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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1280
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Depending on your personal preferences and what's biting, you will be able to stay in the bay or head further out. Fish for Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Redfish, Flounder, Bonito, Snapper, Grouper, and even Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 960
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This trip can be customized to meet your specific needs. Just tell your captain what you want to target! Go for Red Snapper (when in season), troll for King Mackerel, target Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and who knows what else?
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Extended
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    If you want more time on the water, this is your trip. You will be tailored to your specific needs and wishes. Fish in the Bay or in the Gulf for whatever is biting. The trip is all-inclusive, you only need to bring something to eat and drink and your desire to catch fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 640
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you. You will have enough time to check as many productive spots as possible, be it in the bay or in the Gulf. Target Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, King Mackerel, various species of Grouper, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Kids Fun
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 480
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This is a fun trip that is all about the kids targeting species that bite frequently, such as Black Snapper, Bluefish, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, Croakers, Catfish and sometimes the late summer Redfish. These types of fish keep the kids busy having fun catching.
  • Private trip
    A 2 hr kid action fishing trip !!!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 380
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    This trip is catch and realese ony it is design for quick action fishing close by just so the kids can get immediate gratification and the fill for fishing without spending all day in the sun.A perfect trip for little one's and beginners and for someone who has never fished before
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Thresher)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

John Tenore
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since June 2015
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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: 1 hour
Response rate: 91%

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Customer Reviews

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Amazing family fun with Captain Josh
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Angler Rating
38
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Michelle Batterman
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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2 hour kids fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 5, 2018
Captain Philip took our family fishing for two hours in the Bay, since the waters were rough in the Gulf.  We all were...
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Steve Forshee
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with Dawn Patrol a great time!

VERIFIED   July 18, 2018
We left out at 6am and were on our fish within an hour or so. Our fishing guide Josh was very personable and explained everything...
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Barbara Burleson
Agness, OR
 5.00
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Hit August day

VERIFIED   August 14, 2018
I asked for three things. Flounder red fish and snappy. Caught all theee. Snapper was not I season but we caught and release....
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John Seikel
Oklahoma City, OK
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   August 8, 2018
Had a great time fishing with Captain Josh. He put us right on top of Mingos, White Snappers, and trigger fish!  We even...
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Terry Ham
United States
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Destin Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 31, 2018
Josh was a great guide for our first family trip here in Destin. He put us on fish and worked hard to keep the bites coming....
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