Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.3  217 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 22 51 1 = 50 95% 4.5
Last 6 months 33 76 4 = 72 93% 4.5
Last 12 months 115 236 19 = 217 92% 4.3
All 1,123 1,906 215 = 1,691 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: 3
Boat late to leave - Parking problems
Fri, Jul 3, 09   12:00 PM donkohout Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
12:00 boat did not leave untill 1:00 because according to captain customers could not find parking. There seems to be a problem with more spots on the charter boats than parking spots in the sportfishing lot that is supposed to be reserved for fishermen. If they are going to cut the 5 hour trip short to wait on late people to park everbody might just as well of parked in the 4 hour max. spaces and saved room for the late comers in the reserved lot. I have never been to any other function that was delayed for so long waiting on late people. As @ airports the tickets said to be there 45 min. early, being we waited untill 1:00 that means people were looking for parking for 1 hour and 45 minutes, I think not? Do the folks that were on time a favor and give them what they paid for.

Fishing and boat crew were OK as soon as we got out of the harbor.
Rating: 4
Satisfied and would recommend
Thu, Jul 2, 09   10:00 AM JIMFERRARA Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Service provided was very efficient and thorough.
Rating: 4
Good for the price
Tue, Jun 30, 09   12:00 PM Jim2009 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We went on the 5 hour fishing trip on a Tuesday so the cost was very reasonable . Not sure the total number of people fishing when we went. Two of my sons each caught a bass and three of us didn't catch anything. The boat was crowded and lines did get tangled.

The crew was very quick and curteous to untangle the lines. Also, they were very willing to offer advice and answer any questions.

The hamburgers on board were very good!

I would recommend Dana Wharf Sport Fishing because the staff on the boat does everything they can to help you catch fish. If you don't catch fish, it's because the fish are not bitting, or you are not following their instructions.
Rating: 4
Good trip
Mon, Jun 29, 09   10:00 AM Pelicanman Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
They take good care of you
Rating: 5
This is a must do experience
Mon, Jun 29, 09   10:00 AM papdfns Male 50-59 Combination Family With Children
If you have ever had the urge to ocean fish, but are intimidated because you have never done it before or have only had a couple of experiences, or are afraid of the cost, this is the trip for you. The crew is patient, not arrogant, and very knowledgeable. They will help you, the kids, the wife, etc. rig your line, provide the right bait, unhook your fish, clean and filet it, all for under $40.00 per person, not including tip. The boats are clean, the food is good and the bathrooms are also clean. The half day boat only is out 5 hours, about the attention span of young children. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the least crowded usually. Go and have a ball.
Rating: 5
Great Father Son Time
Mon, Jun 29, 09   6:30 AM joeymv Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
My son and I had not been fishing in years. This was great fun. Caught fish without most of the work and hassle of clean and unhooking them. It was also a beautiful day on the water. The crew was on their toes helping everyone and we had absolutely no issues. Next time we are going out on the 3/4 day boat. The half was too short.
Rating: 5
Fun Trip!
Sun, Jun 28, 09   10:00 AM kcferrari Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We were given this fishing trip as a Father's Day present. My son-in-law and I had a great time, this was a first for him. Next time we will do the all day trip!
Rating: 4
great service - no fish
Sat, Jun 27, 09   6:30 AM sfa711 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyable even without fish
Rating: 5
Excellent family fun!
Fri, Jun 19, 09   10:00 AM paulniehouse Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Deck hands were very helpful and patient. Plenty of fish to go around. clean boat and great food.
Rating: 5
1/2 Day Fishing Trip with my son
Tue, Jun 9, 09   10:00 AM jwmadrid06 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We took the later 1/2 day trip, which left at 10:00 am. We got there early and were the first in line, therefore we got the first choice of fishing spots on the boat. We enjoyed the fishing trip, because it was a beautiful day and we were catching fish. The crew was good, because as soon as fishing died at 1 location we quickly moved to the next spot. We were not disappointed at the catch, although we would have been happier with more fish. The highlite of the trip was when one of the passengers caught a Halibut that weighed in at 27 lbs (biggest I've seen). The 1/2 day trip was just long enough time for me to fish and enjoy the scenery. I would recommend this trip.