Dano Charters – Reel Patience

Captain Dan owns and operates Dano Charters, proudly offering trips 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.

His boat is a 30’ Wellcraft that runs on twin 300 HP Caterpillar engines. With plenty of room for up to 4 anglers, it’s great for fishing together with family and friends. Thanks to the latest and greatest in GPS and fishfinder technology, Capt. Dan will help you be on the fish throughout the day.

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. All you need to have with you is a fishing license, and the adventure can begin!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day – Catalina
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 4 persons
    Whether it's fishing, snorkeling, diving or just cruising the rocks, reefs and wrecks around the islands, there's plenty to do on a trip like this. Your targets for the day will include Yellowtail, White SeaBass, Rockfish, Barracuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Coastal
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip you'll be fishing the rocks, reefs and wrecks of Palos Verdes, Huntington and Newport Beach. Expect to target the likes of Yellowtail, various Bass, Rockfish, Lingcod, Barracuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Ocean Connection
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    This trip can involve fishing, snorkeling, diving or cruising the rocks, reefs and wrecks of the beautiful Southern California ocean, it's all up to you. Fishing includes fly lining and bottom fishing. Your main fishing targets include Yellowtail, White Seabass, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Lingcod, and more.
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About the Captain

Dan Roberts
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Angler's Choice
5 reports
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since September 2015
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Calico Bass
California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Lingcod
Rockfish
Seabass (White)
Tuna (Albacore)

Tuna (Bluefin)
Yellowtail Amberjack

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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
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 Cancelation
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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.48
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Dave M.
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 H.
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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Michael M.
Phoenix, AZ
 5.00
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 23, 2019
Snacks, lunch, beverages. Fish cleaning and they even bait your hook. Was a great time. Would highly recommend
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Melissa P.
Broken Arrow, OK
 4.67
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Half Day Fishing Trip

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 R.
Tucson, AZ
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 17, 2018
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