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Rating: 4.1  157 rating points
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Last 3 months 18 34 6 = 28 88% 4.1
Last 6 months 27 48 8 = 40 83% 4.0
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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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 1
tangled mess/ "over qualified" captain
Tue, Aug 19, 08   10:00 AM Joeyo1 Male 20-29 Local Unspecified
First off , the tangled mess was especially frustrating.To add to that no one knew what do do in the event of a tangled mess besides the deckhand. Second , the capatain of the "Clemente" drove us away from a spot where the the fish could be seen from the deck. Some people were even hooked up as we were pulling away. We then drove to a second spot that was right near the barges parked just south of the San Clemente Pier. That spot was horrible. No bites , nibbles , nothing , by anyone that i could see. We then drove to a third spot that was just as bad as the previously mentioned one. Then , to top off the frustration , the over qualified captain (I'm saying that very saurcasticly) drove us back to the original spot where we then fished for about 15-20 min. or so then called it a day and drove back to port. Idon't recomend the 1/2 dat trip to anyone that likes to fish. And I won't be giving them any more of my business or recomending them to my friends / family.
Rating: 3
packed boat
Sat, Aug 2, 08   6:30 AM rowens Male 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
The boat was over packed I think with around 50 fisherman. The fishing was very poor, but this is not due the the crew tring to find the fish they tried very hard to find the fish moving serveral times. The main issue was the fast moving current and people not following there lines. The breakfast Burrito was very good.
Rating: 3
Caught no fish
Fri, Jul 18, 08   12:00 PM larrydm Male 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
Its was fun considering the weather was bad and didnt catch anything
Rating: 2
weak attempt
Tue, Jul 15, 08   6:30 AM jimlin Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
Crew didn't really try to find the fish. Stopped chumming on second of third stop and only went 2 miles outside of harbor
Rating: 4
A good fishing trip
Wed, Jul 9, 08   10:00 AM timat741956 Male 50-59 Combination Unspecified
The fish were biting on this day, the crew were freindly and informed, and it was a very pleasant outting. I had a great time .
Rating: 4
windy and rough tough fishing
Tue, May 20, 08   10:00 AM rayoconnor Male 40-49 Local Unspecified
good trip for the money
Rating: 3
OK
Sat, May 17, 08   10:00 AM jimbrooksh Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Captain had a bunch of rookies on board including his son who took the best spots on the boat.....paying for such a service should produce professional results.
Rating: 5
My son and I
Sat, Mar 29  6:30 AM allandouglas Male 30-39 Local Other
What can I say I have so many positive things to say I cant say anything. I had a great experience my son had a great experience. Everything is decently priced from the rentals to the food. The breakfast was decent we didnt get lunch but it looked delicious we saw someone with a burger. The crew/staff/guys were all friendly/helpful took my boy under their wing helped him catch some decent size fish we released back. Im just mad at the ocean today. I highly recommend this company great experience I wish I had remembered the Dramamine however because I forgot the ocean rocks so much. My thanks and gratitude to Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching they are all class acts and awesome in my book, thanks again.
Rating: 4
great day on the water
Fri, Oct 11, 13   10:00 AM Rod2569 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
my son and i had a great time. the boat and crew were great and the fishing was good also.
Rating: 1
Must be an advanced fisherman.
Mon, Aug 5, 13   5:30 PM katiekotten Unspecified Unspecified Combination Other
This trip is not worth the money. You must be an experienced fisherman to catch anything off these boats. I purchased tickets for myself, my son, and my niece and nephew. Our group did not catch one single fish. The poles they rented us were incapable of casting, and you absolutely had to have a pole that you could cast. I had asked several times when I was inquiring about the trip if I needed to upgrade my poles and I was told no. The boat went maybe 100 yards off the shore and that is were we fished from, I would have been far better off renting poles and going to the beach to fish. This was an entire waste of money.