Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  225 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 13 26 0 = 26 100% 4.5
Last 6 months 64 103 16 = 87 85% 4.0
Last 12 months 142 256 31 = 225 86% 4.1
All 1,239 2,102 242 = 1,860 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: 5
Great trip out to sea + some awesome fishing!
Wed, Jul 29, 15   5:30 PM willnewell Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A group of friends and I booked this trip for a sundown fishing excursion - it was excellent. The views from the boat to shore are incredible (especially at sundown) - the crew were really helpful in getting you fishing (many of us had no experience at all). The rental kit was of a high quality and the boat well-stocked with drink and some food options. The crew even use sonar to help locate good spots to fish in. They will also gut and clean your fish for you to take home if you manage to catch any (everyone in our party did - except me!). Very highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Good times.
Sat, May 30, 15   5:30 PM Williamjett Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Knowledgeable staff. Good food.
Rating: 5
Dana Wharf provided a great experience.
Mon, Jul 28, 14   5:30 PM williamhamme Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
The crew on the Clemente was great and treated everyone on the boat with great customer service. Will do it again.
Rating: 4
pleasant being out
Sat, Oct 30, 10   10:00 AM williamdavid Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The staff were good and patient-I was irritated with some kids and a parent next too me who left there rods unatttended. The staff did all they could but it sort of soured me on the experience-that and the teenages who though nothing of casting their bait near a bird and hooking it.

I still recommend the trip just because of the beauty of the harbor.
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: 4
fishing was descent
Mon, Oct 19, 15   10:00 AM wight1 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
action was fairly good. whenever the action slowed the Captain moved the boat. only negative thing was the damn birds & sealions that constantly harass your bait and hooked fish. other then that a fun trip
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!!!