Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  228 rating points
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Last 3 months 26 49 0 = 49 100% 4.4
Last 6 months 39 75 0 = 75 100% 4.4
Last 12 months 146 255 27 = 228 88% 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: 4
1/2 day fishing trip
Mon, Apr 11  10:00 AM william58 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
crew was very friendly and knowledgeable fun group and we caught fish!!!
Rating: 3
Bad Timing
Fri, Apr 1  10:00 AM sbarton77 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Didn't catch anything. Crew was exceptionally nice.
Rating: 4
Tough day to find fish, but still cool
Sun, Mar 27  6:30 AM mgronn1 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The crew was great, the breakfast was good, just not a lot of fish and the seals were beating up the bait...
Rating: 4
Fun for the Family
Sun, Mar 20  12:45 PM etnies1 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I enjoyed fishing with my son and daughter on a half-day boat.
Rating: 5
Great for relaxing fishing time!
Sun, Mar 13  6:30 AM ANNA92688 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
If you don't care about catching keeper fish to take home, then this is for you! You catch lots of fish, but they usually are too small to keep. Of course, the fish you can keep are pretty decent size and taste delicious. This trip is fun and great for beginners! The crew was super friendly as usual, and the food is great! We had fun and that's all that matters!
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
Thanks for the great review!
Rating: 4
Nice Day fishing
Thu, Mar 10  10:00 AM SRyfa2tx Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I went out with my 10 year old son for a 1/2 day of fishing on one of Dana Sportfishing party boats. Admittedly the fishing was slow that day and a sea lion kept showing up and scaring the fish off, however the captain and crew were great. They did everything they could to put us on the fish and as importantly make sure we had a good time. While my son and I didn't catch any keepers he had a ball watching the dolphins and even that pesky sea lion. Overall an very enjoyable day
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are happy to hear you had a great time. Thank you for the great review!
Rating: 4
No fish but a great time
Sun, Feb 21  12:45 PM kenbayne Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Wanted to thank the great crew for a wonderful time. My 11 year old son - Kevin - hooked a very large fish and after struggling a crew member took the rod and fought if for more than 20 minutes before the line broke. It required that the crew member to go under and over other fishermen after the fish took the line around the boat. It must have been a large fish, they say perhaps a Black Sea Bass or Halibut. The thrill of hooking "a big one" really made the day for my son, even if the fish wasn't landed. A lot of people caught Mackerel and some others caught Calico Bass, but not a lot of fish were caught that day. Waiting for next month when the Rockfish are in season. We are planning a 22 hour overnight trip in March for my son's birthday. Great boat, great crew.....really recommend these guys! Also, they have a fishing clinic for Kids on Sundays. They taught my son how to tie knots. He really love it We live in Carlsbad, CA but it is definitely worth the 1 hour drive for fishing with this group.
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are very happy to hear you and your son enjoyed the fishing trip. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again soon!
Rating: 5
Awesome Adventure!
Sat, Feb 13  6:30 AM jda1athan Male 50-59 Local Individual
Last Saturday, I did the half-day fishing trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. I caught two fish, and being on the water with other people was fantastic. The crew was most helpful, and I met nice people. The fishing was great. Many of us caught some nice fish, and one person, even caught an octopus. The day was beautiful on the water, and the fishing was great! I highly recommend the half-day trip, especially, if you are not truly experienced in fishing.

John
 
Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching responded:
We are really happy to hear you had such a great experience! Thank you for the great review!
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.