Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.3  213 rating points
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Last 3 months 60 127 6 = 121 93% 4.4
Last 6 months 90 181 12 = 169 93% 4.3
Last 12 months 116 233 20 = 213 91% 4.3
All 1,071 1,802 202 = 1,600 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 2
disappointed
Fri, Aug 22  5:30 PM warrenweir Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
My grandson was on his first ocean fishing trip. We got on boat and all the established fishing people headed for the back of the boat to Anchor there positions on the rail. Every spot on the rail has a number and at some point the captain is supposed to ask everyone to rotate to there same number either to the right or Left, so that everyone gets a position at the back of the boat, which is where the best fishing is, at least while anchored. Well My Grandson who is 11 years old was never asked if he wanted or needed any help, there were other Women on the boat and they ended up on the front of the boat the whole trip. The crew was good, food great, but only one deck hand for over 30 people with a lot of beginners. Won't go on that Boat again!
Rating: 4
Full boat, good half day trip
Fri, Aug 1  6:30 AM Markbromley Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Pluses: Efficient crew, plenty of fish. adequate space, fair pricing. The rental gear was fine and there was plenty of parking. Minuses: Guys who got on the boat first dominated the stern and there was no rotation to move anglers around the boat. Two teenagers who dominated the stern also appeared to be employees of some sort. They had access to the captain's space and helped clean the boat on the way in. If they were employees, they should not have competed with the paying customers for fishing space.
Rating: 4
Nice 1/2 day on the boat
Wed, Jul 30  12:00 PM joeligori Male 60-69 Local Individual
Had a nice 1/2 day on the boat out of Dana Point. It was a little crowded, no place to sit and no shade, but somewhat expected. Crew was helpful and it was fun watching other people fish as well. I only caught 4 small fish. Most were small and many thrown back. Only 2 or 3 good catches for the day.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf provided a great experience.
Mon, Jul 28  5:30 PM williamhamme Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The crew on the Clemente was great and treated everyone on the boat with great customer service. Will do it again.
Rating: 5
We went on 3 half day fishing trips
Mon, Jul 21  12:00 PM bentucker Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our group of 3 adullts and 3 children had a terrfic time on each of the trips . The two morning trips were by far the most fun because we caught more fish...afternoon trip was very windy. The crews on each trip were helpful and attentive and made for an overall fun experience.
Rating: 5
absolutely fantastic!
Sun, Jun 22  6:30 AM yudiiwasaki Female 60-69 Local Other
First time for my husband & son; only second time on ocean fishing trip for me. First time at age 12 was sea sick whole trip. So this trip was wonderful. Husband & I prepared with dramamine. Son got seasick but crew was very helpful. Fishing was a blast...Captain & Crew were great! Food from the galley was reasonable in price & taste good!Only down side was not many "keepers". Will definitely go back!
Rating: 5
Good fishing. Excellent crew.
Thu, May 22  5:30 PM CraigJoachim Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
The calico bass were biting immediately on bait. Small barracuda and mackerel joined the bite later. We were fishing about 10 minutes from the jetty so we had a very short boat ride. Many of the fish were undersize(most 12 to 13 3/4 inches) but were a lot of fun. The crew was excellent. They were there to answer any questions, give helpful hints, and remove any fish from our hooks. It was an excellent trip!
Rating: 5
Come fishing!
Wed, Feb 12  10:00 AM Gary_Hurd Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
I have fished up and down the California coast for over 50 years. There are a lot of good ports, and a lot of good boats. But none can beat the Dana Wharf for clean boats, good scenery, and friendly, helpful crews. I fish on the Dana Wharf boats a lot- nearly every week. I hope to meet you when you come out fishing.
Rating: 5
Everything was good. Fishing was ok for winter.
Wed, Jan 29  10:00 AM usmce9 Male 60-69 Local Individual
I was teaching my new son-in-law how to fishing. Crew was very helpful.
Rating: 4
Crew was excellent
Wed, Nov 6, 13   10:00 AM mikestill Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Crew was helpful and professional