Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  225 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 13 26 0 = 26 100% 4.5
Last 6 months 64 103 16 = 87 85% 4.0
Last 12 months 142 256 31 = 225 86% 4.1
All 1,239 2,102 242 = 1,860 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
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
Wed, Aug 11, 10   5:30 PM carrier13 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
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!
Rating: 4
Nice day! The help was real helpfull
Sat, Jul 31, 10   12:00 PM LMHERRN Male 50-59 Local Other
I went with my sister inlaw we had a nice time everyone was real helpfull. The only thing I didn't care for was one crew member smoked and one passinger always seemed to have a cigerette in her mouth. Have no smoking trips!
Rating: 1
Reel Fun Was Not Fun
Sun, Jul 25, 10   12:45 PM gcram399 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Went out on the Clemente in past years and actually caught a few fish each time. Ther Clemente captain always kept a close eye on the action and even interacted with the passengers.

Our captain Dan on the Reel Fun stayed out of sight and not only didn't find any fish, (40 rods x 4 hours = only 5 keepers) I was surprised he could even find the Pacific Ocean.

Besides the wasted time the trip cost my wife and I over $120.00 with the non residence 1 day license and all we came home with was a sun burn. To have the boat sit in 1 (very dead) spot for over an hour with no one catching anything or even getting a nibble before moving to try another spot was absolutely rediculous. I felt sorry for his crew (no fish, no tips).

One wasted day in my vacation to southern California.