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Rating: 4.3  204 rating points
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Last 3 months 20 42 4 = 38 89% 4.3
Last 6 months 27 50 7 = 43 87% 4.1
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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
Too Crowded on Tuesdays
Tue, Aug 19, 08   6:30 AM RalphRoybal Male 60-69 Local Individual
The price was great. The fishing wasn't good on the day I went. I only caught two tiny Sculpin. The boat was way too crowded. I would not suggest going on 1/2 price Tuesdays.
Rating: 5
Outstanding Family-Friendly Fishing Trip
Wed, Jul 30, 08   6:30 AM Richard_Lyon Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Three generations of my family participated and all caught multiple fish.

Crew was extremely helpful and provided special attention to kids with backlashes.

Boat wasn't crowded and there was ample room to minimze tangles.

Affordable, professional and clean.

Professional filleting of fish was only $1 per fish.

Healthy environment for families with children.

5 hours was plenty of time and the captain picked 3 good locations.

Would definitely do it again! (Perhaps the all-day or Catalina)
Rating: 5
Great Grandkid Outing
Tue, Jul 22, 08   6:30 AM craigwilhelm Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my 4 grandkids from Seattle. (ages 12-16). The first spot had minimal fish, then the captain moved the boat and it was GREAT FISHING. The kids had a phenomenal time and I am nominated for Grand Parent of the Year. The deck hands were right there when we needed them everything from tangled lines to taking the fish off. THEY made it truly enjoyable.
Rating: 4
Great Day, crew was really good
Sun, Jul 13, 08   12:00 PM lana0056 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The fish were delicious. Only thing we could think to improve the trip would be some benchs around to sit on. Long day to just stand. All in all GREAT DAY
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
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: 4
Great trip!!
Fri, Jun 27, 08   12:00 PM badboy3 Male 60-69 Local Other
If you're a fisherman, this is a recommended trip especially during the summer when the fish are really biting. Fun for all. If you are the least suseptable to motion sickness, medication is in order.
Rating: 1
Trip ruined by group of loud, Volgar Drunks
Sun, Jun 22, 08   12:00 PM donpollock Male 60-69 Local Individual
I will never go on a weekend 1/2 day PM trip out of Dana Wharf again.

The trip seems to attract both small on large groups of obnoxius drunks, that can;t fish, curse continually and just ruin the day for everyone else.

And the worst part is that neither the Captain or Crew do anything at all to even suggest that these folks at least curb their vulgariity.
Rating: 5
Your Fishing Gear
Tue, Jun 10, 08   10:00 AM EdChew Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
You can rent gear that is fine to use with live bait, BUT virtually all the fish (and there were MANY fish) caught were caught with lures and cast out away from the boat.

Get a cheeseburger from the galley, very good but messy so towel up.

Take: a knife, needle nose pliers, and rags.
Rating: 5
The crew was a great help.
Fri, Jun 6, 08   12:00 PM Carbine Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a wonderful afternoon...great fishing, great weather, reasonable cost.