Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  228 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 12 25 0 = 25 100% 4.5
Last 6 months 52 94 11 = 83 89% 4.1
Last 12 months 141 256 28 = 228 87% 4.1
All 1,239 2,102 242 = 1,860 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: 5
Great day
Tue, Mar 11, 08   10:00 AM Georger Male 60-69 Local Individual
I haven't done anyhting like this in a long time - everyone and I mean everyone was attentive and good natured. I had a great time - caugh six fish - keep none but otherwise I had a great day. Thanks you!
Rating: 4
fishing was poor
Tue, Jan 1, 08   10:00 AM fredellis Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
i was hoping to catch more fish on this trip. this being my first time for this trip, i realize that my inexperience may have had some part in my lack of great success. also, i know that there was limited time with only a five hour trip time . i really believe that those who frequent the ocean in boats probably know where to go for better success. i have an idea that our trip may have been made more successful with a bit more dedication to providing a successful fishing trip. not only i, but most others no board were only marginally succesful on this trip. i did have a nice trip, without rough waters, and the scenery along the coastline is a positive aspect . my daughter and son-in-law seemed to enjoy the trip. the crew seemed adequately trained and we were kept informed of the overall entent of the captain's course of action, when and where to drop our lines and the depth we were fishing. also helpful was the fact that the crew on board knwe the fish species and the regulations. i have limited knowledge regarding the local fish species, what is good to keep ( not that that affected my catch ) and the size limits for the lower ca. oceanic waters .
Rating: 4
Nice Day Few Fish
Mon, Dec 31, 07   10:00 AM gr8kahuna Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Clean, well run fishing boat. The action was about as expected for a winter day on a half day run.
Rating: 4
Had great fun, as always.
Fri, Nov 2, 07   10:00 AM kenkudla Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The trip was fun - this is the 3rd time my Grandson and I have done it. We didn't catch mayn fish - 8 between the two of us - but we had a good time. One recommendation is that the crew needs to be more friendly. They were way to serious. I know they do this every day but we don't. They need to be part of making this fun. One other thing is it would be niece to have a poster to see what types of fish we might be catching. I am from the Northeast so I am not familiar with the local species. But, all in all, we had a fun day. Thanks.
Rating: 4
Nice boat and crew - few fish caught
Sun, Jan 17  12:45 PM kenbayne Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Friendly captain and crew. Captain gave a seminar before the trip for children. Well done. My son really enjoyed. The boat was nice and the crew were friendly and helpful. Had a good time. There weren't many fish caught, but I guess it was because of the season and water temperature. Will definitely go with them on another fishing trip, but will wait until the weather and water temperature improves.
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Glad to hear you had a good experience on our boat. Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you back again soon!
Rating: 5
Great Trip
Sun, Dec 13, 15   6:30 AM alanberry Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
My Brother In Law and I caught fishes and had a great time. The crew was nice and helpful.
Rating: 4
Close to home, limited bite
Sat, Nov 21, 15   6:30 AM RSHuffman Male 50-59 Local Individual
Well, half day trips stay pretty close in to keep costs down, but it also means the local pads get fished hard. Had a decent day overall, but very few keepers. Personally, I pulled up about 7 kelp bass, but none were keepers. Nice thing was very limited group of only about 10 anglers. Also, had seals by us all the time which probably affected the fishing.
Rating: 5
Friendly crew, clean boat, good food and drinks
Thu, Oct 29, 15   10:00 AM HugoLMorales Male 50-59 Local Individual
The crew was very friendly and helpful during all day, the boat was clean and peeked clean after every stop, the food and drinks were good and available during the trip.
Rating: 2
Dana Point Half Day Trip
Mon, Oct 12, 15   10:00 AM DLSLAW42 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Sucked! Would of been fine, but a couple of the crew had attitude. Acted like little jerks, were not helpful and if they tried they made sure you knew who was in charge. Just ridiculous handling of matters, otherwise if you kept them out of it, would of been a great trip.

Rating: 4
Fishing is always fun even if you don't catch fish
Sat, Oct 10, 15   5:30 PM Meatmankirby Male 50-59 Local Other
Went fishing with my grade school buddy. We go couple time a year but I fish more regularly. Even though fishing was not good this trip I'll still go out from Dana Wharf next time as I have the past 45 years. My son loves it, too!