65 ft. Hatteras
Galley – Private Chefs Welcome
4-5 Hour Fishing Trip – *$1,575 + $200 crew gratuity
3/4 Day(9 Hours)- $3100+ $300 crew gratuity ( call for local/coastal rate)
*(Includes rod & reel, bait, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and parking in our long term lot)
All Day fishing offshore 5AM to 5PM
Paddy Hopping/targeting tuna/dorado and yellow tail $3400 + $300 crew gratuity
Catalina Island fishing Charter
The 12 hour day trip to Catalina Island is from either 5AM to 5PM or 6AM to 6PM. – The Catalina Day Rate is $3300 + $300 crew gratuity.
A minimum $400 fuel surcharge is applicable. This based on prevailing fuel prices and on traveling to and from the Island in under two hours, each way. This quote is also based on fishing the perimeter of Catalina Island.
Board of Directors, Gray Whale Foundation
Certified Marine Naturalist, American Cetacean Society
Captain Todd was born in Laguna Beach and for the past 32 years has had a career on the ocean. Through a variety of experiences he has had the opportunity to observe hundreds of different marine species, both fish and mammals.
At the impressionable age of 13 he was the only crew member for a 20 passenger operation that fished during the spring, summer, and fall. During the winter he crewed for a whale watching operation. This early exposure to Mother Ocean had a huge impact on Todd.
In 1992 Captain Todd became Dana Wharf Whale Watching’s lead naturalist and conducts all of the pre-excursion in-classroom education for Orange County’s schools. This is also a major role for Todd as a Board Member of the Gray Whale Foundation.
Todd does pubic speaking engagements on the topic upon request.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching is dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline. The warm waters right out of Dana Point Harbor are flourishing with sea life including whales, dolphins, harbor seals, and California sea lions. Our thriving coastal waters provide bountiful fishing of sand bass, calico bass, halibut, bonito, yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, albacore, and dorado. Whether you’re looking for boat rentals in Dana Point to enjoy a private boat charter, sailboat or catamaran, coming for an awe-inspiring whale watching cruise or wanting to create memories onboard our sportfishing charters, one thing is for certain: your trip through the beautiful and scenic Orange County coast will be unforgettable. Dana Wharf is conveniently located in Dana Point, Orange County, just south of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach – about 30 minutes south of Disneyland, an hour south of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego.
Proud Partner of the World Cetacean Alliance
The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is the world’s largest Partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans). Partners of the WCA aim to conserve and protect cetaceans and their habitats in the world’s oceans, seas and rivers, to ensure their continued survival.