Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  189 rating points
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Last 3 months 49 94 7 = 87 88% 4.2
Last 6 months 71 144 11 = 133 89% 4.3
Last 12 months 111 212 23 = 189 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
Always a pleasure
Sat, May 2, 09   5:30 PM xsiveguy Male Unspecified Local Family With Children
It's always a pleasure to go out on the Twighlight trip with Dana Wharf Sportfishing. 4 hours is a perfect amount of time with children and/or folks trying out fishing for the first time. It's short enough that if it's not working out or you're getting seasick you'll be back soon enough but it's long enough to get some real fishing done. I've done this trip several times now (I think that this was my fourth) and for the first time my son fished the entire time instead of playing with the bait fish in the bait tank for the last part of the trip. He was a fisherman instead of a fisherman's son. We'll be thinking about a longer trip now but will still go out on this once in a while with newbies. The crew is great. The galley is great. You don't have to get up early in the morning to go. I recommend it.
Rating: 4
Friendly and helpful crew
Sat, Nov 1, 08   12:00 PM kwillkom Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
very friendly and helpful boat crew.
Rating: 5
We Had A GREAT Time!!
Sat, Aug 2, 08   6:30 AM MARCYFALLER Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
I have been fishing out of Dana Point before; it was my friends (co-worker) first time fishing any where!! The boat was a bit crowded, but there is no way to control that, it turned out to be fine!!! The Captain and Crew were very helpful and took care of everyone on board, that's very important!! The day was really nice, however we didn't catch hardly a thing, I only caught a few fish and all were too small and had to be tossed back into the ocean. The jack pot winner was a very small fish!! I believe there were 55 people on board and all put their $5.00 in the jack pot, so the guy received a huge amount for a very small fish, nice going who ever that was!! Fishing for me is just Fun!! I have been fishing out of other docks and some places the Captain and crew have not been very friendly I do love being out at sea and just the whole idea of fishing!! I believe that if the Captain and Crew don't project that feeling of fun and friendliness it just isn't worth it at all. However on this day it was the contrary and the Captain and Crew made it fun so not catching any fish made it ok - Thank You So Very Much!!! I've been fishing other times when I have caught nothing so it was fine for me, I just felt bad for my friend!! However, she said she had a Great time, only because of the Captain and Crew and would go again (Me Too) even though she didn't catch anything!! After all that's why they call it fishing instead of catching!!!!
Rating: 3
OK
Sat, May 17, 08   10:00 AM jimbrooksh Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Captain had a bunch of rookies on board including his son who took the best spots on the boat.....paying for such a service should produce professional results.
Rating: 2
There was little or no management of the guests.
Wed, Jul 29  6:30 AM oldutch Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
After taking an open spot on the port side we were invaded by roving young fisherman who managed to tangle up lines with abandon. We spent most of the morning on the port side until the captain decided at the last stop to rotate. WE spent the rest of the morning - 1/2 hour? - fishing from the starboard side. Never made it to the stern where most of the large fish were caught.
Rating: 3
No rotation
Sat, Mar 21  12:00 PM JerryMagee Male 70+ Local Other
It would have been good if they would rotate everyone at least twice during this time so everyone fishes from a different portion of boat. In fishing in bow bait was very limited.
Rating: 4
OK, but costly
Sun, Aug 17, 14   5:30 PM MikeDifede Male 70+ Local Family With Children
OK
Rating: 5
Non Stop Fun!
Fri, Aug 8, 14   5:30 PM roffill Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Really friendly, helpful crew and a great fry cook in the galley!
Rating: 2
My booking got changed half an hour befor depart.
Mon, Aug 4, 14   6:30 AM alsally419 Male 70+ Unspecified Unspecified
I booked for a 3/4 day trip, 1/2 hour before departure an E-mail was send, the boat was full.

Given a choise to go on a 1/2 day boat was taken,

Boat left 15 minutes late and returned 1/2 an hour early. boat stayed at a place no action too long.

Hardly any fish of legal size. It was a lousy bad exsperience

I am never go on another 1/2 day boat out of Dana Point again.
Rating: 5
Great time - lots of fun
Sun, Jun 15, 14   12:45 PM RonBriles Male 70+ Local Family With Children
A perfect Father's Day outing with 2 sons and 1 grandson. We had a really fun time and are planning another fishing trip in the near future.