Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  157 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 19 34 7 = 27 82% 4.0
Last 6 months 28 51 8 = 43 84% 4.1
Last 12 months 101 184 27 = 157 85% 4.1
All 995 1,646 193 = 1,453 88% 4.1
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? Sort Descending Group Type?
Rating: 2
Fine for locals with their own tackle
Sat, Jun 13, 09   12:00 PM jroush Male 30-39 Unspecified Group of Friends
We participated in the 1/2 trip from 12-5pm and unfortuanetly it was an uneventful day. We had a group of about 9 in our party out of 25 total on the boat and the fishing was very poor. The boat seemed to cater to the everyday locals that had special tackle that allowed them to fish near the surface in the large kelp beds we were parked next too. The 3 fish that were caught (Small bass) in the 5 hour trip were caught by these locals using their specialized tackle. The other 95% of the boat was using pole/tackle rentals and forced to fish off the bottom catching absolutely nothing. At least we got 5 hours of sun.
Rating: 4
Perfect day on the water, BUT no fish!
Tue, Feb 3, 09   10:00 AM antgutierrez Male 40-49 Unspecified Individual
Crew and Captain was great and helpful. Ended up fishing 3 or 4 different spots with only a few fish catching live mackeral on cut squid. Pelican's were a pest! Weather and water was perfect conditions, but fish were not biting. If I visit the area again (from N. Cali) I will definetely use this charter again. Thanks Anthony
Rating: 4
Friendly and helpful crew
Sat, Nov 1, 08   12:00 PM kwillkom Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
very friendly and helpful boat crew.
Rating: 3
Enjoyed the day and the crew was helpful
Sun, Sep 21, 08   10:00 AM paulalaska Male 60-69 Unspecified Other
I was disappointed in that the fishing was poor and I thought that at those spots where we encountered seals and sel lions that we ought to have moved, for my experience, althought it is alaska, tells me that when you are in the company of seals and sea lions, the fish are no where to be found. As a newcomer to your area, it would also have helped perhaps to give us an idea of where you were going to fish. You cant do much about those days when the fishing is poor, so take my thought with a grain of salt. Paul Costello Fairbanks
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: 3
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
Sun, Jan 20, 08   6:30 AM bstogden Male 30-39 Unspecified Family With Children
The staff was very helpful and knowlegable. I look forward to our next trip there and I would recomend this trip to everyone. Thank you for the great time!
Rating: 3
Too little time to fish.
Mon, Mar 31  10:00 AM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Individual
I didn't catch anything, but it could be because I was trying for halibut. I did have one halibut bite, and a few other bites, probably bass bites. I wish I had a longer time to fish, but that was it. Plus all of the bites are toward the end too.
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.