Sundays at Noon

Dana Wharf Sportfishing invites all children to come to their dock side fishing clinic and learn hands on techniques on fishing from the experts. After the clinic Dana Wharf will be running a fishing trip from 12:45 – 5:45, adults are $46 plus license and equipment, children 12 and under fish for FREE when an adult ticket is purchased at $46 ( 1 free child per paying adult at $46, no discount tickets of any kind are accepted for this adult ticket ). Extra bonus is the chance of spotting whales, dolphins and other marine life! This trip includes equipment! More information and reservations call Dana Wharf at 949-496-5794 ext 7.

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Membership Includes


  • Free 1/2 day Fishing Trip for 1 child and 1 adult (Over $100 Value!)
  • Free 2-Hour Whale Watching Trip
  • Official Kid’s Club Pin & Membership Card
  • Kids Fishing Club T-Shirt or Hat
  • 25% off all Merchandise*
  • $10 off all Kids’s Prices on 1/2 & 3/4 day Fishing Trips*
  • $10 off all Kid’s Prices on Whale Watching Excursions

California residents only. The membership takes 7-14 business day to receive in the mail. Not valid for group trips. Please call our charter department for group reservations at (949)496-5794 EXT 11.

A portion of proceeds benefit Friends of Rollo.

*Please make reservations once you receive your Kids Fishing Club packet. Valid Kids Fishing Club Membership and completed Membership Card required. Discounts valid on kid’s price only.

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Summer Camps

Camp A – 2017 TBA in April
Camp B – 2017 TBA in April

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Your child will experience local fishing on a private boat each day. Our experienced crew along with an instructor will teach your child the fundamentals of fishing or give new pointers to those already familiar with the sport. This trip includes; fishing equipment, lunch & drinks, fishing instruction and a kids raffle at the end of the clinic. We limit this camp to 25 children, so be sure to sign your camper up early! Please call us at (949) 496-5794 for more information! ( call to be placed on a waiting list )

$489 plus $25 Materials Fee includes: Lunch, snacks, and 1 t-shirt.




Spring after school fishing camp Thursdays 4 – 7pm

Join Dana Wharf Sportfishing in this exclusive middle school program! Students will experience local fishing on a private boat each Thursday for 5 weeks. At the end of the 5th week, each participant will be given a certificate for a 3/4 day trip with a parent. $25 materials fee for bait and tackle. Students must provide their own transportation.

Click here to register for After School Program online.


Kids Fishing Club Birthdays


Celebrate your birthday on a fishing trip! Our package is for the member and up to 9 friends.

Package includes:1/2 day fishing trip, rental rod and tackle, Kid’s Club t-shirt and $5 food voucher for our on-board snack bar.

Special Bonus: one free 1/2 day trip will be awarded to the child who catches the largest fish in the group!

Contact us at today at (949) 496-5794 x 7 to book a birthday or for more information!
$40.00 per child ($97 Value)
Adults: $22.00Kids Clinic




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The Amazing Adventures of Captain Don by Donna Kalez



This book “The Amazing Adventures of Captain Don” is the first in a series of entertaining stories. I can only hope it will bring you and your family as much joy as it has me to write. They always say write what you know and I know about the amazing adventures my family has experienced out in the waters of Orange County since the late 1950’s. The story’s main character Captain Don is based on my father Don Hansen, founder of Dana Wharf and originator of Whale Watching in Orance County. This book and series is dedicated to him – a wonderful and generous man!

~ Donna Kalez

Fishing Trips

For our latest fishing calendar, click here.

3/4 Day Fishing

These 9-hour local, coastal trips are our most popular trip.
Adults – $64; Seniors – $59; Children – $46
If you see a trip that is departing at 5am these are limited load 10 hour trips returning at 3pm. THESE TUNA FISHING TRIPS will be on the DANA PRIDE, SUM FUN or CLEMENTE and will be fishing offshore and will not be anchoring. You will be drifting all day. There are no coupons, groupons or any other discounts available on this trip they price is $85 per person. THE LIMIT OF PASSENGERS IS 60 on the Dana Pride and 40 on the Sum Fun or Clemente. See the notes when you click on buy tickets for boat assignment. Current Schedule listed here.
For more information on our 3/4 Day Trips, please read FAQ’s!

1/2 Day Fishing

This 5-hour trip is perfect for families and fish locally off the coast.
Adults – $46; Seniors – $41; Children – $29
For more information on our 1/2 Day Trips, please read FAQ’s!

Twlight Fishing

This 4-hour trip fishes locally off the coast in the evenings.
$29 Per Person

All Day Fishing

The Fury runs all day trips to Catalina. Trips now Available. 5:00am – 5:00pm
Adults – $75; Seniors/Military – $65; Children – $55
For more information on our All Day Fishing Trips, please read FAQ’s!

Overnight Fishing

Overnight trips with select dates NOW available.
For more information on our Overnight Fishing Trips, please read FAQ’s!

Halibut Derby

This 9-hour trip specifically targets halibut by drifting. Entry into the Derby is included on these trips! Trips run Fridays and Sundays!
The 8th Annual Halibut Derby starts on November 1 2016
$69 per person
*Sorry, no discounts, coupons, Groupons, senior or child rates.
Click here for more information on the Halibut Derby.

2 For 1 Tuesdays

Join us on any Tuesday (all year long) and fish for half price! Valid on 1/2 day and 3/4 day fishing trips and all whale watching cruises. Check our half priced trip schedule and buy tickets now!

For our latest fishing calendar, click here.

Kids save $5.00 off each trip above when you sign up for the Kids Fishing Club