Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  198 rating points
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Last 3 months 18 27 9 = 18 81% 3.8
Last 6 months 81 159 15 = 144 91% 4.3
Last 12 months 117 224 26 = 198 89% 4.2
All 1,089 1,829 211 = 1,618 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
Half day fishing with kids
Mon, Apr 21  10:00 AM rjjump Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Expect some frustration if you have younger kids. The half day trips pretty much sit at local kelp beds and the boat is positioned where the stern swings near the kelp. 90% of the fish will be caught from the back. The areas are over fished so the fish are small and hide in the kelp. Frequent fisherman will stake the best spots. The captain will announce a time for people to rotate but that will be half way through the trip. Most people will mill around a bit but grab spots close to where they were. So unless you are aggressive and force your way in you will not likely get a prime spot. I would do that but with my younger kids you cant as they are not good enough fisherman to handle the tight combat fishing that happens in the back. If you want to see the local coastline from a boat, have a snack and enjoy a day at sea then it is fine. If you go thinking of catching decent size fish then do something else. I have went 5 times with my small kids and always the same story 100+ fish caught but only a few legal size....and I am talking barely legal. I have not seen anything over 18" or a couple pounds ever caught.
Rating: 4
Good morning for all
Sun, Mar 23  6:30 AM Stevehalstea Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Not much on the fishing for this trip but the crew was great, very attentive and helpful especially with the kids. Thanks for a great morning.
Rating: 4
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Sat, Mar 8  12:45 PM Dmack277 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
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Rating: 5
Great crew
Wed, Mar 5  10:00 AM tdelmonte Male 50-59 Local Individual
Very time I caught a fish the crew was standing by to unhook and assist. Can't wait to go again!
Rating: 4
great day on the water
Fri, Oct 11, 13   10:00 AM Rod2569 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
my son and i had a great time. the boat and crew were great and the fishing was good also.
Rating: 3
Paid for 3/4 day no refund
Wed, Sep 4, 13   10:00 AM Jefftal Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Paid for 3/4 day for 2 people was told trip cancelled only 1/2 day available. $26 was never credited back to my credit card. 1/2 day trip on the Clemente went out on 9/4/13 my name is Jeff Taleghany.
Rating: 5
Great experience. Crew helpful and good natured.
Fri, Aug 30, 13   10:00 AM Fseveren Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Every year my sons and go out with Dana Wharf Sportsfishing and we are never disappointed. It's always a good time and the crew is always helpful and knowledgeable.
Rating: 4
too late in the season
Thu, Aug 29, 13   10:00 AM dkachelski Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
it's unfortunate that the pelicans, diving birds, and seals makes you rethink your strategy to fish and to virtually only bottom fish. Catching fish was very limited but the captain tried hard and moved the boat more than he probably wanted. Still any day fishing was better than the best day of work.
Rating: 5
Great place to take the kids
Thu, Aug 29, 13   10:00 AM dennismct Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I took my 5 year old grandson and couldn't have been happier with the boat and crew. The fishing was slow but the crew was enthusiastic and did their best to put us on a bite.
Rating: 5
Beautiful day on the sea.
Mon, Aug 26, 13   6:30 AM morriscro Male 50-59 Local Individual
Safe ship. Good Captain. Very helpful crew.