Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters

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Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters offers tailored trips to best fit your wishes. If you’d like to fish and dive, or simply fish and relax, the crew can accommodate your needs. They can also take you to Catalina Island or stay inshore and watch Giant Whales travel along the coast of California on their way to Baja Mexico.
Captain Nick Miraglia has been licensed with the U.S. Coast Guard for the last 20 years. He fished on private vessels from Alaska, along the California coast to Mexico, and through the Panama Canal. He also skippered off the corner coast in Hawaii for 18 years.
Join Capt. Nick on his 39’ Luhrs. This spacious boat offers an air-conditioned cabin, two fighting chairs and a first-class tackle for catching big fish. The spacious interior sleeps 4–6 guests, with easy access to the flybridge via a molded staircase that seats 6 people. You’ll enjoy this boat even if catching fish is not your priority.
Even if you’re a novice, you can catch the main prize! Capt. Nick has had over two dozen first-timers catch their first Marlin. Your adventure can be anything, from kite fishing for Bluefin off San Clemente Island, trolling for Marlin on all the high spots, to patty-hopping for Yellowtail, Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna. Or just fishing at Catalina for White Sea Bass. You can customize your trip for whatever you want to fish.
Your fishing equipment is fully covered and they’ll also provide you with soft drinks and snacks. The crew will clean your catch, so you can look forward to a tasty meal!
Start your next adventure with Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Outer Islands
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,750
    up to 6 persons
    You'll spend a whole day fishing around San Clemente Island and Outer Banks. The trip is suitable for anglers of all skill levels. Your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks are fully covered, so you only need to show up and enjoy. In case you get seasick and have to go back, it will be deducted from the length of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,500
    up to 6 persons
    The departure time and the trip itself can be tailored to your preference. You'll go after different types of Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and many other offshore species. This rod-bending action is very exciting! Join even if you're a novice – the captain will be by your side at all times and help you reel in your trophy!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,200
    up to 6 persons
    This 8-hour adventure will take you to the offshore fishing spots, where you can target Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and more. Get in touch if you need to change the departure time – it's flexible!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    Stay inshore and catch tasty fish for delicious dinner! Once you get back to the marina, the captain will clean your catch free of charge, so all you need is a good nearby restaurant. You bring your snacks if you wish, but the captain will prepare everything, including fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    Target fish like Calico Bass and White Seabass! The crew will fully cover your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks. No need for previous experience, just a positive attitude and willingness to learn.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you targeting Halibut, Calico Bass, and White Seabass. Get in touch if you want to change the departure time – it's flexible! The crew will cover everything you need for great day on the water. Kids are welcome too!
  • Private trip
    Halibut Special Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Halibut are running off Dana Point in our rich fertile waters. Close proximity and a short run give you more time for fishing. Bring your favorite rod and reel or you are top-of-the-line fishing equipment for free. When you catch your fish, the crew will clean it free of charge.
  • Private trip
    Coastal Excursions
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 1
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    Do a bit of fishing and a bit of sightseeing! This time of the year, the area is visited by Dolphins, Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, Orcas, and gigantic Blue Whales. Your fishing equipment is fully covered and departure times are flexible.
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About the Captain

Nick Miraglia
Dana Point, California, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020
I have been licensed with U.S. Coast Guard, 100 tons of fish for the last 20 years. I have skippered vessels from Alaska all the way along the California coast to Mexico and through the Panama Canal. Also, I skippered off the Kona coast in Hawaii for 18 years. I have had over two dozen first timers that catch their first Marlin.

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Targeted Species

Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Performance fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 425HP Cummins engines.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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5.00
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Qilin Z.
San Dimas, CA
 5.00
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We had a great day

VERIFIED   March 8, 2020
Capatain Nick is wonderful to our fist fishing trip, he is kind, experience and patient, very skillful.  the Boat is very...
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Westminster, CA
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Octavio V.
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
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Richard K.
Ontario, California
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