Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.3  200 rating points
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Last 3 months 42 95 3 = 92 98% 4.5
Last 6 months 64 132 12 = 120 93% 4.3
Last 12 months 111 225 25 = 200 89% 4.3
All 1,042 1,747 199 = 1,548 88% 4.1
Rating and reviews for:

1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips

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Treat yourself to a five-hour, one of a kind sportfishing trip on the sparkling waters of Southern California, leaving from Dana Point.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
More smoke than bites.
Sun, Jul 31, 11   5:30 PM michaelseitz Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
I generally do not get seasick, but a constant gail of cigarette and cigar smoke took care of that. With a crowd of people in pretty tight quarters, there should be no smoking allowed. I think it will be a long time before I go out again.
Rating: 3
Great Crew, Bad Weather Day, Lots of Fish and Fun
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:45 PM marilyno Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
If you are grandparents along for ride with the grandkids be aware there is no comfortable seat on the boat "Reel Fun" and you are sitting in the sun for 4 hours and hopefully not bad sea conditions. Make sure you bring along your dramamine just in case. Kids had a ball when a large wave came over the front of the boat and they got soaked. For me it was too long, too nauseaus, too hot, and stinky between the poor sardines as bait , squid, frying hamburgers, and no where comfortable to sit. Not good for bad back. Everyone was catching fish and they enjoyed that. Sea was not calm due to storm in the morning and rain.
Rating: 4
Dana Wharf Sportfishing Twilight Fishing
Thu, Jul 21, 11   5:30 PM pmlago Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Everything went fine except the catching. Ticket purchase, tackle rental, on-time departure, friendly and helpful staff were all good. Only problem, too few fish. There were fewer than 25 keepers caught by over 40 fishers. To add insult, a girl on the boat next to our pier caught a bass larger than anyone on our boat and her boat never left the dock.
Rating: 5
excellent group of people at dana wharf
Fri, Jul 1, 11   6:30 AM budbackus Male 60-69 Local Individual
Great day/Great event/Great Fun/Will do again
Rating: 5
Crew was great.
Sat, May 7, 11   5:30 PM joycefield Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
The crew was great with my grandson's first fishing trip on the ocean,
Rating: 2
Love deep sea fishing out away from the bank
Thu, Mar 10, 11   10:00 AM Bergener Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We stopped to get live bait and didn't go more than a 1/4 mile from shore. didn't use the live bait and didn't catch anything but bass. overall it was ok, but if bass was the only thing being caught we should have been told before going out to fish. The people on the boat were great and very friendly.
Rating: 5
WOWIE
Thu, Nov 4, 10   10:00 AM rswanson11 Male 60-69 Local Individual
Great fishing on the ocean with professional staff, great bait. All good.
Rating: 4
pleasant being out
Sat, Oct 30, 10   10:00 AM williamdavid Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The staff were good and patient-I was irritated with some kids and a parent next too me who left there rods unatttended. The staff did all they could but it sort of soured me on the experience-that and the teenages who though nothing of casting their bait near a bird and hooking it. I still recommend the trip just because of the beauty of the harbor.
Rating: 3
DECKS HANDS AND FISHING DURATION
Sat, Oct 9, 10   10:00 AM joenron Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
THIS IS MY THIRD TRIP WITH DANA POINT, THE FIRST WAS ON THE CLEMENTE. THE SECOND WAS ON THE SUM FUM. TODAY'S TRIP WAS ON THE REEL FUN. I WAS THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED BY THE DECK HANDS AND FISHING DURATION ON THE CLEMENTE. THE OTHER 2 BOATS LEFT MUCH TO BE DESIRED. TODAY'S TRIP ON THE REEL FUN WAS TO BE A 5 HOUR TRIP BEGINNING AT 6:30 A.M. WE PULLED AWAY FROM THE DOCK ON TIME AND PROCEEDE TO THE BAIT DOCK. WE THEN WENT BACK TO THE DOCK TO PICK UP A MAN AND AND A 3 YEAR OLD BOY (WHO HAPPENED TO CREATE SOMEWHAT OF A DISTRACTION ON THE TRIP) IT WASN'T UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 8:15 A.M. THAT WE PUT OUR POLES IN THE WATER. DURING THE TRIP, THE CREW HAD US ROTATE OUR POSITIONS AROUND THE BOAT(WHICH SEEMED TO BE POINTLESS, AS, WE WE INUNDATED WITH HANG UPS IN THE KELP). I DO LOOK FORWARD TO BOOKING TRIPS AGAIN, IF, I CAN BE PROVIDED OF A FISHING SCHEDULE FOR THE CLEMENTE. THANKS JOE C.
Rating: 4
Great crew
Sat, Sep 18, 10   10:00 AM eluna43 Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
The crew on this boat was great. They were right on the spot every time a fish was caught, took if off hook, measured it for legal size, constantly helped especially newcomers to ocean fishing.