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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.
2018 Dates TBD
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! $549 plus $25 Materials Fee includes: Lunch, snacks, and 1 t-shirt. Please call (949) 496-5794 for more information.
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. $25 materials fee for bait and tackle. Students must provide their own transportation.
Celebrate your birthday on a fishing trip!
Dana Wharf’s birthday package is for Kids Club Members and up to nine 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.
Pricing: $40 per child ($97 Value) / Adults: $22
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.
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 Orange County. This book and series is dedicated to him – a wonderful and generous man!
~ Donna Kalez
Dana Wharf is the 2017 Parenting OC’s Reader’s Choice Award Winner for Best Place to Catch Your First Fish
9 Hour Trip
Join us today for an exciting day of fishing on the sparkling Southern California waters departing from Dana Point Harbor.
4-5 Hour Trip - Most Popular!
Join us today for an exciting half day fishing trip (5 hours), or a 4 hour Twilight fishing trip (seasonal) on the sparkling Southern California waters just outside Dana Point Harbor!
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.