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 6 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 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    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 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    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 (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 30
    $700
    Early morning trip for that doesn't take up your whole day. Catch fish in the morning and hit the beach in the afternoon. Fish for Snapper, King Mackerel, and various other fish during this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    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.
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About the Captain

Dennis Minnick
Destin, Florida, United States
54 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

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of 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
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

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Unbelievable day fishing in Destin
Catching lunch with Captain Andy!\ud83c\udfa3
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98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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The captain canceled

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Destin, Florida
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Catching lunch with Captain Andy!🎣

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 2, 2021
It was our first time deep sea fishing. We had an amazing time and what a great experience to be able to catch your lunch....
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Dyersburg, TN
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 3, 2020
We started right out of the gate catching some live bait after that captain Andy took us too his first spot, picked a kind...
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Athens, TN
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5 hour trip with Captain Andy

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 26, 2020
We had a unbelievable trip for Red Snapper fishing that could be had in Destin. From the moment we arrived on the dock, Captain...
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Unbelievable day fishing in Destin

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 15, 2021
We had an unbelievable day fishing with Andy in mid June. My son and I caught our limit of red and black snapper listening...
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FAQs about Semper Fish Charters

Semper Fish Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Semper Fish Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Semper Fish Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Fished for on the trip, or purchased from bait boat)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Semper Fish Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Semper Fish Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Semper Fish Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tripletail