Destin’s Blessing of the Fleet
It’s a beautiful sight to see – every year, the annual Blessing of the Destin Fishing Fleet takes place in the Destin harbor on Ascension Day (Thursday, May 5.)Â
- On this day, local pastors gather to bless charter fishing boats, boat captains, boat crews, and passengers. The blessings and prayer are for safe sea passage and bountiful catches.
- Destin area churches, civic leaders, and businesses join together to offer a variety of events over a 7-day period under the banner â€śDestinâ€™s Week of Blessings.â€ť This will be the 59th year to celebrate this special occasion in Destin, Fl. Â
- The Blessing of the Fleet will be held at Destinâ€™s Fishing Fleet Marina on Thursday, May 5. A short church service precedes the fleet blessing at 4 p.m. The boats will line up in the harbor, and each one will be blessed by area pastors. A fish fry on the dock follows at Brotulaâ€™s Seafood & Steamer Restaurant.
If you are traveling to our area and would like to go charter boat fishing, you can view our recommended options under activities in Destin with links to our charter boat suggestions.
Wishing you a wonderful week of blessings!