Semper Fish Charters in Destin, Florida

Guided by Dennis Minnick

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

16 Years of Experience
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Captain Dennis began fishing with his father off the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Since then he's been hooked on fishing with those that share his passion for the sport.

His passion has only grown in the years since while living and fishing the South Carolina Low Country for Redfish and Speckled Trout.

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Captain Dennis decided to turn his passion into his full-time profession and is grateful for the opportunity to fish with new friends every single day- he's also thankful to his wife who grants his such a luxury.

Captain Dennis likes to say that every day is a new adventure and no two days are alike!

Captain Dennis is happy to bottom fish, troll or sight fish, and tries to incorporate all tactics needed to chase down target species including Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Wahoo, Tuna, Triggerfish, Snapper, and much, much more!

Semper Fish Charters Trips

Hop on board with Captain Dennis and prepare for an action-packed fishing experience off the Florida Panhandle! The nearshore waters around Destin are a great spot to catch some sought-after fish without going too far from the dock. On this 4 to 6-hour trip, Captain Dennis will take you off the coast of Destin where you can fish the inshore and nearshore waters for Cobia, King Mackerel, Redfish, and more. To target these fish, you'll be using a variety of techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and jigging. Just let Captain Dennis know which fish you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! You’ll be fishing aboard a 25' Cape Horn center console with two 150 HP Yamaha engines and enough seating to accommodate up to 6 passengers comfortably. This vessel is equipped with GPS, a Fishfinder, and an ice box to store your catches. Captain Dennis will happily clean any keepers for no additional cost! Captain Dennis will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is sunscreen and any food or drinks you might need. Enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Dennis! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin Fishing To The Fullest

100% (8)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Recent Reviews of Semper Fish Charters

Joe L.


Capt Dennis made booking trip for my family easy and hassle free. He set us out with Capt Alex who is a first class angler and professional operator. He was patient, kept our lines in the water, and the fish biting! Will book with them again next time we’re in the area!

Blake G.


Went fishing today (mid June) with Capt. Dennis. Had an absolute blast. We caught red snapper, black snapper, and 1 grouper. Met up at 6am at his boat and were fishing within the hour. Highly recommend, this was a great trip.

Michael E.


This is by far the best charter I have been on. Caption Alex is the man. He put us on some great fishing spots and we caught alot of fish. We even caught a Sailfish. It! Was! Amazing! I don't think we would have been able to get that fish in if Alex didn't follow the fish with the boat. He knew exactly what to do. Now we have a story to tell for the rest of our lives.



We had a wonderful time with Capt Dennis. The weather was a little wet, but we got out of that quickly. We caught several fish. Capt Dennis was very knowledgeable and friendly. I would go back and use his charter again.

Tim C.


My girlfriend and I booked a 4 hour trip with Capt. Dennis and had a great time! We arrived in Florida a couple of days after hurricane Marco hit so the conditions weren’t the best but Capt. Dennis did everything he could to put us on some fish and fill the freezer. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Dennis B.


Beautiful day of fishing! We cannot begin to describe how great the day was! Our grandson had the time of his life and so did we! Great trip, great crew, and most especially caught some mighty fine fish!!! Thanks again, Captains Dennis and Ande!!! Recommend this charter group to everyone!!!

Heather B.


We had to cancel our original trip due to some mechanical issues but we were rescheduled the next day our party had available. The day started slow but then the snappers started biting. This trip was quantity over the big quality sport fish but we brought in probably 60 white and vermillion snapper. Good eating for months to come. Captain Dennis and First Mate Garrett showed us a good time and taught us a lot along the way.

David K.


Outstanding trip. Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Trip started at Noon and by 1220 my son had the first fish in the boat. Capt. Dennis put us on them quick with just a short ride. He gave us the option of staying there or moving to a couple more places he thought we could catch some Grouper and/or Mahi along with the snappers. We moved and hooked up with something huge. Didn’t get it in, the 60lb. leader broke so it had to be at least a 70lb. fish(that part may be a little fish tale) but it was a fight while it lasted. Great Captain with great gear and excellent knowledge of the fishery. We will definitely book this charter again next time.


Amberjack, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail


Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

66 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541, United States

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