Semper Fish Charters

66 Harbor Boulevard slip 17
Destin FL, United States

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 six 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, a T-top for shade, and even a toilet in the center console. So bring the kids and wives - they’ll out fish 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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 12800
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    A full day on the water - perfect for getting the most out of what Destin's world famous fishery has to offer. 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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 960
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Six 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 - Snapper
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Enjoy Red Snapper season with incredible food fishing for everyone's favorite bottom fish. This trip runs during the open season, which may change year to year.
  • Private trip
    5 hr morning
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 640
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This is a nearshore trip, where you will be staying quite close to the coastline to fish for species such as Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Redfish, and other seasonal fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Morning
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 640
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Trolling nearshore for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, and other seasonal fish.
  • Private trip
    Kid Fun Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 325
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    For those families who just want to see the kids catch fish, parents are also welcome to join in on the fun. Bay only.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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

About the Captain

Dennis Minnick
Destin, Florida, United States
Member since September 2016
18
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.
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Greg Lee Usmc
Laurel Hill, FL
 5.00
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Great day of fishing with Capt. Dennis

VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
Don’t ever tell three former US Marines that they can"t do something! With marginal weather threatening to cancel a very...
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Lawrence Hoffman
Hoytville, OH
 5.00
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VERIFIED   March 26, 2018
It was a tough day on the water and Captain Andy tried everything he could to get fish in the boat for us. He was great with...
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Vance Mcmillan
Gulf Breeze, FL
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   August 13, 2018
Really enjoyed our time with Capt Dennis and Dane. They made us feel at home and searched until they found a good spot or two....
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Kevin Johnson
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Dennis

VERIFIED   July 11, 2018
This was our 2nd trip with captain Dennis. He and Dane and Andy go the extra mile to make the trip enjoyable. Took my son and...
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Ryan Steptoe
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 5.00
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Half day with CPT Andy

VERIFIED   June 19, 2018
Had a great trip, took my father out for the first time in 40 years, and got some red snapper, king mackerel, and some grouper....
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