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Rating: 4.2  203 rating points
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Last 3 months 42 77 9 = 68 88% 4.2
Last 6 months 87 175 15 = 160 91% 4.3
Last 12 months 116 226 23 = 203 90% 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
thanks!
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.
Rating: 5
1/2 Day Fishing Trip
Sat, Feb 13, 10   12:00 PM MikeMyers Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My party of seven people had a good time. Our customer service experience was superb; we were contacted by phone a couple of times to inform us that the fish were not biting, and that we could change our reservations at no additional charge if any other date would be preferred. We ended up changing our reservations, and the fish were still not biting the day we ultimately went out. With seven anglers fishing constantly for four hours, we should have netted more than two small fish total, hardly worth keeping. But the trip itself, with the crew's help in putting on bait, and untangling fishing lines, etc... went well. I would have been more impressed if the captain of the ship had some kind of depth monitoring system that could spot large pools of fish -- it seemed that we changed locations often to find fish, but our location changes were based on "hope" rather than scientific methods. The entire ship's fish catch was minimal, and there were about 25 people aboard. I did expect more opportunity for more fish for everyone. I have gone fishing before where the entire ship's customers all caught fish, with many catching the day's limit. This was not the case on the day of our trip. I will recommend this trip to others. This was an excellent way to spend a sunny afternoon at sea.