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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.

2019 RATES

We are in the process of getting our 2020 rates out, but want to make sure we convey that these are 2019 rates. 2020 rates will be posted sometime in December. Thank you!

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6 Passenger Fishing Yachts

4 Passenger Fishing Yachts

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


  • 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: $1.00-5.00 for average size fish, $5.00 and up for larger fish and $2.00 for sacks


  • 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, 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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