Rating Summary:
Rating: 4  182 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 72 110 19 = 91 81% 3.9
Last 6 months 94 161 20 = 141 85% 4.0
Last 12 months 124 214 32 = 182 85% 4.0
All 1,195 2,016 234 = 1,782 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
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.
Rating: 4
Crew was very helpful.
Mon, Jul 6, 09   10:00 AM fisherwest Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
The crew made the trip an enjoyable fishing experience. They were quickly on the spot to help you bring the fish aboard and take it off your hook.
Rating: 4
Dana Wharf fishing is fun
Wed, Jun 10, 09   10:00 AM DaveConnell Male 70+ Local Individual
Dana Wharf fishing is fun
Rating: 4
Request for more advise and information
Sun, Aug 17, 08   6:30 AM roymeddock32 Male 70+ Local Other
This trip was with my son and his son. All were first timers on a commercial sport fishing boat. We rented poles. It seems the most success by others was with spoons or lures. The live anchovies were mainly eaten by the seals and pelicans. A suggestion to those renting equipment that maybe different types of bait (lures,etc.) might increase the catching would be appreciated. After all, persons renting equipment must be novices otherwise they would already have what is needed.

The boat was fine, very clean and the galley and prepared breakfast sandwiches were very good and reasonably priced, which is appreciated. We enjoyed the experience and will do it again. But first I will need to get my own lures etc.

The crew was fine and provided help when asked.
Rating: 4
Had a nice trip with my grandson
Tue, Jun 24, 08   12:00 PM soccer2 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The fishing was not as good as we expected , but that is fishing!!!! We had a good time and my grandson was very excited. He lives in your area and I'm sure that he will be back to fish with you again and soon. The crew did a great job of tending to the needs of the fishermen. I would have no problem with going on your trip again.
Rating: 4
Tue, Oct 30, 07   10:00 AM Sylsib Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Thought it was costly since there were very few fish caught. Should have gone to a few more spots.