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Captain John Tenore (“JT”) of Dawn Patrol Charters will take you on an unforgettable fishing adventure in Destin, Florida!...Read More
On this 6-hour or 8-hour adventure, you’ll be targeting Bonito, Cobia, Flounder, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel. Captain JT knows just where the fish bite. Take his advice and you could land yourself a trophy-sized fish!
You’ll be fishing aboard Captain JT’s 22-foot Cape Horn center console equipped with one 250 HP Yamaha engine. This boat can accommodate up to five anglers, so make sure you bring some good company!
Captain John will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, licenses, and live bait. He will also clean your day’s catch at the end of your trip free of charge. Should you want to fly fish, he will also provide the gear. All you need to bring is food and beverages of your choice, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch.
The crew is excited to give you a great fishing trip – it doesn’t matter if you’ve fished a hundred times or whether this is your first time taking the family fishing – there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Boat type: Center console
Boat Manufacturer: Cape Horn
Boat length: 22ft
Engine Manufacturer: Yamaha
Engine HP: 250HP
Number of engines: 1
Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Ice Box
Capt John Tenore (“JT”) was born and raised in North Carolina fishing the coast with his father. At an early age, he was fascinated with all aspects of fishing. In 1980, Capt JT moved to the Destin/Fort Walton area. After fishing on the local piers he knew the passion of fishing was in his blood. Shortly thereafter, he purchased his first boat and began fishing the area local waters and tournaments. Later he tried other aspects of fishing: commercial fishing, back bay fishing, and offshore fishing. Trying them all, he knew his heart was with the back bay and inshore gulf fishing. His expertise in the area waters will insure your party a great fishing adventure.
JT came recommended by a good bud. Took my girls and son in law for a 6 hour fishing day. One of the girls, Kelsey, never fished and JT was patient to teach her the ropes. She ended up landing a few king mackerel and the biggest red snapper! ...Read More We trolled for a couple hours catching several, and then finished the morning with our red snapper limit! Landed at boat dock with more fish than I saw other boats bringing in that day. We socked about six gallon bags of fillets which JT efficiently prepared for us. I highly recommend Dawn Patrol, JT is a great Captain.
My 7 year old son and I went out for a 3 hour trip with Captain John and it was nothing short of amazing. This was my son’s first time on the ocean and Captain John spent time teaching him (and me) everything we need to know about catching ...Read More the fish and his knowledge of the waters and the species that were biting were top notch. My 7 year old lamented that we did not book and entire day! Next time we are in Destin we will definitely book time with Captain John and Dawn Patrol charters again. I cannot recommend them enough.
More than excellent day of fishing, absolutely crushed the king mackerel catching one after another although we did lose a few we more than made up for it, definitely an experience and will definitely be back for another trip
Trip was great considering the circumstances. Calm in morning, sea got little rough pretty quickly. Caught limit on snapper. Few Spanish thrown end of trip trolling. Captain worked hard for snapper and seemed to know exactly where Spanish would be. Thinking o also hooked a decent king but flipper wanted ...Read More it so what can you do? Highly recommended taking this 5hr morning trip.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Nothing additional needed.
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%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
538 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States