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Rating: 4.3  216 rating points
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Last 3 months 20 47 1 = 46 94% 4.6
Last 6 months 32 73 4 = 69 93% 4.5
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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: 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: 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.
Rating: 1
poor
Fri, Mar 14, 14   10:00 AM BudLeathers Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
We are from Washington state....when you go fishing there. You can get. Something you can eat. ....and they don,t

Drop the hook ten minutes. From the dock over a kelp bed...

I was really let down after driving three hours. To get there and spending a.hundread and twenty bucks i wouldn,t reommend this to anybody ..we live in a. RV park and a lot of folks ask about the trip ...i don ,t think you will be hearinh from them
Rating: 5
Salt air and sea breezes
Sun, Mar 9, 14   12:45 PM Babsdewitt Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great outing for grandparents or parents to share with their children. Great hamburgers on board and a great crew. So helpful to the children. And there was a fishing instruction class on board before departure. Advise you to book on line and arrive early. This seems to be a very popular adventure.
Rating: 4
Was very enjoyable
Sat, Mar 8, 14   12:45 PM SUPKAREE Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
was a great trip and experience. Deck Hands were very helpful and right there when you need them.

captain made every effort to find fish to catch.