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 63 103 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 Gender Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Fishin Fun
Thu, Jul 15, 10   10:00 AM don22136 Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Took my grandson (18) on his first ever ocean fishing trip. We were on the Clemente 1/2 day boat. The crew was great helping with tangles and hooked fish. My grandson seems now hooked on fishing saltwater. Said he had a great time. Fishing started off a little slow as we were fishing on the starboard side. Took us 3 rotations before we were near the stern which is the best place to fish, especially if you are anchored and we were. We caught all but 2 of our fish near the stern. We caught maybe 12 fish; a combination of barracuda, calicos and sandbass. We had a very enjoyable time and he can't wait to go again.

Only complaint was that we didn't do a rotation for about the first 2 hours on the boat and then did 3 in the last two or so hours. Rotations should have a regular time such as every 30 minutes or so to give everyone a chance to fish some at the stern. First rotation was at the request of a customer. And some SPECIAL fisherman fished the stern the entire time. That should not be allowed!
Rating: 4
Great day
Wed, Jul 7, 10   10:00 AM arthuresmith Male 70+ Local Family With Children
Not many fish caught, crew very friendly and helpful
Rating: 4
Nice trip
Sun, May 16, 10   6:30 AM jackwd Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
It was very overcast with two seals following us at every stopr we made. The weather and the seals made for poor fishing, but just getting out with your friends and having a good time is a great way to go. The crew and captain were great. Had a great time.
Rating: 4
Crew was very helpful
Sun, Aug 23, 09   12:45 PM NormTraub Male 70+ Local Family With Children
All of the crew members were very helpful to all of the passengers.
Rating: 5
Good time was had by all !
Tue, Aug 11, 09   10:00 AM ywpwbh392 Male 70+ Local Unspecified
Weather was cool with a slite overcast, but burned off on the way home.

The crowd had many school age kids for it was summer, but they were delightful.

Boat was full, but we managed. Fishing started off very slow, then after many stops to find them biteing on our last stop on our way home. This made the whole trip worth wile.

I'm going again soon.

Tiny the Clown
Rating: 4
No fish.
Sun, Aug 9, 09   10:00 AM NChasteen Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
The boatride was great, but no fish.
Rating: 1
Fishing Capitan needs a course in Public Relation.
Tue, Aug 4, 09   6:30 AM ajfontana Male 70+ Local Family With Children
A fishing Capitain that need a course in putlic relations and how to treat the public. For the half day price - the Capitain took us on a boat ride along the coast for about 25 minutes south never going greater than the deep of 30 to 35 feet. Stop and turn around and told every body to fish. After about 35 minutes with very few hook ups, He pull up anchor and went north for about 8 minutes. Two seals and 4 pelclins were with us and we were told to fish, for another 45 minutes to one hour, the result -very poor filshing. Everybody knows that with two seal around the boat, that the fish move out. The captain refused to rotate the position so everyone had a chance to fish from the back. We move for a third time up the coast toward the dock, another ten minute rideand stop to fish. Again the seals were with us at a depth of 30 feet. Made no effort or cared if he was providing service to his customers, just puting in his time be fore He would pick up the afternoon Suckers for another boat ride.

I have deep sea fish in Souther California 50 years and this is the worst Fishing Captain I have ever fish with.
Rating: 4
Fun Family Outing
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:30 PM DudleyDoan Female 70+ Local Family With Children
This was a fun family outing for 14 of us--all ages--13 to 79--.Don't know why, but our group was the only one with females?? Everyone enjoyed it --those that caught fish, enjoyed it more! The crew were very helpful and the burgers were good. I'd recommend it for sure. Nice people aboard
Rating: 4
Fun trip
Tue, Jul 28, 09   5:30 PM BobHoward Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
Well organized, enjoyable venture. Fishing slow (that's fishing), but weather outstanding. Deck hands good. Captain worked to find fish. Take pleanty of sinkers and hooks. I took my grandson (13). He caught one fish and had fun. On 1/2 price night, get there early as it gets busy if you need to rent rods. Zerve people very friendly and helpful.
Rating: 4
Tue, Jul 14, 09   10:00 AM johnscammon Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
My great grandson (age 10) and I caught a lot of fish (although they were all too small to keep) and we had fun. It will be a day to be remembered by both of us. Good trip for a first timer.