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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!



About the Captain

Cheyne Waldner
Dana Point, California, United States
29 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano & Accurate rods/reels
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
We will clean your catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Clients decide if they want to keep

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
Equipment
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (38)
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Half Day Trip with Captain Craig
+35
Angler Rating
25
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Paul H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 8, 2022
Paul H. recommends Dana Point Sportfishing
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Taylour E.
Corona, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Conner

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on 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....
Taylour E. recommends Dana Point Sportfishing
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Clifford L.
Irvine, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Capt Craig

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 19, 2021
We had a great experience with Capt Craig.  He was friendly and knowledgeable about the fishery.  He wasted no time getting...
Clifford L. recommends Dana Point Sportfishing
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Shannon H.
Los Angeles, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

5 hour trip with Captain Chip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 9, 2019
We enjoyed our fishing trip on June 9.  I wish we would have been able to go out further for bigger fish, it didnt seem it...
Shannon H. recommends Dana Point Sportfishing
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Larry M.
Edmond, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Connor

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 15, 2021
We had a fantastic fishing trip-one of the best I’ve ever taken. Captain Connor was awesome-super knowledgeable, funny, and...
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FAQs about Dana Point Sportfishing

Dana Point Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Shark Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (7 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip – San Clemente Island (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Dana Point Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Sonar Side Scan
  • Radar

Trips booked with Dana Point Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano & Accurate rods/reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Dana Point Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Dana Point Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dana Point Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack