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Rating: 4  182 rating points
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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: 3
Didn't catch anything but a buzz...
Sat, Feb 5, 11   10:00 AM jisaac1 Male 20-29 Local Group of Friends
It was fun for the most part. The crew was cool; however, it would have been nice to real something in.
Rating: 4
loads of fun
Fri, Feb 4, 11   10:00 AM markhall Male 40-49 Local Group of Friends
fun to get out on the ocean and hope for fish. The crew was very friendly and help full.

Would recomend this for any group of friends for a fun day away from the office.
Rating: 2
The fishing was terrible
Fri, Feb 4, 11   10:00 AM Jstenger Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The fishing was terrible they should have tried to move to different locations
Rating: 5
Fantastic Fishing Experence
Thu, Feb 3, 11   10:00 AM dhowdy Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
Great fishing, lots of fish caught, the weather was warm, clear, seas were calm and blue skys. We also were able to see whales and dalphins, along with sea birds and sea lions. Just a fantastic trip and well worth doing often.
Rating: 5
best kind of learning for a kid -- and a blast
Sun, Jan 30, 11   12:45 PM jastern949 Male 40-49 Local Other
this is a fun trip. and even tho' we caught no fish that day, and it rained miserably, we still had a blast. it was really good to go on sunday for the 12:30 trip where they expect and accomodate children and beginners.

also, it was so obviously healthy for my kid to get out of the world of memorization (school, tutoring) and obligations (do your homework, eat your veggies) etc, and simply into a world of authentic, natural learning -- experiential learning -- just BEING in it.. learning to DO. such as catch anchovies from underneath, set them on a hook, how to dress for inclement weather, what to bring for food, how to stay balanced on a boat that is rocking, how to interact with strangers (other people fishing and their kids), how to tell the difference between a whale, a sea lion and a dolphin (all of which he saw).. these things are priceless, and he can't get anything like this in school. frankly, i think school SHOULD be like this.

i liked that the captain took the time to call the children down onto the boat in a separate group beforehand to give them a pre- orientation. this was neat. and his explanation was kind and patient. however, it could have been simplified. when he got into knots and how to wire the rod with weight and hook in several various configurations it was too complicated, and i think the children did not follow it (i know i didn't). but it didn't matter because his crew was helpful all day long with hooks, weights, bait, etc. In fact, i think his initial talk could simply have been limited to safety concerns and the basics of handling the rod/reel (which he did cover nicely).

when it rained, i was surprised to see we were the only 2 who had brought raincoats/slickers. everyone else was soaked and miserable (tho' no one complained). my recommendation: consider checking the weather, and bringing raincoats if rain is a possibility, as well as a backpack with extra food, sunscreen, hats/sunglasses, aspirin, sandwiches and grub, and even a towel -- whatever you need for the day. you'll be glad you did.

one more shout out to the great captain and crew -- they were a blast, quite professional, and very friendly and helpful. it was a great day, thanks guys.
Rating: 1
DEFINATELY NOT WORTH THE MONEY
Mon, Jan 17, 11   10:00 AM jambini06 Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friends and I were VERY disappointed. We fished just off the beach from our condo and I have done better fishing in the small ponds where I live. We really should have been informed of just how bad the fishing was before we purchased tickets. Also noted that they kept very small fish in order to make days count look good. No fish over 18 inches were caught for anyone on our boat. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
Rating: 4
A nice trip
Sat, Jan 15, 11   10:00 AM RyanSh Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
The crew are friendly,willing to help when you need. The burger is great.
Rating: 4
OKAY
Thu, Dec 30, 10   10:00 AM DonnaAhlers Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It would have been preferable if there were places to sit. It was hard for us to stand for 5 hours.
Rating: 5
Fun!
Fri, Dec 24, 10   10:00 AM Balekjia Male Unspecified Local Family With Children
Crew was awesome, we had a great time!The trip was after the storm, we didn't catch anything.I'm definitley coming back!!!!!
Rating: 3
Didn't catch a thing
Thu, Dec 23, 10   10:00 AM gkolodenker Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Too bad they can't guarantee catching something.