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
Good Time-Great Deal-2 kids free-good food-grumpy
Sat, Sep 26, 09   6:30 AM steveietheb Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My two sons age 11/12 and I decided to go fishing on the 1/2 day boat. It was a special deal -one paid adult-2 free kids. Hey,you can't beat that deal. The fishing bite was slow but the captain (boat SUMFUN)worked hard trying to find a good bite spot. The majority of the crew was polite,professional and helpful except for one deck hand who was short tempered and rude. I didnt get his name(m/white 20's heavy set 6'0 ruddish skin/ green t-shirt) but he was a grumpy @#$%. He must have had a hangover and should have stayed in bed. The boys had a breakfast sandwich and each boy caught a small fish. The boys had a great time and wanted to stay longer hoping to catch "moby dick".It was an enjoyable 1/2 day and I would go again minus the grump. Also I would like to see the rotation of the standing fishing spots on the boat done with more frequency unless were all catching our limit.
Rating: 5
Great Trips! Always!
Tue, Sep 15, 09   10:00 AM markld Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Dana Wharf provides one of the best ocean deep sea fishing experiences consistently year in and out. They are professional, respectful and helpful to all, even the ones that never been out on a boat fishing.

Even if I do not catch a fish, it is usually a nice boat ride.
Rating: 4
Sun, Sep 6, 09   5:30 PM donjonesjr Male 50-59 Local Other
I arrived early enough(2 hours ) to sign in as #1 and #2 on the boat roster, had a lite lunch at Turks, even thou I got in line to board the boat, it seems for what ever reason I was one of the last person to get on the boat, I got stuck on the front of the boat all night, the crew did not call for a rotation, the boat was very full with first time anglers, most of them had back packs on and it was very difficult to get to the bait tank.

Overall, its always great to go fishing, but the crew could have done a better job with a rotation and the confussions for the first time anglers....
Rating: 4
Great Trip
Sat, Sep 5, 09   5:30 PM DaveWhite Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Although the weather did not cooperate the captain and crew did their best to find fish. Even though I am an experienced fisherman, there were novices aboard who could have used some coaching. I always wondered why these party boats don't use the time while travelling to the fishing grounds to give a fishing tutorial to those who need it. It would make their trip more enjoyable and encourage repeat customers.
Rating: 3
Where are the fish?
Tue, Sep 1, 09   6:30 AM pchargualaf1 Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
Even though I ended up catching the "jackpot" fish and mind you, it was the last fish caught as the skipper was hoisting the anchor, the fishing should have been alot better. We were the last boat out the docks (7:00am) and lost valuable time fishing. We wasted too much time fishing in spots that had no fish. The bait was bigger than the fish we were catching. The skipper should have taken us to the "Kelp Patties" where there are always fish instead of wandering around. Even little fish that can be caught and thrown back will be a thrill for the kids on board this boat. SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE DAYS THAT "A BAD DAY OF FISHING IS BETTER THAN A GOOD DAY AT THE OFFICE". IT IS CALLED FISHING BUT WASTINGN TIME IS NOT MY IDEA OF A GOOD DAY FISHING.
Rating: 4
Very Enjoyable (All 5 Times / Events)
Sun, Aug 30, 09   6:30 AM ImCDomi Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Enjoyed the 5 times I went on this event- at various times. Captains and crew were experienced and commited to making sure everyone had a great time.
Rating: 5
great fun
Tue, Aug 25, 09   10:00 AM debincohen Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
bring sunscreen; have a ball!
Rating: 4
Great time
Sun, Aug 23, 09   6:30 AM buscemic Male 50-59 Local Other
The boat was good, the crew was great, and we had a great time fishing.
Rating: 4
Endangered Fish caught and filleted
Mon, Aug 17, 09   6:30 AM roxygs Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
Someone on our boat caught an endangered species fish and the fish was filleted at the end of the ride.
Rating: 4
Out of the office-gone fishing
Thu, Aug 6, 09   10:00 AM jagonzalez Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Using Zerve to book our fishing trip was easy and convenient.

Location and parking was easily accessible.

Received great service at check-in.

The "Boat Crew" provided outstanding service.

Cold beer and awesome cheese burgers, sun shining and catching fish, what more can a guy ask for?!