fishing the local piers, he knew fishing was in his blood.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 95%

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Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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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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Fished July 8, 2017
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We had a wonderful time aboard the Dawn Patrol with Captain John. We had told him that we would really like to catch some Red Snapper. Captain John worked hard to find us some Red Snapper . He kept at it until finally he had us on fish nonstop. Our limits filled for Red Snapper he then suggested that we troll for King Mackerel.  It didn’t take long and we had multiple double hook ups!!! We caught or limit of King Mackerel and the wife and I were worn smooth out . Captain John was very patient with us and taught us how to handle the rods & reels . I was very impressed with how he cheered us on and stirred the pot every time my wife caught more fish than me , which was most of the trip !!!!

Fished June 27, 2017
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