Charter Boat Seahorse

Charter Boat Seahorse offers one of the best ranges of trips in town. Captain Dean Cox has been fishing these waters his entire life and has put together a list of charters to give anyone from family groups to seasoned pros that perfect day on the water.

Enjoy four hours of fishing fun with the family and the kids. Head out for an eight-hour meat haul with your fishing buddies. Up for a real challenge? Journey 50+ miles to fish through the day and into the night for the Gulf’s biggest fish. Whatever you’re after, Capt. Dean has you covered.

The “Seahorse” is a 48’ custom G&S Sport Fisherman with enough room for up to 16 guests. She has everything you need for world-class angling, from modern electronics to outriggers, downriggers, a livewell, and quality equipment from Penn and Shimano.

Up to eight anglers can fish at once, but there’s plenty to keep the rest of you happy. The boat has an air-conditioned interior with a full head and a stocked galley complete with a microwave oven and a micro-fridge.

Your group can lounge in the boat’s salone and enjoy the stereo and flat-screen TV or head outside to explore her massive deck space and tall flybridge. While they’re doing that, you will be busy battling anything from King Mackerel and Cobia to Blue Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna, by way of all the Gulf’s tastiest bottom fish.

Capt. Dean likes to stock up on fresh live bait by stopping near the shore each morning. He finds that fishing with live bait adds to the overall fishing experience, but also gives you an opportunity to find your ‘sea-legs’. If he has to buy live bait, Capt. Dean is happy to pay 50% of the price of it.

Whether you’re a seasoned or novice angler, a large company group or a small party, the professional crew of Seahorse will give their best to make sure that your trip is truly a memorable one.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    You'll usually troll for Mackerel and other pelagics, or engage in shark fishing or sight fishing if Cobia's in season. Red Snapper season will offer opportunities for bottom fishing as well.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,200
    Spend the afternoon trolling for Mackerel, battling Sharks or taking on seasonal specialties like Cobia and Red Snapper.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $1,800
    Take your pick of how you spend the morning. You could be trolling for pelagic species like King Mackerel, sight fishing for Cobia (summer only) or bottom fishing for Red Snapper (June-July).
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $1,800
    This is a great trip for groups looking for a bit more fishing time, without spending the whole day at sea. Troll for pelagics like Mackerel or fish for hard-fighting Sharks. If the season's right, you can also sight fish for Cobia or bottom fish for Red Snapper (Snapper are June and July only).
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $2,400
    This full day charter gives you the chance to do some more serious fishing. You'll usually bottom fish for big Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, and others. You can also troll for offshore species like Mackerel, Wahoo, Dorado, Blackfin Tuna and more.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $3,000
    With 10 hours on the water, you can take on huge bottom fish like Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, and more, or troll offshore for Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna and whatever else likes the look of your hooks.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $3,600
    The more time you spend at sea, the more fish you'll be able to catch. It's that simple. On this 12-hour trip, you can target Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper King Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    30 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $4,125
    With a full 30 hours on the water, you can go after all the best deep-water bottom fish with plenty of time to hit your limits before turning your attention to big game pelagics like Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. This trip is best for experienced anglers.
  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $4,200
    This is where things start getting serious. Target all your favorite bottom fish, plus Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more.
  • Private trip
    36 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $5,000
    This is as good as it gets. Head out to the very heart of the Gulf of Mexico to battle Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Swordfish, and a whole host of other big game pelagics. On most trips, you will still have more than enough time to hit your limits of large, deep-water bottom fish like Vermillion Snapper, various Groupers, Amberjack, and even stranger beasts.
  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $5,400
    Head out at the crack of dawn and shoot straight out in search of big game pelagics like Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. You can also bottom fish for a variety of Snappers and Groupers, as well as Amberjack, and deep-water species like Tilefish.
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About the Captain

Dean Cox
Destin, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
59 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since September 2014
Captain Dean Cox has been building his fishing portfolio for over 30 years, fishing aboard private as well as commercial fishing vessels. These days he captains the Seahorse, which boasts many productive fishing days - and even one wedding. Captain Dean is Destin born-and-bred, and comes from a family of fishermen, giving him more than one lifetime of local knowledge which he puts to good use on each trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

G&S (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 430HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
16 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 59 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
6 Hour trip with Captain Dean and Billy
6 Hour trip with Captain Dean and Billy
6 Hour trip with Captain Dean and Billy
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Brian A.
Oxford, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

6 Hour trip with Captain Dean and Billy

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on May 17, 2022
Had a great trip. Would definitely recommend. Captain Dean kept us on the fish and Billy was a fantastic First Mate.
Brian A. recommends Charter Boat Seahorse
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Tony B.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10 hr. Awesome trip!!

VERIFIED   NEW  10 Hour Trip on May 13, 2022
A great trip and an awesome guide!!
Tony B. recommends Charter Boat Seahorse
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Scott F.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Six hour trip with Captain Dean and Billy

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on April 19, 2022
Had a great time. Caught lots of fish… caught a shark… Mostly caught red snapper but they were out of season so had to...
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Brett J.
Guntown, MS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 20, 2022
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Travis P.
Knoxville, TN
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 22, 2021
Good trip.  The only thing that was bad was something the Captain and crew could not help or responsible for was the rough...
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FAQs about Charter Boat Seahorse

Charter Boat Seahorse offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,200 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $120 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $180 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $180 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,400 per group, additional $240 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $3,000 per group, additional $300 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $3,600 per group, additional $360 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $4,125 per day per group, additional $412 per person after 6 guests - 30 Hour Trip (2 days)
  • $4,200 per group, additional $420 per person after 6 guests - 14 Hour Trip (14 hours)
  • $5,000 per day per group, additional $500 per person after 6 guests - 36 Hour Trip (2 days)
  • $5,400 per group, additional $540 per person after 6 guests - 18 Hour Trip (18 hours)

When you book a trip with Charter Boat Seahorse, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (4)
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Charter Boat Seahorse include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn & Shimano rods, custom-made reels)
  • Live Bait (When caught on the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (second mate when needed for large groups)
  • Fishing License

Charter Boat Seahorse offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (3 to 15 miles)
  • Offshore Fishing (15 to 50 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Charter Boat Seahorse offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Charter Boat Seahorse include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo