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Rating: 4.2  197 rating points
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Last 3 months 39 88 3 = 85 97% 4.5
Last 6 months 59 122 9 = 113 94% 4.4
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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
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.
Rating: 4
We had a great fun time
Sat, Jul 27, 13   12:00 PM aguice Female 40-49 Local Other
The staff and crew were very nice. The crew was very helpful and made our adventure a great experience. Looking forward to next time.
Rating: 4
FUN TRIP. WISH WE COULD HAVE FISHED FOR LONGER
Mon, Jul 22, 13   6:30 AM spiel33 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
WOULD RECOMMEND FISHING FROM DANA POINT. ALWAYS FUN !
Rating: 4
fun time and good fishing with a very helpful crew
Wed, Jul 10, 13   6:30 AM jalberti2 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
mostly bass, but too small to keep. some more skilled folks caught bigger ones with lures. also caught some barracuda which are fun to catch.
Rating: 3
Fun event that was not well handled
Wed, Jul 3, 13   10:00 AM jpwildcat Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I thought the boat was great and the crew interaction was marginal based on the fact that they canceled a boat trip and combined two trips into one. This caused a lot bigger crowd and very little interaction with the crew as they hung at the back of the boat while we were forced to stay at the front because the Capt only rotated once which caused us to be away from the bait and crew for basically the whole trip. Will look at another boat company potentially for our next outing as this one was not good for the experience or value that what we got during the day. It was my sons first experience and he is not jumping up and down to go again when the little interaction he had with the crew consisted of them cutting his tangled line and than left me to re hook and sinker the line as the crew member went to the next person without a helping hand. I have gone on Seaforth in San Diego and had a better day with less fish caught just based on the fun crew on the boat. It is a service industry and I do expect some service for the money spent.
Rating: 1
Not value for money
Sat, Jun 15, 13   6:30 AM GILLIAMELS Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Not value for money, Captain suppose to do rotation to give everybody the same time at the back of the boat where they are chumming, and where all the deckhands focus he decided to let the first group stay an extra hour due to being early! We paid the same price ticket. The captain stayed in one spot the whole 5 hours where we continuously has to struggle with kelp in the way, and 1 hour before the time was over he said it is now to late to move and just stayed put.
Rating: 5
The crew was great and very helpful...
Sat, Jun 1, 13   10:00 AM BrentRich Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
We learned how to rig a pole and bait and fish. It was really great and the crew was awsome.
Rating: 5
Fishing Day Success!!!
Mon, May 27, 13   10:00 AM StacyMohler Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The experience we had on our fishing day in Dana Point was awesome!!! The boat was super clean and accomidating! The crew was so great and helpful! Super nice guys! We had the best time fishing for my hubby's birthday! He loved it....guess it didn't hurt that he caught the biggest fish on the boat and won the jackpot!! Everyone from the check-in counter at Dana Wharf to the Captain on the Reel Fun was amazingly friendly and we would love a repeat of this day soon!! Cheers!!!