Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  157 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 18 34 6 = 28 88% 4.1
Last 6 months 27 48 8 = 40 83% 4.0
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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
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.
Rating: 4
Good morning for all
Sun, Mar 23  6:30 AM Stevehalstea Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Not much on the fishing for this trip but the crew was great, very attentive and helpful especially with the kids. Thanks for a great morning.
Rating: 5
Thanks Dana Wharf!
Sat, Mar 22  5:30 PM phoenixcpl Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Just returned home from an AMAZING weekend spent fishing and whale watching with the wife for her birthday. I must say the staff and crew go above and beyond to make sure everyone has a memorable time and are very friendly. Hanapa'a (Jason K.) even sang Happy Birthday to the wife on the boat and played his ukulele, a moment she will never forget. We will be returning before the end of the summer for another fabulous weekend on the water! Thanks again Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Rating: 5
Amazing time for both of us!
Sat, Mar 22  12:00 PM Russjines225 Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The Captain did a great job parking the boat right on the fish. Everyone on board was catching Calico Basson 8 out of 10 casts. Those that were struggling with technique had a crew member come and show them the tricks to have an eventful time. Captain and the crew were very friendly and out going, made the trip so much more enjoyable. I highly recommend it to anyone. Our next trip will be with our children, we landed so many fish, with quite a few keepers, that it would be near impossible for them to have a bad time! Loved it 100%......by the way, no need for a shore pole. Regular length pole works great, right Cory?!?
Rating: 5
Great time with my kids
Fri, Mar 21  10:00 AM thunderreina Male 40-49 Unspecified Family With Children
reserved a half day trip and had a blast with my 2 girls and my daughters boyfriend. wide open fishing the whole trip and great service. get out there and have some fun.
Rating: 3
Fun but too many people
Sun, Mar 16  12:45 PM brian1y Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
It was fun. But there were so many people, and so little space that lines were tangled every few minutes, and there wasn't a chance to cast or do anything other than just drop the hook straight down.
Rating: 1
Fri, Mar 14  10:00 AM BudLeathers Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We are from Washington state....when you go fishing there. You can get. Something you can eat. ....and they don,t Drop the hook ten minutes. From the dock over a kelp bed... I was really let down after driving three hours. To get there and spending a.hundread and twenty bucks i wouldn,t reommend this to anybody ..we live in a. RV park and a lot of folks ask about the trip ...i don ,t think you will be hearinh from them
Rating: 5
Salt air and sea breezes
Sun, Mar 9  12:45 PM Babsdewitt Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great outing for grandparents or parents to share with their children. Great hamburgers on board and a great crew. So helpful to the children. And there was a fishing instruction class on board before departure. Advise you to book on line and arrive early. This seems to be a very popular adventure.
Rating: 5
Fish are biting! Plus we saw a few dolphines!
Sun, Mar 9  6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Individual
The fish are biting. I didn't catch any only because I was trying for halibut. Otherwise I did have some good fish bites. There was some decent bass caught, as well with a very nice sculpin. A guy right next to me also caught a short halibut that was a very close one, it was about one inch off or so and it was a chubby one. How funny too, that the guy next to me caught the short halibut when he was not even trying for it. Oh well, this Sunday I am doing the halibut derby, so hopefully I catch a keeper halibut!!! Have fun everyone! The fish are biting, you just have to try it! It's fun even just watching others catch fish. Plus we usually see dolphins and/or whales, but this time we only saw a few dolphins, but still you get to see these beauties and fish at the same time! The weather was also nice for fishing. Good luck fisher people!