Dano Charters - Reel Patience

4281 Warner Avenue
Huntington Beach CA, United States

Captain Dan owns and operates Dano Charters, steering a 33’ Wellcraft boat into close-to-shore and deep sea fisheries alike.

Decades of experience have taught this seasoned seafarer where and when to go hunting for all game swimming around in the SoCal Pacific, ranging from delicious rockfish to humongous sharks. Being a 100 ton licensed captain, he has primarily fished on multiday open party boat trips before starting his own private charter service.

If you want a guide to take you for anything from short local bottom fishing in the Horseshoe Kelp area, Palos Verdes, Huntington or Newport Beach to longer trips around Catalina and San Clemente islands or some die hard trolling action offshore - Dan is your man! Do not hesitate to book with one of the most knowledgeable and affable guides in the area.

Top of the line Shimano and Seeker gear will be provided for your charter, as well as all bait and catch filleting and bagging services, so you can have that delicious after-trip dinner. Any food and drinks may be provided per request.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - Catalina
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing, snorkeling, diving or just cruising the rocks, reefs and wrecks around the islands (fly lining and bottom fishing). Main targets for fishing include yellowtail, white sea bass, sand bass calico bass, rockfish, lingcod, bonito and barracuda. Feel free to contact us if you have special requests. Rental gear is not provided for diving at this time. Let's go have fun on the water!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Coastal
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing the rocks, reefs and wrecks of Palos Verdes, Huntington and Newport Beach (fly lining and bottom fishing). Main targets include yellowtail, white sea bass, sand bass calico bass, rockfish, lingcod, bonito and barracuda.
  • Private trip
    Ocean Connection
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    Enjoy a day on the Pacific Ocean either cruising or fishing. Relax with family or friends and take in the beautiful sights of the Southern California Coastline. Includes snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for four.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Local
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    Fishing, snorkeling, diving or cruising the rocks, reefs and wrecks of the beautiful Southern California ocean. Fishing includes fly lining and bottom fishing. Main fishing targets include yellowtail, white sea bass, sand bass calico bass, rockfish, lingcod, bonito and barracuda. Special requests? Please contact us if you have a special occasion in mind. At this time, diving and snorkeling rentals are not included. We look forward to spending a great time with you out on the water!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Lingcod
Seabass (European)

Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Convertible) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 300HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

About the Captain

Dan Roberts
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Member since September 2015
10
5
Captain Dan has been fishing the waters of SoCal for decades. Assisting as a second captain of 100+ ton boats for years, he's moved onto his own charter services on his 33' Wellcraft boat.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 94%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.43
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Dave Mayo
Tucson, AZ
 4.33
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Half-day trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   July 20, 2018
Took my two sons my son-in-law and my two grandsons on a half-day trip with Captain Dan. One grandson graduated high school...
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Jacob Hathaway
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   September 2, 2018
Really good conversations and a fun time with good people. You can tell that Captain Dan and his crew don’t care too much...
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James Russell
Riverside, California
 5.00
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1/2 day

VERIFIED   May 3, 2018
Capt. Dan put us on the fishing, caught some nice calico bass and some sheepshead. Definitely planning a trip for next year!
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Melissa Pittman
Broken Arrow, OK
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VERIFIED   July 5, 2018
We had a great experience!! Captain Dan took us to great spots and my boys kept catching them! They very accommodating and...
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Michael Roberts
Tucson, AZ
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 17, 2018
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