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Rating: 4.1  225 rating points
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Last 6 months 63 103 16 = 87 85% 4.0
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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
Don't go
Sun, Jan 19, 14   6:30 AM akwalker13 Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
While the crew seemed to be nice guys, it was a boat catered to new people that probably have never been on a boat. I should probably expect that on 1/2 day boats but common! We only fished in over fished areas, and when one of the guys told us that we would be lucky to catch 1 fish, I thought he was joking, but sadly was true. Go to other places like long beach or marina del ray, might not be the nice and friendly crew, but at least the will give you an opportunity to fish and not be a tourrest just happy to see the ocean. Waste of money. Never going back to Dana point
Rating: 2
The boat was way too crowded to fish
Fri, Dec 27, 13   10:00 AM MLBradley Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
There were way too many people crammed on that boat. You could hardly cast your line in the cramped space. We were so excited about this but turned out disappointed. The idea is great but the actual trip was a waste of time & money.
Rating: 1
Must be an advanced fisherman.
Mon, Aug 5, 13   5:30 PM katiekotten Unspecified Unspecified Combination Other
This trip is not worth the money. You must be an experienced fisherman to catch anything off these boats. I purchased tickets for myself, my son, and my niece and nephew. Our group did not catch one single fish. The poles they rented us were incapable of casting, and you absolutely had to have a pole that you could cast. I had asked several times when I was inquiring about the trip if I needed to upgrade my poles and I was told no. The boat went maybe 100 yards off the shore and that is were we fished from, I would have been far better off renting poles and going to the beach to fish. This was an entire waste of money.
Rating: 5
fishing fun with friends
Mon, Feb 18, 13   10:00 AM cindykop Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
My son attended a half day fishing trip for his good buddies birthday. The kids had a total blast as did the parents. The age ranges from 9 years old - 40 years old, everyone loved it.
Rating: 5
Great crew!
Sun, Aug 26, 12   10:00 AM misterjager Male Unspecified Local Family With Children
Had a great time on the Clemente. Great crew. Took good care of us and my 7 year old son. The fishing was slow but the captain kept working to find us the fish. The cook sure knows his way around a grill. Office staff was friendly and efficient. We will definitely will be going back.
Rating: 3
overcrowded
Fri, Aug 10, 12   5:30 PM bumshouse Female Unspecified Local Couple on a Date
It was a beautiful night but far too many people. Multiple lines tangled, pelicans kept grabbing bait and getting tangled in lines as well. The staff was great and food was good.
Rating: 4
we fished
Wed, Mar 14, 12   10:00 AM swannyatc Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
didnt catch much that day, was a fun trip for the money.
Rating: 5
Giant Squid
Mon, Oct 3, 11   10:00 AM gsconway1989 Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Should have done the 9 hour; the day went way too quickly. Got to catch giant squid which was such an unusual treat!
Rating: 4
I enjoyed the boat and the crew
Sun, Sep 4, 11   5:30 PM 0000tdgz Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
But....as the boat pulled out the announcement came...the water was too cold and the fishing would be lousy. Would have been nice to have know that before I booked the tickets or drove an hour and half to get there. But that said the crew was very helpful and quick and right on top of things.
Rating: 4
Great Trip for the Price!
Thu, Aug 11, 11   5:30 PM jpfromoc Unspecified Unspecified Local Other
This trip was a good deal and the crew was fantastic. Just wasn't the night that the fish were biting. Maybe next time.