Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  190 rating points
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Last 3 months 50 95 7 = 88 89% 4.2
Last 6 months 72 145 11 = 134 89% 4.3
Last 12 months 112 213 23 = 190 87% 4.2
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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
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
Memories
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
Pricey
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.
Rating: 5
Dad and daughter time
Sun, Jul 19  5:30 PM lucy44 Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
I had fun. Crew and captain were awesome. Very helpful getting anything my daughter or I needed they were right there ready to assist. Didn't take very long to start fishing caught some fish too small to keep but still almost everyone Vought something. Will be going on the full day next time
Rating: 3
The fishing was OK but the boat was too crowded.
Wed, Jul 15  6:30 AM BLouis Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
They shouldn't sell out the entire boat. It was way too full and we spent LITERALLY half the time on boat untangling our lines. It really took away from the fun of fishing. The crew kept cutting our lines to help untangle the messes and I lost 4 hooks and weights rigs because of that and then had to take the time to rig a new setup on my pole every time. I also lost several fish due to the tangled lines mess on board. There were several people who just refused to rotate when the captain called for everyone to rotate to the right. Those people just forced their way in between our numbers and refused to move. The crew didn't do anything about it. All in all it was a disastrous outing.
Rating: 5
fishermen 10 sea lion 2
Fri, Jun 12  5:30 PM rnealeigh Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
great fishing at our first two locations sea lion followed us around he got two fish that we couldn't get in fast enough fun to watch him swirl around captain and crew very friendly and helpful