Dana Point Sportfishing

34551 Casitas Place
Dana Point CA, United States

Dana Point Sportfishing is run by a small group of avid fishermen who all grew up in Southern California and have been fishing the local waters all their lives. Their superior knowledge of the area’s fishing grounds has contributed to them all becoming experts in finding fish both nearshore and offshore.

Their 26 ft Parker boat is fully equipped with the best equipment needed for sport fishing off the southern California coast. No expense has been spared in rigging this vessel to the highest possible standards. All the latest marine electronics are fitted on board, with a GPS and fishfinder as well as a side scan sonar to get you in the best place to find fish. There is a large live bait well and storage for at least 15 rods. With a 250 HP Yamaha engine, the boat can get you to fish fast, and its on board entertainment system will maintain a great atmosphere throughout the trip. And you won’t have to worry about being on a poorly maintained vessel: the company prides itself on having the cleanest sport fishing boats in the whole Dana Point harbor.

The crew of Dana Point Sportfishing are members of Accurate Reel’s Pro Staff and Shimano’s Guide programs, meaning their boats are equipped with some of the best and most up to date equipment on the market. They carry a wide variety of rods and reels, so they are ready to tackle any fish they might come across. They usually target a wide range of species, including but not limited to Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, various Shark species, Halibut, Yellowtail Amberjack, Bass, and Rock Cod.

Not only will you be supplied with top of the range gear on your trip, you will also be provided with ice to keep your catch fresh, and your fish will be cleaned and filleted at the end of the trip. All ages and ability levels are catered for, and the team will do all they can to make sure your whole group has a productive and memorable sport fishing experience.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 4 persons
    Full day trips open up the entire play book and allow us to spend the day hunting for whatever it is you are looking to catch. We can target the Islands (Catalina), near shore, offshore or whatever it takes. We could travel up to 40 miles offshore and target a range of species including Dorado, Bluefin, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1050
    up to 4 persons
    The 3/4 day trips give us the opportunity to spend more time at each fishing spot. We could be fishing between 6-30 miles offshore and targeting species such as Dorado, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail, Hallibut and Bass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    On these tips we will be targeting a variety of sharks including but not limited to; Thresher Shark, Mako Shark, Leopard Shark and Blue Shark. We will be chumming the water with both live and dead bait in select areas where these animals are known to be located. We will use multiple techniques on our quest to land these sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    Nearshore fishing up to around 6 miles offshore. We will mainly be targeting species such as Halibut, Bass, and the Yellowtail Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    Nearshore fishing up to around 6 miles offshore. We will mainly be targeting species such as Halibut, Bass, and the Yellowtail Amberjack.
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Parker () originally built in 2013. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

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

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

About the Captain

Cheyne Waldner
Dana Point, California, United States
Member since February 2016
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I have lived locally for over 30 years and grew up fishing, diving and surfing on the waters off Southern California. When it comes to finding areas only the locals know about, I have a clear advantage and enjoy sharing my knowledge with my customers. I am Certified Dive Master as well as a Boat Captain.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
4.40
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Great Half-Day Trip
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Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Dan Wright
Huntington Beach, CA
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 17, 2018
Dan Wright recommends Dana Point Sportfishing
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Russell Townsen
Ladera Ranch, California
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   August 27, 2017

It’s was awesome. We caught tons of fish!!!

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Nick Holton
Mission Viejo, California
 5.00
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Great Half-Day Trip

VERIFIED   October 18, 2016

We had a blast catching fish with Capt Daniel. We will for sure be repeat customers!

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Cliff Peel
Globe, Arizona
 3.67
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Half day with Cap. Ivan

VERIFIED   July 16, 2017

Ivan was great, but when I charter a private boat in the ocean, I expect to catch something bigger than a couple of pounds!...

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Wesley Mikes
Huntington Beach, California
 3.33
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Shark Fishing

VERIFIED   September 7, 2016

Seemed to do all the right things like chumming and fishing with freshly caught bait fish…however did not have a bite...

Wesley Mikes does not recommend Dana Point Sportfishing
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