Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  215 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 64 91 16 = 75 80% 3.8
Last 6 months 103 184 19 = 165 87% 4.1
Last 12 months 133 241 26 = 215 88% 4.1
All 1,216 2,062 234 = 1,828 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
Fishing Fun
Sun, Sep 21, 08   10:00 AM dkoepper Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This system makes reserving and buying tickets extremely convenient. I would recommend it to all sellers.
Rating: 5
fast and efficient
Tue, Sep 16, 08   12:00 PM joenapolitan Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
had my reservation fully explained to me and when I arrived there were no snags great job
Rating: 4
Tue, Aug 26, 08   12:00 PM easy77 Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
Rating: 4
Must try out once or more
Sat, Aug 23, 08   5:30 PM dan_bennett Male 50-59 Local Other
Very enjoyable out on the sea and watching the sunset while fishing. My wife and I were like two kids anticipating for a bite. The crew aboard were very helpful in removing fish from our line and cleaning our fish. Excellent service.

It was very enjoyable and recommend everyone should try this once.

Dan & Kim
Rating: 5
Our Experience
Sun, Aug 17, 08   6:30 AM catfishking1 Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My wife and I had a great time on the Dana Pride! The crew was exceptional. We were treated very nicely. We were impressed by the boat being very clean. The bathrooms were spacious, private, and clean. The crew scrubbed the boat immediately, after the expedition. Even the outside of the boat! This was a first time fishing trip for my wife, and she had a lot of fun! Again, the crew, catered to our every need, and we recommend the Dana Pride for all ages. We went in the morning, 1/2 day, and it was very pleasant.

Thank you to the crew on the boat, great bunch of guys!

Mr. Norman Negrete
Rating: 4
1/2 day fishing trip very enjoyable.
Tue, Aug 12, 08   6:30 AM LouisNelson Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Convenient location. Easy to find. Good people and good equipment.
Rating: 5
Wonderful experience!
Sun, Aug 10, 08   6:30 AM caligirlta Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
My boyfriend and I had a great time fishing. This was his first experience deep sea fishing, and he loved it! We both were impressed with the crew. They were very organized and helpful to everyone. Very pleasant attitudes the entire time. We will definitely recommend this activity and return for another adventure soon!
Rating: 4
Nice short day fishing trip
Tue, Aug 5, 08   12:00 PM mikeb642 Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I recommend this trip for a good day of non serious fishing persons and children.

Nice trip to take you kids out on.
Rating: 5
Helpful Staff
Tue, Aug 5, 08   12:00 PM dmooney Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This was my first ocean fishing excursion (I mostly fish freshwater). The entire staff (in the shop and on the boat) were friendly, knowledgable, and extremely helpful. We caught plenty of fish and had a great day. I'm looking forward to a 2nd trip!
Rating: 4
Nice Day Out On The Water
Sun, Jul 27, 08   12:00 PM gcram399 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We have fished similar boats out of Virginia Beach and Long Island NY on the east coast many times. The biggest difference from the Dana Point boats compared to the Long island/ Virginia Beach Boats is that they are alot narrower and lack outside seating for the passengers for an enjoyable ride out to and back from the fishing spots. Standing body to body for 5 straight hours can really put a damper on an otherwise perfect day.

One other thing that is different is that the Dana Point Boats allow people to bring their own gear. When everyone uses different weight sinkers there are quite a lot of lines getting tangled. New York and Virginia boats provide the same tackle for everyone with the 1/2 day package. It makes for more time fishing and less time untangling lines.

Virgina Beach and Long Island 1/2 day trips cost less than $30.00 per person. Our trip for the 2 of us with tackle rental and a one day non resident fishing license cost 3 times that amount.

We did catch 4 nice sand bass and most of the other fishermen caught nice fish also.

Very nice scenic trip. The boat mates were excellent. and right there when you needed them. The galley food was fresh and had a good taste.

We enjoyed it and will do it again.