Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters

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!

If the Captain does not respond to your inquiry right away, he is most likely on the fishing trip and will respond to you as soon as he is back.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Outer Islands
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $3,250
    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
    $2,995
    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
    Swordfish Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $2,795
    Catch a fish of a lifetime. Definitely a bucket fish. Lunch, snacks, soft drinks, and water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,595
    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
    $2,095
    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
    Mako and Thresher Shark Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $1,995
    Lunch, snack, soft drinks and water
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,750
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,495
    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 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    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
    Afternoon special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,000
  • Private trip
    Novice Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $795
    On The Water seminar for fishing, you go out and catching fish while learning the right way to catch fish. Hands-on basic fishing techniques tying your hooks to the fishing line, catching live bait, and how to hook them and trolling techniques. Snacks soft drinks and water.
  • Private trip
    Coastal Excursions
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $595
    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
1 Fishing Report
56 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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.

About this listing

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
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
56%
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Connor M.
San Clemente, California
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Fishing with Nick

VERIFIED   Halibut Special Trip on April 21, 2021
Nick is the best captain I’ve ever had. He knows all the spots and where to find fish. We were the first boat that got on...
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Trip with captain Nick

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on May 15, 2021
Cap Nick and Glenn were great to go out fishing with. Seasonally we were off for the kind of fish we targeted, but it was a...
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3/4 day offshore and 1/2 day inshore

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on July 22, 2021
I have been on a lot of fishing trips all over but Captian Nick by far is the best Captain I have ever had. Our second day...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on June 26, 2021
Brought my fife and two kids to see my son and his fiancé. Our captain Nick was very friendly and kept us on the fish. The...
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United States
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on April 23, 2021
It was most of our first time ocean fishing and Nick was very kind and patient with us. Everything was very clean and took...
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FAQs about Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters

Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $595 per group - Coastal Excursions (2 hours)
  • $795 per group - Novice Special (3 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Afternoon special (4 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Halibut Special Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,495 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (7 hours)
  • $1,995 per group - Mako and Thresher Shark Special (8 hours)
  • $2,095 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (9 hours)
  • $2,595 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $2,795 per group - Swordfish Special (9 hours)
  • $2,995 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • $3,250 per group - Full Day Outer Islands (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning (2)
  • Fighting Chair (2)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers (2)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn)
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Sandwiches and chips)
  • Drinks (Non-alcoholic beverages)
  • First Mate (sometimes)
  • Lunch (Only on a full day trip)

Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Kite Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters include:
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Seabass (White)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack