Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  203 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
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
All 1,087 1,828 208 = 1,620 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: 5
Fantastic Fishing Fun
Sun, Jul 4, 10   10:00 AM kimbphillips Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This is the second year my son and I have enjoyed a half-day fishing experience with Dana Wharf Sportfishing. Once again, we had the time of our lives! The crew was so helpful ... and patient (I kept getting my line tangled in the reel)! They found a great spot to anchor so we would have the optimum opportunity to catch lots of fish. There were guests with little or no experience (like me) and those who fish almost daily who were friendly and also very helpful. Great way to spend the 4th of July!
Rating: 5
Sun, Jun 27, 10   12:45 PM andykyle Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
my 11 y.o. identical twin sons and I had a great time. Loved the Sun. noon kids fishing class prior to 12:45 pm departure. we'll be back . . . .. . hopefully sooner than later. didn't catch any fish to take home (caught & released bonito) but a lot of activity, including a dolphin eating the bait & the catch on the line!
Rating: 3
Unexperienced Captain
Fri, Jun 25, 10   6:30 AM mickle13 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
They were training a new Captain, but were not in the wheel house to provide proper guidance or instruction. He had problems setting up around the kelp beds...and the experienced Captain was more interested in trying to fishing.
Rating: 5
DanaWharf 1/2 Day Fishing Trip
Wed, Jun 16, 10   10:00 AM MichaelBurke Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
There were 4 of us. Myself (54), my dad (80) and my 2 sons (19) (21). The customer service at Zerve were easy to deal with and made the reservation process seamless. We had a great day of fishing off Dana Point Harbor. The crew on the boat were very helpful in handling the fish caught and answering all questions we had. I would highly recommend Zerve and DanaWarf Harbor for a fun day on the ocean.
Rating: 4
fun day
Sat, Jun 12, 10   12:00 PM joel8018 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
crew was help full and polite we caught fish
Rating: 5
Great Experience, will do it again and again
Sun, Jun 6, 10   12:45 PM jerryg1 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Highly recommend it.
Rating: 4
great fun
Sun, May 30, 10   6:30 AM oldmanme51 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time even though the fishing was a little slow, my future daughter-in-law caught a 25 inch halibut, which won the pool. She was so thrilled that she caught it and my son and I didn't catch anything worth keeping. It was fun for us all. For a family outing would recommend this trip to all.
Rating: 4
Good childrens trip
Sun, May 9, 10   12:45 PM flichtenberg Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Enjoyed kids trip, nice to see alot of kids on trip. Crew very helpful.
Rating: 5
Great day
Wed, May 5, 10   10:00 AM joezahradnik Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Boat was clean. The crew was on top of things and answered all my questions. They worked hard and earned a good tip. I highly recommend them. Thanks for a great day.
Rating: 4
It was a beautiful day regardless of the fish!
Thu, Apr 8, 10   10:00 AM spcgriffith Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
My husband and 12 year old had never been ocean fishing before and even though the fish "were'nt biting", we had a great time. The captain did his best moving the boat to where the fish were but I was the only one who had a bite. My daughter enjoyed the ocean view and learned how to bait, cast and reel a fishing line. The burgers from the galley were actually really good and we will be back later in the season and hopefully encounter some hungry fish! The boats crewman were very helpful and attentive. A great family excursion I would recommend.