Reel Fun ~ 58 feet – Max Capacity Fishing: 44 passengers. Click on photo to watch video tour.
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Certified Marine Naturalist, American Cetacean Society
New Jersey native Captain Dustin “Dusty” has traveled on some rough seas while in the US Coast Guard, but now prefers the calmer seas of South Orange County. He’s crossed the equator on a ship, spent a year in Alaska and lots of time in South America navigating some very rough seas.
Yellowtail is his favorite fish to catch because they put up a good battle and are good eating when grilled with garlic and a little lemon. He enjoys helping kids learn to fish and watching them become ‘regulars’ at Dana Wharf. The Dana Wharf Kids Club has helped get kids involved in fishing and they usually like it so much they come back almost weekly.
Captain Dusty is 33 years old and lives in San Clemente with his wife and 8 year-old daughter, spending most of their free time, you guessed it…in the ocean! “Fishing, surfing and going to the beach is our favorite family activity,” laughs Dusty.
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 coming to Dana Point for an awe-inspiring whale watching cruise, creating memories onboard our sportfishing charters or privately chartering a boat, sailboat or catamaran, 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.