Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  220 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 34 65 8 = 57 87% 4.2
Last 6 months 106 175 27 = 148 83% 4.0
Last 12 months 139 251 31 = 220 86% 4.1
All 1,229 2,081 242 = 1,839 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: 4
Close to home, limited bite
Sat, Nov 21  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  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  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  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!
Rating: 5
easy to use
Fri, Sep 25  5:30 PM WINFREY Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
worked great, no problems, will use it again for sure.
Rating: 5
Great Day on the Water
Wed, Sep 23  6:30 AM RoseHinchcli Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Had a great time on the water. Was my first time and my husband's first time in many years. The deck hands were all awesome! We will do it again for sure!
Rating: 5
Excellent, Crew and Boat
Sat, Sep 19  5:30 PM dave4719 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Couldn't ask for better crew for a short, twilight trip out on the kelp beds. They worked hard to help you fish, find fish and keep everyone happy. Can't beat it for the price!
Rating: 4
Fishing with the boys!
Sun, Sep 6  6:30 AM jktroon326 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The boat denatured on time and the staff and Captain were very cordial and helpful. When the fishing was a bit slower than anticipated, the captain picked up and moved to a hot spot. seems the best fishing was the first two spots while the last spot was only so so, most probably due to the change in tide. Overall a worthwhile trip and I would recommend.
Rating: 5
Great time with friends
Thu, Sep 3  10:00 AM shurtt Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Fishing with friends is always fun. But actually catching fish takes it to the next level. The warm waters have renewed the fishing industry. We even got to see a rare Black Sea Bass that must have been over a hundred pounds! No kidding. I have a video to prove :-). Captain and crew were courteous and professional on the Sum Fun. Would be willing to go again.
Rating: 3
Need more Staffing (guidance)
Sun, Aug 30  5:30 PM stokesjohn Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
It seems all the focus from the on-board staff is geared for experienced fisherman.

The staff fish while your "paying" for their enjoyment. They are far more experienced than us regular fisherman so having their help and guidance would be a better use of time.