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Dana Point: 51 fishing charters available

RockenReel Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(231 reviews)
Dana Point
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Pacific Mistress Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Dana Point
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trips from $1,500

Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(71 reviews)
Dana Point

Off The Grid – OTG

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Dana Point
trips from $1,200

Socal Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Dana Point
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trips from $650

Sealutions Sportfishing LLC

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(91 reviews)
Newport Beach
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trips from $850

Dana Wharf Sportfishing – Sum Fun

Dana Point
trips from $1,800

Full Spectrum SF, INC. – Sea Scout

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Huntington Beach
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Dana Wharf Sportfishing - Current

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(28 reviews)
Dana Point
trips from $1,500

Dana Point Sportfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Dana Point
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trips from $550

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Dana Point

The average price for a private 4 hour Dana Point fishing trip is $1,116, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,714 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, RockenReel Sportfishing, Pacific Mistress Sportfishing, and Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Dana Point, California. Full list of top fishing charters in Dana Point.

RockenReel Sportfishing, Pacific Mistress Sportfishing, and Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Dana Point.

The most popular fish species you can target are Halibut, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Yellowfin Tuna. Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, light tackle, and trolling. Offshore fishing, inshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Hop aboard a Dana Point fishing charter and take advantage of the diverse angling on offer in this Southern California city! Built around the magnificent Dana Point Harbor, access to productive fishing grounds has never been easier. Within minutes, you’ll be on your way to bays, reefs, and offshore waters teeming with fish.


Choose to stay inshore, and you’ll have a list of California’s most-wanted fish on your hands. It includes Calico Bass, Rockfish, White Bass, and California Halibut. As you head further out, your targets diversify and you stand a chance to reel in Yellowtail, Barracuda, and Sharks. Head all the way out to The Islands and there’s Marlin, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Bluefin Tuna for the taking too.


Dana Point fishing charters offer something for everyone, whether you’ve only got a few hours to spare or the whole day ahead of you. A half day trip is ideal for families and sees you explore the calm waters close to shore – even pros will have fun! If you’re looking for serious action, however, a deep sea charter is a no-brainer. Opt for a full day or extended full day trip to make the most of the action.


As predicted, Dana Point Harbor is the best place to find a fishing charter and embark on your adventure. There are plenty of shops and dining options available too, making it a one-stop destination for a fulfilling day. For a more low-key option, head to Embarcadero, a smaller marina adjacent to Dana Point Harbor.

 

Rules & Regulations

A Dana Point charter boat typically includes everything you need – except for a fishing license. All anglers over the age of 16 will need to purchase one before heading out. To ensure you’re respecting seasonality and bagging limits, it’s best to head out with a reputable guide. 

Dana Point
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25014 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

January 1st kicks off the Sculpin season. Also known as Californian Scorpionfish, these tasty little guys may be hard to handle, but their delicious meat is worth the effort once in a while.

February

Halibut show up in February, to accompany the year-round populations of Yellowtail and Kelp Bass. You really are never short of great food fish in Dana Point!

March

Sheephead, Lingcod, Rockfish, and a ton of other tasty Groundfish open for harvest in March. Halibut fishing is also in full swing, This is your last chance to catch Spiny Lobster before the season closes

April

The bays are alive with more species than you can shake a stick at. Rock Cod, Halibut, Calico Bass, Sheephead, Lingcod, and Sculpin are all on the cards, so get out there and grab some!

May

May marks the start of great offshore fishing. Barracuda and Bonito start to show up, heralding the big game pelagics of the summer. Halibut are still around in big numbers and there are always plenty of Yellowtail.

June

You can spend a productive day inshore, but let's get real, the Bluefin here! Everyone wants a piece of the action with these awesome fish, so get out there and get ready to eat like a king!

July

Yellowfin, Bluefin, Albacore, Bonito. If it's shiny on the outside and red on the inside it's here in July! Mahi Mahi also turn up this time of year, just in case there aren't enough fish to target.

August

The Bluefin start to drop off in August, but Bigeyes quickly take their place. There are still tons of other delicious fish inshore if you don't have the time to get out into the blue.

September

The Dana Point Tall Ships Festival is held every September, gathering together the biggest fleet of these impressive vessels on the whole of the West Coast. 

October

Spiny Lobsters come into season in October, so remeber to lay your traps at the start of your trip. Even if you don't hook a single fish you will still have plenty of delicious seafood at the end of the day.

November

Things finally start to cool down in November, both above the water and below. The big game madness may be over but the inshore fishing is still great, with Rockfish, Halibut, and Lobster around in force.

December

Dana Point is a great place to spend the holiday season, with average temperatures of around 68° and plenty of seasonal events, not to mention loads of delicious Halibut and Rockfish just waiting to be caught.

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Hit up captain conor, and book a full day. Half a day is definitely not enough time because it goes by quicker than you think.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hit up captain conor, and book a full day. Half a day is definitely not enough time because it goes by quicker than you think.
Angel  G.
Angel G. Anaheim, California
Book now and stop looking! Yeah his is the trip. Took my two boys on their first trip and we caught 30+ fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book now and stop looking! Yeah his is the trip. Took my two boys on their first trip and we caught 30+ fish!
John  C.
John C. Pasadena, CA
Call Steven at rockin reel if you really want to catch fish. Steven worked hard for us and put us on fish all day. Great guy that knows what he's doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Steven at rockin reel if you really want to catch fish. Steven worked hard for us and put us on fish all day. Great guy that knows what he's doing.
Wayne  B.
Wayne B. San Clemente, CA
Weather is amazing and the fishing is great for everyone including children.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is amazing and the fishing is great for everyone including children.
Windy  A.
Windy A. Ontario, CA
Learn the equipment you'll be using before you leave the dock. Don't try and figure out a complicated reel set up without asking questions first.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Learn the equipment you'll be using before you leave the dock. Don't try and figure out a complicated reel set up without asking questions first.
Scott  G.
Scott G. Englewood, CO
Beautiful Water - Rocken Locken Tours is the best. Captain Steve is awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Beautiful Water - Rocken Locken Tours is the best. Captain Steve is awesome.
Robert  P.
Robert P. Aliso Viejo, California
Dana Point is a beautiful harbor with all the amenities and not too crowded! If you're going for your first time, make sure to look up Rocken Locken, He has knows the spots!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dana Point is a beautiful harbor with all the amenities and not too crowded! If you're going for your first time, make sure to look up Rocken Locken, He has knows the spots!
Joe  K.
Joe K. Tustin, California
Maybe pack a small lunch. The snacks are great, but we were pretty hungry towards the end.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe pack a small lunch. The snacks are great, but we were pretty hungry towards the end.
David  P.
David P. San Fernando, CA
Absolutely. Call Capt. Anton on the Pacific mistress that's the boat you want to be on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. Call Capt. Anton on the Pacific mistress that's the boat you want to be on.
Joe  W.
Joe W. Williams, AZ

Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
I took my wife out for an afternoon cruise and some fishing for her birthday. The boat and crew were great and knowledgeable. The fishing was very fun. We caught 30 fish or so and had a great time. Captain Nick had all the latest fish finding equipment and a screen in the galley where we could see what he sees up top. He also has a bench topside where we sat to enjoy the view and the sea breeze and learn from Captain Nick. We will be going out with Captain Nick again.
Jeff  W.
Jeff W. Lake Forest, CA
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Captain Nick did an amazing job! We went out for a three hour trip and started fishing immediately out of the harbor. My son caught his first (and 6th!) fish. Would recommend to all.
Michael  H.
Michael H. Costa Mesa, CA
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Wonderful experience for all four of us. Captain Nick and Kent had us on top of the fish all morning. We reeled in a decent sized shark! Boating across the ocean when the sun is coming up was priceless. We all had a great time. Charter with this crew. They are awesome!
Janelle  L.
Janelle L. Farmington, NM
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Had a great experience with Nick! Caught a ton of beautiful fish and had an awesome boat to spend the day on. He has a lifetime of experience fishing from south America to Alaska and is knowledgeable about all sport fish species. Definitely a repeat trip for us!
Matt  S.
Matt S. Bartlesville, OK
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(71 reviews)
Great boat with a great Captain and Gary his deck hand. Although we were unable to get any bites from the Durado or Tuna it was no fault of the boat crew. They made sure we all were able to catch some fish and had a pleasurable experience!!
Dustin  H.
Dustin H. Clearwater, FL
Off The Grid – OTG
Off The Grid – OTG
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Had a great trip. Started off a little slow but captain William put us on some fish and we had a great trip!
Brad  W.
Brad W. Central City, AR
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Thanks to Captain we had a wonderful adventure with our family!! My son is now hooked on fishing 🎣!! We will be back next year !!
Kelly  T.
Kelly T. Phoenix, AZ
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Captain Nick and Glen were awesome! We caught tons of sea bass and a sheepshead that we could keep. Nick and Glen kept the lines baited and in the water, so you did not miss a minute catching fish. The boat provided great facilities and snacks/drinks provided. Highly recommend this experience!!!
Chris  P.
Chris P. United States
Off The Grid – OTG
Off The Grid – OTG
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Our family had a great time. Captain Will was very accommodating with our needs! We caught quite a variety of fish and found a pod of about 100 dolphins. They were all around us - so cool. Thanks for a great day!!
Bethany  F.
Bethany F. Willard, OH
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Excellent day. Boat was comfortable and the crew was informative, helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend Capt. Nick!
Joseph  C.
Joseph C. Laguna Beach, CA
Socal Fishing Charters
Socal Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Had a great day out on the water with the family. Jonathan is a cool dude and great captain. He puts the work in to find you the fish.
Anthony  E.
Anthony E. Placentia, CA
Off The Grid – OTG
Off The Grid – OTG
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
The trip with Will went great. Between three of us fishing, we caught lots of fish and two sharks. We caught and released some and kept others for great fish dinners. Will helps us out with our rigs and prepared the fish for us. Overall a great experience!
Aj  B.
Aj B. Los Angeles, CA
Off The Grid – OTG
Off The Grid – OTG
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
The fish were just not biting but Captain Will did everything he could to put us on the fish, he knew his spots and really helped us try and find somewhere but just one of those days you get on the water. Captain Will was very friendly and showed us novice fisherman how to setup, bait and cast he really did everything he could to get us going and we will be back to get them next time!
Andrew  H.
Andrew H. Mission Viejo, CA
Pacific Mistress Sportfishing
Pacific Mistress Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Real fishing definitely great service ! Super helpful for first timers 10/10 Explained everything and were a great time !!
Geo  F.
Geo F. United States
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
I have been on a lot of fishing trips all over but Captian Nick by far is the best Captain I have ever had. Our second day we caught so many that we had to give up. This was my 4th trip out of Dana Point and by far the best. You can’t go wrong with Captain Nick
David  P.
David P. United States
Socal Fishing Charters
Socal Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
An amazing experience! Not only did we catch a bunch of fish, but we also were able to enjoy other aquatic nature like multiple whales, and dolphins! Captain Jonathan was very knowledgeable and easy to fish with! 10/10 I would recommend this charter to anyone who asks. And Keeping his information for my next trip for sure!
Noah  O.
Noah O. Oceanside, California
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Brought my fife and two kids to see my son and his fiancé. Our captain Nick was very friendly and kept us on the fish. The boat was very clean and roomy. This was a morning that everyone will remember! Thank you Nick.
Victor  O.
Victor O. Valparaiso, IN
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
The Captain was great! He was very accommodating and knew where to find what we were looking for. One of the best experiences ever!
Corey  H.
Corey H. Franklin, VT
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Cap Nick and Glenn were great to go out fishing with. Seasonally we were off for the kind of fish we targeted, but it was a family trip. We saw 100’s of dolphins, caught a few catch and release sharks and had a good family time. Crew was personable, knowledgeable and we enjoyed it greatly
Mike  M.
Mike M. Nunn, Colorado
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dana Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
It was most of our first time ocean fishing and Nick was very kind and patient with us. Everything was very clean and took very good care of us! We had a great time! I am ready to do it again!
Linda  A.
Linda A. United States

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