Private Boat Charter

Looking for the best boat rentals in Dana Point? All of Dana Wharf’s vessels are available for private boat charter. Our 14 vessels which include fishing boats, our new 63′ catamaran, six passenger fishing yachts, a scuba diving vessel and specialty sail boats are available for the following events and adventures:

Or Rent a Boat For Any Reason you Choose!

Give the gift of a beautiful on the water excursion this Holiday Season. Purchase a gift card for a boat rental, fishing charter, private whale watching, or any of the wonderful adventures listed above.

If you are interested in boat rentals in Dana Point to enjoy a private boat charter please call us at (949) 496-5794 x 2 or email us at [email protected]

Meet our Boat Captains! The best in the business!


To reserve a rental boat, contact a specialist at the Dana Wharf Charter Department with your preference boat and date. One of our specialists would be happy to check availability. To confirm, a non-refundable boat rental deposit equivalent to 50% of the charter rate is required at the time of confirming your charter. Payment in full is due 48 business hours prior to the charter. Reservations made 7 or less days from departure date must be paid in full at time of booking.

After your charter:


The Dana Point Harbor has a vast array of dining options.  To view them all visit:

For seafood, we would suggest one of the following:


Harbor Grill                         949-240-1416    Ask for Keegan Hicks, owner/operator


Waterman’s Harbor        949-300-6172 Kathy Reck, Events Manager                 

Wind and Sea                    949-496-6500     Robin Bell –Rabe, Catering Mngr     

About Dana Wharf

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, 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.

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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.