Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  221 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 35 68 8 = 60 88% 4.2
Last 6 months 106 175 27 = 148 83% 4.0
Last 12 months 140 252 31 = 221 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: 5
Dad of 13 youngest child 1st deep sea fishing trip
Sat, Aug 29  5:30 PM fatherof13 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My seven year old came deep sea fishing with me for the first time and caught two Bonita. My 16 year old won the jackpot. We had a great time.
Rating: 5
Great 1/2 day fishing trip on the "Sum Fun"
Wed, Aug 26  6:30 AM tjallison Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This trip was a lot of fun. I got the second yellow tail I ever caught in my life on this trip and the crew were very helpful in helping me land this fish. The deck hands and captain gave great advice as to what to do and when to do it. The fish weighed 26 pounds and took about 15 to 20 minutes to get it in. Deckhand and the captain were right next to me the entire time. They were very helpful all throughout the trip with all the passengers young and old. I highly recommend the "Sum Fun" for your next fishing trip.
Rating: 3
Okay overall
Thu, Aug 20  12:00 PM yehuda Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
On time. Took us to good fishing spots. On the downside, too stuffy. The lines kept getting tangled. They should perhaps take fewer people on the boat.
Rating: 3
Boat was basically shut out...
Sun, Aug 16  6:30 AM Neff92675 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew was nice enough but, over the course of 5 hours, I would be surprised if there were more than two legal fish caught by the 100 anglers. I suppose we will study the fishing reports before spending our money next time.
Rating: 4
Good time
Sat, Aug 8  6:30 AM JGoodreau Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
Crew was very helpful especially detangling us! A little hard to cast with so many people for an inexperienced fisherman. Wish we had caught something but one guy on the boat caught a 20-25 lb yellowfin. It was beautiful to see up close. Will go again but try the 3/4 day for better odds at catching something to bring home.
Rating: 5
Excellent Summer Night!
Thu, Aug 6  5:30 PM dmcq19 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Really terrific experience. Although I did not catch any fish I did enjoy the people and scenery.
Rating: 3
Beautiful view of the ocean, friendly helpful crew
Wed, Aug 5  5:30 PM JohnSchuh Female 50-59 Unspecified Family With Children
We'd been deep sea fishing with two other company's prior to this trip with "Dana Wharf Sportsfishing. This experience was frustrating because the kelp, seals, or birds were stripping us from our bait, or catch or fishing time. The rotation so all on-board had a fair oppportunity to fish from multiple positions, which was great. Time taken to filet fish dragged out the adventure, and we returned to shore much later than the web sight stated. We and others commented that there should be more than one crew member filleting fish to expedite this process. This would eliminate the return of your customers. We will probably fish elswhere in the future.
Rating: 2
boat full
Wed, Aug 5  6:30 AM mtossetti Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Typical So.Cal cattle boat experience. Took my grandson for his first time at 12, sorry I did. The people were all very polite and the deckhands helpfull. Not more than han 10 fish landed on the 6.30 AM half day charter. Exactly why I don't go ocean fishing in California..
Rating: 2
Sixty people packed on the SumFun..... Not fun!
Sun, Jul 26  5:30 PM Walter_Wyman Unspecified 50-59 Local Individual
49 rental rods, lines tangled, people had tackle on the deck! The only time a deck hand was on the tank was when he was asked to chum, 9 out of 10 times there was only one half dead sardines in one of the wells. The other thing that was strange was that the burgers had Siracha on them. The best thing was when I needed to rotate I went to the bow and the forward bait tank was green and dead bait was floating in it, I know hard to believe but I have a picture on my phone. The only thing that was cool, was a young boy in a wheelchair, when I got tired of all of the crud I helped him remove some of his mackerels so his dad could cast out...... He was stoked just to catch any fish even if it was mackerels. I wish I didn't know the difference in truly good service and what happened during this trip! It will be a while till I try this again......
Rating: 4
Great family fun
Sun, Jul 5  10:00 AM Jeffdclark Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our family (Me, wife and 3 daughters 14,16,17) was visiting from Arizona and booked a half day trip. I was unsure how my daughters would like fishing but to my surprise they had a great time. The clean boat Reel Fun and her captain and crew were very helpful getting us familiar with tying hooks and dealing with live bait and giving pointers on catching the big ones. Loved the fact that we did not have far to go to the kelp beds and we were fishing 30 minutes after leaving the harbor. Our catch was over 15 fish and the crew even cleaned and filleted for us!