Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  193 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 47 93 6 = 87 90% 4.3
Last 6 months 69 143 10 = 133 90% 4.3
Last 12 months 113 215 22 = 193 88% 4.2
All 1,164 1,983 221 = 1,762 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: 5
Fantastic family experience
Sun, Aug 29, 10   12:45 PM marksaraceni Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Dana Wharf Sportfishing is a great way to take your kids fishing. Our Sunday trip included about 25 children of all ages. Everybody had fun. It was safe, clean and, for us, a really special day.

My younger son, 6 years old, is deaf. Crew guys Mark and Evan - both of whom have connections to the deaf community - were simply brilliant. They used some sign language and did everything they could to communicate and help him understand how to fish. They helped my son feel incredibly comfortable... even helped him catch two fish!!!

My older son, 10, caught only one fish -- but it was the biggest of the day. He won the Jackpot!!!

Do your family a favor -- go!
Rating: 4
Son had lots of fun
Sun, Aug 29, 10   12:45 PM mpenot2207 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
My son had a wonderful time. The crew was very friendly and helpful.
Rating: 4
Fishing was fun!
Fri, Aug 27, 10   10:00 AM skaplan_480 Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
My wife and I took our grandson(13) for this fishing adventure. The crew was very helpful and friendly. I don't recall how many times(too many to count) that the crew had to untangle our snarled reels, but they did so in a amiable manner not reflecting on our clumsiness.

The boat was well maintained and clean with plenty of room for the anglers. We caught 6-12 fish each but they were too small to keep. My only thought was that maybe if we had gone out further( you could clearly see the shore) that the catch might have been larger.
Rating: 5
Sum Fun
Wed, Aug 25, 10   12:00 PM SoCoFishery Male 30-39 Local Individual
What a great crew. Helpful and and kind
Rating: 5
Nice outing for father and son
Sun, Aug 22, 10   12:45 PM signboydan Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
The Sunday afternoon (12:45) boats are geared towards kids, especially with the "kids free" option. The crew definitely makes every effort to make sure the kids are having fun. I have been on several of these trips this year on the "Sum Fun" boat, and this crew works very hard. If you want a trip that's going to be very kid-friendly and fun for your kids, this is it. There are plenty of other trips for those who want something a little more quiet...
Rating: 3
huge fish
Sat, Aug 21, 10   6:30 AM noltedumas Male 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
It started out slow but they found the fish . every body caought fish . I caught a monster!
Rating: 4
Bad count
Thu, Aug 19, 10   10:00 AM chmieljan Male 70+ Local Individual
No baiting
Rating: 5
Our daughter loved it!
Mon, Aug 16, 10   12:00 PM rhbiii Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
This was our daughters first deep sea fishing experience. She didn't catch anything but just enjoyed being on the boat and fishing. Great crew and very good food! We will be back for another fishing trip for sure.
Rating: 5
Great time even with no catch
Mon, Aug 16, 10   6:30 AM n8osborne Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Went out on a half day fishing trip, and didn't catch anything....one fish for the whole boat, but that's fishing...the water was cold and not much we could do. I still enjoyed being out on the ocean with good friends. Crew was pleasant and courteous. No doubt it would have been nice to catch fish, but the crew can't make the fish bite!
Rating: 4
Worth the trip
Sun, Aug 15, 10   5:30 PM jabshier Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
I and the grandkids had a good time despite no fish being caught. Water was unseasonably cold and they weren't biting. A little more attentiveness from the crew would have been nice. It's hard to rig and bait three kid's poles when you, yourself aren't quite sure how to rig one up.