Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  189 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 47 93 6 = 87 90% 4.3
Last 6 months 69 143 10 = 133 90% 4.3
Last 12 months 111 211 22 = 189 88% 4.2
All 1,164 1,983 221 = 1,762 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: 3
Drunk people on boat using foul language
Sat, Jun 2, 12   5:30 PM funkydoc Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I has hesitant when I learned the AM trips were no longer available and I had no choice but to buy 10 tickets for my two sons and their families (including 5 grandkids, 5 years through 12 years old) for this fishing trip which was a family gathering. We went on this trip June 2, 2012 5:30 through 9 pm. Three guys from the armed forces (Pendelton) came to the boat already pretty drunk. The staff continued to sell them alcoholic beverages. Their language was very offensive. At one time they called my son (who was battling a large fish, and is also a career Navy officer) "a son of a b****". That should not be allowed, and it really spoiled our trip. I will not return with my family in those circumstances, which is a shame, because I have really enjoyed other trips.
Rating: 4
Great experience from beginning to end.
Mon, Apr 16, 12   10:00 AM mayjo03 Male 60-69 Local Individual
Overall it was a great experience. Everyone was polite and helpful. The fishing was slow but we all caught something.
Rating: 4
not many fish
Sun, Dec 4, 11   10:00 AM davidwill Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
zerve worked well
Rating: 4
4 hour cruise.
Sat, Oct 15, 11   5:30 PM curmudgeon Male 60-69 Local Individual
Everything was very satisfactory and I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in sport fishing to take out one of your boats. I think I would prefer daytime fishing however and will next book one earlier in the day,
Rating: 4
Sat, Sep 24, 11   5:30 PM stefos Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Surprise $2 fee to clean each squid. Couldn't take home whole. Didn't find out about fee until near end of trip with 16 squid in sack. Great trip otherwise.
Rating: 4
Fri, Aug 26, 11   10:00 AM LouisNelson Male 60-69 Local Individual
Rating: 2
Too many people on the same boat
Sun, Aug 7, 11   6:30 AM G_Polizzi Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Too many people on the same boat, the engine on all the time making noise that probably did not help attracting fish, the chances to get anything were really low. I don't think I would repeat his experience.
Rating: 3
More smoke than bites.
Sun, Jul 31, 11   5:30 PM michaelseitz Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
I generally do not get seasick, but a constant gail of cigarette and cigar smoke took care of that. With a crowd of people in pretty tight quarters, there should be no smoking allowed. I think it will be a long time before I go out again.
Rating: 3
Great Crew, Bad Weather Day, Lots of Fish and Fun
Sun, Jul 31, 11   12:45 PM marilyno Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
If you are grandparents along for ride with the grandkids be aware there is no comfortable seat on the boat "Reel Fun" and you are sitting in the sun for 4 hours and hopefully not bad sea conditions. Make sure you bring along your dramamine just in case. Kids had a ball when a large wave came over the front of the boat and they got soaked. For me it was too long, too nauseaus, too hot, and stinky between the poor sardines as bait , squid, frying hamburgers, and no where comfortable to sit. Not good for bad back. Everyone was catching fish and they enjoyed that. Sea was not calm due to storm in the morning and rain.
Rating: 4
Dana Wharf Sportfishing Twilight Fishing
Thu, Jul 21, 11   5:30 PM pmlago Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Everything went fine except the catching. Ticket purchase, tackle rental, on-time departure, friendly and helpful staff were all good. Only problem, too few fish. There were fewer than 25 keepers caught by over 40 fishers. To add insult, a girl on the boat next to our pier caught a bass larger than anyone on our boat and her boat never left the dock.