Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  203 rating points
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Last 3 months 44 98 6 = 92 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 64 132 12 = 120 93% 4.3
Last 12 months 117 231 28 = 203 89% 4.2
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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: 5
Great Trip.If only the FISH would have cooperated
Sun, Apr 3, 11   12:45 PM RobertBell Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fishing trip was mainly for my grandaughter. The Captain and mates were very friendly and attentive to the clients. They made sure that everything was anailable at all times. The fish I caught they immediately handled them once they were in the boat and stowed them to be cleaned after the trip. However, the water temperature was out of the Captains control, and that made for tough fishing.He announced that the colder water stifles the fish appetite. He tried 6 different holes,though. He put forth a tremendous effort to try and connect. I caught two keepers, and that was the most keepers on the boat. My grandaughter caught one (undersize) but that made the whole trip worthwhile. That was her first fish caught. To her it was a 2000# billfish!! Now let me also give kudos to the staff at the tackle shop. We were running late due to an accident(not ours!) on I-5. Donna was fantastic in making sure we would be all set as soon as we got there! She helped us go quickly from the shop to the boat with only a minute to spare. Thanks again Donna. You helped us pull it off! Even though the fishing was tough, we had a great time, and I would highly recommend it to a family with children.
Rating: 4
Nice day, crew was friendly.
Sat, Mar 19, 11   12:00 PM akjk91 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Few fish caught, but nice day for a cruise. Crew was friendly and professional. We had a group of 10 adults and boy scouts from Lake Arrowhead, Ca. and all had fun.
Rating: 2
The fishing was terrible
Fri, Feb 4, 11   10:00 AM Jstenger Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The fishing was terrible they should have tried to move to different locations
Rating: 1
DEFINATELY NOT WORTH THE MONEY
Mon, Jan 17, 11   10:00 AM jambini06 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friends and I were VERY disappointed. We fished just off the beach from our condo and I have done better fishing in the small ponds where I live. We really should have been informed of just how bad the fishing was before we purchased tickets. Also noted that they kept very small fish in order to make days count look good. No fish over 18 inches were caught for anyone on our boat. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
Rating: 4
OKAY
Thu, Dec 30, 10   10:00 AM DonnaAhlers Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It would have been preferable if there were places to sit. It was hard for us to stand for 5 hours.
Rating: 1
Worst Captain Ever
Thu, Oct 28, 10   10:00 AM Dcboss Male 50-59 Local Other
The Captain didn't have a clue where he was going. He didn't bother to ask where the boat had been doing great all week. When he did stop, he gave little information about the location. As soon as the anchor hit bottom, he would be at the rail fishing. That was bad enough, but he would squeeze into a good spot and fly line across others. He also would be smoking while fishing. I had to move on two occasions because of the smoke. My daughter was hung up on a rock with the captain right next to her, but he was two busy fishing to help. When she asked for help, he called a deck hand over to assist her. He acted as if this was his private boat and we were just in his way. Stay away from captain Jack.
Rating: 4
Fun but too crowded
Sun, Sep 26, 10   12:45 PM mpenot2207 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It was fun, but the boat was a little too crowded. Too many lines tangling up etc. I would be willing to pay double the price for a boat with half as many anglers on board. If anyone knows of such trips please email me.
Rating: 4
Fun day!
Sun, Sep 26, 10   12:45 PM ScottZucker Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My eight year old and I took advantage of the kids fish free deal they had going on Sundays. It was a load of fun but a bit crowded. I guess a good deal is appreciated by more than just myself. The crew was very accomodating, upbeat and helpful. I couldn't have asked for more from them. We're going to be doing it again soon.
Rating: 5
Fun Father and Son Adventure
Sun, Sep 5, 10   6:30 AM lennoxes Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I went on a morning half day with my 11-year old son. We spent the weekend together while mom was away with her girlfriends, so I asked him what he'd like to do..."Fishing!" The crew was friendly and helpful. Lots of fish caught, but most undersized. Still loads of fun. Apparently the cold water is keeping the catch lower than normal, but it didn't detract from our enjoyment. Breakfast is available on board, but I'm not too sure about the cook's kitchen habits...help with the boat, fry some bacon, help with the boat, make a breakfast burrito...you get it.
Rating: 5
Great Time
Fri, Sep 3, 10   10:00 AM susanlamb Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and myself try to go ocean fishing atleast one time a month. Our favorite boat is Sum Fun. We usually catch some fish and the captain and crew is great. Very polite and knowledgeable. I would recommend Dana Wharf Fishing to anyone.