Full-Day or 3/4 Day Fishing Trip - 20’ Cape Horn

Starting at $1050 | 6 - 8 Hours | Offshore | 1 - 4 People

Pricing & Availability

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Amberjack, Black Grouper, Cobia, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Red Snapper, Sailfish


Light Tackle, Artificial Lures, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Jigging, Drift Fishing

About Your Trip

Captain Mike Dates with First Shot Charters specializes in fishing the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico as well as the backcountry waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay. In the gulf, your targets will be King Mackerel, Cobia, Blackfin Tuna, Sharks, Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and much more depending on the season. The bayside is teeming with Trout, Redfish, Black Snapper, Flounder, Ladyfish and Bluefish.

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About Your Boat

Boat type: Center console

Boat Manufacturer: Cape Horn

Boat length: 20ft

Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha

Engine HP: 225HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well

About Your Guide

Captain Mike Dates has been fishing the Destin area waters from 1969 to present, Captain Mike has the experience and know-how to keep you busy. The inshore Gulf of Mexico has everything from the drag-screaming light tackle action of King Mackerel to the excellent table fare of Red Snapper and Grouper. Also available is Backcountry (back bay) fishing for Speckled Trout, Red fish, flounder, and Spanish mackerel. This is the kind of light tackle rod bending action that will keep you and your family smiling. Captain Mike uses live bait in almost all situations to keep you catching the big ones, however, if you are an artificial bait fisher manor fly-fisherman…yes they do that too! Captain Mike will do everything in his power to make your Destin fishing experience is a memorable one and the highlight of your vacation. There are so many different fish to catch in this area, which one do you want to target?


Doug M.

July 26, 2021

About us: I am a lifetime fisherman from Oklahoma, and all of my family have fished, but this was our first saltwater adventure. Had little idea about what to expect but we are an adventurous family. We camp, fish, boat and tube on the lake regularly. Prior to our trip:. ...Read More

Matt L.

June 21, 2021

We originally had scheduled an off shore fishing trip with Captain Mike for 6 hours. Unfortunately, we were not able to go out in the Gulf due to a tropical storm and so we elected to do Bay fishing. We weren’t expecting to catch much due to the weather conditions ...Read More

Jordan C.

July 29, 2021

Captain Mike was awesome. He kept us on fish all day. This picture doesn’t do it justice. We were bringing them in all day. Unfortunately, we missed Red Snapper season or this picture would have a lot more fish in it. Captain Mike knew the water and knew when and ...Read More

Timothy V.

June 23, 2021

Captain Mike was a wonderful guide. He worked hard to get us our limit of Red Snapper . I had mentioned when I booked the trip that I had recently , within the last year and a half , had both knees replaced . Captain Mike went above and ...Read More

Brenda G.

July 22, 2021

Weather conditions were not optimal but a good time was still had. Captain Mike is a very nice gentleman and went above and beyond. Highly recommend.

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Fishing License, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Weather Appropriate Gear Sun Protection Your own Fly Fishing gear ONLY if that's what you want to do!

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

538 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States