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First Ever Wahoo Caught at
Dana Wharf Sportfishing!

Check out the 5th Annual Halibut Derby! Last year's Jackpot reached over $5,900!


Dedicated to helping locals and visitors alike enjoy the unique wonders of Dana Point Harbor and the Orange County coastline, Dana Wharf hopes for the privilege of escorting you on an awe-inspiring whale watching cruise or providing you with a memorable fishing adventure. The warm waters right out of Dana Point Harbor are flourishing with sea life including whales, dolphin, harbor seals, and California sea lion. Our thriving coastal waters provide bountiful fishing of sand bass, calico bass, halibut, bonito, yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, albacore, and dorado.

Whether coming to Dana Point for fishing or whale watching, or privately chartering one of our fishing or whale watching boats, our catamaran, or our sailboats, one thing is for certain; your trip through the beautiful and scenic Orange County coast will be unforgettable.

Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching is conveniently located in Dana Point, Orange County. We're located just south of Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Beach. If you're unfamiliar with the Orange County, Newport Beach, or Dana Point areas, we're located about 30 minutes south of Disneyland and one hour south of Los Angeles and an hour north of San Diego.



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

Orange County Fishing and Whale WatchingCheck availability and buy tickets online:
Dana Point Fishing and Whale Watching
Or to purchase by phone, call Zerve at
(888) 224-0603

**Check out our viral videos on YouTube with over 9 million views**

Sperm Whale Drone 4K Video Shot with GoPro Hero4!!


•Tuesdays are 1/2 price all year on both fishing and whale watching
Boo Cruise Friday October 21st, From 5pm-7pm, Kid Friendly, 20 Min boat ride.
Christmas Boat Parade of Lights & Events
• Halibut Derby Starts November 1st
• Try the Orange County Wine Cruise. 5:30pm - 7:00pm Fridays/Sundays!
• Remember Kids Fish Free every Sunday! Try the Kids Fishing Clinic too!
• Be sure to sign up for our email club for great discounts!
Evening Whale Watching Departing Evenings. Only $25 per person! Check calendar here!
Come out and go fishing with us on our Twilight trips! Now departing on select days at 5:30pm. for more info Click here.
Overnight Fishing departing at 9pm. Click here for more details.


Check availability and buy tickets below! Please buy fishing licenses ahead of time by clicking here.

  • 3/4 Day Fishing
    These 9-hour trips will fish locally off the coast. These trips depart 6:00am - 3:00pm.
    Adults - $64
    Seniors- $59
    Children - $46

  • Halibut Derby-Starts November 1st "6th Annual!
    This 9-hour trip specifically targets halibut by drifting. Entry into the Derby is included on these trips!

  • 1/2 Day Fishing
    This 5-hour trip is perfect for families and fish locally off the coast.
    Adults - $46
    Seniors- $41
    Children - $29

  • Twilight Fishing
    This 4-hour trip fishes locally off the coast in the evenings.

    $29 Per Person

  • All Day Fishing
    to Catalina. 5:00am - 5:00pm
    Trips March-October
    Adults - $75
    Seniors/Military- $65

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

  • Overnight Fishing
    Overnight trips departing at 9pm with select dates NOW available on 3/28, 4/4,4/11,4/17 & 4/25. For more information on scheduling see calendar below or please call (949)496-5794.

Check the calendar
of all our trips here!

Catch and Release
Dana Wharf practices responsible fishing. Please practice catch and release fishing!

Kids Rock At
Dana Wharf!

Kids Club Membership

Coolest Club
of the Sea

Membership Includes:

  • Free 1/2 day Fishing Trip
    for 1 child and 1 adult
  • Free 2-Hour Whale Watching Trip
  • Official Kid's Club Pin
    Official Membership Card
  • Kids Club T-Shirt or Hat
  • 25% off all Merchandise*
  • $10 off all Kids's Prices
    on 1/2 & 3/4 day Fishing Trips*
  • $10 off all Kid's Prices
    on Whale Watching Excursions

Join Today for Only $39 per year!

Bring Your Friends!

Kids Club Membership not required for these activities:

free kids fishing
clinic and trip

Every Sunday! 12-12:30pm
Free clinic held dockside.
No reservations needed.

Every Sunday! 12:45-5:15pm
Free fishing trip. Rental gear included. Reservations required as space is limited. One free child per paying adult.

After school and summer camps available.

Fish to Win in our kids tournaments.

Free Award Certificates
For your school or youth organization



2-Hour Whale Watching
Adventure Cruise Trips
depart daily!

Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point. Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf's ocean adventure cruises offer rare glimpses into a huge variety of underwater wildlife and gorgeous scenic views you'll never forget. 

Join us as we search for whales, dolphin, sea lion and other exciting marine life! All of our cruises are narrated by our expert captains who will educate you on the abundant ocean life on our coast. Trips are all 2 hours long, plenty of time to discover the world that lies beneath! Remember that sightings are guaranteed!

2-Hour Whale Watching Adventure Cruise
Trips depart daily!
Adults - $45
Seniors (55+) - $35
Kids (3-12) - $25
2 and under are FREE!

**Times may vary. Please call or look online to verify times.
If you don't see A GOOD SHOWING of whales or dolphin, you will get your ticket back and are invited to come out again with us! These "whale checks" never expire.