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Rating: 4.3  216 rating points
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Last 3 months 62 131 6 = 125 93% 4.4
Last 6 months 90 181 12 = 169 93% 4.3
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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: 4
fishing was poor
Tue, Jan 1, 08   10:00 AM fredellis Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
i was hoping to catch more fish on this trip. this being my first time for this trip, i realize that my inexperience may have had some part in my lack of great success. also, i know that there was limited time with only a five hour trip time . i really believe that those who frequent the ocean in boats probably know where to go for better success. i have an idea that our trip may have been made more successful with a bit more dedication to providing a successful fishing trip. not only i, but most others no board were only marginally succesful on this trip. i did have a nice trip, without rough waters, and the scenery along the coastline is a positive aspect . my daughter and son-in-law seemed to enjoy the trip. the crew seemed adequately trained and we were kept informed of the overall entent of the captain's course of action, when and where to drop our lines and the depth we were fishing. also helpful was the fact that the crew on board knwe the fish species and the regulations. i have limited knowledge regarding the local fish species, what is good to keep ( not that that affected my catch ) and the size limits for the lower ca. oceanic waters .
Rating: 4
Nice Day Few Fish
Mon, Dec 31, 07   10:00 AM gr8kahuna Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Clean, well run fishing boat. The action was about as expected for a winter day on a half day run.
Rating: 4
Had great fun, as always.
Fri, Nov 2, 07   10:00 AM kenkudla Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The trip was fun - this is the 3rd time my Grandson and I have done it. We didn't catch mayn fish - 8 between the two of us - but we had a good time. One recommendation is that the crew needs to be more friendly. They were way to serious. I know they do this every day but we don't. They need to be part of making this fun. One other thing is it would be niece to have a poster to see what types of fish we might be catching. I am from the Northeast so I am not familiar with the local species. But, all in all, we had a fun day. Thanks.
Rating: 5
Excellent Family Outing
Sun, Jul 27  12:45 PM SMendelsohn Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My son quickly picked it up, even for a first timer, he caught a barracuda and bass. He is asking to go out again. Staff was patient and supportive - overall great day out at sea.
Rating: 4
Great morning of fishing
Sun, Jul 27  6:30 AM parkcliff Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We went out on a Sunday morning on a full boat. The deck crew were very helpful with advice and service in general.
Rating: 4
Twilight fishing was a treat!
Sat, Jul 26  5:30 PM Ryanthomas Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Twilight fishing was a enjoyable experience for my family. Weather was perfect, sunset was great, and watching the dolphins and coastline was impressive. Fishing was not that hot but we had a great time anyway!
Rating: 4
family summertime fishing
Sat, Jul 26  6:30 AM Ronparedes Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
the captain was very nice and interacted with all of us customers, but the deckhand Justin was not so nice, was not happy, I noticed when customers needed help Justin would help as if he was mad unhook their fish turn and walk back to his buddies and talk about how stupid some customer are!! When Justin unhooked customers fish he dropped it back in the ocean and walk away with out explaining why to the customers and kids .SAD ! when you take your family out and spend 245.00 dollars you expect some friendly help and understanding. w my family and I like Dana wharf but will try to avoid y boat with the deck hand JUSTIN aboard. thank you the Paredes family.
Rating: 4
Had a good time
Sat, Jul 19  5:30 PM Sbwood Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The crew was very helpful. Didn't catch a lot but that is fishing. Would do it again.
Rating: 1
too cowded, very bad fishing expereince
Sat, Jul 19  5:30 PM hossam Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
the boat was full and no place to stand and fish, the current made all the robs and fish rods to interfere tons of wasted time, was bad fishing experience, close to the shore and no good preparation for that kind of crowed
Rating: 4
Father's Day trip
Sun, Jun 15  6:30 AM armweak Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Fish were biting! Way fun for kids!