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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
Fun with friends and family...
Tue, Apr 21, 09   10:00 AM whiteboy Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had an excellent time on the water. The captain and the whole crew were friendly and helpful to everybody. Our 1/2 day fishing experience included catching sculpin, rock fish, macerrel, a variety of bass, one guy caught an eel, I myself caught a crab. So all-n-all our friends and family would highly recommend this activity to anyone who wants to have a great time for a good price!!!
Rating: 5
Well organized, well executed
Fri, Jul 18, 08   12:00 PM WHBIntl Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
You can't be sure about the number of fish you will catch but you can be sure that's the only uncertainty. Here's what I expect when I'm taking personal time off with the family: 1. All of the planning, arranging and logistics are easy. 2. No "bait and switch" (no pun intended). 3. Staff are knowledgeable and pleasant. 4. Execution is timely and efficient. When that happens – if you don’t have a good time it’s your own fault! We had a great time.
Rating: 3
Fishing trip that saw no fish
Sun, Sep 2, 12   12:45 PM wesholms Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
we were out for 5 hours. i understand that some may not catch fish but my wife won the jack pot w a 12 inch red snapper she caught 3 of the 9 fish caught that day. a boat full of 42 people which half were sick and puking all over the place and the other half including me spent the 5 hours pissed there was not even a bite. it was only made okay because my wife won the jack pot which should of never happened. the boat food was okay nothing special and the weather was perfect . I love deep sea fishing and i will be going again im just going to go further south to San Diego
Rating: 5
we didnt go "fishing" we went "catching" lol
Sun, Jun 3, 12   6:30 AM wesdogg227 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
awesome deckhands, nice gear to rent, skipper obvioulsy knew where the fish were, everyone on the boat was catching, deckhands would take care of everything, measure and toss back if it was under size, cool lil contest at the end, for the largest fish, and they will clean your catch for a dollar a fish. great day on a great boat with great people, and damn the fish were TASTY!
Rating: 4
Big time saver when checking in.
Mon, Dec 26, 11   10:00 AM weallen Male 50-59 Local Individual
The check in process for me was the biggest time saver. There were no hassles.
Rating: 5
Great experience as always, just NO FISH that day
Wed, Jun 27, 12   6:30 AM WCTasher Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Always a great time, very nice people and great crew! We did, however, catch NO FISH, I think the 1/2 boat cleaned about 10 fish end of the day We'll be back, thanks
Rating: 4
Very good with novices
Wed, Aug 15, 12   10:00 AM waynew33 Male 70+ Local Individual
I haven't fished for 30 years. The crew was great -- very helpful (plus good food and drinks at low prices).
Rating: 4
Half day fishing trip
Fri, Jul 2, 10   10:00 AM Walter_Wyman Male 40-49 Local Individual
The boat was clean and in good order. I haven't been aboard a Dana boat for some time and was less then thrilled to see the Capt. But I was thrilled to see that there has been some changes in the way boats are run and the crew were really helpful. Had a great time caught a load of fish!! The only problem was that the regulars on the boat seemed a little rude, and it seemed that they we catered to just a tad! but all in all great time and good fishing!! Thanks for the trip I should be back again.....
Rating: 4
Overall enjoyable
Thu, Aug 6, 09   10:00 AM walborns Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We all had an enjoyable time on the trip. Our only compliant was that it was a little bit crowded.
Rating: 2
Too crowded and with few small bites
Tue, Nov 11, 08   10:00 AM waiche Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
There were too many anglers on board. Lines got tango up all the times. The rental equipements were poorly maintain and didn't work. People just grab others rental rod at the end of the trip made me had to find one rented by another person. There weren't big fish for that trip. It's very disappointing trip.