First Dawn Charters

(11) In demand!
Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach CA, United States

First Dawn Charters offers trips to suit any taste out of Newport Beach, CA. Fishing both inshore and offshore, they can have you targeting anything from Rockfish and Calico Bass to Mahi Mahi and Tuna.

You will be spending your day aboard Captain Bob’s 40’ Mediterranean sportfishing boat. The vessel has plenty of room aboard for six guests and is fitted out with all the essentials for an awesome fishing trip.

The boat has the latest electronics and navigational equipment to make sure you are always fishing in the right place. She also has outriggers to let you troll for fast-moving Tuna, and a livewell for the freshest live bait.

To keep you comfortable on long offshore trips, the boat has an enclosed head, and a spacious interior complete with a galley, cabin, and room to rest and relax after wrestling in difficult fish.

Captain Bob has been fishing these waters for well over a decade and knows all the best spots for each species. On half day trips, you will be taken around the local bays and inshore waters, searching for tasty Rockfish and Calico Bass.

If you book in for a full day, then what you catch is up to you. You can stay in the shallows, fishing along the coastline or around Catalina Island. If you are after more adventure, head offshore in search of big Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and other top pelagic species.

No matter what you do, you can rely on using nothing but the best fishing tackle, with a choice of weight classes set up for trolling, bottom fishing, jigging, and popping to help bring in anything the Pacific ocean can throw at you.

All First Dawn Charters trips come with tackle, bait, and lures. The crew will also fillet all your fish for you at the end of the day, ready to cook up as soon as you get home.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 2000
    up to 6 persons
    A 12-hour trip for up to 6 passengers, fishing either offshore for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail etc. or Catalina Island Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Halibut, and Rockfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    Local 3/4 day
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the morning fishing inshore for Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Rockfish, and Halibut.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    A six-hour trip fishing Inshore for Yellowtail, Halibut, Calico Bass, and Rockfish.
  • Private trip
    Whale/dolphin sightseeing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    4 hour trip of watching majestic whales (not guaranteed to be seen but we will try our best) Dolphinns, Seals, and Sea Lions. Does not include food or drinks but we can make an arrangement for this.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Mediterranean (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

40 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Bob Beyer
Newport Beach, California, United States
Member since October 2015
I love being on the water!!!! Growing up near the beach I was into surfing and fishing all the time. Watching my clients bring in the fish of a lifetime is the best feeling ever!!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Newport Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.76 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Fished May 12, 2018
Bob Beyer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 17, 2018

Thanks for fishing with us Dmitry!! Hope to see you again next year!!

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Fished March 28, 2018
Bob Beyer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 3, 2018

Thanks for coming out with us Gino!! It was a pleasure having your group on board!!

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Fished October 5, 2017
Bob Beyer (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 6, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us!!

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Fishing Reports

Catalina does it again!!

June 16, 2018

Well, we definitely can’t complain about our groups catch today!! Dan and his group enjoyed nonstop action!! Thanks guys for fishing with us!! Read Full Report →

1/2 day bonanza!!

May 28, 2018

Had a great group that wanted a local 1/2 day trip. They had their fill!! Read Full Report →