Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  207 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 11 22 3 = 19 89% 4.2
Last 6 months 28 49 9 = 40 88% 4.0
Last 12 months 120 231 24 = 207 91% 4.2
All 1,102 1,855 214 = 1,641 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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 4
Tue, Jul 28, 09   12:00 PM jihara Male 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
Rating: 3
Boat late to leave - Parking problems
Fri, Jul 3, 09   12:00 PM donkohout Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
12:00 boat did not leave untill 1:00 because according to captain customers could not find parking. There seems to be a problem with more spots on the charter boats than parking spots in the sportfishing lot that is supposed to be reserved for fishermen. If they are going to cut the 5 hour trip short to wait on late people to park everbody might just as well of parked in the 4 hour max. spaces and saved room for the late comers in the reserved lot. I have never been to any other function that was delayed for so long waiting on late people. As @ airports the tickets said to be there 45 min. early, being we waited untill 1:00 that means people were looking for parking for 1 hour and 45 minutes, I think not? Do the folks that were on time a favor and give them what they paid for.

Fishing and boat crew were OK as soon as we got out of the harbor.
Rating: 4
Easy and enjoyable - Just, where are the fish?
Tue, Apr 7, 09   10:00 AM jshalton Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
Easy to buy the tickets, the boarding process is quick and efficient. the boat crew were friendly and the weather was great. Now if only the fish would have cooperated but overall it was fun and enjoyable. We plan on goin again.
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: 4
Tue, Aug 26, 08   12:00 PM easy77 Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
Rating: 1
tangled mess/ "over qualified" captain
Tue, Aug 19, 08   10:00 AM Joeyo1 Male 20-29 Local Unspecified
First off , the tangled mess was especially frustrating.To add to that no one knew what do do in the event of a tangled mess besides the deckhand. Second , the capatain of the "Clemente" drove us away from a spot where the the fish could be seen from the deck. Some people were even hooked up as we were pulling away. We then drove to a second spot that was right near the barges parked just south of the San Clemente Pier. That spot was horrible. No bites , nibbles , nothing , by anyone that i could see. We then drove to a third spot that was just as bad as the previously mentioned one. Then , to top off the frustration , the over qualified captain (I'm saying that very saurcasticly) drove us back to the original spot where we then fished for about 15-20 min. or so then called it a day and drove back to port. Idon't recomend the 1/2 dat trip to anyone that likes to fish. And I won't be giving them any more of my business or recomending them to my friends / family.
Rating: 3
packed boat
Sat, Aug 2, 08   6:30 AM rowens Male 30-39 Unspecified Unspecified
The boat was over packed I think with around 50 fisherman. The fishing was very poor, but this is not due the the crew tring to find the fish they tried very hard to find the fish moving serveral times. The main issue was the fast moving current and people not following there lines. The breakfast Burrito was very good.
Rating: 3
Caught no fish
Fri, Jul 18, 08   12:00 PM larrydm Male 20-29 Unspecified Unspecified
Its was fun considering the weather was bad and didnt catch anything
Rating: 2
weak attempt
Tue, Jul 15, 08   6:30 AM jimlin Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
Crew didn't really try to find the fish. Stopped chumming on second of third stop and only went 2 miles outside of harbor
Rating: 4
A good fishing trip
Wed, Jul 9, 08   10:00 AM timat741956 Male 50-59 Combination Unspecified
The fish were biting on this day, the crew were freindly and informed, and it was a very pleasant outting. I had a great time .