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Rating: 4.2  204 rating points
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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: 3
A rather "generic" fishing trip.
Sun, Jul 12, 09   12:45 PM jimjazz Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
The trip was scheduled out at 1245pm. We actually waited for a family of four AFTER departure! What' up with that? Crowded boat, went to some places where you just catch everyday fish. It was like fishing with a hook and line off the dock in Minnesota; you're guaranteed to catch a bunch but you wouldn't want any of them. I understand we're not "sportfishing" but we expected more. The Sunday special was affordable but I'm glad I didn't pay retail price!
Rating: 5
Wonderful, first time experience
Tue, Jul 7, 09   10:00 AM gpatton73 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my grandson on the 1/2 day fishing trip, which was the first time either of us had been open water fishing. While neither of us caught any "keepers" during our outing, we had a great time, and we highly recommend the trip.
Rating: 5
We had a wonderful time!
Tue, Jul 7, 09   6:30 AM flniteowl911 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our group was in the area (San Clemente State Beach) for a family reunion - There were 14 of our family on the trip - The weather wasn't the greatest (overcast), and the fishing didn't turn out so good (three of our part of the larger group caught five fish between us and they were great when I cooked them the next night!) - And we still had a great time - The view of the California coast was spectacular! - The crew were helpful and professional - I would certainly recommend this activity to anyone interested in deep sea fishing
Rating: 4
recommended
Tue, Jul 7, 09   6:30 AM PatRandall Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The deck hands were very helpful, cheerful and knowledgable. The check in process went well and the employees were friendly. I'm looking foreward to my next outing.
Rating: 3
Boat late to leave - Parking problems
Fri, Jul 3, 09   12:00 PM donkohout Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
12:00 boat did not leave untill 1:00 because according to captain customers could not find parking. There seems to be a problem with more spots on the charter boats than parking spots in the sportfishing lot that is supposed to be reserved for fishermen. If they are going to cut the 5 hour trip short to wait on late people to park everbody might just as well of parked in the 4 hour max. spaces and saved room for the late comers in the reserved lot. I have never been to any other function that was delayed for so long waiting on late people. As @ airports the tickets said to be there 45 min. early, being we waited untill 1:00 that means people were looking for parking for 1 hour and 45 minutes, I think not? Do the folks that were on time a favor and give them what they paid for. Fishing and boat crew were OK as soon as we got out of the harbor.
Rating: 4
Satisfied and would recommend
Thu, Jul 2, 09   10:00 AM JIMFERRARA Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Service provided was very efficient and thorough.
Rating: 4
Good for the price
Tue, Jun 30, 09   12:00 PM Jim2009 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went on the 5 hour fishing trip on a Tuesday so the cost was very reasonable . Not sure the total number of people fishing when we went. Two of my sons each caught a bass and three of us didn't catch anything. The boat was crowded and lines did get tangled. The crew was very quick and curteous to untangle the lines. Also, they were very willing to offer advice and answer any questions. The hamburgers on board were very good! I would recommend Dana Wharf Sport Fishing because the staff on the boat does everything they can to help you catch fish. If you don't catch fish, it's because the fish are not bitting, or you are not following their instructions.
Rating: 4
Good trip
Mon, Jun 29, 09   10:00 AM Pelicanman Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
They take good care of you
Rating: 5
This is a must do experience
Mon, Jun 29, 09   10:00 AM papdfns Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
If you have ever had the urge to ocean fish, but are intimidated because you have never done it before or have only had a couple of experiences, or are afraid of the cost, this is the trip for you. The crew is patient, not arrogant, and very knowledgeable. They will help you, the kids, the wife, etc. rig your line, provide the right bait, unhook your fish, clean and filet it, all for under $40.00 per person, not including tip. The boats are clean, the food is good and the bathrooms are also clean. The half day boat only is out 5 hours, about the attention span of young children. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the least crowded usually. Go and have a ball.
Rating: 5
Great Father Son Time
Mon, Jun 29, 09   6:30 AM joeymv Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
My son and I had not been fishing in years. This was great fun. Caught fish without most of the work and hassle of clean and unhooking them. It was also a beautiful day on the water. The crew was on their toes helping everyone and we had absolutely no issues. Next time we are going out on the 3/4 day boat. The half was too short.