Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  220 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 33 62 8 = 54 87% 4.2
Last 6 months 106 175 27 = 148 83% 4.0
Last 12 months 139 251 31 = 220 86% 4.1
All 1,229 2,081 242 = 1,839 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Very exciting 1/2 day trip.
Sun, Jun 19, 11   5:30 PM mnour23 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
It was a great trip and the crew on board were very helpful. I would highly recommend that to everybody.
Rating: 4
Better planning
Sun, Jun 19, 11   6:30 AM BoyScouts Male 50-59 Local Other
It took over an hour to get to a fishing hole. We traveled down the coast and came back up the coast before we droped anchor. The crew was chumming only the back part of the boat.
Rating: 5
Fun family outing
Sat, Jun 18, 11   12:00 PM tempdeejour Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Great Family activity- enjoying our beautiful ocean, and being away from cell phones and TV! Fun to teach the kids how to fish. We caught 2 and had them for dinner!
Rating: 3
A bit disorganized and unprofessional
Sat, Jun 18, 11   10:00 AM lucerosmith Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I will say that the fishing trip was nice. everyone in our group caught fish.

The scheduling of the trip was a bit disorganized. Confirmed a 6:30 am trip then via email (no call) was told the trip was rescheduled to 10 am. No refund if that time didn't work out for us. One person in our group however maintained a 6:30 am departure time. When I called they said that they didn't have a 6:30 am boat but then one came up just not big enough for everyone in the group (3 people total). They rescheduled the last guy from the 6:30 am spot to the 10 am spot with the rest of us. When we arrived they told us that our one friend had been moved from the 6:30 am (saturday) spot to to 10 am spot on the previous Monday and he missed it. Finally got it all cleared up and we were able to go on the trip together. Kind of a headache... CONFIRM you departure day and time... at least twice!!!
Rating: 4
Fairly good fishing
Thu, Jun 16, 11   5:30 PM BruceHawk Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
Fishing was good on our twilight trip, it would have been lots better with anchovies for bait, we had 90 % large sardines. And the 13 inch Calico bass in general were not large enough to swallow a large sardine. The Crew on the Clementine was good and very helpful. The bass readily went after the few chovies we had.
Rating: 2
No individual attention for first-time fishermen
Thu, Jun 16, 11   5:30 PM casaflora Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
I took my son for his 18th birthday. We caught absolutely nothing, had little help or assistance in anything from selecting a pole to baiting our lines. It was a nice experience to be out on the boat together I suppose, but if that's what we had wanted to do we should have done a regular harbor cruise, not a fishing charter. We were both very disappointed.
Rating: 5
Had a blast
Thu, Jun 16, 11   10:00 AM lexor20 Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Had an excellent time catchin calico bass sand bass rock fish and blue perch. Crew was extremely helpful. Galley was a nice place to sit down and grab lunch and just take a break
Rating: 1
Lousy Fishing
Sat, Jun 11, 11   5:30 PM gyzent Male 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
My son (15) went with 2 friends. They got 4 fish between the 3 of them and 1 was a mackerel. Captain should have known better locations to go to.
Rating: 5
Great Trip and Great Experience!!!
Thu, Jun 2, 11   10:00 AM CPalacio Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My girlfriend and I were visiting from Oklahoma. We both love to fish and this was no exception. The service we received while on the boat was great. Everyone was quick to help and they moved around for better chances at catching fish. We joined the jackpot and came close to winning. It was a great experience and we would do it again. We would also recommend this experience to anyone coming to the area. A really great time!!!
Rating: 3
Great activity, subpar boat crew.
Sat, May 21, 11   10:00 AM jholley12 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Enjoyed the day fishing, especially since it was a small group. I could imagine it getting too crowded with a full load. Only real complaint was in regards to the crew. A bunch of young kids who seemed more interested in their time joking around with eachother. Even decided they should clean the boat with everyone on board, having us move out of their way. They could use a reminder of where their paychecks come from. If I'm in the area again, I'll shop around. But not a bad outing for the price.