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Sportfishing Charters

Sportfishing charters include expert captain, friendly crew and live bait.

Board any of our clean, well-equipped vessels or private yachts for an unforgettable trip! Our U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessels are clean, comfortable and include a variety of amenities. If you are interested in sportfishing charters please call us at (949) 496-5794 x 2 or email us at [email protected]   Please buy your fishing licenses online PRIOR to your trip. Please print them out and bring with you on the day of your trip. Fishing licenses can be purchased online by clicking here. Prices subject to change with out notice.

  • Dana Pride
  • Dana Pride

     

    Dana Pride ~ 95 feet – Max Capacity Fishing: 100 / Max Capacity Whale Watching: 149.

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    Trip Sun-Fri Saturday
    All Day $3,650 $5,450
    3/4 Day $2,950 $4,600
    1/2 Day $2,400 $3,400
    Twilight $1,800 Not Available
  • Clemente
  • Clemente

    The Clemente

     

    Clemente ~ 65 feet – Max Capacity Fishing: 60 / Max Capacity Whale Watching: 90.

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    Trip Mon-Fri Sat. (Jan-June and Nov-Dec) Sun (year round) Fri
    (June-Augt)
    Sat. (July & Aug) Sat. (Sept & Oct)
    Catalina $2,150 $2,600 $2,350 $3,450 $3,150
    All Day/Local $1,950 $2,400 $2,150 $3,250 $2,950
    3/4 Day $1,600 $2,200 $1,800 $2,860 $2,600
    1/2 Day $1,300 $1,600 $1,500 $1,600 $1,600
    Twilight $775 $900 $900 $900 $900
  • Sum Fun
  • Sum Fun

     

    Sum Fun ~ 65 feet – Max Capacity Fishing: 60 / Max Capacity Whale Watching: 83.

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    Trip Mon-Fri Sat. (Jan-June and Nov-Dec) Sun. (year round) Fri.
    (June-Aug.)
    Sat. (July & Aug.) Sat. (Sept & Oct)
    Catalina $2,150 $2,600 $2,350 $3,450 $3,150
    All Day/Local $1,950 $2,400 $2,150 $3,250 $2,950
    3/4 Day $1,600 $2,200 $1,800 $2,860 $2,600
    1/2 Day $1,300 $1,600 $1,500 $1,600 $1,600
    Twilight $775 $900 $900 $900 $900
  • Reel Fun
  • Reel Fun

    Reel Fun ~ 58 feet – Max Capacity Fishing: 44 passengers.

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    Trip Mon-Fri
    (Jan-May/Sept-Dec)
    Fri.
    (June-Aug)
    Sat/Sun
    year round
    All Day/Local $1500 $1700 $2000
    3/4 Day $1100 $1300 $1600
    1/2 Day $900 $950 $1050
    Twilight $650 $750 $750
  • San Mateo
  • San Mateo

    San Mateo ~ 42 feet – Max Capacity Fishing: 10-15.

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    Trip Weekday (Mon-Fri) Weekend (Sat-Sun)
    All Day $1,500 $1,900
    3/4 Day $1,000 $1,550
    1/2 Day $750 $950
    Twilight $550 (Sun-Thurs) $650 (Fri-Sat)
  • Fury
  • Fury

    Fury ~ 65 feet – Max Capacity Local Fishing: 60 / Max Capacity Island or Offshore: 46

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    Trip Mon-Fri Sat/Sun
    All Day $2,400 $3,000
    3/4 Day $2,000 $2,800
    Overnight $3,500 $4,000
    1.5 Day $4,500 $5,000
    2 Day $6,200* $7,000*

    *Fury will charge a 100 gallon fuel surcharge at prevailing fuel prices, for all off shore trips.

  • Helena
  • Helena

    Helena ~ 50 feet – Max Capacity Fishing: 35,  Recommended Cap 25  

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    Trip Weekday Mon-Thursday Weekend Fri/Sat/Sun
    All Day/Local $1,850 $2,400
    3/4 Day $1,200 $1,800
    1/2 Day $1,050 $1,200
    Twilight $750 (Sun-Thurs) $850 (Fri-Sat)

6 Passenger Fishing Yachts

  • Boardroom I
  • Image of the Boardroom boat

    65 ft. Hatteras

    • 18.5′ Beam
    • 3 Staterooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • Spacious Salon
    • Galley – Private Chefs Welcome

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    Local/Coastal Fishing
    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.

     

  • Current
  • 53 ft. Hatteras

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    Current Rates

    • 3/4 Day (9 Hours): $2350 + $300 crew gratuity
    • 4-5 Hour Fishing Trip: $1350 + $200 crew gratuity
    • 2 Hours Whale & Dolphin Watching: $599 + $150 crew gratuity
    • One Hour Burial at Sea: $425 + $75 crew gratuity
  • Rampage
  • Rampage boat for burials

    42 ft. Hatteras

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    Half Day (5 Hours)- $1,100 + $200 crew gratuity.

    All trips include bait, rods, tackle and non-alcoholic beverages. Food available for an additional fee. Guests are welcome to bring on snacks and beer. Hard alcohol is NOT permitted. Crew gratuity and fishing licenses not included.

  • Hot Spot
  • A picture of the Hot Spot charter boat

    42′ Uniflight

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    1/2 Day (5 Hour) Local/Coastal Fishing – $1,100 + $200 crew gratuity

    3/4 Day (9 hour) Local/Coastal Fishign – $1,400 + $300 crew gratuity

    2 Hour Whale Watching $550 + $100 crew gratuity

4 Passenger Fishing Yachts

  • Boardroom II
  • Image of the Boardroom II boat

    • 23 Parker
    • 300 Hp Yamaha motor
    • Top Of The Line Garmin Fish Finder
    • Garmin HD Radar
    • Garmin Plotter
    • 4 Scoop Blue Water Bait Tank
    • Large Fishing Deck
    • 1 Restroom
    • Enclosed Cabin
    • Full Bow Rail Walk Around Deck
    • Water and Soda Included
    • Catering Can Be Provided

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    Local/Coastal Fishing Rates:

    1⁄2 Day (5 hours) $ 775 + $200 crew gratuity

    3⁄4 Day (7 hours) $ 975

    All Day (9 hours) $1,100

     

    Offshore Fishing Inner Banks (out 30 miles)

    3⁄4 Day (9 hours) $1,250

    All Day (12 hours) $1,400

     

    Offshore fishing Outer Banks

    All Day (12 hours) $1,650

     

    Island Fishing ~ Catalina/San Clemente

    All Day Catalina Island (10 hours) $1,450

    All Day San Clemente Island $1,650

     

    Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruises

    Two hours $400 + $100 crew gratuity

    ** Unless otherwise noted, a suggested crew gratuity of 15-20% is applicable on charters.

Charter Times, Incidentals & Inclusions

All day trips are 12 hours, departing at 5am and returning at 5PM 3/4 day trips are 9 hours, departing at 6AM and returning at 3PM 1/2 day trips are 5 hours; 6:30AM – 11:30AM and 12:00PM – 5PM Twilight trips are 4 hours and depart at 5:30PM and return at 9:30PM OVERNIGHT, 2 DAY and 1.5 DAY TRIP TIMES Overnight trips depart at 10PM and return the next day at approx 7PM Day and a half trips depart at 10PM and return two days later at approx 4AM Two day trips depart at 10PM and return two days later at approx 7PM

Incidentals

  • Rod Rentals: $18.00 per person – Includes a sample of hooks and sinkers ( trips beyond 1/2 day will need to purchase additional weights and hooks in the office )
  • Licenses: 1 day $16.00 per person (required for anglers 16 years and older) this is the 2016 rate and subject to change
  • Galley Minimum: $50.00 for ½ day and twilight, $75.00 for ¾ day, $100.00 for 5AM-5PM (all day)
  • Suggested gratuity: 15% – 20% of the charter price
  • Fish Cleaning: $1.00 for average size fish, $2.00 and up for larger fish and $1.00 for sacks

Inclusions

  • Free Parking in our long term lot
  • Live bait and frozen squid on board
  • Friendly crew to assist
  • A great day out on the water with family, friends and associates!

To reserve a charter, 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 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.

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, 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.