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Rating: 4.1  157 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: 5
Great Get-A-Way
Wed, Oct 9, 13   10:00 AM Mav1325 Male 40-49 Local Individual
I had a week day off and nothing to do thought I would go fishin. First time on a 1/2 day boat, didn't have to get up in the middle of the night to make the boat launch. Got there, met some friendly fisherman who also had nothing better to do. Went out far enough where you can still see land to a rock bed south of Dana Point and started to fish. Right away we were catching bass, barricuda, perch, and mack. Not to many keepers but the experiance and the fact that we got the Dana Pride (a pretty large fishing boat of the fleet) and only 9 people were on it, made it enjoyable and we didn't have to fight each others rods or line tangles. The crea was awesome and did a great job helping out. I would very much go again. Cons: I lost my best fishing hat to Davy Jones Locker.
Rating: 5
A great morning on the water!
Sat, Oct 5, 13   6:30 AM huntoften Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Fishing was a little slow, but we caught a few. The boat was clean and the bait was great. The crew was very helpful. The captain moved several times to put us on better fishing, but the fish didn't cooperate. 1/2 day was a perfect length...any longer would have been too much. I'd definitely go back again even if the fish didn't bite!
Rating: 1
Disappointing day overall
Sat, Sep 21, 13   6:30 AM Dortega Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Captain took us to three spots and fish were minimal. There were six of us at the front of the boat and the staff did not want to put bait in the front...instead they said that there is plenty of room in the back to fish. Not true. We had to walk back and forth each time for bait. I do not recommend nor will I go back.
Rating: 5
The staff was friendly and helpful.
Fri, Sep 13, 13   10:00 AM jblome Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The staff was very friendly and helpful. It seems like they were there helping you within a few seconds. We never had to call for help.
Rating: 5
Really good trip
Sat, Aug 31, 13   6:30 AM jpehoushek Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
This is something I do every summer when I am out at the beach. I think this is my 5th trip. The boat and crew are good and the experience is always great. I always have a good time. The fishing luck was kind of lousy this time, but that is just the way it goes. It wasn't for not trying. At least one of our party caught a halibut that was big enough to win him the jack pot! I will go again for sure.
Rating: 3
CHECK THE FISH REPORT FIRST!!
Sat, Aug 24, 13   5:30 PM Joeromero Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Too many people on board. No room to fish. Lines kept crossing. Maybe 4 fish were caught and kept. This was just a money maker trip for the charter company. Check the fish reports and go where's there's fish cause you won't be catching any here.
Rating: 5
Awesome Time
Thu, Aug 15, 13   5:30 PM wyndi914 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Had a great time and the staff is tremendous on Sum Fun
Rating: 5
Family fun in the sun
Sun, Aug 11, 13   12:45 PM dencontreras Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
My son and nephew loved the fishing trip. They were so excited helping their uncle bring in a 35lb halibut.
Rating: 2
There must not be a fish finder on the boat...
Sat, Aug 10, 13   10:00 AM Tuckerdoo Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The staff was nice, and helpful. I have to believe that there was no fish finding equipment installed on the boat, and the captain sure didn't know where to look. However, he captain did mention, repeatedly, how good the fishing was the day before. That was fun to hear. The boat stayed roughly 800 yards from shore, must be the gas prices? I really expected to go much deeper. The food and beverages where very resonable, I had a great meal and one hell of a bloody mary. That's one for the galley. At this point, I cannot recommend a fishing trip, but if you are going for the view, food and drink, it's a fun adventure along the coast.
Rating: 4
A little too crowded
Fri, Aug 2, 13   12:00 PM mkptwill Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The fishing trip was good, but I felt very cramped.