Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  188 rating points
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Last 3 months 51 96 7 = 89 89% 4.2
Last 6 months 73 146 11 = 135 89% 4.3
Last 12 months 111 211 23 = 188 87% 4.2
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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
Fun day!
Sun, Sep 26, 10   12:45 PM ScottZucker Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My eight year old and I took advantage of the kids fish free deal they had going on Sundays. It was a load of fun but a bit crowded. I guess a good deal is appreciated by more than just myself. The crew was very accomodating, upbeat and helpful. I couldn't have asked for more from them. We're going to be doing it again soon.
Rating: 5
Fun Father and Son Adventure
Sun, Sep 5, 10   6:30 AM lennoxes Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I went on a morning half day with my 11-year old son. We spent the weekend together while mom was away with her girlfriends, so I asked him what he'd like to do..."Fishing!"

The crew was friendly and helpful. Lots of fish caught, but most undersized. Still loads of fun. Apparently the cold water is keeping the catch lower than normal, but it didn't detract from our enjoyment.

Breakfast is available on board, but I'm not too sure about the cook's kitchen habits...help with the boat, fry some bacon, help with the boat, make a breakfast burrito...you get it.
Rating: 5
Great Time
Fri, Sep 3, 10   10:00 AM susanlamb Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and myself try to go ocean fishing atleast one time a month. Our favorite boat is Sum Fun. We usually catch some fish and the captain and crew is great. Very polite and knowledgeable. I would recommend Dana Wharf Fishing to anyone.
Rating: 4
Son had lots of fun
Sun, Aug 29, 10   12:45 PM mpenot2207 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My son had a wonderful time. The crew was very friendly and helpful.
Rating: 5
Great Family Day Outing
Thu, Aug 26, 10   10:00 AM khoffman2 Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We all had a great time on the boat. The crew was very helpful coming to our aid with fishing rods, jammed reels, lost weights and hooks. It was so nice being out on the water and seeing the coastline. In addition we saw wonderful marine life during our trip. We had a great day.
Rating: 4
no fish
Sat, Aug 21, 10   6:30 AM connieyoung Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
there were not many fish caught base they said on weather what was caught was very small
Rating: 4
Worth the trip
Sun, Aug 15, 10   5:30 PM jabshier Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I and the grandkids had a good time despite no fish being caught. Water was unseasonably cold and they weren't biting. A little more attentiveness from the crew would have been nice. It's hard to rig and bait three kid's poles when you, yourself aren't quite sure how to rig one up.
Rating: 3
AMOUNT OF TIME
Wed, Aug 11, 10   5:30 PM carrier13 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
THE FISHING TRIP WAS ADVERTISED TO BE FROM 5 :30 TO 10:30 BUT WE WERE BACK AT THE DOCK AT 9:30 ONE HOUR SHORT OTHER WISE IT WAS OK
Rating: 1
Caught nothing ....not much crew help
Fri, Aug 6, 10   5:30 PM Raybarrett Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
We were given rental poles in the office that were a problem for the boys to use. Open spinners...they tangled constantly...The captain came down and saw them tangled once and said to the boys "Why the hell did you rent these polls if you don't know how to use them."

We used live bait that was say too big to catch anything. The only ones catching fish were using their own tackle. I would have purchased lures in the shop if someone had advised me to do it.

On the boat we were given instruction by the other fisherman not the crew.

After a snag once my son's line snapped and the crew member helping him walked away....so my son then had to run him down to replace his tackle.

At first we were yelled instructions to fish on the top above the kelp...and then later we were told to fish down deeper...without any instruction or help changing tackle.

Crew was friendly just unhelpful.

Galley was fine...good food pretty good service.

Three of us caught nothing.
Rating: 5
Outstanding trip with a great crew
Wed, Aug 4, 10   10:00 AM MickeyGubman Male 50-59 Local Individual
The captain and crew did a great job finding the right spots and making the time enjoyable for everyone. When the fishing got hot, the crew was as attentive as when the fishing slowed down. I recommend Dana Wharf Fishing!