Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.3  219 rating points
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Last 3 months 20 44 4 = 40 89% 4.4
Last 6 months 31 62 7 = 55 89% 4.2
Last 12 months 117 238 19 = 219 92% 4.3
All 1,117 1,890 215 = 1,675 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
Easiest way to book a trip.
Thu, Oct 25, 07   10:00 AM jimid92691 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Whithout having to drive all the way to the harbor, I just purchased thru " Zerve". This service was quick, easy, and best of all free.
Rating: 4
Deep sea fishing, but not many fish
Sat, Oct 20, 07   12:00 PM paulniehouse Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
A great trip with the kids (9 & 11). They caught a decent number of small fish and had fun doing it. As far as actually getting some fish to take home and eat, it didn't happen.
Rating: 5
Great Crew
Sun, Apr 19  12:45 PM misterjager6 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
Fishing was slow, but we still had a great time
Rating: 2
Customer service via Telephone is the Worst!!!!!!
Sat, Mar 7  12:00 PM pekenia2629 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I recently bought tickets and have been trying to book a date for my son and I and the people on the phone have been very rude! This is my first time wanting to go on a fishing trip for my son's birthday and last Saturday was the day we wanted to go and I called a week in advance and was told nothing was available. I was put on a waiting list and to this date have not received a call back. I personally have not been there, have not met the crew, but over the phone was the worst experience ever. I will loose my tickets and book elsewhere because of that simple fact. UPSET MOTHER!!!!
Rating: 5
Fun fishing at Dana Wharf!
Thu, Mar 5  10:00 AM ryancowan Male 40-49 Local Individual
I always have a fun time fishing on any of the Dana Wharf fishing boats. All of the crews and captains are excellent. The cook on this specific boat (Clemente) made me one of the best breakfast Burritos I have hade anywhere.
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.