Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current

The stated goal of Dana Wharf Sportfishing is to provide a unique experience to locals and visitors alike while showing all the wonders of the Orange County coastline. The crew is made up of local professionals that will make sure the trip is tailored to your particular needs and wants.

You’ll be fishing on the Current, a 53’ Hatteras that’s powered by a pair of 1400 HP Detroit engines. The boat boasts a spacious and comfortable interior, to ensure you have a fun and relaxing trip. It contains a full array of safety gear and navigation electronics so you can just lay back and enjoy the fishing.

Dana Point is one of the nicest areas to be fishing in when it comes to this part of California. Species like Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Calico Bass, Halibut, and Rockfish are all waiting for you to come along. The waters are also home to a variety of wildlife for you to see - whales, dolphins, harbor seals, and California sea lions.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of a trip, along with complimentary snacks and drinks. The crew will clean and fillet the catch for your convenience once the trip is over. Bring a pair of polarized sunglasses, and get ready for the fishing trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5-Hour Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    The waters of Dana Point are perfect for half day fishing adventures. Captain Corey and his crew will take you to the fish and also narrate the coast and surrounding areas. Expect to encounter species such as California Sheepshead, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Cod, Halibut, Rockfish, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip. Departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    5-Hour Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,500
    The waters of Dana Point are perfect for half day fishing adventures. Captain Corey and his crew will take you to the fish and also narrate the coast and surrounding areas. Expect to encounter species such as California Sheepshead, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Cod, Halibut, Rockfish, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip. Departure times are flexible.
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About the Charter Operator

Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Dana Point, California, United States
65 Customer reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since January 2018
Dana Wharf Sportfishing has been operating on the coast of California for the past three decades. They've learned, through hard work, where the best spots are and what tricks the local fish fall for. They're keen to share that with their customers – while providing professional and courteous service. Dana Wharf Sportfishing aims to be the primary destination of any angler visiting this part of California.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Hatteras (Flybridge) originally built in 1978. Powered by 2 1400HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
53 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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, 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (13)
1st time fishing the ocean
1st time fishing the ocean
Great Trip!
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Angler Rating
22
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Christy C.
Chino Hills, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

1st time fishing the ocean

VERIFIED   5-Hour Trip PM on July 28, 2022
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Joe M.
San Clemente, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Corey

VERIFIED   5-Hour Trip AM on June 25, 2022
Joe M. recommends Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current
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Joe Z.
Encinitas, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   5-Hour Trip AM on June 9, 2022
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Cort G.
Mission Viejo, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Trip!

VERIFIED   5-Hour Trip PM on November 23, 2021
Took a 4 hour charter in the morning. Quinn and Mike were great. Caught some fish. My boys had a blast. They want to do a full...
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Chris S.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Special 6 hour trip for Chris Schaffner on September 16, 2022
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FAQs about Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current

Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,500 per group - 5-Hour Trip AM (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 5-Hour Trip PM (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Calico Bass
  • California Sheephead
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)