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Rating: 4.2  203 rating points
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Last 3 months 17 26 7 = 19 80% 3.8
Last 6 months 82 167 12 = 155 92% 4.3
Last 12 months 116 226 23 = 203 90% 4.2
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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
Fish not biting but a nice morning on the water
Wed, Aug 3, 11   6:30 AM lennoxes Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The ocean dropped 10-degrees in a week, so the fish weren't biting, but we had a nice day. One crew member, who seemed to be new, was not at all customer oriented. The captain took him aside at the start of the trip, but to no effect... Otherwise a nice time. My 12-year old son can't wait to go again!
Rating: 2
Needs adult supervision!!!
Sat, Jul 30, 11   12:00 PM dwgoward Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Too many "serious" fishermen running around the boat overhead casting - recipe for disaster with no one in charge to stop them. Too many young children running around the boat unsupervised - again, no one in charge to stop them. Finally, I don't care if we are outdoors. Boat should be non-smoking. That includes the crew.
Rating: 4
Very much pleased with the trip.
Sun, Jul 17, 11   5:30 PM abeers Female 50-59 Local Individual
The crew was outstanding. Helpful, courteous and attentive. Even if I hadn't caught a thing, I would recommend this trip to anyone who wishes for a relaxing and enjoyable fishing trip.
Rating: 3
Good service and operation, lousy fishing day.
Sat, Jul 16, 11   6:30 AM johnmcgaffey Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyable day and company did their best to find the fish. Fish just did not bite today.
Rating: 2
You are on your own
Fri, Jul 15, 11   12:00 PM bruce9432 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Lack of seating. The captain didn't rotate positions on the rail so we were stuck at the front of the boat for the entire trip. This was burdensom since the bait was in the back of the boat. This is my chief complaint about Dana Wharf, they don't see to it that the 'meek' get a fair share of fishing near the back of the boat. I've been out of Dana Wharf about 40 times and have only fished the back of the boat 6 times. The captains cater to regulars (intimidators) and don't see to it that "we" all paid money and would like the benefit of being near the bait and expanse of the rear of the boat. Never had that problem when I go to San Diego, it is worth it to me to make the hour drive
Rating: 2
Reel Fun should be retired
Fri, Jul 15, 11   12:00 PM sujohn Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
There is no place to sit on this boat, we will fish again but never on the Reel Fun..
Rating: 5
Great fun, caught fish and we were treated well
Wed, Jul 13, 11   5:30 PM scshaws Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The twilight trip was a nice evening and well worth the trip
Rating: 2
Not Worth The Cost
Mon, Jul 11, 11   5:30 PM gcram399 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The first three years we did the 1/2 day fishing we were out on the Dana Pride and were very happy with the results. we and everyone else on those trips caught fish. The last two years we ended up on the Clemente and were very dissapointed. Since the purchaser has no control over which boat you get to go out on it's basically a crap shoot. Our party of four caught 3 fish and because one was a non game fish (basically bait) we only got 2 keepers. @ $40 each with license and poles that was $160 for 4 small fillets on an over crowded boat. There were 40 people on our boat and there were only 40 keepers total. On Long Island and Virgina Beach for less money the boats hold just as many people but they also have seating for everyone to get out of the sun/weather because they are longer wider boats, the poles and bait are included and are identicle (personal rigs are not allowed) so there is less time lost untangling lines. I just felt that for the same investment of time and money there are better ways to spend my valuble vacation time than to accept pot luck and end up on a boat that couldn't find fish even if it fell into a bait tank. ALSO, why does it say 5 hours?? We left the dock at 5:30PM and got back to the dock at 9:30PM. That is only four hours total. I think they still owe me an hour. What a rip-off!!!!
Rating: 5
A great experience. Would do this again.
Thu, Jul 7, 11   5:30 PM jeqberry Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Enjoyed it, but was too short, will do a 3/4 boat nxt time.
Rating: 5
Terrific Deep Sea Fishing Outfitter
Sun, Jun 26, 11   12:45 PM Qiqueen Unspecified 50-59 Local Family With Children
My teenaged son has been on several 1/2 day trips with this outfitter- he always has a great time. Each boat has a different captain and crew but all are very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend the Kids Club and Kids Fishing Camp in the summer, too.