68th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

Thursday, May 29, 2025

Blessing of the Vessels that make their Living on the Sea, behind Brotula's Restaurant in Destin. 

4:00pm : Captain's Testimony, Worship and Prayer Service (public invited) 

5:15pm :  Blessing of the vessels begins followed by Brotula's Fish Fry for all. (Donations requested.)


This Destin, Florida tradition was created more than 67 years ago to ask God's blessing over each boat in the Destin Fishing Fleet. It has now expanded to include prayers for any vessel, captain and crew THAT MAKES THEIR LIVING ON THE SEA

In 2024, more than 158 vessels were blessed!

For the past 20 years, Destin-area churches, civic leaders and businesses have joined together to offer a variety of additional events during the week of Ascension Day. "DESTIN'S WEEK OF BLESSINGS" offers faith-focused family-oriented activities which create greater opportunities to bless and support the Destin community. 

As always, Thursday's Blessing of the Fleet is hosted by Immanuel Anglican Church. Immanuel is excited to team with other area churches who share the vision of preserving Destin's character as a faith-and-family-oriented community. .