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For charters, please call
(949) 496-5794 X 11.
Our entire fleet is available for private charters for any occasion.

What you need to know about the MLPA -

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Dana Wharf Sportfishing is proud to be a charter member of SAC, the Sportfishing Association of California. Dana Wharf Sportfishing and SAC are committed to the recreational sportfisherman - and you can also help by becoming a supporting member and participating in annual SAC events. Click here for more information.

2013 Free License Days:
July 6 & Sept 7

2013 Kids Fish Free Days


Fishing Trips

Advance purchase strongly suggested. Trips often sell out in advance.

Orange County Fishing and Whale Watching Get information, check schedule & buy tickets:
Dana Point Open Party Fishing Trips
Or to purchase by phone, call Zerve at
(888) 224-0603

* Please buy your fishing licenses online PRIOR to your trip. Please print them out and bring with you.
Fishing licenses can be purchased online - PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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Have you ever wanted to go ocean fishing but thought it was only for the professional? Well, we have good news for you! Dana Wharf Sportfishing offers fishing trips all year long and anyone can go - young, old, experienced or those out for their first trip. Our landing caters to the novice as well as the seasoned angler. Our knowledgeable crew and expert skippers who are always eager to help educate and instruct, if needed. The types of fish available to catch vary depending on the season and water temperature. They include Halibut, Barracuda, Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, and even Tuna. You never know what you might reel in, and that is part of the magic of fishing.

Our vessels are clean and our friendly, professional and experienced crew are there to help you! Our vessels offer a full galley with hot and cold food. Beer, soda, chips and candy are available for purchase (sorry, no coolers can be brought aboard the boat). If you do not have fishing gear, we have rods and reels to rent from $14 - $18, and a day license for anyone over 16 years of age is required. Come join us for an adventure you will never forget. It might just become an obsession.

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Dana Pride
95 feet - 100 passenger
For video of the Dana Pride,
please click here!

65 feet - 60 passenger
For video of the Clemente,
please click here!

Reel Fun
58 feet - 44 passenger
For video of the Reel Fun,
please click here!

Sum Fun
65 feet - 60 passenger
For video of the Sum Fun,
please click here!


Orange County Fishing and Whale Watching
Check availability and buy tickets:

Please note that Dana Wharf does not have ANY fuel sur charges.

3/4 Day Fishing
These 9-hour local, coastal trips are currently fishing for bass, rockfish, and yellowtail.
Adults - $64
Children - $46

Get more information – read faqs!

Halibut Derby
This 9-hour trip specifically targets halibut by drifting. Entry into the Derby is included on these trips! Trips run Fridays and Sundays!
$64 per person
*Sorry, no discounts, coupons, Groupons, senior or child rates.
Get more information – read faqs!

1/2 Day Fishing
This 5-hour trip is perfect for families and fish locally off the coast.
Adults - $46
Children - $29

Get more information – read faqs!

Twlight Fishing
This 4-hour trip fishes locally off the coast in the evenings.
$29 Per Person

2 for 1 Tuesdays
Join us on any Tuesday (all year long) and fish for half price! Valid on 1/2 day and 3/4 day day fishing trips and all whale watching cruises. Check our half priced trip schedule and buy tickets now!

All Day Fishing
The Fury runs all day trips to Catalina.
Trips now Available
5:00am - 5:00pm
Adults - $75
Children - $55

( please note off shore all day trips and limited load trips are $100-$130.00 per person )

Get more information – read faqs!

Overnight Fishing
Overnight trips with select dates NOW available, for more information on scheduling see calendar below or please call (949)496-5794.

Get more information – read faqs!

Check our fishing calendar

Kids- save $5.00 off each trip above when you sign up for the kids club

Fishing Month By Month Guide

The type of fish we catch depends on the time of year… 

January: Halibut, Calico Bass, Sculpin  

February: Calico Bass, White Sea Bass & Halibut  

March: White Sea Bass, Halibut, Rock Cod, Calico Bass, Sculpin, Sheephead          

April: Rock Cod, Squid, Halibut, White Sea Bass, Calico Bass, Sheephead, Lingcod, Sculpin  

May: Calico Bass, White Sea Bass, Rock Cod, Sand Bass, Barracuda 

June: Rock Cod, Halibut, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Albacore, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Blue Fin Tuna, Bonito 

July: Sand Bass, Yellowtail, Albacore, Dorado, Calico Bass, Blue Fin Tuna, Yellow Fin Tuna, Halibut, Barracuda, Bonito   

August: Albacore, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Blue Fin Tuna, Yellow Fin Tuna, Dorado, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Bonito   

September: Tuna, Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Halibut, Bonito, Dorado   

October: Calico Bass, Yellow Fin Tuna, Halibut, Bonito   

November: Rock Cod, (maybe some Calico or Sand Bass), Halibut, Lingcod   

December: Rock Cod, (maybe some Calico or Sand Bass), Halibut           

This is a guide to what fish are typically available each month, but is not guaranteed and not all fish can be caught on a ½ day trip. Some fish on this list need to be caught on a longer trip or an overnight trip.  Fish availability does vary each year.