Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  198 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 18 27 9 = 18 81% 3.8
Last 6 months 81 159 15 = 144 91% 4.3
Last 12 months 117 224 26 = 198 89% 4.2
All 1,089 1,829 211 = 1,618 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
Great Sportfishing Trip
Sat, Feb 13, 10   6:30 AM NorCalBigE Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Good Crew fun boat didn't catch anything but had a blast.
Rating: 4
Great Crew, they worked hard on an off night
Thu, Feb 11, 10   5:30 PM marklawless Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We tried a new area in deeper water and the squid just weren't to be found that night. We were out a couple of hours longer than planned, but that just proves how hard these guys were willing to work to try to find some kind of action. I get in the area once in awhile for work and I'll be giving these guys another go. Polite and courteous crew. Just wasn't our night.
Rating: 4
Good crew very helpful
Wed, Feb 10, 10   5:30 PM RickHursh Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Only thing better would have ben to catch some squid
Rating: 4
We did not get any fish, no one on the boat
Wed, Feb 10, 10   5:30 PM Malbran Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
The trip was ok but we did not get any catch...hopfully we are going to get somthing next time, the full crew was very frustrated becouse we didn to cath anything....I'll come back....thank you for the e-mail.
Rating: 2
Twilight fishing DanaWharf
Mon, Feb 8, 10   5:30 PM brandon2372 Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Left the dock 30 minutes late. Returned 45 minutes early. Crew was lazy and unhelpful. Last stop to fish was just outside of harbor entrance, coincidently.
Rating: 2
No Squid
Sun, Feb 7, 10   5:30 PM antranvuong Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
It was suppose to be squid frenzy but no squid to bring home.
Rating: 4
twilight squid fishing
Sun, Feb 7, 10   5:30 PM natureboy357 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Not for those with a weak stomach. I saw a lot more vomit than squid, and the small children suffered dearly with the cold and the sea sickness.
Rating: 3
recommand fishing equipment to bring.
Sat, Feb 6, 10   5:30 PM StevePan Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
If landing could provide recommanded outfit for the trip will be helpful.
Rating: 5
Tail End of Storm Yields Creepy Catch
Sat, Feb 6, 10   5:30 PM lurk1256 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It was pouring down rain on the drive down to the dock but we brought rain gear so no problem. The folks at the counter were very helpful processing our reservation and getting our rental gear. By the time we boarded the Clemente, the rain had stopped and the clouds were thinning out. The captain and crew were very considerate and helpful, explaining what to expect and even helping my teenage daughters rig up for giant squid. On the ride out, the 4 to 5 foot swells were pitching the boat pretty vigorously. Half a dozen people or so looked pretty green! Eleven squid up to 40 lbs. were boated, then we headed in as a moderate wind was threatening to turn nasty. The exiting storm revealed a crystal clear view of the coast accented with all the lights and framed by the stars from Newport all the way down past San Clemente. It was worth the money just for the gorgeous view. Unfortunately, the whole trip was marred by someone who stole my brother-in-laws' squid fillets! I guess someone who probably didn't catch anything felt like they needed to bring something back by stealing someone else's catch. I think someone was also stealing those large squid jigs on the way back as well...maybe the same? Watch your gear closely folks!
Rating: 4
no complaints
Thu, Feb 4, 10   5:30 PM anthonyk Male 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
great crew -got a little hectic when people were reeling in all those giant squid though