Shamrock Charters

102 reviews
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If you are dreaming about the warm sun on your face, emerald green waters, the ocean, and arguably the best angling opportunities around, look no further than Shamrock Charters.

She has been captained by Louis “Eddie” Dykes for almost four decades now and has gained an excellent reputation. With 38’ of excellence and 350 HP Detroit engine, the Shamrock can get you to the fishing grounds quickly and safely. There are modern electronics and life jackets, along with a lady-friendly restroom onboard.

Whichever fishing experience you are hoping to get, Capt. Eddie will work hard to make it happen. You will be concentrating on bottom fishing and trolling for a variety of species that live in and around Destin.

Your day out will see you targeting Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Red and Gag Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Black Grouper, King Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, and maybe even Blackfin Tuna. The list of your potential catches will depend on the season.

All trips aboard the Shamrock come with quality gear and tackle by Penn, as well as live bait and fishing licenses. Once you are done catching, your fish will be cleaned by First Mate. Please note, that a 15-20% tip is appreciated.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,900
    up to 6 persons
    Fish for the biggest Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and more in federal waters up to 25 miles out. You could also run into Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and much more on this trip.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,710
    up to 6 persons
    Head up to 25 miles out to catch even bigger Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, and Amberjack, with the chance to also catch Mahi Mahi and Blackfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $1,520
    up to 6 persons
    This full-day adventure is ideal for any angler. You will be able to troll and bottom fish for Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, and who knows what else? Bring your own food and drinks with you.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $1,330
    up to 6 persons
    This seven-hour trip will take you bottom fishing and trolling for various types of Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Kingfish, and many other species. Everything will be provided but food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $1,140
    up to 6 persons
    If you have the itch to fish, this is your trip. You will be targeting various fish species by bottom fishing and trolling, including Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and others. The package is all-inclusive; you will need to bring your own food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    Add a few more hours to your time on the water to troll and bottom fish for Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and many other species. The trip comes with the use of quality gear by Penn, bait, licenses, and fish cleaning service.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $760
    up to 6 persons
    Departure time depends on the time of the year. You will be spending your morning on the water, trolling for Snapper, Mackerel, and other species with all the necessary equipment provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Nov 30
    $760
    up to 6 persons
    Departure time depends on the time of the year. This afternoon trip will take you fishing the inshore waters for Snapper, Mackerel, and other species.
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About the Captain

Louis E. Dykes
Destin, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
102 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Marzo 2018
Captain Louis “Eddie” Dykes began his professional career as a first mate on the original Shamrock back in 1967 when he worked for his grandfather. A couple of years later, his father took the helm. Eddie went on working as his first mate until he eventually became the captain. The family purchased the Shamrock II only a decade after that. The boat's history begins in 1980 when Eddie became her captain. The rest is history!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985. Powered by a 350HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 102 reviews
Boat
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Experience
June fishing trip
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+100
Angler Rating
92
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Mark S.
Little Rock, AR
 5.00
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4 hour trip with Captain Eddie & Bubba

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 16, 2020
Took my four sons and step-daughter’s boyfriend out for some fishing. As you can see, Captain Eddie put us on the fish! Not...
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Tonya P.
Atmore, Alabama
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 15, 2020
Captain Dykes and First Mate Bubba were amazing. We had a great time and caught a lot of fish, many of them were too small...
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Rhiannon K.
United States
 5.00
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Will repeat

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 22, 2020
We had a wonderful time on our trip with Captain Eddie. He was very efficient and worked diligently to get us on fish. Will...
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Scott P.
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 Hour trip with Shamrock Charters

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 14, 2020
The 6 of us that went on this had a great time.  The Captain and crew (Bubba) were great.  We caught our quota of...
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Lori B.
Miramar Beach, Florida
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 25, 2020
We had a great time. We would go again on this charter.
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