Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.3  202 rating points
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Last 3 months 17 37 4 = 33 87% 4.3
Last 6 months 29 55 10 = 45 84% 4.1
Last 12 months 114 224 22 = 202 90% 4.3
All 1,109 1,870 215 = 1,655 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
Great Fishing Day!
Sun, Feb 22  12:45 PM mikebornstei Male 40-49 Local Individual
This was the first fishing charter I have been on in many years and highly recommend it to anyone experienced or not. The boat itself was sizable and comfortable with plenty of elbow room. What made the trip, was the staff. On occasion, a line would be tangled or caught below the water. The staff was not only present, but proactive to be on the spot and fix it.

It was hassle free and I was so impressed with how nice and accommodating they were. Without that, I would have spent an hour trying to untangle the lines or re-thread a hook. The staff kept everything clean and orderly with a selection of bait readily available. I give this a 5 star rating and will plan another trip soon.
Rating: 4
Good Time
Sun, Jan 25  12:45 PM GaleCarr Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The day was great. Fish were small but plentiful. Crew was great. They were patient with the kids and very polite. Boat was clean and food was great. Wish it was a whole day instead of a half day.
Rating: 5
Best Sport Fishing Outfitter Around!
Mon, Dec 1, 14   10:00 AM frankie088 Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We were very pleased with the staff on board our fishing boat -- they were efficient, helpful, and friendly. We would have liked to have gone out into deeper waters but the weather did not cooperate and unfortunately my husband and daughter both became seasick. We spoke with a few of the weekly regulars who said this was the best outfit in the area and after the service we received we would have to agree. I had a wonderful time and my daughter enjoyed feeding the seagulls, pelicans, cormorants, and loons with the leftover bait as we sailed back into the harbor!
Rating: 4
Safe & reliable
Wed, Nov 26, 14   10:00 AM Portiva Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We had a good standard experience with Dana Wharf San Clemente. Crew looked professional enough and knowledgeable although it seemed that they are doing the job by the book and obvious lack of enthusiasm and excitement or any encouraging were easy to sense. They had more their energy focused on selling food and drinks. Boat was half full and no extra happy ordinary mood had been practiced by the crew in order to make a nice weather day fabulous. Perhaps we will go next time with them, as far as location and price but we will be more self independent this time. Boat cleaning had been performed while heading back to the dock and this was totally inconvenient and uncomfortable for the passengers. They should clean their boat afterwards or adopt a better system. Generally I would say Staff were not an issue, lack of quality management made them to be like that.
Rating: 1
Newcomers run away.
Sun, Nov 23, 14   12:45 PM Talhaimam Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Kids education before the 1/2 day noon trip was a farce. Not oriented towards totally first timers.

The bathroom were dirtiest possible with no running water.

The crew was busy amongst themselves, even fising themselves, smoking, joking. They did their basic job but not much more. Not guiding novice adults or kids. With so many options in SoCal why try this company again.
Rating: 3
staff is extremely friendly and helpful
Sat, Nov 15, 14   12:00 PM lochnesssea Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
plenty of baits
Rating: 4
Great Experience
Sun, Oct 19, 14   6:30 AM leestrother Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
Fun trip but the fish were not cooperating this day. It's to be expected that some days it just isn't happening.
Rating: 4
1/2 Day Fishing Trip
Sat, Sep 27, 14   6:30 AM dogcaller1 Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Went with my brother and (adult) nephews on a 1/2 day boat. Crew was great, fishing was good, and the price was right. Good time and good price; I'll do it again.
Rating: 5
excellent service.
Fri, Sep 19, 14   10:00 AM CAbigfishlao Male 40-49 Local Individual
The staff know what they want to do. I like the experience. This is my 1st times. Certainly, I will be back with my friends.
Rating: 4
Was nice
Sat, Sep 13, 14   12:00 PM cisburbank Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Great!