Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.3  231 rating points
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Last 3 months 64 140 5 = 135 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 88 180 11 = 169 94% 4.4
Last 12 months 123 251 20 = 231 91% 4.3
All 1,069 1,801 201 = 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A Great Day Fishing
Thu, Jul 10, 08   6:30 AM FredtheGent Male 60-69 Local Individual
Never been out of Dana Point before, but will highly recommend using them again. Checked in with out any problems and waited in line to board. Once aboard the crew was extreamly helpful and polite. Once we arrived at the spot the captain decided we should fish from. We droped anchor and imediately brgan to catch fish. Even when I brought the fish aboard the crew was quick to remove the hook and get me back in the water. He also placed my fish in the gunny shack provided by the boat. The gunny sack was only 1 dollar, but the best dollar I'll ever spend, as amatter of fact the price of the 1/2 day boat was the best fishing for the price you will ever receive. Everybody on the trip was pleasent and fun to be around Thank's Fred E Stepp Surfside Ca
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: 5
Woohoo!
Tue, Jul 8, 08   12:00 PM JPMichna Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We had a blast! Out of the 5 of us, I caught the only keeper, a 6 lb halibut which won the jackpot! However all five of did catch something. The crew was extremely friendly and helpful and deserved all tips they received. My wife has the bug now and wants to try a 3/4 day boat now. You will be seeing us again soon.
Rating: 5
I had a very enjoyable outing with my brother
Tue, Jul 8, 08   12:00 PM localsonly69 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity to spend quality time with my older brother. This 1/2 day Dana Wharf experience was perfect and Zerve made it very convenient and seamless, just pick, click, print & go! My brother (as always) kept bragging how he was going to win the jackpot and how he never gets skunked, well a small child with some assistance from the very capable, ever-present deck-hands, landed the jackpot winning halibut. My big brother had to wait until the final hour of our adventure to keep his skunkless streak alive, finally bagging a keeper. My brother and I have decided to make this a monthly event. Those of you reading this, put down the remote, take the game controller away from your children, log onto Dana wharf fishing, find the time and length of day that suits you, book it through Zerve and enjoy each other in a natural setting, I did!!!
Rating: 4
Really enjoyed ourselves
Tue, Jul 8, 08   10:00 AM Kgowen Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The money was well worth it and the 2 for 1 Tuesday was great. I had a great time with my grandson and he really enjoyed himself. The staff was very helpful and even though the boat was crowded there was always someone around to assist.
Rating: 5
Weekday Fishing
Tue, Jul 8, 08   6:30 AM zeisjr Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I brought my 13 year old son with me and we really had a great time, the crew was very helpful and always ready to lend a hand if lines got tangled and always there when a fish was landed to put it in the proper gunny sack. They even quickly re-rigged my son's line when it needed to be cut due to major tangles. I would highly reccomend Dana Wharf for day fishing.
Rating: 5
Fun fun fun!
Sun, Jul 6, 08   12:00 PM toothmcme Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The 1/2 day fishing trip is in my opinion is the best way to spend an afternoon. Myself and my group of friends plan on making it a once a week thing if possible. The crew is awesome and the burgers are even better. I will recommend this to all my friends.
Rating: 2
Inattentive Deck Hands
Sat, Jul 5, 08   10:00 AM gdgauss Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The deck hands were not attentative to all fishermen. Stayed primarily at rear of the boat and were not available to assist all passengers,
Rating: 1
No fish great ocean view
Fri, Jul 4, 08   10:00 AM Bobski Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I have been on this trip many times before but in the past 3 or 4 years the fishing has seemed to come to halt. The staff always has excuses for the poor catch conditions. Our boat left about 15 minutes late because they were waiting for more people to show up, not fair to those of us who got there on time. I also did'nt pay to sit in the harbor. The boat crew was very helpful and enthusiastic. Although the office/check in staff are very rude and do a poor job of welcoming your business. My recent trip on July 4 2008 will be my last one, after about 15 years of visitng at least once or twice a year.
Rating: 3
Skunked
Thu, Jul 3, 08   6:30 AM rjgharrison Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
6:30 half day trip-Full boat, decent crew and good intentions. Just no luck. 3-4 keepers for entire boat of about 30 anglers. I caught a small white bass but had to throw it back. Crew threw out lures and hooked a bunch of barracuda near the kelp beds to keep it interesting but just no luck. I will definitely give it another chance.