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
All 1,042 1,747 199 = 1,548 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
Great Trips! Always!
Tue, Sep 15, 09   10:00 AM markld Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf provides one of the best ocean deep sea fishing experiences consistently year in and out. They are professional, respectful and helpful to all, even the ones that never been out on a boat fishing. Even if I do not catch a fish, it is usually a nice boat ride.
Rating: 4
Rotation
Sun, Sep 6, 09   5:30 PM donjonesjr Male 50-59 Local Other
I arrived early enough(2 hours ) to sign in as #1 and #2 on the boat roster, had a lite lunch at Turks, even thou I got in line to board the boat, it seems for what ever reason I was one of the last person to get on the boat, I got stuck on the front of the boat all night, the crew did not call for a rotation, the boat was very full with first time anglers, most of them had back packs on and it was very difficult to get to the bait tank. Overall, its always great to go fishing, but the crew could have done a better job with a rotation and the confussions for the first time anglers....
Rating: 4
Great Trip
Sat, Sep 5, 09   5:30 PM DaveWhite Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Although the weather did not cooperate the captain and crew did their best to find fish. Even though I am an experienced fisherman, there were novices aboard who could have used some coaching. I always wondered why these party boats don't use the time while travelling to the fishing grounds to give a fishing tutorial to those who need it. It would make their trip more enjoyable and encourage repeat customers.
Rating: 3
Where are the fish?
Tue, Sep 1, 09   6:30 AM pchargualaf1 Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
Even though I ended up catching the "jackpot" fish and mind you, it was the last fish caught as the skipper was hoisting the anchor, the fishing should have been alot better. We were the last boat out the docks (7:00am) and lost valuable time fishing. We wasted too much time fishing in spots that had no fish. The bait was bigger than the fish we were catching. The skipper should have taken us to the "Kelp Patties" where there are always fish instead of wandering around. Even little fish that can be caught and thrown back will be a thrill for the kids on board this boat. SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE DAYS THAT "A BAD DAY OF FISHING IS BETTER THAN A GOOD DAY AT THE OFFICE". IT IS CALLED FISHING BUT WASTINGN TIME IS NOT MY IDEA OF A GOOD DAY FISHING.
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable (All 5 Times / Events)
Sun, Aug 30, 09   6:30 AM ImCDomi Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Enjoyed the 5 times I went on this event- at various times. Captains and crew were experienced and commited to making sure everyone had a great time.
Rating: 5
great fun
Tue, Aug 25, 09   10:00 AM debincohen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
bring sunscreen; have a ball!
Rating: 4
Great time
Sun, Aug 23, 09   6:30 AM buscemic Male 50-59 Local Other
The boat was good, the crew was great, and we had a great time fishing.
Rating: 4
Endangered Fish caught and filleted
Mon, Aug 17, 09   6:30 AM roxygs Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Someone on our boat caught an endangered species fish and the fish was filleted at the end of the ride.
Rating: 4
Out of the office-gone fishing
Thu, Aug 6, 09   10:00 AM jagonzalez Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Using Zerve to book our fishing trip was easy and convenient. Location and parking was easily accessible. Received great service at check-in. The "Boat Crew" provided outstanding service. Cold beer and awesome cheese burgers, sun shining and catching fish, what more can a guy ask for?!
Rating: 4
LAND LUBBERS BEWARE!
Sun, Aug 2, 09   5:30 PM melloman55 Male 50-59 Local Individual
I CAUGHT FISH, HAD SOME GOOD CONVERSATIONS WITH FELLOW FISHERMEN & WOMEN, SAW A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET AND A MOON LIT NIGHT, BUT WHEN THE WIND PICKED UP IT GOT A LITTLE ROUGH AND SOME FOLKS LOOKED LIKE THEY JUST GOT OFF OF THE TILT-A- WHIRL AFTER EATING TO MUCH COTTON CANDY....