Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  184 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 48 91 7 = 84 88% 4.2
Last 6 months 69 138 11 = 127 89% 4.3
Last 12 months 110 207 23 = 184 87% 4.2
All 1,166 1,984 222 = 1,762 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 Sort Descending Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 1
Trip canceled by Dana Wharf due to weather.
Sat, Mar 17, 12   6:30 AM willcboyd Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I can certainly understand the cancellation due to the weather. Unfortunately I flew in from Arizona, was only there for the fishing trip and now I can't get a refund. In my opinion Dana Wharf and Zerve are both a bunch of crooks.
Rating: 4
Crew was very helpful!!!
Mon, May 12, 08   10:00 AM wild22 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Had a Great time We Will Be Back!!!

Rating: 5
Absolutely fantastic
Sat, Oct 2, 10   6:30 AM wiggums Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Although we were disappointed with the catch and it's not their fault, we couldn't be any happier with the chef who did an absolutely fantastic job. He got us all the beers we wanted, all the burritos we wanted, and he was very cheerful the whole time.
Rating: 1
Wouldn't ever book again!
Tue, Sep 1, 09   12:00 PM Whosamesa Male 30-39 Local Individual
Boat was packed yet the crew managed to fish right along side with the paying customers!!! NOT GOOD!!! PEOPLE ARE RUDE, one lady even got hit on the head by another person on board. I'd seriously re-think booking this one! Honestly I'd like to say something good...even the fishing wasn't that great. Not too many ppl caught anything legal size...maybe just a hand full of ppl...oh wait that was the crewmen. My bad.
Rating: 5
Fun with friends and family...
Tue, Apr 21, 09   10:00 AM whiteboy Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
We had an excellent time on the water. The captain and the whole crew were friendly and helpful to everybody. Our 1/2 day fishing experience included catching sculpin, rock fish, macerrel, a variety of bass, one guy caught an eel, I myself caught a crab. So all-n-all our friends and family would highly recommend this activity to anyone who wants to have a great time for a good price!!!
Rating: 5
Well organized, well executed
Fri, Jul 18, 08   12:00 PM WHBIntl Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
You can't be sure about the number of fish you will catch but you can be sure that's the only uncertainty. Here's what I expect when I'm taking personal time off with the family:

1. All of the planning, arranging and logistics are easy.

2. No "bait and switch" (no pun intended).

3. Staff are knowledgeable and pleasant.

4. Execution is timely and efficient.

When that happens – if you don’t have a good time it’s your own fault!

We had a great time.
Rating: 3
Fishing trip that saw no fish
Sun, Sep 2, 12   12:45 PM wesholms Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
we were out for 5 hours. i understand that some may not catch fish but my wife won the jack pot w a 12 inch red snapper she caught 3 of the 9 fish caught that day. a boat full of 42 people which half were sick and puking all over the place and the other half including me spent the 5 hours pissed there was not even a bite. it was only made okay because my wife won the jack pot which should of never happened. the boat food was okay nothing special and the weather was perfect . I love deep sea fishing and i will be going again im just going to go further south to San Diego
Rating: 5
we didnt go "fishing" we went "catching" lol
Sun, Jun 3, 12   6:30 AM wesdogg227 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
awesome deckhands, nice gear to rent, skipper obvioulsy knew where the fish were, everyone on the boat was catching, deckhands would take care of everything, measure and toss back if it was under size, cool lil contest at the end, for the largest fish, and they will clean your catch for a dollar a fish. great day on a great boat with great people, and damn the fish were TASTY!
Rating: 4
Big time saver when checking in.
Mon, Dec 26, 11   10:00 AM weallen Male 50-59 Local Individual
The check in process for me was the biggest time saver. There were no hassles.
Rating: 5
Great experience as always, just NO FISH that day
Wed, Jun 27, 12   6:30 AM WCTasher Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Always a great time, very nice people and great crew! We did, however, catch NO FISH, I think the 1/2 boat cleaned about 10 fish end of the day We'll be back, thanks