Dana Point Sportfishing

Explore the waters of Southern California with Dana Point Sportfishing! It is run by a small group of avid fishermen who 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 30’ Parker pilothouse has 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 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 300 HP Yamaha engine, the boat can get you to fish fast. Its onboard 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 sportfishing boats in Dana Point harbor.

The crew are members of Accurate Reel’s Pro Staff and Shimano’s Guide programs. Their boat is 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 you might come across.

You can target a wide range of species, including Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, Shark, Halibut, Yellowtail Amberjack, Bass, and Rock Cod. If you want to take your catch home for a delicious meal, the crew will be happy to clean and fillet it for you.

Not only will you fish with top of the range gear on your trip, you will also have ice to keep your catch fresh. All ages and ability levels welcome, and the team will do all they can to make sure your whole group has a memorable sportfishing experience.

Join Dana Point Sportfishing and have the time of your life fishing the prolific waters of Southern California!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – San Clemente Island
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    This is a full day trip to San Clemente Island targeting a wide range of fish from Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado, Halibut, Cod and much more. Like all of our fishing trips, we’ll supply all the rods/reels, tackle, live bait and will fillet your fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    The full day Bluefin Tuna, Yellowtail, or Dorado Fishing. On these fishing trips, we target pelagic species. Like all of our trips everything you will need to be successful is included; rods/reels, tackle, live bait, and we will fillet your fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This full day trip will take you targeting a wide variety of species including Bluefin Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Halibut, Cod, and much more. Like all of the captain's trips, he will supply rods/reels, tackle, live bait, and will fillet your fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    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, Halibut, and Bass.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    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 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Head out nearshore in the morning, 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 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This is an afternoon trip, 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 the Captain

Cheyne Waldner
Dana Point, California, United States
Angler's Choice
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since February 2016
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (18)
4.79
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day with Captain Conner
Half day trip with captain Daniel
3\/4 day with Captain Cheyne
+15
Angler Rating
12
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
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Taylour E.
Corona, CA
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Conner

VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
Had a awesome time out on the water! Captain Conner took us to a bunch of different hunny holes for halibut which we were targeting....
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Corona, CA
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Half Day Variety Trip with Captain Daniel

VERIFIED   September 20, 2019
This was a great day for our 4 pack fishing crew. Captain Daniel was awesome, he had us on fish in no time. We were so busy...
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Toronto, ON
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Half day fishing with Chayne

VERIFIED   August 25, 2019
Great day on the water, captain Chayne was awesome! Caught a lot of fish, 5 1/2 foot leopard sharks and saw a huge school of...
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Brandon C.
Traverse City, MI
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 11, 2019
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