Dana Point Fishing Charters

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Dana Point: 61 fishing charters available

Dana Point • 36 ft • 6 persons

From the shallow inshore bays to the deep waters just a stone’s throw offshore, Dana Point has it all.
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trips fromUS $595

Dana Point • 39 ft • 6 persons

Dana Point Custom Fishing Charters offers tailored trips to best fit your wishes.

"Captain Nick and his deckhand Glenn were both great to go out on the water with." —⁠ Josh, AZ
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trips fromUS $395
RockenReel Sportfishing – 34' Scarab
RockenReel Sportfishing – 34' Scarab

Dana Point • 35 ft • 6 persons

Ready to make your reel scream in Dana Point? RockenReel Sportfishing specializes in Shark fishing and much more.

"My family goes on a few private charters a year around the world." —⁠ Christopher, NJ
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trips fromUS $1,995
Off The Grid – OTG
Off The Grid – OTG

Dana Point • 28 ft • 6 persons

The waters off the coast of California have plenty to offer to any angler: from bottom fishing hook ups to offshore extravaganza.

"Took my sons out for a 6 hour trip with Captain Will.  Captain was very responsive all week and gave me updates on conditions." —⁠ Chris, CA
trips fromUS $1,200

Dana Point • 36 ft • 4 persons

Pacific Mistress Sportfishing offers guided trips for the big fish out of Dana Point, Southern California.

"I recently went on a fishing charter with Captain Anton and had an amazing experience." —⁠ Alex, California
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trips fromUS $1,250

Dana Point • 65 ft • 30 persons

There's a fish with your name on it in Dana Point and Dana Wharf Sportfishing – Sum Fun will help you catch it!

"We had a blast! Caught our limit before noon. Great food. Captain found 2 pods of dolphins plus seals and whales… so we got fishing and wildlife watching." —⁠ Darin,
trips fromUS $1,800
Dana Wharf Sportfishing – New San Mateo
Dana Wharf Sportfishing – New San Mateo

Dana Point • 50 ft • 18 persons

The New San Mateo, formerly the Ms Magoo from Westport Washington, is a 50' fiberglass factory Delta charter boat built by Delta Marine in 1977.
trips fromUS $2,500
Dana Wharf Sportfishing – Reel Fun
Dana Wharf Sportfishing – Reel Fun

Dana Point • 58 ft • 12 persons

Hoping to catch some lobsters in Dana Point? Make it happen, with Dana Wharf Sportfishing aboard Reel Fun!
trips fromUS $1,200
Ohana Sportfishing Charters Dana Point
Ohana Sportfishing Charters Dana Point

Dana Point • 40 ft • 6 persons

Harbor Boat Rentals & Charters offers the best experience when it comes to fishing out of Dana Point, California.
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trips fromUS $1,595
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach
Sealutions Sportfishing LLC, Newport Beach

Newport Beach • 25 ft • 4 persons

Never experienced the exciting California fishery? Turn to Sealutions Sportfishing LLC and let them organize a custom-made trip just for you that may result in catching the fish of your dreams.
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trips fromUS $850
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Fishing in Dana Point

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. 

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Dana Point Fishing Seasons

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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