Captain
Mike Dates

Member since September 2014 Destin, United States
Background
Mike has been a USCG-licensed Captain since 2002, but he's fished the waters of Destin since 1969. A true native to the area and he just can't get enough of the beautiful village and her incredible fishery. He will work tirelessly to put you on the fish, and employ his wealth of knowledge and experience on every trip he runs. On a personal note, I love this business because I get to meet some really great people everyday and I feel relaxed and at home on the water. Start out as a client, end the trip as a friend.
Techniques
I prefer live bait fishing but I also artificial bait fish when the conditions exists.

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Dates

Destin, United States
Background
Mike has been a USCG-licensed Captain since 2002, but he's fished the waters of Destin since 1969. A true native to the area and he just can't get enough of the beautiful village and her incredible fishery. He will work tirelessly to put you on the fish, and employ his wealth of knowledge and experience on every trip he runs. On a personal note, I love this business because I get to meet some really great people everyday and I feel relaxed and at home on the water. Start out as a client, end the trip as a friend.
Techniques
I prefer live bait fishing but I also artificial bait fish when the conditions exists.
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 73 reviews
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Dave W.
Cumming, GA
 5.00
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   September 30, 2019
Captain Mike knows his craft.  He knows the Destin area, listened to us about what we wanted to do, and helped us land...
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Gregory L.
Larchmont, NY
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   July 9, 2019
We had a great time and caught lots of big fish.  Best charter fishing trip ever.  Mike was also very patient with...
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Jessica C.
Bentonville, AR
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
Captain Mike was great. Excellent Father’s Day experience getting to fish. Will use him again when we are back in Destin.
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Dean H.
United States
 5.00
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1/2 day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   June 28, 2019
We had a great time, Captain Mike was a lot of fun. Will definitely be back!
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Leslie S.
United States
 4.33
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4hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Captain Mike did a great job putting us on some fish.  The boat is a bit small for going out in the Gulf but we had a...
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